FAQsUpdatedWednesday September 2, 2020 by Paul Bishop.
What is the registration cost for recreation basketball? And what does it include?
Player registration for the Winter season is $175.00. Included in these fees are insurance,
gym rental, officials and registration fees.
How much does the uniform cost?
The uniform cost is $50.00 total. BBA changed their uniform during the 2016-2017 season
and all players must have the updated uniform to participate in the 2020-2021 season. The jersey
and shorts MUST be purchased at the time of registration.
When is the season?
Assessments and Draft are held in early October each year.
League-specific times for Assessments will be listed on the News section of the website.
How many games are played during the season?
Teams will play 10 games. Nine regular-season games and at least one tournament game.
What days of the week are practices?
Teams will practice one night a week for one hour. Practices are held Monday, Tuesday,
Thursday or Friday. Occassionally practices and/ or games will need to be held on Wednesdays.
Are practices the same day each week?
Not usually. Practice nights will vary from week to week depending on the number of teams
in the league as well as gym availability.
What days of the week are games?
Games are generally held on Saturdays, however, to ensure teams get the full 10 games, there
may be some weeknight and Sunday games.
Where are the practices and games held?
BBA utilizes space at Brookwood Elementary, Craig Elementary, Gwin Oaks Elementary, Crews
Middle School, Five Forks Middle School as well as Snellville United Methodist Church. See the
Location menu option on the Home Page of this website for specific addresses.
What is the birthday cut off for each league?
The cutoff date is September 1st.
Can my child play up a league?
It is up to the discretion of each League Director to determine if a child can play up an age level.
League Director contact information is located on the website.
What is GBL?
GBL is a highly competitive league that falls under the umbrella of the BBA Recreation
program. It is not the same as BBA Recreation program. These teams will be filled by open
tryouts and not all attending tryouts will be selected. Games will be played on Saturday and Sunday
at Suwanee Sports Academy and around the Gwinnett County area. Brookwood teams will play
grade level teams from other Gwinnett County Cluster programs including Collins Hill,
Mill Creek, etc.
When is the GBL season?
The GBL season starts mid-November and ends early March. Refer to the GBL website
(www.gwinnettbasketballleague.org) for more information.
How does my child try out for GBL?
BBA will hold tryouts for the GBL teams and the dates will be listed on the BBA website.
What size goal is used in the leagues?
Please refer to the attached rules pdf.
What size ball is used in the leagues?
Please refer to the attached rules pdf.
Can special requests be honored (carpool, coach request, etc.)?
What are the rules of each league?
All leagues follow High School rules except for those specified in the attached rules pdf.
Please refer to the file under Downloadable Forms and Files and then click on the hyperlink for
BBA_Rules_Update for specific exceptions.
Is there a playing time requirement?
All players are required to play half the game at a minimum. If the player arrives late to the game,
the player must be sent in to the game at the next player rotation time. All efforts will be made to
ensure the tardy player plays at least half of a game but due to tardiness and in some cases
advance substitution schedules he/ she may not play half of the game.
What happens during the skills assessment?
During skills assessments, registered players will play 3-on-3 for about 2 minutes. This allows
the coaches to see how the players dribble, shoot, pass, etc. Specific times will be published
and you only need to bring your player during his/her league time. Once they have scrimmaged,
you are free to take them home. Team drafts will be conducted the same day as assessments.
When will I hear from my coach?
You should receive either a phone call or email notification from your coach within 48 hours of
assessments. Please make sure your numbers and email addresses are correct in your SI Play
Account and your phones are in working order.
What color uniform does the home team wear?
The home team wears white and that team (parent) is responsible for keeping the official book
during the COED and BOYS 7/8 games only.
What color uniform does the visiting team wear?
The visiting team wears maroon and that team (parent) is responsible for keeping the clock
during the COED and Boys 7/8 games only.
What’s the minimum number of players needed to start a game?
Four (4) players are the minimum number needed to start and play a game. Additional players
can enter the game as they arrive.
Does BBA have All-Star teams?
Yes, BBA does participate in an All-Star tournament.
Head Coaches are nominated by other coaches within their league and approved by the BBA
Board. Players may be asked to tryout for All-Stars on each Leagues' team.
When is the all-star tournament?
Specific dates vary by year but generally, the tournament runs the last two weeks of February.
What is your inclement weather policy?
Player safety is always our first priority. While we do not have a formal policy, because we use
school facilities, we follow their closure policy. If schools close because of inclement weather,
practices and/or games will be canceled as well. Practices will not be rescheduled. Games may
be rescheduled depending on what point during the season the closure occurs. E-mail
communication will be sent as well as posted to our website should inclement weather happen.
How many players are put on a team?
Eight (8) players are typically put on a team, this ensures coverage should teammates have to miss
games as well as ensuring playing time requirements are met.
What is BBA’s refund policy?
We realize events occur that prevent your player from participating in the league. We will provide
refunds or registration up until the season begins. Once games begin, we are unable to provide
What types of payment do you accept?
We prefer online payment through our registration system for all registration and uniform fees.
What is the BBA scholarship?
BBA is proud to award two (one male, one female) competitive $750 scholarships for its
participants. Applicants will be judged on an essay (60%), their class rank (20%), and the
number of seasons they participated in BBA or on a BBA sponsored GBL team (20%).
Applicants must have played in at least four BBA sponsored seasons to be eligible.
Does BBA offer a multi-child discount?
Yes, we offer $10 off for each additional child registered through BBA.
How can I contact BBA?
If you aren’t able to find an answer to your question on our FAQ page, send us an e-mail
through our “Contact Us” tab on the website. Turnaround time is usually 24-48 hours so
please wait until that time has passed before reaching out via phone to any Board Member.
Here are all of the age groups that you can sign up for the 2020-2021 season: