FAQs

Updated Thursday September 21, 2017 by Rhonda Fowler.

What is the registration cost for recreation basketball?  And what does it include?

Player registration for the Winter season is $108.00.  Included in these fees are insurance,

gym rental, officials and registration fees.

How much does the uniform cost?

The uniform cost is $30.00 total.  BBA changed their uniform during the 2016-2017 season

and all players must have the updated uniform to participate in the 2017-2018 season.  Options

are available to purchase the jersey and shorts during the registration process.

When is the season?

Assessments and Draft will be Saturday, October 14, 2017 at SUMC from 9:00a - 5:00p.  

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.

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;

however, there are 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 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 rules grid.

What size ball is used in the leagues?

Please refer to the rules grid.

Can special requests be honored (carpool, coach request, etc.)?

Requests can be entered in the appropriate box during registration, but we are unable to

guarantee requests.  

What are the rules of each league?

All leagues follow High School rules except for those specified in the rules grid –please refer

to the grid for specific exceptions.

Is there a playing time requirement?

All players are required to play half the game.  If the player arrives late to the game, it is the

coach’s discretion when the player will go in.

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 72 hours of

assessments.  Please make sure your numbers and email addresses are correct in your SI Play

Account and your phone is 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 game.

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 game.

What’s the minimum number of players needed to start a game?

Four (4) players is 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 the All-Star tournament managed by 

GRABB (Gwinnett Recreational All Star Basketball)

Players and coaches are nominated to participate and you will be contacted if your player

has been nominated to be on the All-Star team for their league.   

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

schoolfacilities, 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 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

refunds.

What types of payment do you accept?

Cash, check, money order (made payable to BBA), MasterCard and Visa.

If I want to pay by check, how do I do that?

Payment by check can be made at Walk-Up Registration.

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.