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GENERAL INFORMATION REGARDING

GLENDOVER BASKETBALL LEAGUE

As one of the oldest existing basketball leagues in Lexington, GBL prides itself on balancing community spirit and a high level of competitiveness.  For all of our divisions (except High School Boys) there are playing time assurances for each player to be given the opportunity to participate and contribute to the overall success of the team.  We utilize KHSAA certified officials who are very willing to ensure that the players develop an understanding of the rules of the game.

We are an arm of the glendover Elementary PTA.

Generally, practices begin in the middle of November and the season concludes with a tournament week in early March.  We do schedule a break during the traditional Holiday period of Christmas and New Year's Day.

 

Another unique aspect to GBL is our effort to encourage parity on each team.  Our selection process is designed to allow each team the opportunity to compete with all teams in their division.  In order to achieve this, we hold a player evaluation to assess general ability.

 

Foundations of the Glendover Basketball League include:

Neighborhood Focus

 GBL has evolved from a neighborhood intra-mural program to a full scale basketball league.  The rules are focused around participation of all players, regardless of skill level, in a fun and competitive environment.  Many players enjoy watching other games to cheer for their friends and family.  Enrollment standards allow for returning players and students of Glendover Elementary to have preferred registration opportunities to maintain the neighborhood focus.

 

 

 

Minimum Playing Time rules.

GBL features a playing time requirement for all divisions (except High school Boys) assuring that every player has an opportunity to participate in each game.  The rules around this have evolved over the league’s existence. 

 

“Subjective Officiating”

GBL Officials are KHSAA certified.  In the divisions below Junior Varsity, an official is given the flexibility to call the game "as each individual player's skill level requires".  Essentially, players whose skills are not as developed as others within their division may be given more latitude within the rules than those players with more developed skill levels. This allows each player to improve.

Officiating a game in this manner is more difficult than calling it strictly within the rules, and some fans have a hard time understanding the value of this process. This approach is paramount in encouraging all players to be equally active participants in a competitive manner.  While there are times that these situations appear to give an upper hand to a developing player, our experience has proven that these calls rarely impact the game outcome.

 

Team Balance

In order to maintain the previously mentioned items, it is the goal of the GBL team selection process to encourage balance of player skill levels within each team in a division.  Great care is taken to assure that every child is placed in a situation for individual success within a team framework, while limiting a team’s ability to gain a higher average level of skilled players than others.  As a result, for most divisions, registration requests are not honored explicitly or implicitly.


 

For more information, please send us an Email with your specific question.

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Click for more about Divisions:

 

  GRADES / COMPOSITION DIVISION NAME    
  K-1 COED FIFTH QUARTER    
  2-3 BOYS/GIRLS Training League    
  4-5 BOYS/GIRLS Prep League    
  6-8 GIRLS JUNIOR VARSITY GIRLS    
  5-7 BOYS Junior Varsity Boys    
  7-8 BOYS Varsity Boys    
  9-10 BOYS HIGH SCHOOL BOYS- LOWER    
  11-12 BOYS HIGH SCHOOL BOYS-UPPER    

 


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