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General Information

About our Divisions:

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

 

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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.

Generally, practices begin in the middle of November and the season concludes with a tournament week in early March.  We do schedule a two week 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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5TH QUARTER LEAGUE

This is a co-ed league for players in Kindergarten and First Grade. 
Registration Fee includes team t-shirt.


This unique instructional league for players provides an opportunity for developing players to learn basketball skills.  All weekly activities take place on Saturday mornings at Crestwood Christian Church.  Players have a short practice period with their coaches before proceeding into a  skills competition where the successful completion of fundamental drills scores points for their team.  This allows each player to contribute to the team score and overall success of the team.  After the drills segment, the teams compete in a basketball game on a shortened court with 8-foot goals.  Coaches are on the court and all players benefit from minimum playing time requirements 

Ball size is 27".


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TRAINING LEAGUE


This is a co-ed league for 2nd and 3rd grade players. 
Uniform Fees are not included in the registration. 
Uniform Fees vary but average $15-$20.


This division is the root of our entire league.  In various forms, this division has existed in Lexington for over 28 years.   All players benefit from minimum playing time requirements.  The game times vary each week, but are played at Glendover Elementary on Friday evenings and Saturdays.  Each team has a weekly one hour practice at a regular location in the Glendover area.  Our training league plays with 9-foot high goals.  Defense in the back court can only be played in the final one minute of the fourth quarter and any overtime periods.

Ball size is 28.5".

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PREP LEAGUE

This is a co-ed league for 4th and 5th grade players. 
Uniform Fees are not included in the registration.
Uniform Fees vary but average $15-$20.


 Our PREP LEAGUE is always one of the most exciting divisions for fans and players.  The game times vary each week, but are played at Glendover Elementary on Friday evenings and Saturdays.  Each team has a weekly one hour practice at a regular location in the Glendover area.  All players will benefit with minimum playing time requirements.    Defense in the back court can only be played in the final three minutes of the fourth quarter and any overtime periods.

Games are played on 9 foot goals with a 28.5" ball.

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ELEMENTARY GIRLS


This is a girls only division for 2nd through 5th graders. 

Uniform fees are not included with registration.

Uniform Fees vary but average $15-$20.


 GBL has added this division in response to parents', players', and community requests.  The game times vary each week, but are played at Glendover Elementary on Friday evenings and Saturdays.  Each team has a weekly one hour practice at a regular location in the Glendover area. All players will benefit with minimum playing time requirements.    Defense in the back court can only be played in the final three minutes of the fourth quarter and any overtime periods.

Games are played on 9 foot goals with a 28.5" ball.

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JUNIOR VARSITY (JV) GIRLS LEAGUE

This is a GIRLS league for 5th grade players and up.
  Uniform Fees are not included in the registration.
Uniform Fees vary but average $15-$20.


Our JV GIRLS LEAGUE continues to create opportunities for players of all skill levels to improve different aspects of their game.  The community spirit of our league is always on display during these competitions with the players enjoying the camaraderie as much as the sport.  Games are played Friday through Sunday at Crestwood Christian Church.  Each team has a weekly one hour practice at a regular location in the Glendover area. All players will benefit with minimum playing time requirements.

The JV GIRLS division plays with a 28.5" ball on regulation height goals.  Three point shots are counted.  Defense in the back court can only be played in the final quarter and any overtime periods.

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JUNIOR VARSITY (JV) BOYS LEAGUE

This is a BOYS league for 5th, 6th, and 7th grade players.
  Uniform Fees are not included in the registration.
Uniform Fees vary but average $15-$20.


Our JV LEAGUE will be NEW this year and will be comprised of our 6th and some 7th grade players.  Games are played Friday through Sunday at Crestwood Christian Church.  Each team has a weekly one hour practice at a regular location in the Glendover area. All players will benefit with minimum playing time requirements.

The JV BOYS division plays with a 29.5" ball on regulation height goals.  Three point shots are counted.  Defense in the back court can begin in the second half and continues for the remainder of the game.

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VARSITY BOYS LEAGUE
 
This is a BOYS league for 7th and 8th grade players.
  Uniform Fees are not included in the registration.

Uniform Fees vary but average $15-$20.

Our VARSITY LEAGUE will be NEW this year and will be comprised of some 7th grade and all 8th grade players.  Games are played Friday through Sunday at Crestwood Christian Church.  Each team has a weekly one hour practice at a regular location in the Glendover area.  All players will benefit with minimum playing time requirements.

The VARSITY BOYS division plays with a 29.5" ball on regulation height goals.  Three point shots are counted.  Defense in the back court can begin in the second half and continues for the remainder of the game.

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HIGH SCHOOL BOYS LEAGUE

This is a BOYS league for 9th through 12th grade players.
  Uniform Fees are not included in the registration.
Uniform Fees vary but average $15-$20.



 Our HIGH SCHOOL BOYS league plays games on Friday through Sunday at Crestwood Christian Church.  In order to play in this division, the player must be enrolled in High School but  not currently on an active High School basketball team roster.  There are no playing time requirements for this division.  Each team has a weekly one hour practice at a regular location in the Glendover area. There are no limitations on defense and three point shots are counted.

The HIGH SCHOOL BOYS division plays with a 29.5" ball on regulation height goals. 

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