GBL Rec League Overview 2023-2024 Season:
GBL rec league is the cornerstone of GBL. The league promotes friendly competition for ALL interested players in Guilford from grades 3-8. We hope this exposure leads to early engagement for as many players as possible. Teams generally practice once a week (depending on availability due to weather and school closures or conflicts) and play games on Saturdays. ALL COACHES are required to use a mandatory rotation schedule in games that ensures equitable playing time for all participants. Weather permitting, teams usually are scheduled for a total of 10 games. We cannot make up cancelled games by extending season. Teams in each league participate in playoffs towards the end of the season. Championship games are held during the week during the final week of the season.
Players are asked to attend a preseason evaluation session so that coaches can rate players. GBL uses a BLIND DRAFT to select teams to ensure as much balance and fairness to the process as possible.
Rec Season Dates 2023-2024 season:
Week of Oct 27-first week of rec practices
Sat Nov 11-first rec games
Sat Nov 25, Dec 23, and Dec 30-no games due to school holidays
Feb 12th- Rec Championship week
GBL rec is fortunate to have access to the elementary and middle schools in Guilford during the season on weeknights and Saturdays.
The gyms we use for our programs are:
- Calvin Leete
- Guilford Lakes
- Melissa Jones
- A W Cox
- Baldwin Middle School
- Adams Middle School
Anyone interested in coaching or assistant coaching-please indicate that as you register your child. Please complete the coach registration as well to allow background check to be done. We provide coaching support through preseason orientation meetings and clinics, a Youtube coaching channel with tons of content for new coaches, and other resources available through our website.
Cost of programs:
The fee for participation in GBL rec is $140. We have a $15 early bird discount for registrations through September 9th. We charge a $30 late fee for registrations after 10/6/2023.
GBL strives to make the season affordable for all participants while offsetting any fees that we have for school usage, referees, etc.
Scholarships are available-please contact any board member to discuss confidentially if you are in need of assistance with program fees.