GRD Basketball


K-1st Grades | 2nd Grade Boys | 3rd-4th Grade Boys | 3rd-4th Grade Girls | 5th-6th Grade Boys | 5th-6th Grade Girls


Instructional Basketball League Rules (Kindergarten)

Youth Basketball League Rules (1st & 2nd Grade)

Youth Basketball League Rules (3rd/4th, 5th/6th & 7th/8th Grades)

Granville Travel & Youth Basketball Philosophy

 GRD Youth Basketball League Divisions:

  • K/ 1st (Co-ed)
  • 2nd Grade Boys & 2nd Grade Girls
  • 3rd/4th Grade
  • 5th/6th Grade
  • 7th/8th Grade

Practices (1st-8th Grades):

Games (K-6th Grades):

Player Evaluations (3rd/4th Grade Division & 5th/6th Grade Division) 

All players registered in the 3rd/4th & 5th/6th Grade divisions are required to attend. Players will be evaluated on their skills and ability level, including shooting, dribbling and passing. GHS Basketball Coaches will run the Evaluations while  GRD Volunteer Head Coaches will utilize this information to draft teams with the goal being to have teams as balanced as possible.

Pre-Season Coach’s Meeting Schedule

K/1st Division (Co-ed):

  1. All teams will meet every Saturday for one hour
  2. All players will receive a shirt
  3. Location will always be GES gym

2nd Grade Division:

  1. All teams will receive (1) one hour practice per week
  2. All teams will also meet on Sat for weekly game
  3. All players will receive a shirt
  4. Location will always be GES gym

3rd/4th & 5th/6th Grade Divisions:

  1. All teams will receive at least  (2) one  hour practices per week
  2. Teams will compete in a multiple community league consisting of teams both with in the GRD and neighboring communities with games being played on either Sat or Sun
  3. All players will receive a jersey and shorts
  4. Primary location GIS.   Away games may require travel outside of Granville to neighboring communities.

7th/8th Grade Divisions:

All logistics involved with this division will solely depend on the total amount of registered players.  The format will most likely consist of weekly practices and scrimmages against other area teams when available.  

Travel Basketball:

This program is for competitive play. There is a greater time and financial commitment with more practices, games and increased travel time. The Granville Recreation District travel basketball teams are open for any boy or girl in 3rd, 4th, 5th or 6th grade.


Travel teams are assembled each year based on try-outs conducted in early October. Players will be selected by a non-biased group established by the GRD Basketball Committee. Dates & times for try-outs are announced several weeks in advance and will be posted on this page of the website when confirmed.  Pre-registration is required.

Practices and Games

All Travel Basketball teams will practice a minimum of (2) times per week with most teams at (3) times per week.  Games are normally played on either Sat and/or Sun. Games are rarely scheduled throughout the week but could occur. Teams will play in COBBA or COGBA League, which includes teams from Columbus and surrounding areas.


The cost per player will vary based on grade and gender, due to the number of tournaments entered. An estimated cost for a travel player is roughly between $275-$375 for the season.

*For questions regarding any of the GRD’s Youth or Travel Basketball programs, please contact the Youth Sports Coordinator at 740.587.2013