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Corona Virus and Spring Basketball UPDATE

Hello everyone,  due to the mass concern about the corona virus we thought it prudent to let you know what is happening with spring basketball. As of now there is no regular season, that being said, we are still hoping by the time our GCSO tournament is scheduled we will be able to play. As of now if you choose to get a refund please send an email with your players full name and I will process the refund to the card used to pay the registration. there is a $15.00 fee for the processing of the refunds charged by our 3rd party billing that is unavoidable.

The High School Girls AA team will be waiting to see how our tournament schedule  plays out as we have tournament scheduled for later than the rest of the Grads teams.

The U15AA team is currently deciding as a team to do the same process as the High School Girls AA team.

We thank you all for your support and if any new information comes out we will be posting it here. 

Should you have any questions please feel free to contact me at gradsbball@gmail.com

Kind Regards 

Gerald Bleau

President E.G.Y.B.A


Grads Sponsored Training

Grads is Proud to Sponsor

Open Basketball Academy is happy announce with the government of Alberta moving into phase 2 we will also be returning to training and excited with helping athletes grow.

I know there has been news of many leagues postponing or even cancelling the fall season and with this we would like to help make sure that as an athlete you are still growing and learning for when the season will start. You don't want to be that athlete waiting and trying to improve your skills 2 weeks prior to season starting so why not start now and take advantage of this extra training time you will get.


Grads Sponsored Training

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This is an informative piece about the Corona Outbreak we are dealing with around the world.

WINNER OF 2018 GRADS RAFFLE

Congratulations to Ryan Gilmore of Edmonton Alberta for winning a $2000.00 travel card from Carlson Wagonlit Travel.

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Parents Must See Video

This video link speaks to how coaches and parents should conduct themselves with Coaches Officials and Their Own Kids! PLEASE WATCH!!!!

Edmonton Grads Youth Basketball Association

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Knee pads They Work!!!!

Girls playing ball don't take care of their knees! 

Over My 32 years of coaching one thing I ask all my players to invest in is knee pads, but time and time again they don't listen due to a number of reasons but none of them are legit!

  • I can't find them
  • I look stupid wearing them 
  • I never fall down
  • I don"t need them

None of these are reasons not to invest in your safety and ability to play hard!!

Knee pads can be found in major sports stores and on line ranging in price from  $11.00 to $80.00......personally the difference between them isn't great so the cheaper the better. 

Nobody Cares what you look like on the court!

Safety is paramount when playing any sport especially a sport played on a hard surface and in full contact with your opponent. 

Knee pads will allow you to hit the floor when diving for loose balls or get flung from an aggressive jump ball battles, and those knee on knee collisions that happen when you don't expect them to.

GET A PAIR PLAY HARDER THAN YOU EVER HAVE BEFORE!!!!!

Amazon has them as low as $9.99 right now!!! (long sleeved and compression are the same as the Mazuno)

Same ones that United Cycle carries for $70.00 online at Amazon they are $36.00

Smart Players Stay Safe

Edmonton Grads Youth Basketball Association

The Edmonton Grads Youth Basketball Association is a not for profit organization designed to promote basketball within the Edmonton Community. Our main focus is the spring basketball season. This is accomplished through a number of avenues including sponsoring athletes and teams as well as running the Great Canadian Shootout on the first weekend of July each year at the Saville Community Sport Center. 

Contact Us! Edmonton Grads Youth Basketball Association

Contact Us! Edmonton Grads Youth Basketball Association