Tryouts for the 2020-2021 Shiloh GBL season

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Your child must be pre-registered to tryout for a team. He/ she will not be allowed to tryout once registration closes, NO EXCEPTIONS.

Due to COVID-19, registration will not be available unless or until we have assurances on gym space and the future of the 2020-2021 GBL season.

REGISTER YOUR CHILD for the 2020-2021 Shiloh GBL tryouts. (Registration opens Monday, August 3, 2020)


  • Wednesday, September 9, 2020
  • Monday, September 14, 2020
  • Wednesday, September 16, 2020
  • Monday, September 21, 2020


Shiloh High School (auxiliary gymnasium)
4210 Shiloh Road
Snellville, GA 30039

(Park in the parking lot facing to the main gym and main entrance.)


  • 7:15pm – 8:15pm – (4th/ 5th Grade Boys) and (4th – 7th Grade Girls)
  • 8:15pm – 9:15pm – (6th & 7th Grade Boys)

Player Requirements

To tryout, a player must live in the Shiloh District and attend one of the following schools in the Shiloh Cluster.

  • Anderson-Livsey Elementary School
  • Annistown Elementary School
  • Centerville Elementary School
  • Partee Elementary School
  • Shiloh Elementary School
  • Shiloh Middle School

If your child attends a private school or is home schooled and have a Shiloh Cluster address, they are eligible to tryout for a Shiloh GBL team.

If your child is selected to be on a Shiloh GBL team, you are required to take care of the following items on Wednesday, Sept 23, 2020 between 7:15 and 9:15 pm.

  1. Parents must pay registration fee deposit.
  2. The GBL requires documentation to verify school and grade. Parents must provide a copy of the child’s birth certificate and a current progress/ report card proving your child is currently enrolled at Shiloh Middle or a Shiloh cluster school.  (Progress/ report card must be printed from a computer and not a cell phone so that it shows the school name, child’s name, and the child’s grade. If your child is home schooled, we will need a copy of a current utility bill with your name and address.)
  3. Players will be fitted for a team uniform to be ordered shortly thereafter.

Purpose of Tryouts


The purpose of the tryouts are to help the coaches and staff evaluate the players. Tryouts expose strengths and weaknesses for the objective of developing the roster for the Fall GBL (Gwinnett Basketball League). This league is an advanced feeder league for the 5th, 6th, and 7th grade. It is a step up in skill level from SAA (Shiloh Athletic Association) Recreation Basketball.

The GBL is for the development of the advanced and serious player. Players in the Shiloh GBL will likely go on to represent their Shiloh 8th Grade team as well as their Shiloh High School Basketball team in the future. Upon making the roster and advancing through the league, the coaches and staff at the Middle School and High School will become familiar with each player.

Note: Team rosters will be filled by open tryouts. There are a limited number of spots for each position (point guard, shooting guard, small forward, power forward, and center) on each team, so be aware that not all tryout participants will be selected. Some players may not make the team due to position requirements.

Tryout Agenda

  • Light Conditioning – Evaluate the player in exercising and physical conditioning. In addition, this evaluation exposes who has played, and/or prepared for Tryouts over the summer.
  • Basic Lay-up Drill – Evaluate to see if the player is familiar with Layup using Right and Left Hands along with Foot Coordination.
  • Basic Skills Drills – Evaluate basic skills in (4) Main Categories: Dribbling, Passing, Setting Screens, Shooting and Defensive Footwork
  • Motion Drills – Evaluate Hand, Eye and Feet Coordination while in motion away and near to the basket
  • Scrimmage – Coaches are looking and evaluating Basic skills, Advance skills, Athletic ability, Ability to lead, Ability to get open, Rebounding, Scoring, and Basketball IQ.

Comments:  Coaches will evaluate attitude (positive or otherwise); talent on and off the courts; the players hustle and their ability to defend and assist. Coaches are subject to make cuts onsite during each tryout session.

Summary:  The basketball tryout drills are challenging and competitive. Each player will have an opportunity to showcase their strengths, their basic skills, basketball knowledge, and attitude for game situations. They also have a greater concept and appreciation of the work ethic needed to enhance their weaknesses and their strengths in the future or for future tryouts or league play.