Tryouts and Requirements

Tryouts for the 2019-2020 Shiloh GBL season

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Show up and be prepared to give your best effort!


  • Monday, September 16
  • Wednesday, September 18

** Important!! You must be preregistered to tryout for a team. On-site registration will not be available. **


  • Shiloh High School (auxiliary gymnasium): 

Address:  4210 Shiloh Rd – Snellville, GA 30039

** Park in the high school parking lot and use the main entrance **

Who/ Time: 

  • Girls (5th, 6th, 7th Grade) & 5th Grade Boys: 

                         7:15pm – 8:15pm (both days)

  • 6th & 7th Grade Boys:   

                         8:15pm – 9:15pm (both days)

** 1st round cuts made the day of the first tryout. Final cuts made following the last tryout date. **

After Tryouts: 

If you are selected to be apart of the Shiloh GBL, parents and players are required to take care of the following items on Monday, Sept 23, 2019 between 7:15 and 9:15 pm.

  • Parents must pay deposit on registration fee (payment delays will not be accepted)
  • Parents to provide Birth Certificate and current report card. (report card must be printed from a computer and not a cell phone.) If you child is home schooled, we will need a copy of a current utility bill with your name and address.
  • Players will be fitted for a team uniform to be ordered.


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.

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. Experience is a requirement.

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.

Note: 4th Graders with advanced skills are eligible to tryout and “PLAY UP” on the 5th Grade Team

Player Requirements

To tryout, a player must live in the Shiloh District. The player must attend an Elementary School in the Shiloh Cluster or Shiloh Middle School. If the player attends a private school and have a Shiloh Cluster address, they are eligible to tryout for a Shiloh GBL team.

The GBL requires documentation to verify school and grade. You will need to provide a Copy of a birth certificate. You will also need a recent copy of your report card or progress report proving you are currently enrolled at Shiloh Middle or a Shiloh cluster school.

Shiloh GBL Girls and Boys 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.

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.

GBL Season

  • Regular season: 14 games (From mid-November thru January – 7 weeks)
  • Playoffs: Each teams average 3 playoff games, up to 5 incl final four games and the championship game. (Ends in mid February – 2 weeks)

Playing Time
There are no minimum playing time rules. Playing time is at the discretion of the coaches.
Practices will be held twice per week throughout the season. More Information on can be found on our Practice site and Schedule page.
Games will be held on weekends (Saturday and Sunday) with a two game minimum per weekend.
Cost (Registration fee)
This information can be found on our FAQ page under the “FEES AND COST?” heading.