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Collegiate Prep Basketball Academy

General Overview

1.  City of Roswell recreation Centers.  We will be using Hembree Park, Roswell Area Park and/or East Roswell Park.  Dates and times TBD.  There will be signs to assist you to the gym that we will be utilizing.

2. King's Ridge Christian School 2765 Bethany Bend Alpharetta, GA 30004. 

Adler gym is located by turning left at the roundabout and the gym is at the far end of the building to your right.  Additional parking is located behind the building.
Student Center Gym with Courts 1 and 2 will be to the right of the roundabout and follow the driveway to the back of the property behind the football field.

Team Information:

Thank you for your inquiry regarding the Collegiate Prep Basketball Academy Winter Travel League.  The league has been designed to meet the needs of school, feeder, regional travel and parent coached teams along the GA 400 corridor, seeking a competitive format without restrictions of play with recreational or church leagues such as basket height, pressing, minimum playing time requirements, etc.  In a nutshell, people want REAL BASKETBALL!

Each coach is responsible for the management of her or his team, players, parents and fans.

Divisions:             4th, 5th, 6th ,7th  & 8th   grade boys

Middle School Girls  (separate division based on inquiries ((primarily 6th and 7th))

***if there are not enough girls we will place them within appropriate (usually down a grade level or 2) boys’ divisions

**** Our goal is to “place” teams in appropriate divisions where there is relative competition.  Regardless of how great your baseball or football kids are, how well they play together in a church or rec ball league in the past or how much you pay for training either individually or collectively the team’s performance now is what we are concerned with evaluating.  It is just as annoying and useless to the team that wins by 25-50 pts as it is the losing team.  This lopsided outcome also leads to parent hysteria and behavior issues so we do our best to temper those situations.

Head Coaches need to communicate with Coach Tucker for the placement of your team.  In the past, we had an “evaluation period” for the first two weeks of the season, but parents have been frustrated by not having an entire schedule immediately.  Thus, the new structure, even though it will be a much more subjective placement process.


“A” Division:     any and all 1st team Feeder teams
any independent “recruited” or “compilation” teams
travel or other organization “tryout” teams

“B” Division:     B or second level Feeder teams
B or second level team that has a “tryout” team from the same organization in our league.
church or Rec. team that plays together in their other league.
a group that is expected to be a weak team, but want to stay together and not play apart in a Rec/church league

Schedule: Dates and Times

Dates:       Sundays          Nov. 3, 10, 17, (OFF 24 to start T-Day break)          
Dec. 1, 8, 15 (OFF 22 & 29 must play 1st Sunday of Holiday break – off next 2 weeks…don’t want to be off 3 weeks in a row) 
Jan.  5, 12, 19, 26

Tournament:   Feb. 2 (semi-finals - due to Superbowl completed by 4pm)
Feb 9 (finals)

***There is an obvious challenge with a winter schedule and so many teams/schools both private and public with different calendars.  We are trying to avoid forfeits for teams that will not show up.  We can’t take 2 weeks off at Thanksgiving so more people will be back in town (12/1) after the week off as opposed to before (11/24).  Especially with some districts taking a full week off now.


***Regarding Christmas/Hanukah/Kwanza many schools now have 2.5 weeks or 3 weekends off so we must play at the beginning (12/15) as many kids do not need to be back until the Tuesday or even Wednesday the first week of January.



Times:       11am – 8pm   Obviously this is subject to the total number of teams participating.

Games:10 game league schedule guarantee. Top 6 teams make tournament in each “A” grade division. (WE WILL NOT HAVE A TOURNEY FOR “B” DIVISIONS).  There simply is not enough gym space to accommodate all the necessary games on Super Bowl Sunday.

***We play 10 regular season games and we will begin games very early to be completed by 4pm on Super Bowl Sunday (Feb 3).


Schedule: games will be scheduled: youngest/earliest to oldest/latest

·         4th grade boys and 5th girls (11am-2pm typically)

·         5th grade boys and 6th grade girls (12pm -4pm)

·         6th grade boys and 7th grade girls (3pm-6pm)   

·         7th  & 8th grade boys (6pm, 7pm, 8pm typically)

·         This is a general guideline to help you plan and communicate with your parents as well as schedule their football/baseball/lacrosse/soccer/etc. activities. These are NOT guaranteed times because until teams have registered and paid we cannot predict the exact schedule.

* Once all teams and divisions are registered we will look at the challenges of Feb. 2 (Super Bowl Sunday) if any.  We expect to have all games completed by 4 pm.  

   * All finals will be played on Feb. 9th.

***At Large Games - teams that do not end up making the top 6 tournament in their division may request an additional “match-up” game on either Feb 2 or Feb 9 at a simple $75 per team game based on available gym space for those teams that want additional game dates. We will re-visit this issue the second week of January.

***Teams playing in multiple leagues, Jr. Feeder/Jr. Feeder B or C teams/CMLA/ATPP, etc. make sure you tell those predominantly SATURDAY LEAGUES not to schedule you on Sundays or at least schedule around our parameters (see above).  Meaning if you are a 6th, 7th & 8th grade team, if they want to schedule you for a Sunday game they should put you at the beginning of the day because you play late in the day with us.  Vice versa for 4th and 5th grade teams.  This also goes for teams playing in multiple leagues on Sundays "A" Feeder/JCC/NYO, etc.  WE WILL NOT ACCOMMODATE TEAMS THAT HAVE A CONFLICT WITH THEIR OTHER LEAGUE WHO DO NOT WORK WITHIN THESE GUIDELINES.

Fees and Deadlines

Fees and Deadlines:

email [email protected] for an invoice that can be paid by credit card (standard processing fees apply) online or all checks made to CPBA and mailed to PO Box 88 Alpharetta, GA 30004


* Online payments may incur a convenience fee by the processing company.


* NEW in 2019: As with all travel ball there is an admission fee to assist with the cost of gym fees. In the past, we have had one of the lowest in the area with $5 for adults and $3 for kids. We are doing away with the actual  "gate fee" and system of cash at the door for a multitude of reasons.  Instead, we are making it a one time fee of $750 per team that covers your entire group for the entire season.  If broken down per team, per game, per player this actually comes out to a considerable savings for most participants.  This fee must be paid by check only in advance of October 23, 2019 to be placed on the schedule.

NEW in 2017: Each team or organization MUST govern their parents and coaches.  After Oct. 25th, 2019 teams, parents, coaches who require individual consultation can purchase consulting time on our website and we are happy to facilitate, consult or be the administrator for your team. We do not have 24/7 on call administrators to facilitate all 70+ teams.

This is for teams that:

a)      do not have their team score sheets and at the time of their game ($10 per occurrence - prior to your game)

b)      choose to not show up (we need 24 hour notice) for a game and leave another team without an opponent last minute ($75 fine)

c)      choose to not play their game for any reason including 2 teams from the same organization and cancel last minute without communicating (we need 8 days notice) when the master schedule is generated in November ($75 per team per occurrence)

d)      any physical damage to the facility or campus by your players, parents or fans of your organization (amount TBD)

            ***Items a, b and c are merely organization and communication while having respect for the opponent and league. Failure to comply will comply will result in forfeiture of play in future games until fines are paid in full.

Waivers, Insurance, Uniforms


Each team must create an account listing the head coach and any (1) assistant coach with email addresses and contact information.  As part of this process you must list all of your corresponding players' parents' email addresses. Each parent will then be immediately be sent an invitation to accept a place on your team.  At this point your accepted players will be eligible, have completed the waiver process and be listed on your roster.

Previously coached in this league: You need to Log in using your account created specifically for Collegiate Prep.  You may have other accounts for other organizations that use Blue Sombrero. 

1st Time Coaches in our Collegiate Prep League: You must create an account even if you have created an account within Blue Sombrero for any other organization.

The same scenario is true for ALL of your players' parents' as well regarding the scenarios described above for coaches.  The number one problem with parents registering their child and accepting their spot on your team is trying to use a Log in for another organization other than Collegiate Prep in Blue Sombrero.


All individual players must register using the team link provided to the head coach or administrator by [email protected] with accurate team name, grade division and head coach thus completing the online waiver.  Players who do not register online and complete a CPBA waiver will not be allowed to play.  If a coach is somehow able to sneak a player without the knowledge of CPBA, that particular team coach assumes ANY and ALL risk regarding that player’s safety as well as is solely financially responsible and risks forfeiting that game that an illegal player participates.



All teams are required to have their own liability insurance policy that has Collegiate Prep Basketball Academy and King’s Ridge Christian School listed and held harmless for ANY and ALL claims or negligence.  Teams that do not have insurance please feel free to contact the providers listed below. ALL HEAD COACHES/PROGRAM COORDINATORS ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE LIABILITY OF THEIR OWN PLAYERS AND BY PARTICIPATING AGREE TO SUCH TERMS.  It is your responsibility to protect yourself as an independent entity.  Collegiate Prep recruits the teams, organizes the officials, schedules the games, secures facilities and executes all administrative aspects, but each team is an independent contractor.

* Terry L. Green and Associates: Contact Rhonda Crook [email protected] 678.344.9994

* Chappel Team Insurance: Contact Daryl Chappel 800.447.6797

* AYSAA: 678-205-8055 770-978-2780 (fax)


Teams are required to provide their own uniforms with numbers on both front and back of the jersey.  Yes, you must have both light and dark colored jerseys.  Shorts can remain constant.

Game Rules, Rosters, Score Sheets

Game Format and Rules:              

* (2) 20 minute running clock halves

* stopped clock last :30 seconds of the first half and last 1 minute of the second half

* 2 minute overtime. If still tied, for the second overtime we then jump the ball and it is the first team to score (2) or more points.  We will put (2) more minutes on the clock (running- no stopping) for this second overtime and if no one scores (2) points at the end of this second overtime the game will end as is.  If a team has scored (1) point they will win.  If no one has scored the game will be recorded as a tie.

* all other rules governed by Georgia High School Rules

* This means that only (1) head coach is allowed to stand during the game and must remain inside the designated coaching box.  The head coach is the ONLY coach that is permitted to speak to officials per GHSA rules.

* Coaches are responsible for the actions of their fans and will be given a warning then assessed a bench technical foul which is assessed to the head coach. 

* Any coaches removed from a game (2 technical fouls) are automatically suspended for       the next scheduled game. Suspended coaches are not allowed to attend the suspended game.


Basketball size:


   * 4th, 5th & 6th grade boys – 28.5 (women’s size)

   * 7th & 8th grade boys – 29.5

   * teams crossing over between leagues will play with the ball designated for that division that the game is scheduled (if 7th grade girls play in a 7th grade boys division they will play with the larger 29.5 ball)


all teams must have players register under team name using the link provided by our Admin Team at [email protected]   

*only players registered and on the official score sheet will be allowed to play

*school enrollment or dated report card showing the player’s grade need to be submitted to your director or coach.  Collegiate Prep does not need or want to collect these.  You will need to produce if there is a protest filed with the league.  Any team filing a protest must do so in writing via email to [email protected].  There is also a $50 administrative fee.  If the accused team is found to be in violation there is a $100 penalty to the team that has an illegal player.  The accusing team will have their $50 returned.  Obviously teams with illegal players will forfeit ALL games that the illegal player participated.

* 7 players minimum and 15 players maximum on a roster

* All rosters are final by Nov. 1 unless there is an extenuating circumstance communicated by the League Commissioner and voted on by the head coaches of that division.  Any players not registered in the system and on your communicated roster will NOT play week 1 (11/4) and will be added on 11/6 and eligible to play week 2 (11/11).  No excuses, no exceptions. 

* In an attempt to avoid “ringers” players on a roster must play/attend 50% or 5 of the 10 regular season games to be eligible for tournament play. Obviously injured players that were on the original roster and attending games are exempt and eligible to play. Please make the league aware in advance of this so it can be documented.

Officials, Team Benches, Parents


   * Independent Officials from across multiple associations.  We want the best we can get.  Most are seasoned high school patch officials.

   * 2 person crew for all regular season and tournament games

* as the league commissioner I am NOT able to over turn calls of officials, but will occasionally not allow back some for lack of effort or blatantly not knowing the rules.

* parents should not be engaging with officials as this could lead to a bench technical foul. 


Discipline: There is a zero tolerance policy for all coaches, players, parents and fans.

   * Officials have the right to warn an individual or specific fan as well as the team bench.  Coaches will be expected to control the behavior of their fans.  Officials can assess a bench technical foul for the behavior of that team’s fans. 

   * any fans that are required to be removed from the court are prohibited from attending the next scheduled date of games.  After the second incident involving the same fan that fan is prohibited from attending any future games for the remainder of the season.

Team Benches:
it is the responsibility of the team to provide their own warm-up basketballs.  CPBA will provide game balls (Wave or Evolution) for every game.

                        * Teams need to have a towel or towels to wipe up spilled water on both the court and the bench area.  Failure to do so will result in a bench technical foul.  THE CLOCK WILL RUN WHILE TEAMS WIPE UP THE FLOOR & YOUR TEAM WILL BE CHARGED A TIMEOUT AS A PENALTY.  WE NEED TO KEEP GAMES ON TIME BEHIND YOU.  We will start the clock out of a timeout while this occurs as to not delay the game thus leaving yourself open to a technical foul per GHSA rules.

                        * Teams need to clean up all their bottles after their games.  Those who do not will lose the privilege of having bottles on the bench.

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