About Griffith BlackCats Basketball

Griffith BlackCats Basketball is a boys youth recreational basketball league that has been in existence for over 25 years. Grades 1 thru HS. Our goal is to provide a basketball league that is fun and educational, provides the structure and accountability of teams sports and teaches sportsmanship and team play in a fair and relaxed environment. We don’t have a lot of AAU players in our league. We are more of a pure town recreational league.

Players are welcome from any neighboring community that want to play. We do no accept ‘teams’. It is individual sign ups and a league draft is held by division in mid-December. Our games are played on Sundays starting in early January and finish in mid-March in the Griffith HS Field House.¬†We play an 8 game season and a season ending tournament.

We organize rosters/divisions by grade:

First/Second (no score is kept, only practice/play on game day)
Third/Fourth (competitive, score is kept, teaching the basics of the team game)
Fifth/Sixth (competitive, intensity picks up a little, usually our largest division by number of players/teams)
Seventh/Eighth (competitive)
High School (in it’s third year, for guys that still want to play but didn’t make their HS team)

Signups start in November, watch our website or Facebook page for more info.

2020 Championship Tournament Postponed

2020 Championship Tournament Postponed Sadly, we must postpone the BlackCats 2020 Championship Tournament. The Governor of the State of Indiana has placed a ban on non-essential groups of 250+ people for the time being because of the coronavirus. I have talked to...

Tournament Day 1 Schedule

Tournament Day 1 Schedule

Below is the tournament schedule for Saturday, March 14th. Coaches, a few things for this Saturday. 1- Please note the start times for games this Saturday. 2 - We are on a time limit in the Field House, please arrive early to your games so that we can stay on...

Tournament Day 1 Schedule

Sat. Dec 7th Evaluations and Draft Time Changes

Sat. Dec 7th - Evaluation/Draft Time Changes*** 12:00 - 3rd/4th Grade 1:00 - 5th/6th Grade 2:00 - HS 3:00 - 7/8 Grade   ***WHERE*** Griffith High School FieldHouse - park near tennis courts and enter through the doors across from the tennis courts. Players should...

Tournament Day 1 Schedule

Nov. 12th Sign Ups Cancelled

Due to the cold temperatures and some poor road conditions, we have decided to cancel tonight's sign up at the GYB Board Room. Our next sign up will be this Saturday, from 9-12, at Griffith First Christian Church. Stay safe and warm everyone!