Is TGBA open to women? Is it ever! TGBA is committed to creating space for all trans, non-binary and female-identified players who want to hoop with us.
What about straight men? If you’re an ally, TGBA has plenty of space for you.
When do we play? Wednesdays at 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. Every team plays once a week. Your weekly tip-off time will vary.
How long are the games? 44 minutes long with 22 minute halves. We play running-time until the last 2 minutes, when we switch to stop-time if the score is within 10 points.
How many teams are there? 6-8 depending on how many people sign up.
How many players are on the court? We play 4-on-4 instead of the traditional 5-on-5. Fewer players means more touches and better spacing. Let’s save the crowding for the bar.
Are there refs? Yes and no. There are two refs per game— but these aren’t professionals. TGBA relies on volunteers from within the league to ref games they’re not playing in. We encourage every player to grab a whistle and expect every player to respect the calls.
Does everyone get equal playing time? Captains manage playing time. With 6-8 players per squad, you should play at least half of the game unless you prefer to play less. Talk to your captain if you’d like to adjust your minutes.
How aggressive is too aggressive? The key is to be self-aware. Pay attention to how people react to your style of play and adjust accordingly. If people tell you you’re being too aggressive, you probably are.
Will there be Marks? If you like Marks, TGBA has you covered. Odds are you’ll either pass to a Mark, smooch a Mark or talk to a Mark about the merits of Kelly Clarkson.
I am also a Mark. Can I join TGBA? Have you considered dodgeball?
Wait — what? Smooching?? Who are we to judge? As long as everyone abides by the code of conduct, why shouldn’t players smooch?
Who runs this thing? Shaun, Brandon, Doug and Darcy comprise TGBA’s board of directors. TGBA is a non-profit organization and, by signing up, you get to vote for who leads the league. We want your feedback. Tell us how TGBA can improve. Feel free to share your ideas in person or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.