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Welcome to Cottage Grove Basketball!

Traveling Basketball 2023-2024 important dates

Grades Date
Registration opens 3rd-8th June 15, 2023
Registration closes 3rd-8th 9/8/23 @11:59pm
Evaluations 3rd-8th 9/14/23-9/17/23
Teams posted 3rd-8th about a week after tryouts
Practices start 3rd-8th Late October
District 833 Border Battle Jamboree 3rd-8th 10/28/23-10/29/23
First Tournament 3rd-8th Girls: Nov 11-12. Boys Nov 18-19
Pictures 3rd-8th Nov 13 & 14
Cottage Grove hosted tournament (girls) 3rd-8th 12/16/23-12/17/23
Cottage Grove hosted tournament (boys) 3rd-8th 2/10/24-2/11/24
Youth night @ Park High School game 3rd-8th 12/21/23
Girls State Tournament 3rd-8th 2/24/24-2/25/24
Boys State Tournament 3rd-6th 3/2/24-3/3/24
Boys State Tournament 7th-8th 3/9/24-3/10/24

CGAA Basketball Options

Little Dribblers Junior Wolfpack Rec Travel
Grade level Pre-K & Kindergarten 1st-2nd 3rd-6th 3rd-8th
Season Offered in fall and spring Mid Nov-Early Feb Early Nov-Mid Feb Late Oct-Mid March
Practices 45 minutes 2 times per week, Practice for half hour 2 times per week (1-1.5 hours each) 2 times per week (1.5 hours)
Games No actual games On the same nights as practices (practice for half hour, then game for half hour) 1 game per Saturday All games are part of weekend tournaments, typically 3 games per tournament
Team formations N/A Groups with some from the same elementary school, even distribution of 1st and 2nd graders on each team Balanced teams--evaluations take place in mid-September Evaluations take place in mid-September, divide players up by skill-level
Playing time all participate in drills and games Equal playing time Equal playing time is required by the league Playing time will vary
Uniforms N/A Reversible team jersey included in registration cost Uniform included in registration cost Uniform is a separate cost, ($123) sized by Advanced Sportswear
Coaches Park High School coaching staff and volunteers Parent volunteers Parent volunteers Parent volunteers selected by the traveling directors. May require interview
Registration Opens approx. 1 month prior to session August-October 2023 June 15-September 8, 2023 June 15-September 8, 2023
Volunteer Requirements N/A N/A N/A Parent must work a shift at Cottage Grove hosted tournament

2023-2024 Program information

Little Dribblers Basketball Clinic (Pre-K and K): $40 - Includes gym time, equipment & t-shirt 

Jr. Wolfpack (1st -2nd grade) : $125 - Includes in-house games, gym time, equipment & t-shirt. 
Practices will begin mid-November and will be twice per week at an elementary gym.
Boys: 6:30-7:30 Mondays/Wednesdays OR Tuesdays/Thursdays (possibly a 7:30-8:30 timeframe occasionally)
 Girls: 6:30-7:30 Tuesdays/Thursdays 

Rec (3rd -6th grade ): $260 - Includes: Season games, gym time, equipment & uniforms (Registration opens June 15-Sept 8)
Our rec teams play in a league organized by Woodbury Athletic Association. Practices will be twice per week, days will be dependent on coach and gym availability. Games will be on Saturdays starting November 11-February 3, with end of the season tournament on February 10-11, 2024.

$30 is collected at registration. You will receive a link to register for Rec Basketball after evaluations, which are held on Sept 14-17.

Traveling 3rd grade: $475 - Includes: 8 tournaments (including State), gym time, & equipment. (Registration Open 6/15/23-9/11/23)
Practices will be twice per week, days will be dependent on coach and gym availability. 3rd grade traveling teams play against 4th grade traveling teams in some of the tournaments.

Traveling 4th-8th grade: $575 - Includes: 10 tournaments (including State), gym time, & equipment. (Registration Open 6/15/23-9/11/23)
Practices will be twice per week, days will be dependent on coach and gym availability.

If you are in need of financial aid, please fill out the financial aid form found HERE and send to Jamie Kieffer and provide your free/reduced lunch verification. Families receiving financial aid will have additional volunteer hours to complete.

Please contact traveling or rec directors with any questions regarding the programs. 


The Cottage Grove Athletic Association is involved in charitable gambling.  CGAA Main Board meetings are held on the 2nd Sunday of each month at which gambling issues are discussed.  All active members of more than 6 months have a right to vote on any gambling issues.  These meetings are held at 7064 West Point Douglas Rd. Suite 202 Cottage Grove, Minnesota 55016.


If you are a member of another sportsengine site, such as CGAA Baseball, please login with your username and password from the other site, and then click the button on the left vertical navigation bar that says join Cottage Grove Basketball Network.  You will be able to use the same password and name for all sportsengine sites.  When you go to online registration, you should already see your child's information if you have used online registration in the past with an sportsengine site.