Granny Basketball League

Sept. 21 - Practices begin at Georgetown (TX) Rec Ctr., Weds., 10-11:30 am.

Dec. 3 – Referee Clinic, Rising Sun Church, Pleasant Hill, IA  (10 am  to 2 pm)

Dec. 6 – Old Glories half-time exhibition, East View High School girls’ basketball game, Georgetown, TX (7 pm)

Dec. 17 – Referee Clinic, Franklin Hotel, Strawberry Point, IA  (10 am  to 2 pm)

Jan. 6-14 - Granny Basketball Hawaii Outreach Trip

Jan. 21 - Jamboree, Trinity Lutheran Church, Cedar Rapids, IA (Snow date: Feb. 18.)

Jan. 21 - 2017 team rosters due

Jan. 31 - 2016 team financial reports due

May 13-14 - Eastern Iowa Senior Challenge, Cedar Rapids, IA

June 24-25 - Iowa State Granny Basketball Tournament, West Des Moines, IA (Banquet is June 23.)

July 29 - National  Granny Basketball Tournament, Cleveland County YMCA, Norman, OK

The Tonics, Louisburg, KS

Driftless Dribblers, Viroqua, WI

Upcoming Events

New Teams in 2017

Link to Online File Folder

News in a Nutshell...

Philosophy, Mission & Purpose

As empowered women of the 21st Century, we seek to promote a spirit of camaraderie, a model of sportsmanship and friendly competition. In doing so, we honor those women who came before us and set an example for those who will follow.

The Granny Basketball League was created to provide:

  1. Fun, competitive exercise for women over the age of 50.
  2. An avenue for charitable giving.
  3. Wholesome, nostalgic, and sometimes humorous entertainment.
  4. Recognition for mature women
  5. A method of  preserving the history of  six-on-six basketball.

Each Granny team selects a charity or non-profit cause to which they give gate receipts. Granny players, referees, scorekeepers and other staff are volunteers and do not receive compensation for their time or expenses.

Granny's great stress reducer!... Teams in Iowa, Missouri, Minnesota, Kansas, Texas, Louisiana, Wisconsin & Virginia....Laugh now, die later...!

Harpers Ferry Fireflies, 2016

Parade of Iowa State Champs


These ‘Grannies’ are trying to reignite the basketball border war

KCUR, Oct. 14, 2016

In the News

Congratulations to the Harpers Ferry Fireflies for sweeping the 2016 state and national tournaments and achieving an undefeated (15-0) season!


Referee Clinics in December

Two referee training clinics will be held this month in Iowa in advance of the 2017 season.  The Western Division clinic will be held from 10 am to 2 pm, Saturday, Dec. 3 at the Rising Sun Church, 6390 N.E. Rising Sun Dr., Pleasant Hill, Ia.  The Eastern Division clinic will take place 10 am to 2 pm, Saturday, Dec. 17 at the Franklin Hotel, 102 Elkader St., Strawberry Point, Ia.


All league referees, prospective referees, and any players who would like more information on rules and rules interpretation are invited to attend. Bring a copy of the 2013 (revised) rules with you.  The referee test will be available.

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 A gentle game for women of a certain age.



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