To provide an opportunity for Ferndale girls to develop their overall basketball game, develop self discipline and increase self confidence to achieve personal success in athletics and life.
Ferndale Girls Basketball Association (FGBA) was started by Dr. Ron Dahl and Jim Turner in 1996. Both of Ron’s daughters, Erica and Megan, played in the program and are still involved with the program today! Ron ran the program long after his daughters graduated and handed the reigns over to John Cruikshank in 2007.
FGBA runs girls competitive basketball teams for grades 4th-8th. Tryouts are held every September to form teams of about 10 girls. Some years a grade will have more than one team.
FGBA began hosting their own tournament, the Ferndale Jam, in 2003. This tournament has grown from about 20 teams to over 95 in 2015. This is FGBA’s main fundraiser. Profits are used for special training opportunities for all FGBA players. The tournament was renamed to the Chelsey Ebert Ferndale Jam in 2007 to honor a past player who died at 16 from cancer.
What you should know before your daughter tries out:
John Cruikshank, President
Scott Reid, Vice President
Sharon Neal, Secretary
Kay Cruikshank, Treasurer
Kevin Washington, Director