General Information

 

*** Basketball details are subject to change. Please visit the Meridian School website for up-to-date information or contact the Athletics Department at meridian-athletics@mwschool.org ***

 

Boys' Basketball General Information

 

updated 09/15/17 10:00am

We are excited to share information for the 2017-18 Boys' Basketball season which will begin in October.

About Meridian Boys' Basketball

Meridian School plans to have four league basketball teams for boys for the 2017-2018 Basketball season.  We expect to offer Varsity, a  JV team and two Middle School teams. The actual teams we will offer will depend on registration and performance at tryouts.  If minimum, qualified participation for a team is not met, the team will not form. 

 

Parents are needed to serve at games in many roles: scoring, concessions, stats, entry sales, etc. Participation on the basketball team includes an expectation that parents will commit to serving in these roles throughout the season.

  

Texas Charter School Academic & Athletic League (TCSAAL) Boys' Basketball Teams

Team

Grades

Eligible

Registration Deadline

Tryouts

Min.

Players

Max.

Players

Participation

Fees

First

Practice

Varsity

9th-12th

September 5

Sept. 23

10

12

$350

(due Sept. 23)

Oct. 16

Junior Varsity

9th-10th

or

9th-12th

September 5

Sept. 23

10

12

$300

(due Sept. 23)

Oct. 16

Middle School Red

7th-8th

September 5

Sept. 23

10

15

$250

(due Sept 23)

Oct. 17

Middle School Gray

7th-8th

September 5

Sept. 23

10

15

$250

(due Sept 23)

 Oct. 17

 

Important Dates

  • Tuesday, August 8 - Registration opens.
  • Tuesday, September  - Meet the Coaches event for student athletes from 4:15-5:15pm in Mays Lobby.
  • Tuesday, September 5 - Registration closes.
  • Tuesday, September 12 - physical forms deadline.  To check to see if the Athletics Department has a valid physical form on file for you that is valid from at least September through February, please go here. If you need to supply a physical form, you can download the needed form here. Then, once you and your physician have completed it, please email a PDF of a scanned copy to Physicals@mwschool.org
  • Saturday, September 16 - Pre-tryouts Clinics (optional)
  • Saturday, September 23 - Tryouts NOTE NEW HIGH SCHOOL TRYOUTS TIME BELOW
  • Saturday, September 23 - Participation fees due
  • Saturday, September 23 - Mandatory Parent/Student Athlete Meeting in Mays Building Lobby
    • 9:00am-9:30am HS Boys Basketball Mandatory Parent Meeting
    • 12:00-12:30pm MS Boys Basketball Mandatory Parent Meeting
  • October 16 or 17 - First practices
  • January 29- February 3 - Basketball Sub-Regionals and Regionals games
  • Saturday, February 10 - Basketball State game

 

How to Register

  • The basketbal registration form is due by September 5
  • Please visit the Athletics Registration page for step-by-step online registration instructions.

 

Tryouts

General Tryout Information

  • Tryouts are required for Boys' Basketball.
  • Student athletes interested in trying out for Boys' Basketball must be registered for Boys' Basketball. 
  • Student athletes interested in trying out for Boys' Basketball must have a current, valid physical form on file with the Athletics Department by September 12th to be eligible to tryout. To check to see if the Athletics Department has a valid physical form on file for you that is valid from at least September through February, please go here. If you need to supply a physical form, you can download the needed form here. Then, once you and your physician have completed it, please email a PDF of a scanned copy to Physicals@mwschool.org
  • Please arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled tryouts to check-in.
  • If the minumum number of qualified players are not met for a team, then that team will not be formed. (Minumums required for each team are noted in table above.)
  • Tryouts are closed to parents and spectators. Parents should meet student athlete at end of tryouts to learn if he made a team and pay participation fees if so. Please bring check made out to "Meridian School" for your participation fees ($250 Middle School; $300 JV; $350 Varsity).
  • Please come dressed in athletic clothes and non-scuff athletic shoes. Bring a non-spill refillable water bottle labeled with your name.
  • Don't forget to bring a positive attitude!
 
Boys' High School TryoutsSaturday, September 23rd, 7:30-9:00am in Mays Building Gym
Boys' Middle School Tryouts - Saturday, September 23rd, 10:00am-12:00pm in Mays Building
 
Practices, Game Schedules, Other Information
  • The basketball season is October through February.
  • The practice schedule will be available by September. During the overlap in the volleyball and basketball seasons, Varsity and JV will often practice together in the Primary Building Gym. Both Middle School teams will also practice together during the volleyball/basketball overlap. Once the overlap is over, both high school teams will practice in the Mays Building Gym. The Middle School teams will practice in the Primary Building Gym throughout the season.
  • The tentative non-league Game Schedule is available. The league schedule will be available in October.
 

About Basketball Competitions

Meridian's regular basketball season consists of league (TCSAAL) games, non-league games and tournaments. Due to resource capacity, there will be a limit of non-league games and tournaments in which each team participates.

 

JV teams and Middle School teams - The maximum number of non-league games and tournaments for Junior Varsity and Middle School teams are as follows:

  • Up to two home non-league games
  • Up to two away non-league games
  • Up to one tournament (plus one Meridian hosted tournament)

 

Varsity teams - The maximum number of non-league games and tournaments for Varsity teams are as follows:

  • Up to three home non-league games
  • Up to three away non-league games
  • Up to two tournaments (plus one Meridian hoseted tournament)

 

Non-league schedules are typically available and posted well before the league schedule. Ultimately, the Game Schedule will show all competitions for all basketball teams. Non-league games are marked with an asterisk in the Game Schedule.

 

A team's advancement to the league's post-season depends on its performance during league games. Not all teams are guaranteed to advance to State. Junior varsity teams do not advance beyond Regionals. (Middle school and Varsity may earn the privilege to advance as far as State.) A team's practices end when their competition season ends.

 
Participation Fees
  • Varsity - $350
  • Junior Varsity - $300
  • Middle School  - $250 
 
How Do I Pay?
Please bring a check made out to Meridian School for your participation fees to your tryouts. If you make a team, your participation fee must be paid to secure your spot.
 
Meridian School wants all students to have the opportunity to participate. Financial assistance and/or payment plans are available for those who need it. Please contact financialaid@mwschool.org to request a payment plan or a sport's participation fee reduction.
 
*** Basketball details are subject to change. Please visit the Meridian School website for up-to-date information or contact the athletic coordinator at meridian-athletics@mwschool.org ***