General Information

BASKETBALL REGISTRATION FOR 2017-2018 COMING FALL 2017 - We are currently updating the basketball sections. Please do not attempt to register for 2017-2018 basketball. More updates will be available by September 2017.

 

*** 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 ***

 

Boys' Basketball General Information

 

We are excited to share information for the 2016-2017 boys' basketball season which will begin in October.

 

Charter School League Boys' Basketball Teams

 

Team

Grades

Eligible

Registration Deadline

Tryouts

Min.

Players

Max.

Players

Participation

Fees

First

Practice

Varsity

9th-12th

Aug 22

Oct 13

10

12

$350

(due Oct 13)

Oct 14-20

Junior Varsity

8th-10th

Aug 22

Oct 17

10

12

$300 

(due Oct 17)

Oct 18-25

Middle School

Red

7th-8th

Aug 22

Oct 17

10

15

$250

(due Oct 17)

Oct 18-25

Middle School Gray

7th-8th

Aug 22

Oct 17

10

15

$250

(due Oct 17)

Oct 18-25

 

Important Dates

 

  • Monday, August 22 - online registration forms due for all interested basketball players
  • Monday, September 26 - physical forms due. Submit to reception or email scanned copy to Meridian-athletics@mwschool.org
  • Thursday, October 13 - Varsity participation fees due at Tryouts immediately after teams are formed. (Please bring a check to tryouts.)
  • Monday. October 17 - JV and Middle School participation fees due at Tryouts immediately after teams are formed. (Please bring a check to tryouts.)
  • Thursday, October 13 - Varsity Boys Basketball tryouts
  • Monday, October 17 - JV Boys Basketball tryouts (includes all 8th grade boys trying out for Basketball)
  • Monday, October 17 - Middle School Basketball tryouts (includes 8th grade boys who did not make the JV team and all 7th grade boys trying out)
  • Tuesday, November 1 - 1st varsity and JV basketball game
  • January 26-28 - basketball regionals games
  • Saturday, February 4 - basketball state game

 

How to Register for Tryouts

 

  • Registration is now closed. If you are a new student, please email Meridian-athletics@mwschool.org.
  • Make sure your Meridian School financial account is in good standing to be considered for tryouts. Contact Marsha Sanders at m.sanders@mwschool.org if you are unsure or if you need your invoice to be emailed to you again.
  • Be sure to have a current physical on file in the Meridian School secondary office. The physical must be valid at least through February to be considered for tryouts. Physicals are due September 26 to be eligible for tryouts.

 

 

Tryout Information

Boys’ High School Basketball Tryouts - 2 days

Day 1 Varsity Only: Thursday, October 13

  • 4:10-5:55pm in Secondary Gym 
  • Check in 4:10-4:20pm, Tryouts 4:20-5:55pm, Payments collected 5:55-6:10pm

 

Day 2 JV (8th-10th grade): Monday, October 17

  • 4:10-5:35pm in Secondary Gym 
  • Check in 4:10-4:20pm, Tryouts 4:20-5:35pm, Payments collected 5:35-5:50pm

 

Boys’ Middle School Basketball Tryouts

Monday, October 17

  • 5:25-7:15pm in Secondary Gym 
  • Check in 5:15-5:35pm, Tryouts 5:35-7:15pm, Payments collected 7:15-7:30pm
 
General Tryout Information
  • Student athletes interested in trying out for Boys Basketball must be registered to try out for Boys Basketball. (See How to Register for Tryouts above.)
  • Student athletes interested in trying out for Boys Basketball must have a current, valid physical form on file with the Athletics Department by September 26th to be eligible to tryout.
  • 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.)
  • All 8th grade boys interested in playing Boys Basketball for Meridian must try out for the Junior Varsity team before trying out for a Middle School Basketball Team.
  • Registration in Middle School Boys Basketball was high enough to suggest that we will have two Middle School Boys Basketball teams. However, there is a maximum of 30 spots total between both teams. If all those registered to tryout show up for tryouts, there will be some cuts, even with two teams.
  • Tryouts are closed to parents. Parents should meet their student athletes at the end of tryouts to learn if they made a team and pay participation fees if so.
  • Please come dressed in athletic clothes and non-scuff athletic shoes. Bring a non-spill refillable water bottle labeled with your name. Also, please bring a check. If you make a team, your participation fees are due before you leave the gym. Don't forget to bring a positive attitude!

 

Practices and Game Schedules

 

  • The basketball season is October through February.
  • The practice and game schedule will be available in October.
  • Varsity and junior varsity pre-season practices might be held at Round Rock Sports Center and in-season practices will be held in the new Meridian School secondary gym
  • All middle school pre-season and in-season practices will be held in the primary school gym.
  • Parents are needed to serve at games in many roles: scoring, concessions, entry sales, etc. Participation on the basketball team includes an expectation that parents will commit to serving in these roles throughout the season.

 

Participation Fees

 

  • Varsity - $350
  • Junior Varsity - $300
  • Middle School  - $250

 

How Do I Pay?

 

  • We will collect checks and/or cash payments after the athletes accept team placement at the end of tryouts. If placed on the Varsity team, payment is required at the end of tryouts on October 13th. If placed on the JV team, payment is required at the end of tryouts on October 17th. If selected for one of the Middle School teams, payment is required at the end of tryouts on October 17th.

 

Meridian School wants all students to have the opportunity to participate. Financial assistance is available for those who need it. Please contact Eileen Kuhn at e.kuhn@mwschool.org to learn more.

 

 

 

*** 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 ***