Basketball - Boys » Tryouts


As of 9/16
  • When: 2019-2020 Boys' Basketball Tryouts are Sunday, September 29.
  • Where: Mays Building Gym
  • Prerequisties: All student athletes interested in trying out for Meridian Boys' Basketball must complete the online registration form by September 17th. Additionally, a valid physical form must be on file with the Athletics Department by Tuesday, September 17th.
  • Who: 7th-12th grade Meridian boys interested in playing for one of our four league teams, who have registered for Boys' Basketball, have a valid physical form on file, and are in good financial standing with the School.
  • What are coaches looking for? For tryouts, coaches will be evaluating student athletes' basketball skills, including dribbling, ball handling, passing, shooting (free throws, lay ups, etc.), and defensive skills. Additionally, the coaches will be gauging student athletes' speed, endurance, athleticism, basketball IQ, sportsmanship and coachability.

Please arrive at tryouts prepared with athletic clothing, athletic tennis shoes (that do not scuff the floor), and a water bottle.

Tryouts are closed to parents and spectators. 

Tryouts Schedule – Sunday, September 29

Sunday, 9/29 Boys' High School Tryouts
2:45-3:00pm  Boys' High School Basketball Check-in (Middle School Lobby)
3:00-4:00pm Boys' High School Basketball Tryouts (Mays Gym)
4:00pm Boys are informed if they made Varsity, JV or are cut
4:00-4:30pm Mandatory Parent/Athlete Meeting with coaches and Athletics Department for all Boys' High School Basketball players and parents (Auxiliary Gym)
4:30-4:45pm Boys' High School Basketball Participation Fees due. (Cash or check only. Varsity = $360, JV = $310. Checks made out to Meridian School. Cash in exact amount. No change will be made.) (Middle School Lobby)
Sunday, 9/29 Boys' Middle School Tryouts
4:45-5:00pm Boys' Middle School Basketball Check-in (Middle School Lobby)
5:00-6:00pm Boys' Middle School Basketball Tryouts (Mays Gym)
6:00pm Boys' Middle School Basketball Results
6:00-6:30pm Mandatory Parent/Athlete meeting  for Boys' Middle School Basketball team with the coaches and Athletics Department. (Auxiliary Gym)
6:30-6:45pm Boys' Middle School Basketball Participation Fees due. (Cash or check only. $260. Checks made out to Meridian School. Cash in exact amount. No change will be made. No credit cards accepted.) (Middle School Lobby)


How Tryouts Will Work

All of the Boys' Basketball coaches will participate in each of the Boys' Basketball Tryouts on Sunday September 29th.

Meridian has the resources to support up to four competitive Boys' Basketball teams. We anticipate forming a Varsity team, a JV team and two Middle School teams. Each boy trying out will learn if he made a team and if so,  which one, by the end of tryouts. To secure his space on the team, his participation fees must be paid the day of tryouts (Sunday, September 29th). Please bring a check.

About Middle School Tryouts - Middle School Red is equivalent to our A team for Middle School Boys' Basketball. Middle School Gray is our B Team for Middle School Basketball. The coaches will form their teams based on Basketball skills, Basketball IQ, coachability and attitude.

Basketball is extremely competitive at Meridian. Please expect cuts at tryouts.

Important: If you registered to try out and you decide not to try out, please email as soon as possible. We are planning teams and everything that entails (coaches, practices, games, uniforms, etc.) around having Varsity, JV and two Middle School teams. All of which is based on the numbers reported in the registration. Boys who tryout and do not make any team will be refunded the $35 registration fee if they request the refund within 30 days of tryouts. If a student athlete does not tryout, the registration fee is not refundable.

If a minimum number of qualified student athletes are not available to form a team, that team will not form. For all basketball teams, the minimum number to form each team is 10 student atheletes.