General Information - Girls' Basketball

  

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Basketball details are subject to change.

Please visit the Athletics website for up-to-date information,

or contact the Athletics Department at meridian-athletics@mwschool.org

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updated 8/27/19

 

2018-2019 MIDDLE SCHOOL GIRLS' BASKETBALL ARE REGIONAL CHAMPIONS!

 

We are excited to share information for the 2019-2020 Boys' Basketball season which will begin in October.
 

About Meridian Girls' Basketball

Meridian School plans to have three league basketball teams for girls for the 2019-2020 Basketball season.  We expect to offer Varsity, a JV team and a Middle School team. The actual teams we will offer will depend on registration and performance at tryouts. If the 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) Girls' Basketball Teams

Team

Grades

Eligible

Registration Deadline

Tryouts

Min.

Players

Max.

Players

Participation

Fees

First

Practice

Varsity

9th-12th

Sept. 17

Sun., Sept. 29

10

12

$360

(due Sept. 29)

Week of Oct. 14

Junior Varsity

9th-10th

or

9th-12th

Sept. 17

Sun., Sept. 29

10

12

$310

(due Sept. 29)

Week of Oct. 14

Middle School

7th-8th

Sept. 17

Sun., Sept. 29

10

15

$260

(due Sept 29)

Week of Oct. 14

 

Important Dates

  • Tuesday, August 20 -  Registration opens.
  • Tuesday, September 17 - Registration closes.
  • Tuesday, September 17 - 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 21 - Middle School Pre-Tryout Clinics, from 9:30am-11am for High School and Middle School (registration coming soon)
  • Sunday, September 29 -
    • Tryouts
    • Participation fees due
    • Mandatory Parent/Student Athlete Meetings immediately after Tryouts
  • October 14 or 15 - First practices
  • January 27- February 1 - Basketball Sub-Regionals and Regionals games (tentative)
  • Saturday, February 8 - Basketball State game (tentative)

 

How to Register

  • Registeration is NOW CLOSED.
  • Basketball registration ends September 17. No late registrations will be accepted for students who were enrolled at Meridian during the Basketball Registration window.
  • Please visit the Girls' Basketballl registration webpage (coming August 20) for step-by-step online registration instructions. (Available August 20th-September 17th.) Please note the registration process includes paying a $35 registration/processing fee via a MySchoolBucks button found on the Registration page as well as completing a Google Registration form.
  • Please note that all steps in the registration process must be completed by this sport's registration deadline (September 17, 2019) in order to be officially registered.
    • You should have proof in your personal records of paying the $35 registration/processing fee through the MySchoolBucks Pay button that can be found on the Girls' Basketball Registration webpage (starting August 20th).
    • Additionally, you should have received an auto reply confirmation email in response to  the Google registration form if you successfully completed your online registration form.
Late registration is not available for currently enrolled Meridian students. For more information about the Late Registration policy, please go here.

 

 

Tryouts

 
Practices, Game Schedules, Other Information
  • The basketball season is October through February.
  • The practice schedule will be available in September. The first month of the Basketball season is the last month of the Volleyball season. During this time, Basketball practices will often be combined (Varsity with JV, for example). And they will vary from week to week based on the Volleyball game schedule. Basketball players and their parents should use TeamApp and be in communication with their coach in general, but especially for their practice schedule during the Volleyball/Basketball Overlap..
  • The tentative non-league Game Schedule will be available in September. 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 parent volunteer run 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 parent volunteer run Meridian hosted 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 have the opportunity 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 - $360
  • Junior Varsity - $310
  • Middle School  - $260 
    • Please note the participation fee now includes one Meridian Athletics practice T-shirt, which is approved spirit wear.
     
How Do I Pay?
Please bring a check made out to Meridian School for your participation fees to your tryouts on Sunday, September 29. 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.
 
 
 
 

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Basketball details are subject to change.

Please visit the Athletics website for up-to-date information,

or contact the Athletics Department at meridian-athletics@mwschool.org

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GIRLS' BASKETBALL COMMUNITY
To connect with the Meridian Girls' Basketball community, consider joining the Facebook group created and managed by Meridian parents. (This is not a school-sponsored or maintained group.)