U-12 (NO TRY OUTS @ U-12, see below), U-14, U-16, U-18 Both Boys and Girls  
$25 try out fee  See dates below

Competitive teams for players in Grand Rapids, Holland and Grand Haven.  Trained coaching staff teaching solid skill development.  We don’t teach plays, we teach kids how to play.

  • Two practices a week from late March to early June
  • No travel
  • Done by June 1
  • 2 Tourneys
  • Local scrimmaging with other teams

Competition without SHARP SKILLS is NOT advised.  Basics Podcasts!!

  1. League Fatigue: leagues are a default mechanism.  There is a better path.
  2. Normal Improvement is VERY difficult because of many unnecessary obstacles

What is your son’s/daughter’s score on the games most important skill drill-The Mikan Drill-see below.

NOTE: All High School Spring players eligible for 50% OFF of College Player Profile, Basics recruiting service

Never force results in a game as highly skilled as basketball.

  • No Try Out Fee
  • $395 includes uniform and tourney fees
  • 1-2 tournaments

We DO NOT BELIEVE in cuts before the age of 13.  The 1st 14 kids (2 TEAMS of 7 players) to register for our U-12 teams will comprise those teams.  $395, includes uniform and tourney fees. NO TRAVEL.


All other players U-14 and older:

  • $25 Try Out Fee
  • $495, includes uniform and tourney fees

Contact us at (616) 402-1600 or Info@BasicsSports.com


We DO NOT BELIEVE in leagues OR travel ball but we do believe in competition with area teams where the goal is improvement and the results have NO MEANING.  We will scrimmage area teams-NO ADMISSION!!  Basics has helped nearly 100 players now to play at the COLLEGE LEVEL with this model.  NO TRAVEL

We arrange scrimmages with area teams (the Lakers, the Storm, the Ballers, or whomever would like to play us)-see below

U-12 Teams: No Try Outs, No CUTS

Fruitport 5873 Kendra Rd

Rockford-4890 11 Mile Rd NE

Holland-518 Plasman Ave

Parents who are uncertain about their child’s skill level or what training to sign up for should consider this simple measurement.  Using the progression below (age appropriate and gender specific), identify where your child is on this primary drill-The Mikan Drill.  In 1 minute, how many makes can your kid achieve?  Makes DO NOT COUNT if the weak hand is not used.  We estimate over 90% of the players will be in the AVERAGE category.  Basics believes players who compete without sharp skills will in SHORT ORDER lose interest in the game.  This is the drill being executed correctly by one of our nearly 100 graduates playing college basketball.