Pre-Season Prep: 14th year

Middle School and High School Players

MS= 7th-8th Graders    HS = 9th-12th Graders

Over 90% of the players make their school teams

Basics podcast: Tips for Try Outs -16:52

Players from every school district in West Michigan have played in our Pre-Season Prep

Important dates:

  1. Middle School Boys try out dates VARY by school, generally the Monday after football ends
  2. High School Girls try out the week of November 7:  mandated by MHSAA
  3. High School Boys try out the week of November 14:  mandated by MHSAA
  4. Middle School Girls try out dates vary by school, generally mid January
  • For STRONG 6th Graders, we HIGHLY ENCOURAGE these kids to PLAY UP with the older kids.  Basics is one of the few organizations that permits playing UP.    There is no quicker, more effective way to increase a player’s competitiveness than to play with bigger, stronger, faster kids AND  (this is a HUGE AND!!) where the results have no meaning whatsoever.  
  1. Ferrysburg: 17525 Ridge Ave-gym is across the street
  2. Rockford: 4890 11 Mile Rd and 6060 Belding Rd
  3. Byron Center: 9930 Burlingame SW
  4. Forest Hills: 4025 Knapp St
  5. Holland: 518 Plasman Ave

Schedule posted by July 15