SPRING TEAMS 2022

11th Year

New in ’22: All U14 + U17 players receive a mental strength training assessment and training with Coach McGannon as part of their team fee

  • 11th year of Spring Teams.  U14 and U17 Page here. See college stat below
  • For U12 players, NO try outs, NO cuts.  Info here
  • Practices begin AFTER SPRING BREAK.  Practice dates known after try outs
  • Small private gyms, no crowds, single court, limited player numbers  
  • Teams are limited to 7 or 8 players
  • Try Out fee: $40 register below
  • If a roster spot is offered, $595 due to secure that spot
  • UNLIMITED SKILLS, any gym, no extra cost for Spring Team players
  • Basics players pay NO TOURNEY FEES
  • Uniform and shooting shirt included.  EX HERE 
  • Basics runs our own events, no pandemonium
  • NO TRAVEL, 2 practices per week, 2 Basics run tourneys.  We are DONE by early June.  See Michigan Video  

By many measurements, less than 1% of high school varsity players play in college, at ANY LEVEL.  Since 2011, of the Basics U17 players who have played with us in the spring, 9% have made it to the college level.   Why and how? Because we know competition and competitive growth are BARELY related AND we also know that outcomes in non-scholastic basketball games have no real meaning.   When good coaches reinforce these principles, the players basically have no choice but to improve.  The emphasis is ON DEVELOPMENT, not outcomes.

LAKESHORE - Practices in Fruitport


U-14 Boys Spring Teams Try-Outs Mon 03/07/22 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

U-14 Girls Spring Teams Try-Outs Mon 03/07/22 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

U-14 Boys Spring Teams Try-Outs Tue 03/08/22 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

U-14 Girls Spring Teams Try-Outs Tue 03/08/22 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

U-17 Girls Spring Teams Try-Outs Sun 03/13/22 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

U-17 Girls Spring Teams Try-Outs Mon 03/14/22 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

U-17 Boys Spring Teams Try-Outs Tue 03/15/22 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

U-17 Boys Spring Teams Try-Outs Wed 03/16/22 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm


ROCKFORD - Practice at Rockford Christian


U-14 Boys Spring Teams Try-Outs Wed 03/02/22 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

U-14 Girls Spring Teams Try-Outs Wed 03/02/22 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

U-14 Boys Spring Teams Try-Outs Thu 03/03/22 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

U-14 Girls Spring Teams Try-Outs Thu 03/03/22 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

U-17 Girls Spring Teams Try-Outs Sun 03/13/22 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

U-17 Girls Spring Teams Try-Outs Mon 03/14/22 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

U-17 Boys Spring Teams Try-Outs Tue 03/15/22 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

U-17 Boys Spring Teams Try-Outs Wed 03/16/22 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm


Spring Team Sponsorships

  • Only 6 businesses permitted, $500
  • Sponsorships must be approved first, call Coach McGannon 616 402-1600
  • Examples abound in the slide show above

NEW in 22!  All players on U14 and U17 teams receive a mental strength assessment and meeting with Coach McGannon