Pre-Tryout Prep-2024

  • Middle School (MS) = 6th-7th-8th Graders
  • High School (HS) = 9th-12th Graders
  • Included for Pre-Season Prep players, The Basics Mindset:  3:15 video here

School Tryout Dates:

  • Middle School Boys: generally the Monday after MS football ends (late Oct.)
  • Middle School Girls: generally mid Jan.
  • High School Boys: week of November 11, 2024   (MHSAA mandated)
  • High School Girls: week of November 18, 2024   (MHSAA mandated)
  • Pre-Season pic to right, 2017  MS Boys  Burt (SL), Korenstra (GH), Thompson (Whitehall), Richards (Cavalry), Ball  (SL) 
IBL boys team pic

GIRLS Pre-Season Prep: Lakeshore & Rockford

Middle School Girls: Lakeshore

6th – 8th Graders

Available Training days: TBD

The session is full. Check other dates for openings.

High School Girls: Lakeshore

9th – 12th Graders

Available Training day: TBD

The session is full. Check other dates for openings.

Middle School Girls: Rockford

6th – 8th Graders

Available Training days: TBD

The session is full. Check other dates for openings.

High School Girls: Rockford

9th – 12th Graders

Training days: TBD

The session is full. Check other dates for openings.

Pre-season Prep-2024

Boys & Girls Middle School/High School

Since 2006, Basics has helped prepare hundreds of players for their school tryouts.  The 3-key areas we focus on are:

  1. SKILL
  2. CONDITION
  3. MENTAL STRENGTH-PREPAREDNESS

Our pre-season sessions often mirror what a tryout would look like, including common drills players can expect and then LOTS OF REPETITIONS and  SCRIMMAGING.

TIP: Get a Skills Package deal and attend a Mental Strength session at NO COST  (an $80 value). Valid through Oct 15.

Over 90% of our Pre-Season players make their school teams, and dozens of underclassmen called up to varsity.

 

School Tryout Dates:

  • Middle School Girls: generally mid January
  • Middle School Boys: generally the Monday after MS football ends
  • High School Boys: week of November 11 (MHSAA mandated)
  • High School Girls: week of November 18 (MHSAA mandated)

NOTE: STRONGER 6th Graders are HIGHLY ENCOURAGED to PLAY UP with the older kids. Basics encourages 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.  Players learn how to play under pressure.  This IS basketball. 

 

    Try Out Podcast on bottom of this page is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. 

Middle School Boys Winter IBL 

December to March

Many of the best middle school boys have played in our Winter IBL since 2006.  It is the PERFECT time for this training. They have just finished their school seasons, their condition should be good to very good.  Compare what we offer with area leagues and you will see the many advantages to Basics IBL. No travel.  No uniforms or gear costs.  No lost weekends.  No playing time drama because there are NO try outs. No admission at the door.  No officials. No plays.  We teach kids HOW to play.  

6th, 7th and 8th graders.  

BOYS Pre-Season Prep: Lakeshore & Rockford

Middle School Boys: Lakeshore

6th – 8th Graders

Available Training days: TBD

The session is full. Check other dates for openings.

High School Boys: Lakeshore

9th – 12th Graders

Available Training days: TBD

The session is full. Check other dates for openings.

Middle School Boys: Rockford

6th – 8th Graders

Available Training days: TBD

The session is full. Check other dates for openings.

High School Boys: Rockford

9th – 12th Graders

Available Training days: TBD

The session is full. Check other dates for openings.

Basics Mindset

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