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Girls Basketball (Grades 6-8)


Middle School Athletics / Basketball -
Winter 22-23

        About Middle School Girls Basketball

        LEAP middle school girls basketball welcomes 6-8 grade students of all ability levels and experience. This eight-week program of educational athletics will focus on skill development, gaining an appreciation for the sport of basketball, and teamwork. Effort, attitude, and commitment will directly influence individual growth within the program. A high level of sportsmanship will be expected of all involved with the program. It is our goal to prepare as many young student athletes as possible for involvement at the next level. Students are evaluated by the Director of Basketball Operations (DOBO) as well as the other coaches on staff. They use a rubric that is created by each varsity head coach to assess certain skills and abilities. Our program philosophy is that students do best when they can learn and grow at the same pace as their peers, regardless of grade level.

        INFORMATION FOR THIS OFFERING MAY CHANGE FREQUENTLY 

        CHECK THIS PAGE OFTEN FOR THE MOST CURRENT INFORMATION


        Season Start & End Dates

              January 3, 2023  -  March 4, 2023

      Practice Schedules

      Each team will have 4-6 hours of on-court direct instruction each week. Practices during any one-week may include any of the 7 days during the week and will be between 1 and 2 hours long on any given day (based on the availability of the coach and facilities). Practice start times will range from immediately after school to 8 PM. Weekend practices may be scheduled and would range from 9 AM to 6 PM on Saturdays and/or 1 PM to 6 PM on Sundays.


      East Middle School: 

      Preliminary Evaluation Clinics   ** Evaluation schedules may change - please check back frequently. Thank you.

          • Tuesday, January 3, 2023
            • 6th Grade - 2:45 pm - 4:30 pm
            • 7th Grade - 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
            • 8th Grade - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
          • Wednesday, January 4, 2023 
            • 6th Grade - 2:45 pm - 4:30 pm
            • 7th Grade - 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
            • 8th Grade - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
          • Thursday, January 5, 2023
            • 6th Grade - 2:45 pm - 4:30 pm
            • 7th Grade - 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
            • 8th Grade - 6:30 pm - 8:00pm
          • Friday, January 6, 2023
            • 6th Grade - 2:45 - 4:00 pm
            • 7th/8th  Grade - 4:00 - 5:00 pm

            Individual team practices will begin the week of January 9, 2023. Coaches will be reaching out to players/families regarding practice days/times.

      West Middle School: 

        Preliminary Evaluation Clinics   

        ** Evaluation schedules may change - please check back frequently. Thank you.

            Preliminary Evaluation Clinics
              • Tuesday, January 3, 2023
                • 6th Grade - 2:45 pm - 4:30 pm
                • 7th Grade - 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
                • 8th Grade - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
              • Wednesday, January 4, 2023
                • 6th Grade - 2:45 pm - 4:30 pm
                • 7th Grade - 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
                • 8th Grade - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
              • Thursday, January 5, 2023
                • 6th Grade - 2:45 pm - 4:30 pm
                • 7th Grade - 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
                • 8th Grade - 6:30 pm - 8:00pm
              • Friday, January 6, 2023
                • 6th Grade - 2:45 - 4:00 pm
                • 7th/8th Grade - 4:00 - 5:00 pm
                Individual team practices will begin the week of January 9, 2023. Coaches will be reaching out to players/families regarding practice days/times.

      Game Schedule

      Games will tentatively begin on Wednesday, January 18, 2023. Complete schedules TBD.

      • With few exceptions, all games will be held at either East Middle School or West Middle School between 4:00 pm and 8:00 pm.

       

      Director of Basketball Operations

      East Middle School:   Jessica Bocian jessicaoberman@yahoo.com

      West Middle School:  Jessica Bocian    jessicaoberman@yahoo.com

       

      3 STEP ENROLLMENT PROCESS:

      1) Registration & Payment:

      Beginning with the 2022-2023 school year, TCAPS Middle School athletes will now participate under the umbrella of the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA). The middle school teams under the MHSAA must be composed of students enrolled in TCAPS. MHSAA teams include Football, Volleyball, Basketball, Cross Country, Wrestling, Softball, and Track & Field and Tennis.

      In addition to MHSAA teams, LEAP will still have non-MHSAA teams in Volleyball and Basketball. LEAP will accept students from non-TCAPS schools on our non-MHSAA teams whenever possible. If your student is not enrolled at TCAPS, please register for the school team he or she attends. If your school is not listed, please select the Non-TCAPS option and enroll your student as an individual. All out-of-district individual students will initially be placed on a waitlist. Following the close of registration, these individuals will be contacted by LEAP to inform you if your student’s enrollment has been accepted.

      Deadline: Friday, December 16, 2022

      • TCAPS Students: $125.00
      • Reduced fees are available to TCAPS students who qualify for the free and reduced meals program:
        • Reduced Meals Participation Fee: $70.00 if registered by the deadline
        • Free Meals Participation Fee: $40.00 if registered by the deadline
      • TCAPS shared-time students: $145.00
        • TC Christian, Trinity Lutheran, GTACS, Children’s House

      • Non-shared time students: $165.00
        • Grand Traverse Academy, Greenspire, Homeschool, Pathfinder, Woodland

      Reduced Rates are not available for any Non-TCAPS students.

      Registration deadlines are final. Late registrations may not be accepted after the posted registration close date. If late registration is available, there will be a $25.00 late fee added to the cost of registration.

      Payment is required at the time of registration. Register using a Discover, MasterCard, Visa, or ACH via a checking or savings account below. Payment with cash or check can be made in the LEAP office located at Central High School. Office hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM. Please call the LEAP office at 231.933.6570 for more information.

      Note: Registration is not complete until your course appears in your dashboard. You will also receive an email from Eleyo confirming your registration. If you do not receive the confirmation email or see the course in your dashboard, be sure you have not left any course items in your shopping basket. If you did not receive an email from Eleyo or see your course in your dashboard, the payment was not processed and the student is not registered.

      2) Final Forms:

      • ALL STUDENTS MUST REGISTER FOR A FINAL FORMS ACCOUNT IN ADDITION TO REGISTERING/PAYING
      • Please register at: https://traversecity-mi.finalforms.com and follow the prompts to create your account, create your students, and sign your forms.
      • If you require any support during the process, scroll to the page bottom and click “Use Support,” or feel free to contact our office. NOTE: During parent registration, you will need to input your students’ TCAPS email address.

      3) Sports Physicals:

      Middle School Athletes must have an updated physical on file each school year. Sports physicals must be dated April 15th, 2022 or later, & can be used for the entire '22-'23 school year. Your athlete MAY NOT attend practices/evaluations etc until this is on file. Once obtained please feel free to screenshot and email directly to: kielda@tcaps.net


      Helpful Information:

      • District provided transportation is NOT available for girls basketball season. Parent/guardian transportation is required for all practices and games within the district. Transportation to out of district contests is subject to availability.
      • Games will be officiated by registered officials, score will be kept.
      • PDF DocumentFAQ - Basketball
      • Milk Crate Basketball Assistance
        • Need an “Assist” this season? LEAP is proud to partner with Milk Crate Basketball, a local nonprofit organization assisting KIDS IN NEED with resources to play and enjoy the game of basketball. Through donations and merchandise sales, Milk Crate Basketball provides kids with a wide range of items needed in order to play and enjoy basketball — shoes, basketballs, hoops, athletic wear, registration fees, etc. [PDF DocumentDownload the Assist Application for this season.]
        • Want to learn more about Milk Crate Basketball? For more information: visitExternal Linkwww.milkcratebasketball.org.

      Payment is required at the time of registration. To register online using a Discover, MasterCard, Visa, or ACH (via a checking or savings account) please register below. Payment with cash or check can be made at the LEAP office located at Central High School, 1150 Milliken, Traverse City. Please use the 1st (smaller) auditorium entrance - we are located just inside the doors to the right. Office hours are Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. Please call the LEAP office at 231.933.6570 for more information.

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6-8 GBB- EMS

  Jessica H Bocian


TC East Middle School
Tue Jan 3 & Sat Mar 4
12:00 - 12:01 AM

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Grades   6th - 8th

6-8 GBB- WMS

  Jessica H Bocian


TC West Middle School
Tue Jan 3 & Sat Mar 4
12:00 - 12:01 AM

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Grades   6th - 8th

6-8 GBB-Non-TCAPS
LEAP Office
Tue Jan 3 & Sat Mar 4
12:00 - 12:01 AM

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Grades   6th - 8th

Full - waiting list


6-8 GBB~ Glenn Loomis Montessori 6th grade
TCAPS Montessori at Glenn Loomis
Tue Jan 3 & Sat Mar 4
12:00 - 12:01 AM

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Grades   6th

6-8 GBB~ GTACS 6TH ONLY
GTACS
Tue Jan 3 & Sat Mar 4
12:00 - 12:01 AM

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Grades   6th

$ 145.00
GTACS 6th Only Girls Basketball Registration
6-8 GBB~ Woodland 6-8
Woodland School
Tue Jan 3 & Sat Mar 4
12:00 - 12:01 AM

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Grades   6th - 8th

$ 165.00
Woodland (Non-Shared Time Registration)