Girls Basketball (Grades 6-8)

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. All students are then placed into 3 tiers based on their evaluation results. 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.

Season Start & End Dates

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2017 - Saturday, March 3rd, 2018.

Practice Schedule

  • Preliminary Evaluations - will begin during the first week of the season. When evaluations are complete, students will be assigned to tiers for the second part of skill development, practices and team placement. There are three tiers: Gold, White and Black/Green.
  • Practices - 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.
  • Following tier placements, students will be equitably split into teams within their tier. Once team placements are final, you will be contacted by her coach and receive the practice schedule for the remainder of the season.

East Middle School

Preliminary Evaluation Clinics

  • Wednesday, January 3rd
    • 6th Grade - 2:45 pm - 4:15 pm
    • 7th Grade - 4:15 pm - 5:45 pm
    • 8th Grade - 5:45 pm - 7:15 pm
  • Thursday, January 4th
    • 6th Grade - 2:45 pm - 4:15 pm
    • 7th Grade - 4:15 pm - 5:45 pm
    • 8th Grade - 5:45 pm - 7:15 pm
  • Friday, January 5th
    • 6th Grade - 2:45 pm - 4:15 pm
    • 7th Grade - 4:15 pm - 5:45 pm
    • 8th Grade - 5:45 pm - 7:15 pm
  • Monday, January 8th
    • Gold Tier - 2:45 pm - 4:15 pm
    • White Tier - 4:15 pm - 5:45 pm
    • Black Tier - 5:45 pm - 7:15 pm

Practice Schedules

  • Tuesday, January 9th
    • First day of practice for each team. Practice times will be organized/determined by Coach Warren.

West Middle School

Preliminary Evaluation Clinics

  • Dates TBD

Practice Schedules

  • Dates TBD

Game Schedule

Games will begin on Monday, January 22nd, 2018.

  • With few exceptions, All games will be held either at East Middle School or West Middle School and are scheduled on Mondays and Wednesdays (except Monday, February 19th, 2018 - No School for Presidents Day).
  • Once the players have been assigned to their teams, the schedule of games will be posted here.
  • All games will be held either at East Middle School or West Middle School and are scheduled on Mondays and Wednesdays (except Monday, February 19th, 2018 - No School for Presidents Day)
    • Games will be scheduled between 4 pm and 8 pm. End of season tournaments will be held during the week of February 25th, 2018.
    • Games will be officiated by registered officials, score will be kept. Games will be between teams of the same tier and will include games within each school and against teams from the other TCAPS middle school. The black/green tiers will be comprised of four TCAPS teams and an eight game schedule will be created. In an effort to avoid having multiple repeat opponents, outside teams will be scheduled for the green tier games wherever possible within the confines of the LEAP schedule. Those teams will be invited to play in our gyms on our identified game nights. At this point in time, our teams will not travel to other schools or play on nights that are not already deemed LEAP game nights.

Game Schedule

  • Once the players have been assigned to their teams, the schedule of games will be posted here.

Tournament Schedule

  • Black Green Tier - TBD
  • Gold Tier - TBD
  • White Tier - TBD

Admission Prices

Admission will be charged for LEAP middle school basketball, football, volleyball, and wrestling activities. Admission may be paid at each event, or for the entire season with an All-Access Sports Pass. See prices below:

Single Event Admission

  • Adults - $3.00
  • Students - $2.00
  • Children 5 & Under - Free

All Access Athletics Passes

All Access Athletics Passes are available for purchase and include admission to all LEAP and TCAPS athletic events. TCAPS All Access sports passes are not valid for MHSAA-sponsored events. Prices are $100 adults, $70 students, and $30 for senior citizens. Prices remain the same all year no matter what season in which the pass is purchased. Passes can be purchased from the LEAP Office, located at Central High School as well both high school athletic offices.

Director of Basketball Operations

East Middle School

  • Adam Warren, coachwarren101@gmail.com

West Middle School

  • Aislyn Johnson, johnsonai@tcaps.net

Helpful Information

  • Physicals are required for Middle School Girls Basketball. Physicals must be turned in to the Main Office at East Middle School or the North Wing Office at West Middle School before the start of the season.External LinkDownload sports physical form
  • Bring a water bottle to practices and games.
  • Teams will consist of 7-10 players.
  • In the event school is closed, no LEAP activities will be held per TCAPS policy. There is no guarantee of a make-up date in the case of inclement weather. Missed games will only be made up if schedules allow.
  • PDF DocumentFAQ - Basketball

Participation Fee

  • Cost: $125.00, if registered by Thursday, December 21st, 2017, or $150.00 if registered after the deadline.
  • Reduced fees are available to those who qualify for the free and reduced meals program. Participation fees for those that qualify are as follows:
    • Reduced Meals Participation Fee: $70.00 if registered by the deadline.
    • Free Meals Participation Fee: $40.00 if registered by the deadline.

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.

Registration Deadline & Details

  • Deadline: Thursday, December 21st, 2017.
  • Registration deadlines are final. Late registrations may not be accepted after the posted registration close date.
  • Register for your school below.
  • If your child does not attend a TCAPS school, select the "Non-TCAPS" option.
    • In an effort to be a good community partner, LEAP will accept non-TCAPS students when possible. Space is limited and enrollment may be capped for various offerings. For high demand activities TCAPS students will receive priority.

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 in the LEAP office located at Central High School, 1150 Milliken, Traverse City. Please use the main school entrance, the LEAP office is located just inside the doors to the right. Office hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM. Please call the LEAP office at 231.933.1758 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 need assistance please call the LEAP office (231.933.1758). If you did not receive an email from Eleyo or see your course in your dashboard, the payment did not process and the student is not registered.

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