**Registration is now closed. If you haven't registered, please arrive a few minutes early to your scheduled tryout to get signed in.**
When are tryouts? Tryouts for boys and girls in grades 5-8 will be held on two evenings during the weeks of September 26th and October 3rd. A detailed schedule with date, time and location (WMS or Sprague) is posted below. Please arrive 10 minutes early to check-in and receive your number. Please register for tryouts now by clicking on "Register for Tryouts" above. Tryouts are mandatory - please make every effort to be there with your age group. If you have an unavoidable conflict, please email
to arrange for an alternate plan.
5th Grade Boys
Tryout #1: Friday, September 30th - WMS upper gym Last name A-L - 6:00-7:30
Last name M-Z - 7:30-9:00
Tryout #2: Monday, October 3rd - WMS upper gym - 6:00-7:30
How are tryouts conducted? Tryouts are conducted by independent evaluators over two sessions to determine rosters for boys and girls A, B and potentially C teams at each grade level. Coaches, to the extent they have been identified, are involved in providing input during the second tryout and helping to select the final 2-3 players on their prospective rosters. Critical factors in determining how many teams per age group are: sufficient talent to play competitively within the MW league, and a qualified and willing head coach.
What happens after tryouts? 10-11 players will be selected for each team, and the players will be notified shortly after the tryouts are over. Any and all coaching candidates should contact the board via email if they are interested, as well as complete a coaching application before the start of the tryout period. Coach assignments will be finalized once the rosters have been determined, contingent typically on their child making the team. As soon as roster decisions have been communicated, players will need to finalize their registration online at www.wellesleybasketball.org.