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MBA TRYOUT INFORMATION


The Grand Rapids STORM & MBA is excited to announce tryouts for the upcoming season. Thanks to the recent merger between Storm and MBA, we are poised to offer the best facilities, organization, coaching and player development to young athletes across West Michigan. We will be forming competitive teams in Grand Rapids (STORM & THE CITY), Holland (THE SHORE) and Muskegon (THE HOUSE). The Shore and The House teams will tryout in Grand Rapids, but practice in Holland (THE SHORE) or Muskegon (THE HOUSE).

All athletes interested in playing must attend the tryout – first date listed. In the week following the tryout, we will post the names of athletes invited to callbacks and notify via email. If your athlete is invited to callbacks – second date listed, they will attend and receive notification if they made the program in the week that follows. Athletes invited to the program after tryouts AND callbacks, will attend the team placement practice where teams will be formed. 

Please note: for athletes still playing in the MHSAA tournament and cannot make the tryout date listed, please register and plan on attending the call-back tryout.  

 

15U / 2027 / SOPHMORE TO BE

  • TRYOUT: 3/3 | 6:30pm-8:15pm | Courthouse Athletic Center 
  • CALLBACKS / MAKE-UPS: 3/10 | 1pm-2:45pm | MSA Woodland
  • TEAM PLACEMENT / PRACTICE: 3/17 | 1pm-2:45pm | MSA Woodland

 

16U / 2026 / JUNIOR TO BE 

  • TRYOUT: 3/10 | 3:15pm-5pm |  MSA Woodland 
  • CALLBACKS / MAKE-UPS: | 3:15pm-5pm |  MSA Woodland 
  • TEAM PLACEMENT / PRACTICE: 3/24 | TIME TBD | MSA Woodland

 

17U / 2025 / SENIOR TO BE

  • TRYOUT: 3/10 | 5:30pm – 7:30pm |  MSA Woodland 
  • CALLBACKS / MAKE-UPS: 3/17 | 5:30pm – 7:30pm |  MSA Woodland 
  • TEAM PLACEMENT / PRACTICE: 3/24 | TIME TBD | MSA Woodland


To help us plan ahead and to make the tryout process as smooth and easy as possible ANY players interested in being considered for a roster spot with THE STORM / THE CITY / THE HOUSE / THE SHORE need to register online prior to tryouts.

We will run youth teams this spring/summer with a condensed schedule compared to the winter season. Teams will practice once a week at MSA Woodland. 

RETURNERS who played on a STORM, THE CITY, THE SHORE, OR THE HOUSE, winter team, please complete the form below indicating your interest. YOU DO NOT NEED TO ATTEND THE 3/26 WORKOUT

RETURNER INTEREST FORM

NEW ATHLETES to the program, must attend the workout on 3/26. 

  • Date: 3/26
  • Time: 6pm-7:30pm
  • Location: MSA Woodland
  • Cost: $0

NEW ATHLETE WORKOUT REGISTRATION

Please note: we will take a look at all interested athletes and then divide athletes into teams. Since we do not know how many athletes in each grade are interested, we do not know how many teams we will have. Completing the form, or attending the workout does not guarantee a spot on a team. 

Come to tryouts and be a part of our basketball family. With twice a week practices, our program focuses on developing skills and maximizing your athlete’s potential on the court. We pride ourselves on fostering a strong sense of family and teamwork, creating a supportive environment where players can thrive. Our ultimate goal is to build a competitive team that will represent MBA on the prestigious GUAA circuit.  Come be a part of our journey towards success and growth in basketball.  Are you next?


AGES |
 Girls 6th – 8th Grade

DATE | Monday, March 11th | 7:30 – 9:00pm | REGISTER HERE

LOCATION | @ MSA Woodland: 2100 28th Street

PRICE | FREE

 

Looking for financial assistance for your athlete? 

Contact the MSA Foundation for information about scholarships available for youth athletes in West Michigan.

We strongly encourage you to apply prior to tryouts. 

READY TO JOIN THE FUN?