TRYOUT AND TEAM SELECTION FOR THE 2020 SEASON WILL BE POSTED IN LATE JULY. WE WILL BE HOLDING A COMBINATION OF OPEN GYMS AND TRYOUTS IN AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER TO HELP FILL OUR 2020 TEAMS. WE ANTICIPATE HAVING TEAMS AT THE 2021-2026 AGE LEVELS (11th-6th GRADE). CONTACT ANDY MEINHARDT (firstname.lastname@example.org) FOR MORE INFO ON HOW TO JOIN THE METRO STARS PROGRAM FOR THE 2020 SEASON.
Metro Stars Tryouts for the 2019 season will be held as follows:
Sunday August 19th for incoming grades: 7th, 8th, 9th, 11th
Sunday August 26th for incoming grades: 8th, 9th, 11th
Sunday September 9 for incoming grades: 7th, 8th, 10th/11th-Garcia
All tryouts will be held from 6:30-7:45 PM at the Bloomington Jefferson Activity Center. If you would like to be evaluated for a spot on one of our 2019 rosters, please attend at least one of the tryout sessions. Registration and warmups will be held from 6:00-6:30 each evening, prior to the tryout. The 75 min tryout will consist of skills, drills, and scrimmage.
You are encouraged to pre-register in advance of tryouts. If possible bring your own basketball and wear a reversible jersey with a number on it so our coaches can identify you.
TO PRE-REGISTER FOR TRYOUTS, CLICK HERE: METRO STARS PRE-REGISTRATION LINK
2020 Season Info (Practices, Team Fees, Tournaments, Head Coaches):
Practice: Teams will practice on average two times per week from late March until the conclusion of the season for 90-120 minutes a time. Most practices will be held on weeknights with dates, times, and locations set once the teams are selected. Bloomington and Hopkins have been our primary practice sites in years past.
Team fees: For the 2019 season, team fees will range between $750-$950, based on number of players on the roster and number of tournaments your team will play in, along with consideration for out-of-state travel. Half fees will be due by Nov 1st to secure roster spots with the balance due March 1st. Payment plans can be arranged as needed. The fee will cover everything except an AAU card ($14-$16) and player expense to out-of-state tournaments.
Tournaments: Metro Stars will play between 8-10 tournaments from April-July. Teams will play in both local and regional/national tournaments based. Final tournament schedules for each team will be set by March 1st after teams are formed and head coaches weigh in on tournament schedules.
Head Coaches: Our 2019 coaching staff includes Ellen Wiese, Tara Starks, Arthur Crutch, Lawrence Barnes, Ana Garcia, and Alexis Garcia.
If you are interested in becoming a member of the Minnesota Metro Stars for the 2020 season or have any questions about the Metro Stars program please contact program director Andy Meinhardt at email@example.com