Boys Basketball

7th Grade Coach

John Langstafflangstafjoh@dewittschools.net517-668-3280

8th Grade Coach

Bill Phillipsphillipsb@dewittschools.net517-668-3162

Welcome to the DeWitt Middle School athletic page for Boys Basketball!

Basketball is back! Tryouts for the 2021 season have been set. the 8th grade will begin tryouts on Monday October 18 and the 7th grade will begin tryouts on Wednesday October 20. You'll find the complete practice and game schedule updated below. Practice times can change from time to time. Coaches will communicate those changes to you. Please feel free to email coaches with any tryout questions you may have.

As always, student's must have a current MHSAA physical form on file with our Middle School Office to be eligible for tryouts. the form must be dated 4/15/21 or after.

We appreciate your continued commitment to support our student athletes in maintaining strong academics and his or her growth as a leader, team player and athlete on the field. It is our intent to provide all of the information you need to navigate your families journey through our athletic programs. Should you have a suggestion, please email DeWitt Middle School Athletic Director Eric Wieferich at wieferic@dewittschools.net

7th Grade Boys' Basketball Tryouts

Tryouts normally start mid/late October. All athletes must have a current physical form on file in the office, and athletes must be passing all classes in order to try out. Our $150 athletic fee must be paid prior to the first competition.

8th Grade Boys' Basketball Tryouts

Tryouts normally start late October. All athletes must have a current physical form on file in the office, and athletes must be passing all classes in order to try out. Our $150 athletic fee must be paid prior to the first competition.

Game Times

This year all teams in our league, including DeWitt, are playing both an "A" team and a "B" team. "B" teams will always play first starting at 4:30pm - Both home and away. This has been the practice at DeWitt and for the teams in our league for some time. In junior high basketball we play 8 minute quarters. You can generally depend on games lasting approximately one hour and 15 minutes with 15 minutes between the end of game one, and the beginning of game two.

Transportation Times

Bus departure times can be found on the schedules. Coaches will also communicate with the team as to upcoming games and departure times.

Fees

The DeWitt Board of Education sets fees annually for student participation pricing. Sports participation fees (Pay to Play):

High School fee $225/Year ($500 Family Limit)

Junior High fee $150/Year ($300 Family Limit)

The limit for families with both high school and junior high athletes is $500.

Sports Participation

Fees are due before the first scheduled contest. Sports Participation Fees will be waived for families that qualify for free/reduced lunch through Food Services.

Physical

Students must have a valid, up to date physical on file in the Middle school office before they can tryout, practice, or compete. All physicals must be dated April 15th of the current year or later.

Eligibility

Student eligibility requirements are set by the DeWitt Board of Education in consultation with the Michigan High School Athletic Association. At DeWitt Junior High the athletic director pulls eligibility reports by noon on Friday. Any student that is failing any class is deemed not eligible for the full following week. Student's eligibility will be re-determined the following Friday for the following weeks competition.

Athletic Code of Conduct

Please take time to read and understand our athletic code of conduct. This document covers the rules and expectations of our athletes on top of the student code of conduct. The best place for our student athletes to start his or her season is with a strong understanding of the high expectations we have of them.