Boys Basketball


Tryouts for the 7th and 8th Grade basketball teams have been delayed one day until this Thursday. Our Hayes basketball coaching staff met today to discuss and review safety protocols and plans for our tryout process. A result of our meeting today is the decision to reduce the number of tryout days from three to two. 

8th Grade Tryouts will be conducted from 3:00pm- 5:00 pm this Thursday and Friday at Hayes. We ask that all students wait with their parents in their cars until a member of our coaching staff opens the doors. We then will bring in the 8th graders for their required MHSAA pre-screen before entering the gymnasium. 

7th Grade tryouts will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 the Hayes gym this Thursday and Friday. We ask that the 7th graders please wait with their parents in their cars outside the building until a member of our 7th grade staff opens the main door to allow players to enter for their pre-screen process. Students should social distance while waiting to enter the building. 

Please remember that our MHSAA safety protocols will remain in place during both days of tryouts. All students must wear masks at all times. Locker rooms will not be available. Hand sanitizer will be available in the gymnasium. Temperature checks will be administered by our coaching staff. 

Remember - all athletes must have a current physical on file with the Hayes office or bring a current physical with them to the tryout. A physical is considered current if dated on or after April 15, 2021. If students had a valid physical on file from last school year, you may turn in a completed MHSAA Health Questionnaire. 

Grand Ledge Athletics continues to put safety as our number one priority for our student athletes and our coaching staff is committed to providing a safe and comfortable environment for our middle school basketball teams. 



Hayes 7th and 8th grade Boys' basketball tryouts are scheduled to begin on Wednesday, November 4th at Hayes Middle School Gymnasium. 

8th Grade Tryouts - 3:00 to 5:00

7th Grade Tryouts - 5:30 to 7:30

The boys' tryouts could last as long as three days and students are expected to be at every tryout session. Students should show up dressed and ready to play with gym shorts, basketball shoes and a shirt with their last name written on the back. 

Students trying out for the team must also wear a Mask at all times during the tryout. 

All students planning to try out must have a current physical on file in the Hayes Office. There are two options to fulfill the MHSAA Physical Requirement this school year:


1. Submit a current Athletic Physical. A physical is considered current if it is dated and signed by a doctor on or after April 15, 2020.


2. Complete, sign and submit the MHSAA Sports Health Questionnaire. The Sports Health Questionnaire can only be used for students who received a valid MHSAA sports physical during the 2019-20 school year (dated on or after April 15, 2019). Please visit the link below to print off and fill out the questionnaire:


Students may turn in the appropriate medical paperwork to their coach on the first day of tryouts. If a student does not have a current physical or a valid Health Questionnaire they will not be allowed to participate per MHSAA rule.