• MIDDLE SCHOOL Girls' BASKETBALL

    • Welcome to WESD Middle School Girls' Basketball! Please click here to view Parent Resources and Forms for Middle School Girls' Basketball.  

      Description:

      Midle School Girls' Basketball is a competitive sport where student athletes refine their skills in practices and competition.  Team work, commitment, and dedication to improve throughout the season are nurtured by their coaches.  Many competitive High School Athletes have come out of WESD Basketball programs.  

      Typical Start Date:

      Tryouts are typically in December.  Games begin in January.  Each Middle School has a 7th Grade Team and an 8th Grade Team. 

      Typical End Date:

      The Girls' 7th grade and 8th grade Basketball Championship Tournament takes place during the first or second week of March prior to Spring Break.  Unless a team signs up for an outside tournament, that is the end of their season.  

      Events:

      Practices at the Schools

      The five Middle Schools participate in hosting each other and playing away at each others schools for a total of 8 regular season games. 

      At the end of the season the 7th grade and 8th grade teams participate in a District Tournament to play for the 7th Grade Championship or 8th Grade Championship.  

      Who Participates:

      Basketball is a tryout sport,  All who wish to play need to tryout prior to the season.  Tryouts are based on skills of passing, shooting, dribbling through traffic, and general game play.  Other factors taken into account during tryouts - grades, behavior, communication, sportsmanship, and good team work.   Typically, teams are made up of 13 athletes. 

      Each Middle School has a 7th Grade Basketball Team and an 8th Grade Basketball Team.  

      Cholla, Desert Foothills, Mountain Sky, Palo Verde, and Royal Palm

      Prior training:

      Girls' Basketball is highly competitive and there are tryouts.  Having previous experience is helpful for making a team.  Anyone interested should practice the fundamental skills.  

       

      Season Results

      The 2023-24 Middle School Basketball Season came to a close on February 16.

      The final results from the Middle School District Championships were:

      7th Grade Middle School Girls' Team Results

      1st Place - Mountain Sky

      2023-24 Middle School Girls' basketball Champions - Mountain Sky

      2nd Place - Desert Foothills

      8th Grade Middle School Girls' Team Results

      1st place -  Desert Foothills

      2023-24 8th Grade Middle School Girls basketball champions - Desert Foothills

      2nd Place - Mountain Sky