***Tryouts on Sunday Sept 8th will NOT be held***
To register for tryouts for the 2020 season, CLICK HERE:
If possible bring your own basketball and wear a reversible jersey with a number on it to tryouts so our coaches can identify you.
Metro Stars Tryouts for the 2020 season will be held as follows:
Sunday August 25th @ Bloomington JEFFERSON Activity Center:
- Incoming 7-8 graders will tryout from 615-730 PM.
- Incoming 9th graders will tryout from 745-900PM.
- Tryouts for our 10th and 11th grade teams coached by Tara Starks and Ana Garcia will NOT be held this night.
Wednesday August 28th @ Bloomington KENNEDY Activity Center:
- Incoming 7-8 & 10-11 graders will tryout from 615-730 PM.
- Incoming 9th graders will tryout from 745-900 PM.
Registration will begin 15 min before scheduled tryout times. Tryout nights will consist of skills, drills, and full and half court scrimmage.
You are encouraged to pre-register in advance of tryouts using the link at the top of the page.
2020 Season Info:
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 (typically Tuesday and Thursday) 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 2020 season will be between $800-$1150 depending on age level and amount of 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 ($16) and player expense to out-of-state tournaments. All players will get a gear package which includes a shooting shirt and backpack which will be theirs to keep at conclusion of season. Uniforms and practice jerseys will be turned in at the end of the season.
Tournaments: Metro Stars will play between 8-10 tournaments from April-July. Teams will play in both local and regional/national tournaments based on age level and team level of play. 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 2020 head coaching staff includes Ellen Wiese (2023), Tara Starks (2022), Lawrence Barnes (2024), Ana Garcia (2021/22), Alexis Garcia (2025), and Rudy Ruffin (2023).
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