Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost?
Season Fees go as follows:
4th-5th Grade: $425
6th-8th Grade: $525
9th-11th Grade: $625 plus uniform
Who can play for The Max?
The ultimate goal of the Minnesota MAX is to build to be an elite program in Minnesota. But we believe that being an "elite program" does not mean only elite athletes. We want to build a program and offer teams at all levels. We will strive to make teams for anyone interested in playing and search for tournaments that are best suited for each individual team's ability, whether it be at an A+ level or a C level. We want every player and team to see some success!!
Does everyone make a team?
Even though we offer teams at every level does not guarantee every person who tries out a spot on a team. Cuts are made if the numbers do not work to make another team or if there is a player who is far below the skill level of the other players on the team.
Who are the coaches?
When hiring coaches for the Minnesota MAX the first question we ask is "who would I want to coach my daughter?"
We look for coaches who will work the kids hard but also let them have fun. They need to have a solid knowledge of the game of basketball and also be able to break it down to their level. We are very lucky to have found some fabulous people who are willing and able to push these kids and make them better basketball players!! If you have specific questions about credentials of a specific coach please let us know, and we will be happy to elaborate.
When does the season start and end?
Tryouts for the 2023 season are scheduled for February 27th and March 2nd. The season will begin the week of March 20th and run through either the beginning or end of June depending on age.
Where do we practice?
Practices are held at Lord of Life Church in Ramsey, MN, Oakview Middle School in Andover, MN or Coon Rapids Middle School in Coon Rapids, MN. All teams will have 2 practices per week. Practice schedules are determined first by coaches' availability and second by player availability.
Where can I find my practice schedule?
The Max uses the App "Team Snap" for team communication and scheduling. Practice schedules and tournament schedules will be available once teams have been formed.
Is there a uniform cost?
For grades 4-8, The Max has a supply of uniforms that each player borrows for the season. A $100 uniform deposit is collected at the beginning of the season. As long as the uniform is returned then the deposit check is destroyed. For our High School teams, each player will purchase their uniform. The cost will be approximately $100 for the uniform. All players do receive a shooting shirt to keep.
Where are the tournaments held?
For our 4th-5th grade teams, they will play 5 tournaments and all will be in or around the metro area.
Our 6th-8th grade teams will 5 local tournaments and 1 out of state tournaments
Our high school teams will play 6 local tournaments and 2 out of state tournaments.