Tryouts 9/25/2022

Grafton Hoops will be holding tryouts for the 2022-23 basketball season on September 25th. Specific times and registration information will be posted in the coming weeks. 

Players will be evaluated by High School Head Coach Damon James and his staff.  Tryouts will be "closed door," and parents will not be allowed in the gym.  Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled time to try on uniforms and complete registration forms. We will collect payment at tryouts.


Grafton Hoops policy is as follows: When there are enough boys for more than one team, the teams are split evenly (talent-wise).  The only exception is 8th grade which will be A/B format. 


  • 3rd through 8th grade will play in the Wisconsin Youth Basketball League (WYBL).  League games are every other Sunday, starting in November through March.  Teams will play two games on the Sundays they are scheduled to play.  This league involves our teams traveling to other schools like Germantown, Brookfield, Waukesha, Greenfield, Brown Deer, Mukwonago, and Menomonee Falls, to name a few. 

  • Each grade level will offer a tournament team option. Tournament teams will be selected by the high school coaching staff at tryouts or after the first week of practice.  Tournament team play will involve an additional expense per tournament. Teams generally participate in 5 tournaments but this is up to the head coach of each tournament team.  


Grafton Hoops will have non-parent coaches for 8th-grade teams. We have identified the coach(es) for the 2021-22 and 2022-23 seasons. 


Teams will practice 2 days a week at Woodview Elementary School or John Long Middle School.  Days/times are to be determined.


At this time we do not know exactly what the mask protocol will be, we will follow Grafton School District guidelines.  As we get closer to the tryout dates we will communicate the expectations.

2022-23 Grafton Hoops Fees have not yet been set.  Last season's fees were as follows. 


$100 - Wisconsin Youth Basketball League (WYBL) fee 

$70 - Insurance, custodial, and other organization fees

$45 - Gym/Court time for practices

$25 - Fee per Tournament -  (tournament team only)


Cost per player: 

  • 3rd - 8th grade = $215 plus $25 per tournament if selected for the tournament team

  • Jersey purchases are also required unless you are a returning player able to reuse last year's jersey


The cost for additional tournaments (including the Badgerland State Tournament and/or the WSICT State Tournament) will be the responsibility of the team's head coach to collect from each player prior to registering for the tournament.


FULL PAYMENT is due prior to the first practice. Please email me if you would like to set up alternative payment arrangements.


Grafton Hoops does not intend to reimburse for any costs lost due to COVID-19. All fees collected are immediately used to pay for the use of gym space, tournaments, insurance, etc.


If you have any questions please contact Andy Kivioja - 


We look forward to a fun basketball season!