Frequently Asked Questions

What grades are served?

The Mercer Island Girls Basketball Booster Club supports girls’ basketball 5th – 12th grade.

When are tryouts for the girls’ teams?

MIGB runs the girls’ select basketball program 5th-8th grade. Tryouts for the 2019-20 season are on September 21st and 22nd.  Players are expected to attend both days of tryouts.  Parent informational meeting will be held at 3:45 for all grade levels on Saturday, September 21.  Please let your players know that they may have to come early if trying out at 4pm, or stay a tad late so you can participate in the meeting.  Any questions before Saturday - please email

Saturday, September 21st:

5th & 7th grade 2:30pm-4:00pm
6th & 8th grade 4:00pm-5:30pm

Location: Islander Middle School - 7447 84th Ave SE

Sunday, September 22nd:

5th & 7th grade 9:30am-11:00am
6th & 8th grade 11:00am -12:30pm

Location: Islander Middle School - 7447 84th Ave SE


Can parents/family members watch the MI Girls select tryouts?

Tryouts are closed to viewers. The players, coaches and evaluators will be the only persons allowed in the gym.

Can my 4th grader tryout for the 5th grade team?

Your child is encouraged to try out for the experience, but we will not displace a 5th grade player from the team for a 4th grade player.

Who are the evaluators?

We will have a committee of evaluators for each tryout that consist of the select coaches, high school coaches, board members, and independent evaluators from the basketball community.

When will the tryout results be posted?

Tryouts will conclude on September 22nd and results will be posted on our website ( on September 23rd by 8pm. If you have been selected for a team you will need to complete registration via the link emailed to you on September 23rd. If you have not completed registration by September 25th, we will assume you are not going to play and ask another player to fill the spot.

There will be a Player and Parent meeting at 7:30pm, Thursday September 26th at PEAK - uniforms will be available to try on.  Sizing for uniforms will be confirmed by Oct 2nd.

Who are the coaches?

We have contracted with the following coaches for the 2019-20 season:
5th grade: Ron Pimentel: Practices scheduled for T/TH 7:30-9pm at IMS
6th grade: Andrea Gallardo, Practices scheduled for TH/F 4-530pm at Northwood
7th grade: Erin McCaslin: Practices scheduled for M/W 730-9pm at Northwood
8th grade: Lawrence Wong: Practices scheduled for T/TH 6-730pm at IMS


When does the season start?

The season will start in the week of October 14th with practices. League games will begin in December, but the teams will play in a tournament in November.

Practice schedules are posted above.

Teams will practice 2 times per week and play games on Saturday and/or Sundays during the season. Teams will play approximately 20 league games plus tournament games. Season ends in early March.

What is the cost of the Select Program?

The cost for the 2019-20 season is $695. This includes all practices, coach fees, league fees, and 2 tournaments. In addition to this program fee, you will be required to purchase a uniform and participate in our Brown Bear Car Wash tickets sales.

Still have questions?

If you have additional questions, please reach out to Booster Club at and we will be sure to answer your questions.