All scheduling questions and changes should be sent to:

Priscilla Anderson

Office:  901-416-9944


Official’s Assigning Agent

Greg Mathis



Important Dates

September 18

TSSAA Basketball Coaches’ Meeting

2 pm & 4pm

  September 20 MSCIAA Coaches meeting 4:00 pm MSCIAA office

September 26

TMSAA First Practice/Tryout Date



September 29

MSCIAA Deadline to submit Non-League Games



   October 17    First Contest Date    

October 24

TMSAA Eligibility and Schedules Due


TMSAA Portal

October 31- November 23

TSSAA Basketball Online Rules Meeting Window


TSSAA Portal

November 21- 25

MSCS Thanksgiving Break



December 16

MSCS Semester Ends



December 29 –30

Winter Break



January 2

MSCS Students First Day Back



  January 3  Cut-off for non-league games to count toward seeding. League games must be complete.    

January 5

MSCIAA Championship Meeting

4:00 pm


January 10- 21

MSCIAA Middle School Basketball Championship



January 16

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day



January 26

TMSAA West TN Sectionals Meeting



Jan. 28 – Feb. 2

TMSAA West TN Sectionals Tournament



February 10 & 11

TMSAA Basketball Championship



*All dates are subject to change. 

Use the link below to submit non-league games to MSCIAA
Non-League Game Schedule Link


Each student-athlete must have a completed Athlete’s Health Record (comprised of a cleared pre-participation physical examination, emergency information, informed consent, acknowledgement of risk and authorization to treat signed by parent/guardian) and the Tennessee State Concussion Law “Concussion Information & Signature Form” before he or she can participate in a try-out, practice, or game.


1. Current CPR/First Aid Certification (must be from an in-person, hands-on course). MSCS offers free classes which can be found in the PLZ. Please contact the MSCIAA office for other course instructor recommendations.

2. Course Certificate - NFHS Coaches Training Free Course: Concussions in Sports

3. Course Certificate - NFHS Coaches Training Free Course: Sudden Cardiac Arrest

4. Course Certificate-NFHS Coaches Training Free Course: COVID-19 for Coaches and Administrators

5. MSCS COVID-19 Safe Schools Training: MSCS COVID-19 Training

6. Signed Sudden Cardiac Arrest Information Sheet (for Coaches)

7. Signed Concussion Information & Signature Form (for Coaches)
8. NEW 2022-23 ---Emergency Action Plan
9. NEW 2022-23---NFHS Coaches Training Free Course Heat Illness Prevention
10. Allergy/Anaphylaxis Emergency Plan Training Video
11. MSCIAA Required PD course 2022-23 Sportsmanship

Click Here for: Coaches Required Information Sheets #6 and #7


TSSAA max number of games is 20.

All games must be turned in to the MSCIAA and reflected on the MSCIAA master schedule available at www.sciaa.org.


$5.00 Max

Pre-sale tickets cannot be sold by the visiting team.


Varsity girls will begin at 5:30pm. Varsity boys will begin at 6:45pm.

All games will start at the designated time unless otherwise indicated in writing through the MSCIAA. To make a game change the host team must notify the MSCIAA, MSCS security, and the assigning official three days prior to the contest.


If a scheduled game is canceled due to schools closing, the game will be rescheduled by the MSCIAA office. If schools are closed on the day of a meeting, the meeting will be rescheduled by the MSCIAA office.

To make a game change for necessary reasons only, (dates and/or start times) contact the MSCIAA office at minimum 3 days prior to the scheduled event. If a school must cancel a game or games due to Covid-19 positive tests or contact tracing, contact the MSCIAA coordinator Priscilla Anderson and the opposing school immediately. If this occurs, make every effort to reschedule the games. If games canceled due to Covid-19 cannot be rescheduled, the games will be ruled as a no-contest.


Security personnel will be assigned to home MSCS middle school regular season contests, except tournaments/classics games. If you need security for additional contests, please call 416-5300.


A game administrator who is not coaching in the game should be in attendance and accessible at all games. Ideally the game administrator should be a principal, assistant principal, or athletic director, but may be another appointee by the principal. Schools are responsible for the conduct of their own fans and students at every athletic contest, regardless of where it may be held.


Home teams must provide responsible adults to oversee scoring and timing at each scheduled game.

PLEASE NOTE: Middle Schools not providing responsible adults for scoring and timing will FORFEIT the game and will not be reimbursed for paying the officials.


ASSIGNING OFFICIALS FEES- The officials should call the home school’s financial secretary by 12 noon on the day of the game. If they fail to do so, please call the assigning agent immediately! Schools may also check Arbiter for official assignments.

PLEASE NOTE: Shelby Metro Basketball Association officials must be used for all middle school games.

The official’s assigning agent is Greg Mathis 901.230-7846 cell.


Two Officials


1 game-$50.00 each


2 games- $85.00 each



One Official


1 game-$60.00 each


2 games- $100.00 each


MSCIAA Championship

4 teams from each area will qualify for the championship.

Host schools will be used for the Area playoffs. If you would like to host these games, contact Priscilla Anderson.

The winner of each area will advance to the MSCIAA championship.

The top 2 teams from each area will advance to the Sectional.

MSCIAA Championship Meeting

The Championship meeting will be Tuesday, January 5th, 2023, at the MSCIAA office. The meeting will be mandatory. If the head coach cannot be in attendance, a school representative must be present. The top 4 from each league will participate in the championship series.

Reporting Scores

Scores are to be reported on r-school today by noon of the following day. It is the responsibility of the home team to report scores accurately and in a timely manner. ADs have access to add coaches and create logins.



Championship Tie Break Procedure

From the MSCIAA Constitution and Bylaws

103.2 Tie Breaking Procedure

a. Head-to-Head competition in league play. If teams have played each other during the season, the outcome of these games will resolve the tie.

b. If a tie remains after (a), the tiebreaker will be determined by how teams have done against the next highest seeded teams in their respective league: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, etc.

c. If the tie remains after (a) and (b), the overall win-loss record against teams within that classification will be used to break the tie. This only includes games played in your classification with member teams of TSSAA.

d. If the tie remains after (a), (b), and (c), the best overall record will be used to break the tie. The best overall record includes games and tournaments with all teams associated with the National

Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS). Scheduled games must be on an Official MSCIAA schedule to count for championship purposes.

e. If a tie remains, a coin will be tossed. A draw will be used to determine who will call the coin toss. 
2022-23 Class and Area Alignments


2022-23 Class and Area Alignments



Area 22

Area 23

Area 24

Barret's Chapel

B.T. Washington Middle

Chickasaw Middle

Douglass Middle

Cummings Middle

Hamilton Middle

E.E. Jeter Elementary

Ida B. Wells Academy

Hanley Middle

Georgian Hills Middle

MBA-Hickory Hill

John P. Freeman Middle

Granville T. Woods

Lester Prep

Memphis Grizzlies Prep Charter

Woodstock Middle

MASE Middle



Soulsville Charter Middle

Riverview Middle

Leadership Prep

University Middle

City University Girls

    Believe Memphis Academy



Area 20

Area 21

Area 22

Journey Coleman

Bellevue Middle

Freedom Preparatory Middle

Dexter Middle School

Humes Middle

Geeter Middle

Grandview Heights Middle

KIPP Memphis Academy Middle

Kirby Middle

MBA Middle

Maxine Smith STEAM Academy

Lowrance Elementary School

Memphis Rise Middle Academy

Oakhaven Middle

PCA Hickory Hill

Mt. Pisgah Middle

Westside Middle

PCA Southeast

Raleigh Egypt Middle


Wooddale Middle




Area 19

Area 20

Area 21

Cordova Middle

A. Maceo Walker Middle

Colonial Middle

Craigmont Middle

American Way Middle

Germantown Middle

Kate Bond Middle

Havenview Middle

Hickory Ridge Middle

Kingsbury Middle

Sherwood Middle

Highland Oaks Middle

Treadwell Middle

Snowden Middle

Ridgeway Middle

White Station Middle



Contact: Priscilla Anderson