All scheduling questions and changes should be sent to:

Priscilla Anderson Jeffries

Office:  901-416-9944


Primary Official’s Assigning Agent: Mark McDonald
mcdonaldmk@scsk12.org ;

(for INOA officials contact Lonnie McGhee)



Important Dates

 September 17

TSSAA Basketball Rules Meeting

2 pm & 4pm

 September 19 MSCIAA Coaches meeting 4:00 pm MSCIAA Office

September 25

TMSAA First Practice/Tryout Date



September 28

MSCIAA Deadline to submit Non-League Games



  October 16    First Contest Date    

October 22

TMSAA Eligibility and Schedules Due


TMSAA Portal

* October 31- November 23

TSSAA Basketball Online Rules Meeting Window (make up only, may incur fine)


TSSAA Portal

November 20-24

MSCS Thanksgiving Break



December 20

MSCS Semester Ends



December 21- January 3

Winter Break



  January 1 Cut-off for non-league games to count toward seeding. League games must be complete    

January 4

MSCS Students First Day Back



January 4

MSCIAA Championship Meeting

4:00 pm


January 8-19

MSCIAA Middle School Basketball Championship



January 15

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day



January 25

TMSAA West TN Sectionals Meeting

11:00 AM


January 27- February 3

TMSAA West TN Sectionals Tournament


Class A Section 4- Area 18
Class AA Section 4- Memphis
Class AAA Section 4- Memphis

 February 3  Sectionals Must Be Complete By    

February 9 & 10

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 23-24 NFHS: Bullying, Hazing, and Inappropriate Behaviors

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.

To avoid scheduling conflicts and No Shows, first:

  1. Check Online- Make sure the games you have on your schedule match what’s on the MSCIAA website (sciaa.org). Check your schedule online regularly in the event of changes.
  2. Confirm Officials- Check Arbiter (if you have access) to ensure there are officials scheduled. The home team should get a call by 12 on the day of the game. If no official has called- contact the assigning agent.
  3. Contact Opponent- Reach out to your opponent a few days before the game and also on game day to confirm. This avoids forfeits, fines, and forgetting.

If after 1, 2, and 3 you still have conflicts, then
4. Call the Office- If there are still issues after you’ve done the first three, then contact your sport’s coordinator at the MSCIAA office for assistance. Also, be sure to include MSCIAA on all communication regarding cancellations, reschedules, postponements, or forfeits.


$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 Jeffries 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.

Primary Official’s Assigning Agent: Mark McDonald
or mcdonaldmk@scsk12.org ;

(for INOA officials contact Lonnie McGhee)


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 Jeffries.

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 Thursday, January 4th, 2024, via Microsoft Teams. 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. 
               2023-2025 Area Alignments




Area 22

Area 23

Area 24

Barret's Chapel

B.T. Washington Middle

Chickasaw Middle

Grandview Heights

Cummings Middle

Hamilton Middle

E.E. Jeter Elementary

Ida B. Wells Academy

Geeter Middle

Georgian Hills Middle

Riverview Middle

John P. Freeman Middle

Granville T. Woods

Lester Prep

Leadership Prep

Woodstock Middle

MASE Middle



Soulsville Charter Middle

Believe Memphis Academy


University Middle

City University Girls


Hanley Middle

MSE- Cordova

PCA- Southeast





Area 20

Area 21

Area 22

Journey Coleman

Bellevue Middle

Freedom Preparatory Middle

Dexter Middle School

Humes Middle




Kirby Middle

Raleigh Egypt Middle

Maxine Smith STEAM Academy

Lowrance Elementary School

Memphis Rise Middle Academy

MBA Middle

PCA Hickory Hill

Mt. Pisgah Middle


Wooddale Middle




Area 19

Area 20

Area 21


A. Maceo Walker Middle

Colonial Middle

Craigmont Middle

American Way Middle

Germantown Middle

Kate Bond Middle

Havenview Middle

Hickory Ridge Middle

White Station Middle

Sherwood Middle

Highland Oaks Middle


Grizzlies Prep

Ridgeway Middle





Contact: Priscilla Anderson Jeffries