Our Bulldogs Club Travel program is for all players looking to develop their skills on a more competitive level. It has risen to be one of the most respected clubs throughout the country and well known for developing players. Teams have earned local and national accolades. As well, a number of players have gone on to play High School and College basketball. FLIER​​

*There are no scheduling conflicts for Players looking to play in both our 3 on 3 League and Spring Travel. 

Online Playbook & Drills

We are really excited to launch our online portal which has our playbook as well as drills that players can do on their own. We feel this will really enhance the experience for the players. Coaches will refer to these throughout the season. This allows players to study our playbook as well as having many drills to help help develop outside of practice.

    Team Achievements

    Since 2010 Hoop4Health's teams have amassed over sixty 1st place tournament finishes and over fifty 2nd and 3rd place finishes. Teams have also competed and excelled in National tournaments as well as NCAA LIVE Events in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Missouri, Kansas, Tennessee, Nevada, Ohio, Wisconsin, Indianapolis, Kentucky, and Minnesota. Teams have earned Local and National Rankings. Hoops4Health has many players competing on the freshman, sophomore, Junior Varsity, and Varsity levels at their respective high schools including locally New Trier, Loyola Academy, and North Shore Country Day. Hoops4Health has players currently playing college basketball on full athletic scholarships. Above all, a vast amount of Hoops4Health players are excelling in the classroom whether at a young age or preparing to enter college. We continue to provide excellence in fundamental skill development and being role models for the kids. Also teaching them to become young adults that make healthy lifestyle decisions and to excel on and off the court.

    Playing Time

    Players can expect to play at least 30% of a game. Our belief is that as much as we want our teams to win games its most important that they develop through on court repetitions. This is a key time in their years to build a solid basketball foundation. Players playing time is based off the quality of team member they are (positive impact on teammates, commitment to the team (being on time, attendance, working hard). Practice is key. Being a player who listens and works hard in practices earns playing time. Also, playing time is earned by making a positive impact in games. This means doing positive things on the court such as teamwork, defense, rebounding, scoring, good passing, executing the offenses and defenses properly, taking charges ect. Playing time does not just depend on being a good scorer. As well, being an unselfish team player plays an important role regarding playing time. (High School National Teams do not follow a set minimum playing time).


    This program promotes sportsmanship, teamwork, friendship, hard work, discipline, sportsmanship, communication, leadership, and a healthy lifestyle. We always provide professional coaching and challenge our players to become not only better players but better people. Our core teaching methods build offensive and defensive team principles, skill development, fundamentals, and basketball IQ. Our number one priority is to improve the game of each player and teach how to play structured team basketball. We believe that it's not only about proper practice but making sure players have drills to do on their own to continue their development.

    ​Tryout Schedule

    North Tryouts 


    Winnetka Bible Church (WBC)

    555 Birch St. Winnetka, IL

    Winnetka Community House (WCH)

    620 Lincoln Ave. Winnetka, IL

    Regina Dominican High School (RDH)

    701 Locust Rd. Wilmette, IL

    3/7 WBC

    5-6:15pm - Boys Grade 2

    6:30-7:45pm - Boys Grade 6

    3/8 RDH 

    7-8:30pm - Boys Grade 8

    3/9 RDH

    7-8:30pm - Boys Grade 8

    3/10 WBC

    5-6:15pm - Boys Grades 2

    6:30-7:45pm - Girls Grades 3-8

    3/11 RDH
    11:15am-12:45pm - Boys Grade 3
    1pm-2:30pm - Boys Grade 4

    2:45pm-4:15pm - Boys Grade 5

    4:30pm-6pm - Boys Grades 6-7

    6:15pm-7:45pm - Boys Grades 9-12

    3/12 RDH

    11:15am-12:45pm - Boys Grade 3
    1pm-2:30pm - Boys Grade 4
    2:45pm-4:15pm - Boys Grade 5
    4:30pm-6pm - Girls Grades 3-8
    6:15pm-7:45pm - Boys Grades 9-12

    3/13 WCH

    5-6:30pm - Boys Grade 7

    North West 


    St. Viator High School (SVH)

    ​1213 East Oakton St. Arlington Heights, IL

    3/11 SVH - Cahill (Main Gym)

    11-12:30pm - Boys Grades 2-8

    12:30-2pm - Boys Grades 9-12

    3/12 SVH - Mahoney (Practice Gym)

    11-12:30pm - Boys Grades 2-8
    12:30-2pm - Boys Grades 9-12

    West Tryouts


    Prairie Activity & Recreation Center (PARC) 

    24550 W. Renwick Road, Plainfield, IL

    Franklin Loebe Center (FLC)

    14650 S Ravinia Ave, Orland Park, IL 

    3/12 PARC

    4:30-6pm- Boys Grades 9-12

    3/13 FLC

    ​7-8:30pm - Boys Grades 9-12


    • For Boys Grades 2-12 and Girls Grades 3-8
    • Season runs 3/20-6/11 for Grades 2-12
    • High School National Teams also play in July (Off for June due to High School Summer Leagues)
    • No practices or games over the holidays 3/25-4/2, 4/9, 5/14, 5/27-5/29

    Teams (Local and National)

    • Teams are divided up based on skill level. We place your child on the best fit team where they can grow with proper development and competition. 
    • Fielding multiple teams per grade level. Grades 2-4 teams are broken down between A (Orange), B (Black), C (White), and Developmental. Grades 5-12 teams are broken down between National, A (Orange), B (Black), C (White), and Developmental (Developmental teams are divided up evenly by skill.)
    • Teams will consist of 8-10 players per team.
    • Local teams are for grades 2-12. Tournaments are 15min-1hr from the Winnetka/Wilmette area. 
    • National teams are for Grades 5-12 (11U-17U). *Regional teams are also offered for the High School level.
    • ​There is one National team at each Grade Level 5-12 (11U-17U).  National teams compete on high level circuits such as Recruit Look Hoops, Prep Hoops, NY2LA, and various other high-level events. High School National Teams compete in NCAA Live Recruiting Events. Season includes July. *No games and practices in June due to High School Summer League.


    • NEW - Hoops4Health is now offering 3 days of practice/training for travel players. Allowing for more development and flexibility for players with other commitments. Players have the option to come 1-3x a week to best fit their schedule.
    • Hoops4Health maintains a 10:1 player to coach ratio at all times for maximum personal attention.
    • Teams practice three times a week a week in the Winnetka/Wilmette area and other surrounding locations. There are two team practices and one skills practice weekly. 
    • Practices start no earlier than 4:30PM and finish no later than 9:30PM. Younger teams practice at the earlier time slots. Team practices are 1 hour and 25 minutes long and skills practices are 1 hour long. ​

    Schedule Flexibility

    We understand there are conflicts with other spring sports, so we do our best to schedule practices/tournaments to not conflict. Also, if there are many players on one team with similar conflicts we will try and adjust the schedule accordingly.

    Tournaments and League

    • National, A (Orange), B (Black), and C (White) teams play in all Tournaments. Developmental teams play in a mix of tournaments and in house league games. 
    • Grades 2-12 local teams compete in 7 weekend tournaments consisting of 2 games either Saturday or Sunday.  
    • Grades 5-12 (12U-14U) National teams compete in 7 total events with 3 out of state tournaments.
    • Grades 9-12 (15U-17U) National teams play in 8-10 total events with 5-6 out of state tournaments.
    • *Regional High School teams compete in 7 total events with 3 out state tournaments. 
    • All the tournaments for local teams are 20min-1hr from the Winnetka/Wilmette area. 
    • All the local tournaments for National teams are 20min-1hr from the Winnetka/Wilmette area including 2 out of state tournaments. 
    • Potential tournament weekend dates are 4/1-4/2, 4/8, 4/15-4/16, 4/22-4/23, 4/29-4/30, 5/6-5/7, 5/13-5/14, 5/20-5/21, 6/3-6/4, 6/10-6/11
    • Most tournament venues charge an admission fee for spectators that ranges from $3-10 per person. 

    Professional Coaching

    All our coaches have an incredible amount of expertise and experience in coaching basketball. Each one has a passion for teaching the art of the game, offensive and defensive schemes, and the fundamentals and qualities necessary to be a great teammate and player. Their aim is for every player to bond and sync to become a strong unit who succeeds on the court as well as be great people and student athletes off the court. Sportsmanship and teamwork are a core philosophy of each of the Hoops4Health coaches. We also always stress the importance of nutrition, taking care of your mind and body, and excelling in school. ​All coaches are background checked and Hoops4Health trained. 


    All-Academic Honors

    At the end of the Winter and Spring seasons we will be select the Hoops4Health All-Academic Team. These players not only exemplify excellence on the court but most importantly off the court in the classroom where it most counts. Our emphasis on academics is extremely important. Basketball is a privilege. School always comes first. Members of the Hoops4Health All-Academic Honors will receive special medals. To be eligible to earn the Hoops4Health All-Academic Honors the player must have a minimum 3.5 GPA (A-). The most recent report card must be handed in to a Hoops4Health coach. Players 4th grade and up are eligible. 

    Nutrition Emphasis

    At Hoops4Health teaching a healthy lifestyle is as important to us as teaching basketball fundamentals. Throughout the season players will be reminded about making healthy choices and nutritional sheets will be handed out. At the beginning of the season parents will be sent a healthy food option list to discuss with their kids. During the season there will be one special week dedicated to health and wellness awareness. We will be going over healthy decisions with the kids at practices and will also have some contests and prizes that reinforce healthy lifestyle habits. 


    High School players will have multiple opportunities to play in front of various scouting services and college coaches. We have helped numerous players through the recruiting process and get the exposure needed to play at the next level. We have built a vast network of scouts and coaches through the years. Our players get maximum exposure to get recruited and continue being a student-athlete at the college level. ​​

    Spring Bulldogs Travel

    • Waiver form at the link above must be filled out prior to participation. Needs to be filled out only one time for the current year. Fill out a new waiver if any information has changed.


    We are proud to have 28 players go on to play college basketball. At Hoops4Health we are there to help each player complete their dream of playing college basketball. Over the years a number of players have gone on to play college ball at all different levels including D1, D2, D3, NAIA, and Juco. We help guide each player through the whole recruiting process. 

    ​​Program Discounts

    Hoops4Health travel players get the benefit of receiving 
    15% off all Hoops4Health Camps and Clinics for the season.



    • New Player Grades 2-12 Local Team: $1135 includes Hoops4Health Custom Uniform Package includes Reversible (Jersey/Shorts), Hoodie, Practice Jersey, and Backpack.
    • Returning Player Grades 2-12 Local Team:  $1015
    • New Player National Team Grades 5-8 and Grades 9-12 High School Regional Teams: $1605 
    • Returning Player National Team Grades 5-8 and High School Regional Teams: $1485 
    • New Player National Team Fee Grades 9-12: $2050 (includes NCAA Live Events and July - 4 Month Season - Off in June for High School Summer League)
    • Returning Player National Team Fee Grades 9-12: $1930 (includes NCAA Live Events and July - 4 Month Season - Off in June for High School Summer League)
    • *Parents cover hotel costs. There are discounted room rates. *No games and practices in June for Grades 9-12 due to High School Summer League.
    • 5% family member discount for 2 family members or more. Inquire within for coupon code.
    • Inquire within for financial assistance.

    Tryout Information

    • Tryouts will evaluate the players skills through a number of drills and games.
    • Tryout groups will be broken down by age when multiple grades. 
    • Players are expected to attend both tryouts. 
    • If you cannot attend one of the scheduled tryouts or makeup tryout, please contact us at support@hoops4health.com
    • Players should bring their own basketball to tryouts
    • Tryout Fee: $25​ (Pre-Registration Required - Deadline 3/5 - Tryout fee covers both tryouts. 


    "When I first started playing Hoops4Health in fourth grade I did not know what the newly founded program would give to me. Through a couple of practices, I learned how much the coaches at Hoops4Health actually cared about developing their players to reach their potential. As I got older, I continued to be instilled with knowledge from some great coaches throughout middle school. This is where I learned the dedication and hard work that I would need to become the player that I wanted to be. In high school my love for the program grew as I saw how hard our coaches worked to put our teams in a national schedule to get the most exposure possible. Brendan reached out to so many college coaches for all his players to try and get them all to play at the next level. I would not be the player or person I am today without Hoops4Health and am forever grateful for all the lessons that I have learned. Go Bulldogs!
    ​Brian Conaghan - New Trier High School - UW-Whitewater (D3)

    Recruiting Testimonials​

    Hoops4Health gave our athlete a place to both "show and grow." There are a lot of teams that give kids a way to be seen, but few that work on getting better as a player, a teammate, and competitor." Parents of Griffin Ryan. D1 player University of Pennsylvania and former New Trier player.