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 shined in National tournaments as well as NCAA LIVE Events in Florida, 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. 

  • Waiver form at the link above must be filled out prior to participation. Needs to be filled out only one time for 9/1/18-9/1/19. Fill out a new waiver if any information has changed.

Season


  • For Boys and Girls Grades 2-12
  • Season runs March 11th through June 9th
  • No practices or games over the holidays 3/23-3/31, 4/21, 5/25-5/27



Small Roster Size


(NEW for 2019) Rosters are a maximum of 10 players guaranteed to assure each player is getting the best opportunity to play and develop their game!



Teams


  • Fielding multiple teams per grade level.
  • Teams will consist of 8-10 players per team.
  • 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.
  • Teams compete on the AAU (Amateur Athletic Union) / Travel Circuit or league and will compete against appropriate competition.
  • National teams are for Grades 8-12
  • Grades 8-12 National teams compete on the Prep Hoops Circuit  and play in 8 tournament total which includes 2-3 overnight Midwest tournaments. Season includes July. *No games and 1 practice only in June due to High School Summer League.



Practices


  • Teams practice twice a week in the Winnetka/Wilmette area and other surrounding locations.
  • Practices start no earlier than 5PM and finish no late than 9:15PM. Younger teams practice at the earlier time slots. Practices are 1 hour and 25 minutes long. 
  • Practices consist of skill development as well as building offensive and defensive schemes. Teamwork and defense are the backbone of our philosophy and is emphasized by each coach. Our goal is to build high IQ basketball players



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 / League


  • Teams play total of 18 games in one of the following formats: 6 weekend tournaments (Saturday or Sunday) consisting of 3 games each or 6 weekend league games (2 games each Saturday or Sunday) and 2 weekend tournaments (Saturday or Sunday) consisting of 3 games each.
  • Grades 8-12 National Teams compete on the Prep Hoops Circuit and have 2-3 overnight Midwest tournaments.
  • 2nd and 3rd Grade Teams play in the Joy of the Game Friday Night League. 1-2 games. They also play 2 weekend tournaments (Saturday or Sunday) consisting of 3 games each.
  • All the tournaments and League games are 20min-50min from the Winnetka/Wilmette area
  • Potential tournament weekend dates are 4/13-4/14, 4/20, 4/27-4/28, 5/4-5/5, 5/11-5/12, 5/18-5/19, 6/1-6/2, 6/8-6/9



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 is 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-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. 



COLLEGE RECRUITING


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. We have built a vast network of scouts and coaches through the years. Our players get maximum exposure to get recruited and continue being student-athlete at the college level.

Our Travel AAU Basketball program is for all players looking to develop their skills on a more competitive level. This program promotes 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, and fundamentals. Our number one priority is to improve the game of each player and teach how to play structured team basketball. "Since 2010 Hoops4Health has and continues to provide excellence in teaching youth the fundamentals of basketball. Serving the North Shore & Chicago Metropolitan Area."

FLIER


Spring Travel AAU

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.

"Such a GREAT program. This is my son's third year with Hoops4Health and he loves it. We tried it out upon other local families recommendations and I am SO glad we did. The coaching is professional yet friendly, serious yet fun. My son's skills have improved drastically over the years with Hoops4Heath. We've participated their clinics, 3v3 program, skills camps, special event programs and the AAU travel league. I recommend trying it, no matter if your child has played for a while or just picked up a Basketball! They've got you covered!" (Casey Brown, Parent)



Program Discounts


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


Fee


Includes

  • Three month season 
  • Two practices a week
  • 18 Game Season
  • Hoops4Health Custom Uniform Package includes Reversible (Jersey/Shorts), Hoodie, Practice Jersey, Shooting Shirt, Backpack, Water Bottle, T-Shirt, and Socks.  
  • New Player Fee: $1195
  • Returning 2018 Fall or 2018/2019 Winter Player Fee: $1075
  • National Team Fee Grades 8-12: $1425 (includes 2-3 overnight tournaments and July) *Parents cover hotel costs. There are discounted room rates. *No games and 1 practice only in June due to High School Summer League.
  • National Team Fee Grades 8-12 Returning Player: $1305
  • 5% family member discount for 2 family members or more. Inquire within for coupon code.
  • Inquire within for financial assistance.



Tryouts / Evaluations


  • Teams for boys and girls grades 2-12
  • There are NO CUTS. Players are evaluated and placed according to skill level. 
  • Tryouts will evaluate the players skills through a number of drills and games
  • Tryout groups will be broken down by age.
  • Players are required to attend one tryout and bring their own ball.
  • Players can come to more than one tryout.
  • If you cannot attend one of the scheduled tryouts or makeup tryout please contact Hoops4Health at support@hoops4health.com
  • Players playing on their High School team cannot tryout until their season is over. 
  • Tryout Fee: $20​ (Pre-Registration is Encouraged)

​Tryouts/Evaluations Schedule


Locations


Winnetka Bible Church (WBC)

555 Birch St. Winnetka


Winnetka Community House (WCH)

620 Lincoln Ave. Winnetka


Guerin College Prepatory High School (GPH)

8001 W Belmont Ave. River Grove, IL


2/25  WBC

4-5pm - Girls Grades 2-5

5-6pm - Boys Grades 2-4

6-7pm - Boys Grades 5-6

7-8pm - Boys Grades 7-8

8-9pm - Girls Grades 6-8


3/3 WCH

4-5pm - Girls Grades 2-5

5-6pm - Boys Grades 2-4
6-7pm - Boys Grades 5-6
7-8pm - Boys Grades 7-8
8-9pm - Girls Grades 6-8


3/4 WBC

4-5pm - Girls Grades 2-8 (only if you cant make 2/25 or 3/3)

5-6pm - Boys Grades 2-8 (only if you cant make 2/25 or 3/3)

6-7pm - Boys Grades 9-12

7-8pm - Girls Grades 9-12


3/5  WBC

5:30-6:30pm - Boys Grades 9-12

6:30-7:30pm - Girls Grades 9-12


3/7 WBC

5:30-6:30pm - Boys Grades 9-12 (only if you cant make 3/4 or 3/5)
6:30-7:30pm - Girls Grades 9-12 (only if you cant make 3/4 or 3/5)


West Suburbs


3/3 GPH

5:30-7pm - Girls Grades 6-12

7-8:30pm - Boys Grades 6-12