COVID-19 Protocol


  • We follow Illinois Covid-19 guidelines under the Restore Illinois Phase 4: Revitalization All Sports 
  • Currently the state rule for youth sports is as follows: When exercising indoors, face coverings should be worn at all times, including while exercising or participating in practices or competition.
  • Masks are mandatory for parents and players.
  • Each participant will be given a quick screening. A contact free temperature check and question about any “feeling sick” symptoms of the last 24 hours. Player must be symptom free and have a temperature under 100.4 to participate.
  • 1 parent spectator allowed in the balcony social distanced.
  • Parents/Players must make sure their equipment/basketball and hands have been disinfected prior and after participation.
  • Players should have the following: mask, a bag that has their sports drink/water and basketball. Sports Drink/Water bottle should never be shared.
  • 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.
  • Players should bring their own ball to camp.

Season


  • For Boys Grades 6-8
  • Season runs Nov-Feb
  • No practices or games over holidays and Winter Break


Teams


  • Fielding one A and one B team per grade level.
  • Teams will consist of 8-12 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.
  • Team will compete in Intra Squad Games and/or Feeder in House League games until Illinois allows the travel component which is now restricted under the Phase 4 Guidelines. 


Practices


  • Teams practice twice a week at St. Joseph High School and other surrounding schools.
  • 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


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. ​


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.


Fee


Includes

  • Three month season 
  • Two practices a week
  • 18 Game Season
  • Custom Reversible (Jersey/Shorts)
  • Fee: $725
  • 5% family member discount for 2 family members or more. Inquire within for coupon code.
  • Inquire within for financial assistance.


Tryouts


  • 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 both tryouts 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 us at support@hoops4health.com
  • Tryout Fee: $20​ (Pre-Registration is Encouraged)

​Tryouts Schedule


Location

St. Joseph High School
1840 S Mayfair Ave.
Westchester, IL 60154


10/18

5-6:30pm Boys Grades 6-8


10/25

5--6:30pm Boys Grades 6-8

St. Joseph Jr. Chargers Feeder provides competitive basketball for students 6th-8th grade. St. Joes High School is known for its high level academics and historic basketball program. St. Joes has amassed State Championship teams, numerous greats and Mcdonalds All Americans who went on to play college and professional such as Isiah Thomas, and legendary Hall of Fame coach Gene Pingatore. The famous documentary Hoops Dreams chronicled St. Joes basketball. The feeder program will be focused on developing players in the area of team dynamics, fundamentals, and basketball IQ.

FLIER

Winter Jr. Chargers Feeder