• For Boys and Girls Grades 3-5 (2nd Graders can tryouts)
  • Season runs November-early March
  • No practice or games over holidays 11/25-11/29, 12/19-1/3, 1/18


  • Fielding multiple teams per grade level.
  • Teams will consist of 8-11 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. A Teams (Green) B Teams (Black and White).


  • Teams practice twice a week in the Wilmette area
  • Practices start no earlier than 4:30PM and finish no later than 9:15PM. Younger teams practice at the earlier time slots. Practices are 1 hour and 20 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
  • ​Due to the new State Mandate practices will be No Contact and Social Distanced. Masks Mandatory.

Schedule Flexibility

We understand there are conflicts with other winter 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


  • Teams will play 15-20 games.
  • Most Games will be either Saturday or Sunday and sometimes during the week. 
  • All Home games will be played at the Winnetka Community House and Away games are 20min-50min from the Winnetka/Wilmette area.
  • Potential game dates are TBA. Teams will play a combination of intrasquad games, In House Travel League Games, and scheduled games against other local clubs. 
  • Teams will possibly play in the North Suburban Basketball League (NSBL) if it runs this year against other community teams. 

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. 



  • Four month season
  • Two practices a week
  • 15-20 games
  • Custom reversible uniform, practice jersey, Hoodie, & backpack. New gear for the 2020-2021 season. 
  • Games and Practices (Inc. Uniform package) - $1050
  • Practice Only (Inc. Uniform Package) - $775
  • 5% family member discount for 2 family members or more. Inquire within for coupon code. 

Tryout Information

  • Tryouts will evaluate the players skills through a number of drills and games.
  • Tryout groups will be broken down by age.
  • Players are only to to attend one tryout and should NOT bring a basketball with to tryouts.
  • Tryout Fee: $20 (Pre-Registration Only - No at the door signups)
  • Deadline to register for tryouts is 10/22. If you missed the deadline to sign up for tryouts contact for other options.
  • If you live outside of Wilmette and still would like to play for the Wilmette Wolves contact

Tryout Schedule


Winnetka Community House

620 Lincoln Ave. Winnetka, IL


12:30-1:30pm - Boys Grades 3-4 (2nd Graders can tryout for the 3rd grade team).

1:45pm-2:45pm - Boys Grade 5

11/1 Makeup

12:30-1:30pm - Boys Grades 3-4 (2nd Graders can tryout for the 3rd grade team).
1:45pm-2:45pm - Boys Grade 5 *Moved to 10-11am

*If you cannot attend one of the tryouts please contact for other options

COVID-19 Protocol

  • We follow Illinois Covid-19 guidelines under the Restore Illinois Phase 4: Revitalization All Sports as well as the most recent state mandate of no contact basketball. 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. No contact permitted. Social distanced.​
  • 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.
  • Each participant will be given a quick screening prior to participation. 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.
  • When entering the Winnetka Community House participants are to stay on the designated red stickers which start below the gym stairway until instructed to enter by the coach.
  • Winnetka Community House  - 14 parents max allowed in the upper balcony social distanced and must sit in the designated marked spots. No one can stay in the waiting area. If siblings are participating it is still 1 parent max. First 7 parents children listed on the roster and then rotates. 
  • Fleetwood and Northfield - 14 parents max allowed - standing room only social distanced. If siblings are participating it is still 1 parent max. First 7 parents children listed on the roster and then rotates. 
  • For Fleetwood and Northfield Community Center - players stay outside the gym social distanced until the coach instructs them to enter.
  • Parents must oversee/remind players to make sure their hands have been disinfected prior and after participation.
  • Players should bring the following with them: basketball, mask, bag that has their sports drink/water. Sports Drink/Water bottle should never be shared. 

Wilmette Wolves Winter Travel Info


My sons love Hoops4Health! The travel program, 3 on 3 league, skills clinics and summer camps have helped my 3rd grader and 5th grader grow as basketball players while having fun with friends. The coaches focus not only on skills, but also on sportsmanship and teamwork. (Laura Resis, Parent)

"Thanks for all you do Hoops4Health. Playing for Hoops4Health was a fantastic experience for my son. You guys run a 1st class organization." (Barlow Alleruzzo III, Parent)​

  • 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.

Wilmette Wolves is a community based program that began in 2004. It has been a staple and tradition in the Wilmette community for players looking to represent their area and play competitive basketball. The program is for players looking to develop their skills on a more competitive level. The Wolves promotes sportsmanship, teamwork, friendship, hard work, discipline, 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. FLYER