Season


  • For Boys and Girls Grades 3-5 (2nd Graders can tryout)
  • Season runs November-early March
  • No practice or games over holidays 11/22-11/28, 12/20-1/2, 1/17


Teams


  • 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).


Practices


  • Teams practice twice a week in the Winnetka/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


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


League/Games


  • Teams will play 15-20 games.
  • Games will take place on the weekends (Saturday or Sunday). 
  • Teams will play in the North Suburban Leagues and/or travel tournaments. 
  • All games are 20min-1hr from the Winnetka/Wilmette area
  • Potential game dates are 12/4-12/5, 12/11-12/12, 1/8-1/9, 1/15-1/16, 1/22-1/23, 1/29-1/30, 2/5-2/6, 2/12-2/13, 2/19-2/20, 2/26-2/27, 3/5-3/7. 

Testimonials


"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 an 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)

​"Hoops for Health has been great for my sons development in his basketball skills and, more importantly, his learning of how to play the game correctly. The coaches develop players in all aspects of the game to become an all around better player, teammate and person." (Alex Erickson, Parent)​

​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.


Program Discounts


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


Fee


Includes

  • Four month season 
  • Two practices a week
  • 15-20 game Season
  • New Player Fee: $1050 includes Custom Uniform (Reversible (Jersey/Shorts), Hoodie, Practice Jersey, and Backpack)
  • Returning Player Fee: $930
  • 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 bring a basketball with to tryouts.

  • Tryout Fee: $20 (Pre-Registration Only - No at the door signups)
  • Deadline to register for tryouts is 10/27. If you missed the deadline to sign up for tryouts contact brett@hoops4health.com for other options.
  • If you cannot attend one of the tryouts please contact brett@hoops4health.com for other options.


Tryout Schedule


Location
Winnetka Community House
620 Lincoln Ave. Winnetka, IL

10/28
5-6pm - Boys Grade 3 (2nd Graders can tryout for the 3rd grade team).
6-7pm - Boys Grade 4
7-8pm - Boys Grade 5

10/30 Makeup
12-1pm - Boys Grade 3 (2nd Graders can tryout for the 3rd grade team).
1-2pm - Boys Grade 4
2-3pm - Boys Grade 5

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.


Online Playbook & Drills (NEW)


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.


Covid Protocol


  • We follow Illinois Covid-19 guidelines set forth by the CDC and IDPH.
  • Masks are mandatory for everyone including all participants and spectators including those that are vaccinated.
  • Parents must oversee/remind players to make sure their hands and basketball have been disinfected prior and after participation.

Wilmette Wolves Winter Travel Info

  • 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