Season


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


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 (Yellow) B Teams (Black and White).


Practices


  • Teams practice twice a week in the Winnetka 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. 
  • 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.
  • 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) www.northsuburbanbasketball.com if it runs this year against other community teams. 

Winnetka Coyotes Winter Travel Info

TESTIMONIALS


"At Hoops4Health, the owners and the coaches care about the children as much as the game. Their passion for the children and the game shines through the way they coach and interact. This organization instills in the kids how to care about each other, how to play as a team and to play hard whether they are winning or losing. My son has grown so much as a player and as a person since joining Hoops4Health." (Tami Gilbert, Parent)


"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)​

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

  • Four month season 
  • Two practices a week
  • 15-20 game Season
  • Custom reversible uniform, practice jersey, shooting shirt, & gym bag
  • Fee: $1050 (Includes uniform package)
  • 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 brett@hoops4health.com for other options.
  • If you live outside of Winnetka and still would like to play for the Winnetka Coyotes contact brett@hoops4health.com


Tryout Schedule


Location

Winnetka Community House

620 Lincoln Ave. Winnetka, IL


10/24
3pm-4pm - Boys Grades 3-4 (2nd Graders can tryout for the 3rd grade team).
4:15-5:15pm - Boys Grade 5

5:30-6:30pm - Girls Grades 3-5 (2nd graders can tryout for the 3rd grade team)


11/1 Makeup
3-4pm - Boys Grades 3-4 (2nd Graders can tryout for the 3rd grade team)
4-5pm - Boys Grade 5 and Girls Grades 3-5 (2nd Graders can tryout for the 3rd grade team)


*If you cannot attend one of the scheduled tryouts contact brett@hoops4health.com

Winnetka Coyotes a community based program for players looking to represent their area and play competitive basketball. Our core teaching methods build offensive and defensive team principles, skill development, and fundamentals. The Coyotes 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 number one priority is to improve the game of each player and teach how to play structured team basketball. FLYER


  • 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.

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.
  • 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 and parents must be remain social distanced and masks must be worn.
    Players on the bench will be social distanced. 
  • One parent per player allowed in the upper balcony social distanced. No one can stay in the waiting area. If siblings are participating it is still 1 parent max.
  • There will be extra time in between games to limit contact between parents/players coming and going.
  • Parents/Players must make sure their hands have been disinfected prior and after participation.
  • Players should bring the following with them: mask, bag that has their sports drink/water. Sports Drink/Water bottle should never be shared. 
  • At the conclusion of each game there wont be the traditional "hand shake" line to limit contact. Teams will gather in a circle to say "good game" with some final comments from the ref regarding the game.