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 and former New Trier player.

"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 10% off all Hoops4Health Camps and Clinics for the season.


Fee


Includes


  • Four 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: $1050 (Includes Uniform Package)
  • Returning Player Fee: $930
  • 5% family member discount for 2 family members or more. Inquire within for coupon code.
  • Inquire within for Financial Assistance


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.

​TRYOUT SCHEDULE


Location

Winnetka Community House
620 Lincoln Ave. Winnetka


10/24
10-11am - Boys Grades 2-5
11:15am-12:15pm - Boys Grades 6-8
6:45pm-7:45pm - Girls Grades 2-8

8-9pm - Boys Grades 9-12

11/1 Makeup
10-11am - Boys Grades 2-5
11:15am-12:15pm - Boys Grades 6-8
5:15pm-6:15pm - Girls Grades 2-8
6:30-7:30pm - Boys Grades 9-12

*If you cannot attend one of the scheduled tryouts or makeup tryout please contact Hoops4Health at support@hoops4health.com

Season


  • For Boys and Girls Grades 2-12
  • Season runs November-February
  • 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 (Orange) B Teams (Black and White)


Practices


  • Teams practice twice a week in the Winnetka/Wilmette area and other surrounding locations.
  • 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 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 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. At the current time AAU/Travel Tournaments are not allowed in Illinois but if this changes teams could possible play in some tournaments. 


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. 


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. 

 Winter Bulldogs Club Travel AAU

Our Bulldogs Club Travel AAU program is for all players looking to develop their skills on a more competitive level. It has risen to be one of the most respected clubs throughout the country and well known for developing players. Teams have earned local and national accolades. As well, a number of players have gone on to play High School and College basketball. 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. 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.

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.