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2017-18 Fremd Feeder

Welcome to the Fremd Feeder Basketball Program


Fremd Feeder Basketball Program is designed to prepare young basketball players to play High School Basketball at Fremd. The organization provides instruction, practices and competitive basketball training to prepare young boys from fifth through eighth grade. This is a non-for-profit program. The philosophy is to teach the fundamentals of the game at an elevated level and foster a love of basketball in a competitive environment.

Boys Fremd Feeder Tryouts:

Tryouts will be held at Fremd High School on Sunday October 29th and Sunday, November 5th, it is encouraged to attend both tryouts but not mandatory. These are free tryouts to any potential Fremd high school child.  We are looking to field one A and one B team at grades 4th/5th through 8th.  No more then 10 players on a team and NO PARENT COACHES. Once the rosters are posted we will start practice the week of November 6th.  

  • Tryout Times:
    • 4th/5th Grade: 2:00-3:15pm
    • 6th Grade: 3:15-4:30pm
    • 7th Grade: 4:30-5:45pm
    • 8th Grade: 5:45-7:00pm

To register for 2017-18 Boys Fremd Feeder Click Below:

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We have secured gym time at Fremd high school for 80 percent of the practices.  We will be using the East Shelf gym and South gym.  For the few practices that are not at the high school they will be in the Palatine area.  Always check your son’s team page on, under the Fremd feeder tab, for practice information.  There will be one and a half hour practice a week. 


We will have one and a half hour skills session a week.  Illinois High School coaches Hall of Famer Dennis Kessel will instruct these classes.  Coach Kessel is widely regarded as the best shooting coach around.  He prides himself in training many of the top LAKE COUNTY athletes.  Included in that group were former Chicago Bulls, Bill Cartwright's daughter as well as John Paxson's son.  In 2011 he was asked to travel with the Chicago Bulls to critique and evaluate all players shooting.  


I am very excited to announce our coaching staff.  These coaches have been hand picked by myself and you are getting GREAT coaches. 

  • Coach Neil Fraser: Previously played basketball for Lake Zurich high school.  Coach Fraser has also played the competitive AAU circuit for Kessel Heat and other top programs around Lake County.  Has been coaching with Kessel Heat since graduating High School in the year of 2014.  Neil Fraser is currently enrolled at College of Lake County and is aspiring to be a business teacher and a varsity basketball coach.
  • Coach Manny Casas: Manny Casas played at Grayslake Central and also played for Kessel Heat program while in high school. He is an elite skills trainer as well as a big man and strength instructor. Most recently he has coached 7th and 8th grade feeder teams for Grayslake Central as well as coached Kessel AAU since 2015.
  • Coach Dennis Kessel: Coach Kessel is the former head varsity basketball coach at Mundelein High School. He is one of the premier teachers of the game in the Chicagoland area. Coach Kessel has conducted basketball camps throughout the United States for over 45 years and has developed a teaching system that enhances players' skills in all facets of the game.


Our mission is to develop each and every player in the Fremd Feeder program.  Each kid will play in the first half and the 2nd half.  The last 5 minutes it's up to the coach’s discretion on who he decides will play in the end of the game.  Please respect the coach’s decisions.  If you have an issue with anything please approach the coach in a timely and respectable manner.  If it is something you would rather talk to me about then please email me at  


We will be playing all games on the weekends.  These will consist of feeder tournaments in the Palatine, Arlington Heights, and Libertyville area.  Please note that exact game times do not come out until the middle of the week that they are playing. All game times will be posted on, under the Fremd feeder tab, which on that tab will have team pages for each team. Schedule coming soon!


If you purchased a uniform last season you will not need another one. If you are new to the program you will need a new uniform which is an additional $125.


Cost is $725 plus $125 ($850) for a new uniform and practice jersey. Please bring payment to the first practice.  All Checks will be made payable to Kessel's Training.  We do offer payment plans if needed.  Arrange those directly with Kyle Kessel 847-406-7989 or

We are very excited to work with your son in the near future and look forward to a successful Winter basketball season!


  • “After having all of my kids play for Kessel Heat we as a family can’t be happier with our children’s development. The program focuses on four key aspects for development ball handling, passing, defense, and speed of play. All of my kids have really enjoyed working with different coaches and trainers from the Kessel Heat program.” – Rick Schoffstall
  • “My two sons both started with Kessel basketball in 5th grade. They learned the game the right way from Kyle Kessel and his coaches. Fundamentals, defense and teamwork are the princeples heavily stressed by the Kessel staff. In my opinion, there is no better teacher of the game at this level than Illinois Coaching Hall of Famer, Coach Dennis Kessel. He works on skills in practice and stresses those same skills in the game. My son’s now play basketball at Fremd High School and they hold those same principles to this day. If your child is serious about getting better at basketball and learning from the top coaches in Illinois, I would strongly recommend the Kessel program. – Keith Martin
  • “My three boys (age 15, 15, and 12) have been enrolled in the Kessel year round basketball program for the past eight years. Under Kyle’s and Dennis’s tutelage, as well as other NCAA certified coaches within the Kessel program, my sons have developed basketball skills and knowledge that have allowed them to successfully compete both at the grade school and high school levels. I have found the Kessel program to be not only large enough to accommodate and teach basketball fundamentals to both the recreational and advanced player, but also small enough to where you and your child are treated like family. The Kessel program has provided the stability, quality coaching and encouragement for a young player to develop his or her basketball skills to its potential. It is up to the individual player, through dedication and practice, as to which level he or she wants to compete as a basketball player.” – Andrew Smyros