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This weeekends Champions!

Congrats to the following team for winning this past weekends tournaments:

  • 2nd-3rd Grade
  • 15u Association
  • 16u Association

KESSEL HEAT NEWS

Teams still playing the weekend of June 2-3 all teams will practice Tuesday May 29th and Thursday May 31st from 5:00-7:00pm.

Hoops for the Game

05/22/2018, 9:30pm CDT
By Admin

SCHEDULES ARE POSTED ON TEAM PAGES

**REMINDER: Check back on Friday afternoon for any last minute game time/location changes

Link to tournament website: CLICK HERE

Possible Locations:

Chicago Classic - USA Youth Hoops

05/22/2018, 10:30am CDT
By Admin

SCHEDULES ARE NOW POSTED ON TEAM PAGES

**REMINDER: Check back on Friday afternoon for any last minute game time/location changes

Link to tournament website: CLICK HERE

Possible Gym Venues:
 

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New Summer Camp Just Added!!!

COACH DENNIS KESSEL'S

SHOOTING CAMP

  • When: August 6 - 10th
  • Where: Libertyville Sports Complex
  • Grade: 3rd - 11th (GIRLS ONLY)
  • Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
  • Cost: $125

Coach Kessel is recorgnized as the elite shooting coach in Northern Illinois.

His resume included training Kristian Cartwright (Northwester) Bill's daughter, John Paxon son (Drew) and was asked in 2011 to travel with the Chicago Bulls and evaluate their players jump shoots.

Coach Kessel has coahced or trained many girls playing college basketball:

Haley Gorecki (Duke), Ali Andrews (llinois), Bri Hopkins (Northwestern), Abby Kirchoff (Colorado State U), Behak Lloren (Hope College), Kelsey Schmitt (Lake Forest), Morgan Dahlstrom (Souther Indiana University), Sam Andrews (Truman State Universtiy), Angela Kirchoff & Chanel Fanter (St Xavier), Lauren Rouse (Olivette Nazarene), Alex Scrarbro (Whitewater Universtiy)

For more information or to register CLICK HERE


Summer is right around the corner...make sure to check out our summer camps!

Camp Descriptions:

Shooting & Ball Handling: This program concentrates on the breakdown of the shooting technique. Coach Dennis Kessel's shooting philosophy has proven highly successful in analyzing and improving a players shooting ability. Our coaches do not only do drills; they also break down and reinforce the proper techniques for shooting accuracy. You will also learn the proper jump shot and how to beat your man off the dribble.

Team Play Offensive Skills: These sessions allow players to perform at a more competitive level. Players will be drilled in one-on-one, two-on-two and four-on four situations. Players will learn how to use shot fakes, dribble moves and moving without the ball. These sessions are highly recommended for players who have already completed the shooting and ball handling sessions.

Please Note: Lunch break will be provided from 11:00-11:30am for kids doing the Bonus Offer and All Day Camp. Please bring your own lunch and drink. A water bottle is also suggested to bring for each day of camp.

PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN BASKETBALL WITH YOUR NAME ON IT TO SUMMER CAMP

For more information or to register CLICK HERE


Congrats to Will Tucker

Congrats to Will Tucker with a 2nd place finish in the IHSA Country Financial 3pt Showdown


Congrats to former player Lauren Rouse

Olivet Nazarene University had five student-athletes this year be honored with Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete honors, one being Lauren Rouse (SR/Mundelein, Ill.)

In order to be nominated a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and must have achieved a junior academic status.

 

Congrats to former player Morgan Dalstrom named 3rd team Academic All-American

EVANSVILLE, Ind.—University of Southern Indiana Women's Basketball senior forward Morgan Dahlstrom (Grayslake, Illinois) was named third-team Academic All-America by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Full story CLICK HERE


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