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EVALUATIONS ARE THAT FIRST DAY OF PRACTICE FOR ALL LOCATIONS

NO CUTS EVERYONE GETS TO PLAY...ALL YOU NEED FOR EVALUATIONS IS A BALL AND AN ATTITUDE!!

All teams will practice once a week and have 4 local tournaments (schedules listed below)

  • Libertyville Sports Complex (NO PRACTICE WEEK OF JULY 4TH)
    • 2nd - 8th Grade - starting June 13th through July 25th every Wednesday
    • High School - starting June 27th through August 8th every Wednesday
  • Palatine park district & St. Nectarios (see schedule below)
    • Palatine starting on June 11th and run through July 23rd every Monday

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Libertyville Sports Complex Location:

Location Dates Grades Day Times
Libertyville Sports Complex Evaluations: June 13th / Practice June 20-July 25th 2nd through 8th (Boys & Girls) Wednesdays 4:00-6:00pm

Palatine Locations *Note: Change of Location in July

Location Dates Grades Day Times
Palatine Park District (250 E Wood St, Palatine, IL 60067) Evaluations: June 11th / Practice June 18 & 25 4th - 8th (Boys & Girls) Mondays 4:00-6:00pm
St Nectarious Church (133 S Roselle Rd, Palatine, IL 60067) Practice: July 9, 16 & 23 4th - 8th (Boys & Girls) Mondays 4:00-6:00pm

High School Practice Time/Locations

Location Dates Grades Day Times
Libertyville Sports Complex June 27th - August 8th All High School (Boys & Girls) Wednesdays 4:00-6:00pm

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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

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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 coached 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)

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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).

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