Director of the Mundelein Feeder program is Hall of Fame coach Dennis Kessel, former head Varsity Basketball coach for Mundelein High School and son IBCA Hall of Fame player Kyle Kessel who played for Mundelein High School. With their level of experience and knowledge for the game they are eager to pass it on to the younger players to prepare them with the fundamentals to make them successful and competitive basketball players.
Our main focus is to provide an opportunity for young boys that will attend Mundelein High School to participate in an organized competitive basketball program. Teams are formed at each grade level from 5th-8th. Boys and girls compete separately against other teams in the area and even conference. Our first priority is to help your son improve their skills, build their confidence and become competitive in a game setting. With our great coaching staff and high level of organization we believe we can create a positive basketball experience for all involved.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE
Boys that live in district #120 and plan to attend Mundelein H.S. are invited to play Mustang Feeder Basketball. If you have limited experience, but enjoy basketball and are ready to learn, please join us.
Register online before the day of tryouts so we can have an idea of the numbers for each age group.
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Our 2019–20 season tryouts will be held at Mundelein High School (1350 W Hawley St, Mundelein, IL 60060) at the following dates and times:
Friday, November 1st
4th, 5th & 6th Grade
7th & 8th Grade
Our directors and boy’s coaches will be on hand to speak with you and answer questions.
There will be NO try out fee for Mundelein Feeder Basketball Try-Outs. New players should not feel intimidated. We have many players that are new to the game. Please bring your son and we can discuss their level of play one on one.
Please make sure to bring a basketball, wear appropriate basketball attire, bring water or a sports beverage and be ready to learn. Each boy will be evaluated upon skill level, experience and attitude. We are looking to put together an A and B teams of roughly 10 players this will ensure ample amount of playing time for all involved. The exact number of teams/players we will have will depend on the number of players who try out.
All Players that choose to participate in MHS Feeder are encouraged to attend all team functions, which include all practices and games from November – mid March. We understand everyone has a busy schedule and will miss some team functions. However, if you are constantly missing team functions playing time may be adjusted accordingly.
The MHS Feeder program prides itself on our coaching staff. With their basketball experience and overall knowledge of the game we believe they can make every players experience a positive one. Each team will have a head coach and possibly an assistant coach. Each coach will be in contact with the team on a weekly basis addressing practices, games and tournament schedules.
Parents will be expected to assist the coaches with score keeping, arranging team activities, and encouraging all the players on each team.
The head coach will determine playing time. Please note that all players will get a chance to participate in EVERY game. However, when the game is on the line the coach will play the players who are producing the most in that particular game. Playing time may also be determined by each player’s attitude towards the team, participation and overall sportsmanship.
We will be playing all games on the weekends. 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 http://www.kesselstraining.com, under the Mundelein feeder tab, which on that tab will have team pages for each team. See tentative schedule dates below, some dates may change depending on what team your son is on:
Please note that some tournaments that we will participate in may charge a spectator entry fee. Games will be held of the weekends and there will be no weekday games.
Each team will have two-practice session per week. When all teams are put together a practice schedule will be issued on each players team page which will be located on our website under the Mundelein Feeder Tab. Practices for the most part will be held Monday – Thursday starting in November. Practices are held locally at Fremont schools.
FEES & PAYMENTS
The MHS Feeder Basketball fee
· $550 if your player does not need a new uniform (*New as of 2018-19 season)
· $650 if you will need a uniform
This fee will include team practices, games, tournament fees, referees, league fees and coaching stipends. All Checks will be made payable to Kessel's Training, or we will also have a link to pay online with options to pay in full or payment plan.