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Fremd Feeder

All Team's information is listed in their team app on Game Changer. If you are yet to be signed up or receive an invitation please reach out to Johanna Heffernan to get set up.


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.


  • “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




Fremd Feeder is available to  A, B & C Level players at each grade level.  There will be no more than 10 kids per team. Evaluations will be on November 2nd & 4th with rosters posted by November 7th. There will be practice twice a week with practice schedules being posted once rosters are assigned.


Register online for evaluations there is no fee due at this time until your son is placed on a roster.  Once your son is placed on a team you will then be invoiced through your account (more payment details below)

Location of Evaluations: Canlan Sports Barrington - 28156 W Northpointe Pkwy, Barrington

Evaluation #1 Evaluation #2

Tuesday, November 2nd

  • 4th, 5th & 6th Grade: 5:00-6:30pm
  • 7th & 8th Grade: 6:30-8:00pm

Thursday, November 4th

  • 4th, 5th & 6th Grade: 5:00-6:30pm
  • 7th & 8th Grade: 6:30-8:00pm


The Game Changer App is a new communication tool we have been using to reach all parents with any information throughout the season, such as practice times and locations, game times and locations, as well as communication with coach(es). This is a great way for parents to share pictures, arrange car pools etc.


The Fremd 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.


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, teams will play 9 weekends through the months of December, January and February. 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 in the Game Changer App. A tentative tournament schedule will be:

December 4-5

December 11-12

December 18-19

January 8-9

January 15-16

January 29-30

February 5-6

February 19-20

February 26-27


Please note that tournaments that we will participate in will charge a spectator entry fee. Games will be held of the weekends and there will be no weekday games.


  • $895 if players need a uniform
  • $800 if players have a uniform new as of 2020-21 season
Payment Plan for $800 Payment Plan for $895
  • $200 at time of registration
  • $200 on December 15th
  • $200 on January 15th
  • $200 on February 15th
  • $227.50 at time of registration
  • $222.50 on December 15th
  • $222.50 on January 15th
  • $222.50 on February 15th


The prices above include team play, tournaments, and practice jersey. 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. We do offer payment plans if needed; arrangements must be made 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!