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2020-2021 Team Information

For tryout times and location click HERE

Tryout Registration Now Closed

Questions regarding teams should be emailed to: jbalis@ignitehoops.com

Season: High School age groups will start Sept 15 and end Nov 15 and consist of 3 teams for boys, 9th (15U), 10th (16U) and a varsity team of 11th (17U) and 12th (18U) combined. For girls there will be a 9th (15U) and 10th (16U) team. If there is no High School season or a limited season due to IHSA guidelines, there will be an option to continue playing in 2 month increments up to mid March. For the 3rd-8th grade season (5th-8th for girls), we will start October 15th and run for 2-3 month increments up to mid March.

Practices: 2xs per week for 1 hour and 15 minutes each practice. Practice #1 is skill development, drills, strength and conditioning work. Practice #2 is all intra-team scrimmaging.

Pods: Pods will be formed of 20-25 players for a two month duration with priority given to current players to re-register for the next 2 month segment. Each pod will have 2-3 coaches. To register for a tryout to be considered for a pod there will be a form to fill out.

At Your Hoop Training

An Ignite coach comes to you! This is great opportunity to get a group of friends together for a challenging and inspiring outdoor workout at your home! Coaches just need a driveway with a hoop and a group who comes ready to work. These workouts will range from beginner to advanced and customized for age and areas of basketball the group wants to focus on. We have coaches ready for both basketball skill and strength workouts. 

Details: Group size must be between 4-8 and the cost is $20/player for a 1 hour session. Small group training is open to grades 3rd-High School. 

To get started and to set up a session please contact: amy@ignitehoops.com

Book your slot soon - limited availability for some coaches. 

Coaches available for At Your Hoop Training:

Jana Balis - Former college and high school coach, coached youth through professional athletes for 20+ years - limited availability 

Glenn Olson - Niles North Head Coach, coached youth through professional athletes for 20+ years - limited availability 

Cody Neidenbach - Strength Coach, certified personal trainer, extensive experience with middle school, high school and professional athletes - limited availability 

Tyler Guest - Current college basketball player, experience coaching Ignite teams and training. 

Mark Milligan - Head Freshman Coach at St. Viator High School, experience coaching Ignite Fire League teams and training.

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1. We Will Be Better - Basketball Skill Development in 20 minute workouts and short spurt drills vetted, compiled and created by our group of Lead Coaches. 

2. We Will Be Stronger - Strength Exercises sport specific to basketball by our Director of Strength Cody Neidenbach.

3. We Will Be Smarter - A library of games to watch, enjoy and help you grow in your basketball IQ.

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