Junior Patriot Feeder Basketball Information
 
Program Goals:
Goal #1: Provide an opportunity for 6th-8th grade boys and girls that reside in District 125 to participate in a competitive basketball program.
 
 
Goal #2: Teach fundamental offensive and defensive skills, teamwork, and sportsmanship.


Try-out Information:
         
Dates: Sunday, November 4th and Sunday, November 11th, 2012      
Location: Stevenson High School Field House      
Times: 8th Grade Try-Outs
12:00 PM
to
1:30 PM
  7th Grade Try-Outs
1:45 PM
to
3:15 PM
  6th Grade Try-Outs
3:30 PM
to
5:00 PM
         
  The try-out is free.   Players need to bring a basketball.
   
  Players are encouraged to attend both try-out sessions.
  Each team will consist of 12 players
  NOTE: 8th grade BOYS will have both an "A" team and a "B" team.
  All players will be notified of try-out results the day after their final try-out
 

Players will be evaluated in the following categories: Hustle, speed, listening skills, quickness, rebounding, defensive skills, passing and shooting.

Cost: The program fee is $575.00. This includes a warm-up shirt.
Uniforms are provided but must be returned at the end of the season. The try-out is free.
  Payments must be made at the parent meeting after final selections have been made.
Coaches: The coaches are hired by the PREP Department at Stevenson High School
Practices
and Games
Each team will play approximately 30 games and have approximately 20 practices. The season runs from mid-November to mid-March. Exact dates and times of practices and games will not be determined until December. There will often be games and practices on the weekends.
Commitment: If your son or daughter makes the team, they must be committed to coming to all Junior Patriot games and practices. If they choose to play on other travel teams, the Junior Patriot practices and games take precedence over all other teams the player is on!
   
Warm Up Clinic:
6th, 7th and 8th grade GIRLS
This clinic will give you a chance to improve your skills prior to feeder tryouts. In addition, we will show you the drills used in tryouts and the offensive and defensive concepts used throughout the season.
The clinics will be run by the Stevenson coaches and there will be scrimmages as well.
Please bring your own labeled basketball to the clinic.
Dates: Sunday, October 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th
Location: Stevenson High School Sports Center
Times: 6:00-7:30 PM
Fee: $20 for the entire four-week clinic. REGISTER HERE
 
6th, 7th and 8th grade BOYS
This clinic will give you a chance to improve your skills prior to feeder tryouts. In addition, we will show you the drills used in tryouts and the offensive and defensive concepts used throughout the season.
The clinics will be run by the Stevenson coaches and there will be scrimmages as well.
Please bring your own labeled basketball to the clinic.
Dates: Sunday, October 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th
Location: Stevenson High School Sports Center
Times: 7:30-9:00 PM
Fee: $20 for the entire four-week clinic. REGISTER HERE


Frequently Asked Questions:
Does my son or daughter need to attend both try-outs?
No.  But attending both try-out sessions is preferred if possible.
Please bring YOUR OWN BASKETBALL to try-outs.
Will there be practices and games over Thanksgiving break and Winter break?

We may have a game or two during winter break and we will practice during both breaks. 
There are no mandatory practices or games over break

(we will not penalize a player for visiting family during these breaks)

How will my son or daughter be contacted about whether or not they made the team?
At try-outs, they will be given a website they can go to OR they may be called directly by the coach.  This is up to the individual coach.  They will find out within 24 hours after the last try-out session.
What teams are on our schedule?
We play teams from Lake County and Northern Cook County.  We will play in 3 tournaments.
What time are practices?  Where are practices held?
Practices will be held at Stevenson High School whenever we can get the gym.  During the week practices will start as early as 7:00 PM and end as late as 10:00 PM.  Weekend times vary.
Are the families responsible for getting the players to and from all games and practices?
Yes. There are NO BUSES for the Junior Patriots games and practices.
Whom do I contact if I have further questions?

Timothy Tomaso
PREP Coordinator

ttomaso@d125.org

You Must Register In Order To Try-out! 
Please click on the following link in order to register.