GURNEE DEMONS BASKETBALL TRAVEL TEAMS
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- PROGRAM INFO -
The Gurnee Demons Travel Team program believes that all players, regardless of talent level, should demonstrate good character, morals, family values and solid academics. This program will have a strong emphasis on skill development. All Gurnee Demons players will learn man to man defense, motion offense with extensive skill training. By the end of this season you will see improvement in your son’s basketball IQ (knowledge of the game), basketball fundamentals and skills.
The Gurnee Demons Travel Teams will have A-Level (Blue) & B-Level (White) teams at 3rd, 4th , 5th , 6th grade levels. Each grade level (Blue & White Teams) players will be split into true A-Level & B-Level Teams. The 3rd Grade (Blue & White) Teams will be split into two even teams. If there is not enough players to make 2 teams at a grade level, then we will keep 1 team at a grade level. The Gurnee Demons Coaching Staff reserves the right to move players back and forth throughout the season. Each team will have 10-11 players on each team. Every Gurnee Demons player will play in every game.
PRACTICES & SKILL TRAINING
We are committed for each team practicing at least twice a week for an hour and a half each practice to develop the players’ individual and team skills from October through December. The months of January, February and March practices will be once a week. The Blue and White teams will practice together by grade, to allow for player unity at each grade level. If there are not 2 teams at the same grade level, teams will practice with another team at a different grade level.
LEAGUE & GAMES
3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade & 6th Grade teams will play in the Play Hard Hoops Travel Feeder League. The Play Hard Hoops Travel Feeder League will take place at Woodlawn Middle School in Long Grove. The Play Hard Hoops Travel Feeder League will have the possible following communities in the league. (Barrington, Deerfield, Glenview, Hawthorne Woods, Highland Park, Lincolnshire, Long Grove, Northbrook, Vernon Hills, Wauconda, Waukegan). Most games during the season will be on Saturdays or Sundays. All teams will play at least 20 games to include 1-2 shootout/tournaments for the season. Shootouts/Tournaments will be feeder/community teams based.
THE SEASON (OCTOBER 2017-MARCH 2018)
Practices: Twice a week for October to December (1.5 hours each day) on Thursdays, Fridays and/or Sundays beginning October 22nd until December 22nd (No Practices the week of Thanksgiving, Nov. 20th-24th) After winter break, practices will resume the week of January 9th to March 16th, 2018; Practices will be once a week. Games and Tournament Play: We will begin play in December 2017 and end in March 2018. (No games or tournaments during winter break.)
This program is for any 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th grade boy who resides in Beach Park, Gurnee, Lindenhurst, and Wadsworth. (2nd Grade players are allowed to tryout for the 3rd Grade Teams.)
The Gurnee Demons Travel Teams practices will be held at Woodland School District #50 Schools, Millburn Schools and Libertyville Sports Complex.
TRYOUTS: Tryout Fee-$25.00
(Tryout fee covers both tryouts & if a player makes a team the tryout fee will go towards the Travel team fee)
GURNEE DEMONS BASKETBALL TRAVEL TEAMS COST: $425.00
($25 Tryout Fee will go toward the Team Cost, Coaches Salary, Insurance, Practices Court Rentals, 1 to 2 Practices a week, approximately 20 travel league/tournament games)
ALL NEW PLAYERS MUST PURCHASE A UNIFORM PACKAGE COST: $100.00
(Home and away uniforms and practice jersey)