What does it take to make the cut? Our goal is to develop talented players in grades 6-8 whose strengths lie in these five key areas: Basketball IQ, Discipline, Drive, Teamwork, and Strong Fundamental Skills.
Many area High Schools organize Feeder Basketball teams of 6th-8th graders to compete against each other’s Feeder teams. The Northridge teams will play other competitive feeder schools in the Northwest suburbs. Games will be both at home (at Northridge), and away (at the other high schools). The goal is to introduce players to Northridge who may consider attending and playing at our high school. Of course, there is no obligation to apply with us in the future, and this provides a great opportunity to improve your basketball skills. Questions? Contact Coach Alan Jankowski at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (224) 422-7815.
Tryouts: Saturday November 3rd
- 6th Grade: 11:00am – 12:15pm
- 7th Grade: 12:30pm – 1:45pm
- 8th Grade: 2:00pm – 3:15pm
Ages. For students in grades 6 to 8.
The Season. Practices start inNovember, with games beginning in January and going until the end of February. The season consist of about 15‐20 games. There may also be opportunities to play in tournaments throughout the season.
Time Commitment. The Junior Knights will play a total of 4 times per week, either in practice or games. The typical week will have practice 1‐2 times a week for 1.5‐2 hours each.
Coaches. Coaches are experienced basketball coaches & former players. Our philosophy is to first develop the player’s attitude and skills. Winning is a by-product, not the ultimate focus.
Fees. $300 for the season which covers the cost of uniforms, referee fees, coaching stipends, and possible tournament fees.
Parent Volunteers. Parents will be asked to volunteer for keeping the scorebook and running the scoreboard at home games.
We look forward to having you join the Northridge Junior Knights!