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IBCA Hall-of-Fame Coach John Ulrich's

Basketball Skills Training 

& Midwest Bobcats Travel Basketball 

Come join our tradition of high-level basketball that teaches the best basketball fundamentals

in a hard-working & fun environment! Please register here


We offer year-round group training and teams.

Every season we offer two options:

Option 1: Practices/Training Only (~2 practices per week)

Option 2: Practices/Training + Travel Team (~2-3* practices per week plus 5 weekend tournaments)

*Those playing on the travel team receive an additional team practice that will specifically prepare them for in-game situations and scenarios.

Exact dates are posted when registration opens 1-2 months before the start of that season.

Typical months of each season (usually ~8 weeks):

Spring: March - May

Summer: June - July

Fall: September - November

Winter: December - February

Players will frequently be split up based upon current skill level and not necessarily grade level. If your child is a beginner, please have them register and attend the session for one grade younger than where they are currently.

If hoping to play on one of our teams, the first couple weeks of practices will be used to assess which team would be most appropriate for your child, based on their current skill level. Teams are typically for experienced players (except for 3rd grade). After assessing your skill level, if we do not have a travel spot for you, we will refund the travel fee and your child may continue to participate in skills training only.

Midwest Bobcats Travel Basketball 

Those playing travel will play in one-day tournaments on either Saturday or Sunday (based on player availability). As we have done in the past, we will use the first half of the session to focus on skill development and team preparation. The second half of the session, we will play in competitive tournaments. The reason for this is that players improve way more during practice than during games and our main goal is to help players get better!

 

Games

Single-day tournaments, most likely on Saturday or possibly Sunday (based on player availability) in Dundee, Schaumburg, Wheaton, Waukegan or Romeoville. **Our elite-level teams will occasionally enter regional and national level tournaments in a variety of locations (Milwaukee, Louisville, Indiana, etc.).

 

Cost

Cost can change per season and is based on gym rental fees, tournament entry fees and length of season. The registration link for the current season will have the exact cost, but these are approximate costs based on past seasons:

Practice/Training Only = Approximately $275-$295

Practice/Training + Bobcat Travel Team = Approximately $430-$460

Travel Uniform (if needed) = Approximately $90-$120

If your family is struggling financially and cannot afford to play, PLEASE reach out and communicate to us. We can work something out! We NEVER want money to be the reason a child who wants to be good cannot develop their skills. We can offer payment plans and/or need-based scholarships.

Practice Locations

Immanuel Lutheran School

200 N. Plum Grove Rd.

Palatine, IL 60067

Falcon Park Recreation Center

2195 N. Hicks Rd.

Palatine, IL 60074

Palatine Park District (Community Center)

250 E Wood St.

Palatine, IL 60067

Pioneer Park

500 S. Fernandez Ave.

Arlington Heights, IL 60005

Camelot Park Community Center

1005 E. Suffield Dr.

Arlington Heights, IL 60004

Buehler YMCA

1400 W. Northwest Hwy.

Palatine, IL 60067


St. Mark Lutheran Church Center

200 S. Wille St.

Mt. Prospect, IL 60056

Please reach out with any questions, concerns or comments!

We are looking forward to another GREAT season with you and your child.

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