SUMMER Midwest Bobcats Basketball
Dates: Monday, June 5 - Wednesday, July 19, 2023**
Join us for our next season of high-level basketball skills training & teaching!
IBCA Hall-of-Fame Coach John Ulrich's basketball program is more than just a chance to "play" basketball...
It is an education in how to compete & succeed the right way at the game that we love.
The summer session will last 7 weeks.
It will start Monday, June 5 & finish Wednesday, July 19.
Monday & Tuesday = Practice/Skills Training for ALL Athletes
Wednesday = Travel Practice ONLY
**NO practice on Mon, July 3 or Tue, July 4 for the holiday.
As usual, we will offer two options for this season:
1. Practices/Training Only (~2 practices per week).
2. Practices/Training + Travel Team (~3 practices per week plus 5 weekend tournaments).
We anticipate high numbers and spots will be limited. Priority will be given to those first registered and past participants, as well.
STEP 1: Click Here to Register Online
2-8th Grade Bobcats Travel Team $415.00 per participant (plus PayPal Fee)
2-8th Grade Practice/Training Only $275.00 per participant (plus PayPal Fee)
High School Bobcats Travel Team $265.00 per participant (plus PayPal Fee)
High School Practice/Training Only $185.00 per participant (plus PayPal Fee)
Travel Uniform (if needed) $90.00 per participant (plus PayPal Fee)
Other Payment Options
• Check (to John Ulrich)
• Venmo: @ johnulrich
• Zelle: John Ulrich, 847-217-6703
Typically ~2 practices/week are used for skill training & practice. Those playing on the travel team receive an additional team practice that will specifically prepare them for in-game situations and scenarios (see schedule below).
Players will frequently be split up based upon current skill level and not necessarily grade level. If trying out for the travel team, the first 3 weeks of practices will be used to assess which team would be most appropriate for your child, based on their current skill level. If your child is a beginner, please consider having them attend the session for one grade younger than where they are currently. Travel teams are for experienced players (except for 2nd/3rd grade). After assessing your skill level, if we do not have a travel spot for you--we will refund the travel fee & your child may continue to participate in skills training only.
Monday, June 5 - Wednesday, July 19, 2023
Days & times are subject to change, but would be communicated well in advance. It is 100% okay if you cannot make every day/session or need to leave early/come late. What is most important is that your child is in the gym as much as possible; improving their skills as a player & confidence as people.
June & July
2nd-4th Girls & 2nd Boys 3:00-4:00p
3rd-5th Boys 4:00-5:00p
5th-6th Girls 5:00-6:00p
7th-10th Girls 6:00-7:00p
6th-7th Boys 7:00-8:00p
8th-11th Boys 8:00-9:00p
Practice/Training for ALL Athletes
Team Practice every Monday & Tuesday @ Immanuel Lutheran School
Wednesday = Travel Practice ONLY
Midwest Bobcats Travel
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 highly 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!
Single-day tournaments most likely on Saturday or possibly Sunday (based on player availability) in Dundee, Schaumburg, Wheaton, Waukegan or Romeoville.
**It is okay if you cannot make every day/session or need to leave early/come late. What is most important is that your
child is in the gym as much as possible; improving their skills as a player and confidence as people.**
To register for the Spring Midwest Bobcats Basketball, please follow the directions above.
**IF your family is struggling financially and cannot afford it, PLEASE reach out and communicate that to us. We can work something out! We NEVER want money to be the reason someone that wants to be a good player cannot develop their skills!
Immanuel Lutheran School
200 N. Plum Grove Road
Palatine, IL 60067