Hall of Fame Coach
SPRING Midwest Bobcats Basketball
Dates: Monday, March 20 - Wednesday, May 24, 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 spring session will last 9 weeks.
It will start Monday, March 20 & finish Wednesday, May 24.
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
Bobcats Travel Team $415.00 per participant (plus PayPal Fee)
Practice/Training Only $265.00 per participant (plus PayPal Fee)
Travel Uniform (if needed) $75.00 per participant (plus PayPal Fee)
Other Payment Options
• Check (to John Ulrich)
• Venmo: @ johnulrich
• Paypal: https://www.paypal.me/johnulrichbasketball?locale.x=en_US
• 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, March 20 - Wednesday, May 24, 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.
As of now, this is our spring schedule:
Training Sessions/Travel Try-Outs
Group 1: 2nd-5th Girls & 2nd Boys 4:00-5:00p
Group 2: 3rd-5th Boys 5:00-6:00p
Group 3: 6th-7th Boys 6:00-7:00p
Group 4: 6th-10th Girls 7:00-8:00p
Group 5: 8th-10th Boys 8:00-9:00p
3/20, 22, 27, 29 @ Falcon
4/5, 12, 19, 26 @ Falcon
4/10 @ Camelot
5/3, 10, 17, 24 @ Falcon
5/8, 15, 22 @ Camelot
Team Practice every Monday or Tuesday (beginning 4/10) @ Immanuel, St. Mark, Pioneer or Camelot: Times TBD, pending discussion with individual teams. Please plan on 1.5 - 2 hour team practices.
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
2195 N. Hicks Road
Palatine, IL 60074
1005 E. Suffield Drive
Arlington Heights, IL 60004