Vipers (3rd-6th) and Thunder (4th-6th) are for participants looking for more competitive basketball. Players in 7th and 8th grade who will be attending Wheaton North or Wheaton Warrenville South will be playing in our feeder program.
The Wheaton Park District’s goal is to provide Wheaton North and Wheaton Warrenville South players with high fundamental and skill development in a competitive atmosphere while emphasizing safety, fun, and sportsmanship.
Tryouts will be held at the end of August and hosted by All In Athletics. We offer two dates for tryouts to accommodate all participant’s schedules. Both sessions are not mandatory, but we highly recommended attendance at both if possible.
Teams will be selected after tryouts are completed. Evaluations are done by All In Athletics who evaluate dribbling, shooting, defense, and basketball IQ. Teams will then be split up into A, B, or C teams depending on the amount of players during tryouts.
Teams will receive 14-18 league games through the DYTBL depending on how many teams are in that division. Teams will also be entered into tournaments, shootouts, and playoffs throughout the season to get each team a minimum of 25 total games. All teams make the playoffs which will end the season in late February or early March.
Player cost will cover DYTBL team fee, uniforms (practice uniform, warmup shirts, coaches gear, home & away jersey/shorts), tournaments, shootouts, officiating, and practices/games space. Feeder teams’ cost will also include payment for paid coaches.
All In Athletics is the largest travel basketball program in Illinois and one of the biggest in the nation based out of Deerfield, Illinois. All coaches either have playing or coaching experience and are committed to teaching players that will elevate their basketball skills. All staff are USA youth basketball licensed coaches.
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