The Illinois Rockets has been the premier youth travel basketball club in the Naperville area and Chicago’s western suburbs since 2000.  Our coaches emphasize quality skill development and prepare our players for the next level!


 

HS Tryouts

Illinois Rockets Girls Spring/Summer 2016 HS Tryouts

Tryout Dates and Times: 

  • » 1st Session:  Saturday 2/27, 5:00-7:00pm
  • » Callbacks:  Sunday 3/6, 4:00-5:30pm

Location:  Benet Academy main gym, 2200 Maple Ave. Lisle, IL

Eligibility:  Tryouts are open to current sophomores, freshmen, and 8th graders.

Registration:  Online registration is open.  Please click in the “Account Login” box on our website where it says “Parents/Players/Coaches Click Here” to access your Sports Pilot account (or create one).

FAQ’s:  To access our HS FAQ page please click here.  Further questions?  Email Jim Schramek at jimschramek@gmail.com or Drew Ondik at dondik@ilrockets.com

Grade School Girls

Illinois Rockets Spring 2016 Grade School Girls Tryouts

Tryout Dates:  Monday 2/29 and Thursday 3/3

Location:  Supreme Courts, 888 S. Frontenac St., Aurora

Times:  Current 4th & 5th grade, 5:15-6:45pm.  Current 6th & 7th grade, 6:45-8:15pm

Registration:  Online registration is open.  Please click in the “Account Login” box on our website where it says “Parents/Players/Coaches Click Here” to access your Sports Pilot account (or create one).

FAQ’s:  To access our grade school FAQ doc, click here.  Further questions?  tgradel@ilrockets.com

**Information on our HS Girls Tryouts (current 8th, 9th, and 10th) will be posted soon!**

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Shootout Champs

Rockets 5 Red and 5 White Shootouts Champs!

The Illinois Rockets Girls 5 Red and 5 White teams both won shootouts on Saturday January 9th.  

The 5 Red girls team won in Dekalb at the NIU shootout. The girls played teams from Orland Park, Clinton and Bloomington-Normal. The Rockets won each game by double digits, but more impressive than that, the girls averaged 9 assists and 17 steals per game during the shootout.

The 5th grade white team won their 4th tournament of the season as they went 3-0 in Schaumburg to win the "Keep Calm and One Day" shootout. They beat the STC Rebels 17-12, Wheaton Thunder 25-8, and a 5/6 Downers Grove Wolfpack 15-14. 

Congrats to the Rockets 5th grade girls!

        
     
Rockets 5R    Rockets 5W 

Rockets Girls 8 Red

ILLINOIS ROCKETS BEST THREE OPPONENTS TO WIN ONE DAY SHOOTOUT


Playing in a One Day Shootout Event at Wheaton Academy on January 2nd, the Illinois Rockets 8th grade girls basketball team breezed past three opponents on the way to the tournament title.

After dispatching a couple of game opponents in the Geneva Vikings and the South Bend Elite, the Rockets squared off with the Mercury Elite in the championship game.  After leading at halftime by 9 points, the Rockets got the engine running on both the defensive and offensive ends in the second half, as they ran off to a convincing 45 – 26 victory.

The Rockets are now 21 – 6 on the season.  Players are Ashley Berry, Sheila Hogan, Brooke Schramek, Allison Forney, Nicole Kwilocz, Kendall Holmes, Katie Schneider, Caroline Jakaitis, Erin Spahn and Emma Nawara.  The Rockets are coached by Drew Ondik and Matt Crilly.




ILLINOIS ROCKETS SNAG 8TH GRADE GIRLS TOURNEY TITLE


Playing in a One Day Shootout Event in Lake Barrington on December 13th, the Illinois Rockets 8 Red girls basketball team breezed past three opponents on the way to the tournament title.


After easily defeating Palatine and Cary-Grove while playing some of their best basketball of the season, the Rockets squared off with a very game Geneva Vikings squad in the championship game.  After trailing at halftime and being knotted up at 23 apiece with 7 minutes remaining, the Rockets went on 16-0 run to propel themselves to a convincing 43 – 25 victory.

The Rockets are now 14 – 4 on the season.  Players are Ashley Berry, Sheila Hogan, Brooke Schramek, Allison Forney, Nicole Kwilocz, Kendall Holmes, Katie Schneider, Caroline Jakaitis, Erin Spahn and Emma Nawara.  The Rockets are coached by Drew Ondik and Matt Crilly.



 

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