2019-2020 Fall/Winter Season

Traveling Season runs from October through February


3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th grade teams plus 7th & 8th grade girls teams typically practice twice a week.  7th & 8th grade boys teams practice once a week due to the Junior High basketball season.


3rd grade boys teams and 4th grade girls teams will play between 25-35 games.  4th - 8th grade boys teams and 5th-8th grade girls will play between 45 and 55 games (depending on their tournament performance).

The registration fee includes practice and game facilities, referee costs, tournament fees, player development skills clinic, team pictures/plaque.

Questions contact Bob Bray at bbray@ilrockets.com  


Click here for a list of Frequently Asked Questions about the Fall/Winter Traveling Program including fees and payment due dates.




2018-2019 Fall/Winter Travel Season



Important News

For questions on our boys program contact Marty Kuta at mkuta@ilrockets.com, and for our girls program contact Ted Gradel at tgradel@ilrockets.com

Our website does not require a log-in to view information and there are not individual team pages.
Your Family Account (which does require a log-in and you can access by clicking the red "CLICK HERE" button at the top left of our home page) is for you to change contact information, register for programs or make payments.


On a 70 degree day in mid-February, the Illinois Rockets 8th grade Red girls basketball team triumphed over three opponents to take the title at the FTG event at the Waukegan Fieldhouse.

Game One’s victory came at the hands of the Racine (WI) Elite.  The Rockets demonstrated strong transition offense as they pulled away to a 45-36 triumph.

Game Two against Full Package’s 8th grade squad was a slugfest, with the Rockets ending on the winning side of the 29-25 final score.

The finale featured a feeder team for Niles West High School.  The Rockets got their running game going in the second half, outscoring Niles West by 24 points for the 56-21 victory and the tourney title.

Rockets players are Kate Chaparro, Ren Gradel, Gabi Melby, Kelsey Modaff, Grace Steffen, Maggie Stutelberg and Kiara Zamar.  Not pictured are Emma Parney, Margaret Snyder and Mia Van Someren.  The Rockets are coached by Michael Scholl and Drew Ondik (not pictured).

Rockets 6 White Win Carol Stream Thanksgiving Shootout

The Rockets 6 White girls defeated the Carol Stream Panthers, Glen Ellyn Titans, and Geneva Vikings in 3 hard-fought games over the weekend to capture the Carol Stream Thanksgiving Shootout!

Rockets 8 White Shootout Champs

Congrats to our Rockets 8 White girls team—One Day Shootout Champs in Schaumburg on Saturday November 12th.  The 8 White girls defeated the LVL Lady Lakers, Lady Clippers, and Carol Stream Panthers to earn the championship.

Rockets 6 Red One Day Spooktacular Champs

Rockets 6 Red One Day Spooktacular Champs 

The Rockets 6 Red girls started the season 3-0 with an impressive showing at the One Day Spooktacular Shootout Saturday October 30th.  The Rockets scored wins against the Lancers Select, Lincolnway Xplosion, and Romeoville Lady Lightning to earn the championship. 



Rockets 2nd Annual 1000 Makes Club Sets New Record!

Rockets 2nd Annual 1000 Makes Club Sets New Record! 

The Illinois Rockets 2nd annual 1000 Makes Club was a resounding success once again!  We give our returning players the opportunity to participate on a voluntary basis, and ask them to track shots made at game speed while working out on their own during the summer. 

This year we had 41 players participate and net a combined 98,232 makes, smashing last season’s record of 70,518.  We congratulate our 2016 1000 Makes All-Star Team, the top 5 players: Taylor Mautone (10,107 Makes), Anna Perez (10,015), Ashley Perez (6,835), Grace Steffen (4,012), and Natalie Jordan (3,897).  We look forward to seeing our players break the 100k mark next summer! 


1000 Makes All-Star Team (left to right):  Taylor Mautone, Grace Steffen, Ashley Perez, Anna Perez.  Not pictured:  Natalie Jordan