Registration for the 2021-22 Season is now closed.
Good luck to all teams!
Due to rising Covid numbers and participation, the 2022 Winter Roundball tournament has been cancelled.
We hope everyone has a safe and healthy holiday season.
Elmhurst Airborne is currently working to secure a basketball skills trainer for the 2021-22 season. Airborne would like to thank HIT basketball for all of their assistance and top notch partnership with us. We look forward to introducing our new trainer in the near future.
Elmhurst Airborne is a not-for-profit traveling basketball club for District 205 grade school and middle school boys and girls. The mission of this organization is to provide a fun, safe and positive environment for competitive youth basketball in suburban area leagues. We provide an environment for the development of each player's skills, knowledge and appreciation for competitive basketball, as well as the positive values of good sportsmanship and teamwork.
Elmhurst Airborne seeks to provide the best training, structure and positive approach to competitive basketball, as well as an environment in which friendships and the positive values of athletics are nurtured.
Teams are typically selected by the end of August or early September. Practices start in mid-October and games will officially start early November and run through late February or early March.
There are typically 2 practices each week for 1.5 hours each. The younger grade levels practice from 6:30 - 8:00 pm and older grades from 8:00 - 9:30 pm at a local gym location.
Younger teams (3rd through 5th) usually play between 30-40 games and older teams (6th - 8th) play 40-50 games each season. Most teams play a combination of the league games, within the DuPage Youth Travel Basketball Leagues, and tournaments. Games are mostly on Saturdays and Sundays and can range from no games in a weekend to 5+ depending on tournament/league schedules.
During the course of the season, we ask that basketball be prioritized above other sports. Attendance at practices and games are crucial to the development of each player's skills and understanding of the team concept and capabilities.
Playing Basketball with another Travel or YMCA Basketball organization during the Airborne Season is not allowed and is strictly enforced.
Cost is based on the number of games and tournaments played and include officiating, gym time for games and practices, insurance, tournament admission fees, and a pro-rate share of any necessary administrative costs to run the program. Uniforms are an additional cost and are purchased directly through a vendor partner. Airborne fees are collected on-line at our web site through secure a credit card transaction.
Additional Information can be found on the FAQ page at this LINK