Thank you to the 330 plus Elmhurst basketball players who tried out for the 2019-20 season.
Elmhurst Airborne is partnered with Hoops Intensity Training or "H.I.T" to support out lower grade level teams and our entire coaching staff for the 2019-20 season. For more information about "H.I.T" Basketball and how their training program has helped numerous youth players, please click in this "H.I.T" logo above.
We now have an Airborne Swag store created and have some great items for Christmas gifts and to show your support for the boys and girls!
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 September. Our season typically starts in mid October with practices. 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 typically practice from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm and older grades from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm at a local gym location.
Younger teams (3rd through 5th) typically play between 35-40 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 it is very important that Airborne Basketball be prioritized above other sports. Attendance to practices and games are crucial to the development of each players 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. The usage fee structure for use of the district's facilities has increased and the cost per child will be approximately $595. 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