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20 years of OTE hoops in 2 minutes: Here's who we are, here's what we teach:


Over the last 20 years, more than 90 percent of OTE alums have gone on to play high school hoops at major programs across Chicago and the suburbs. Our training works because we are  "Over the Edge on fundamentals." 

Class of 2022

Congrats to our 8th grade boys and girls! Can't wait to see you all bring your game to high school in a few months. We're proud of all of you. And thanks to coaches Brandon and Shawn (Girls) and Tom and Caleb (Boys) for their dedication to these talented athletes!

3/4th Boys Team celebrating tournament win May 7 with Coach Chris

OTE 7th Girls win 2021 state AAU championship

OTE  is proud to announce its latest championship team. The 7th grade girls team won the 2021 AAU state championship Division 1 by sweeping all four games it played May 1-2 in Rockford. Ill. The team is coached by Brandon Lathon and Shawn Cirton, and won each game by 10 or more points. The team prevailed by sharing the ball, playing tough team defense and winning the battle for loose balls and rebounds. Congrats to the girls! 

OTE 7th grade girls roll at 2019 AAU Nationals!

Congrats to the OTE 7th grade girls, who finished 6th out of 34 teams in the National AAU championship in Knoxville, Tenn. The girls had a great run, losing by five points in the quarterfinals to the eventual AAU champs. The team was on fire all week, averaging 53 points a game -- one of the top-scoring teams in the tourney. Thanks to the players, parents and coach Croix for a terrific week of basketball! The OTE family is proud of all of you!

Our girls played with nothing but drive and confidence this weekend- each one of them left their hearts on the court ! We are so proud to call them AAU Champions !! Thank you to OTE and our coaches who have prepared them for this victory and many more for the last 5 years !!!-V.Arroyo


OTE 8th girls became National AAU champions this morning, July 17, 2017 in Orlando! We're so proud of our players -- Angelica, Illiana, Maeve, Charleen, Lily, Caroline, Nicole, Christi -- and coaches Keith and Jean. What a great run! Congrats!