Thanks to our OTE family -- parents, players and coaches -- for a another record-breaking turnout at our 2020 spring travel team tryouts. More than 300 boys and girls participated. We saw tremendous talent and energy in the gym over four days. Rosters are posted. We can't wait to get started!
We can't thank our OTE family enough for a terrific weekend at Great Wolf Lodge to cap our winter 2018-19 season. Nearly 500 in attendance -- great party, great weekend of basketball, great friends and family. Check out our video of the fun weekend: https://vimeo.com/320521622
As we enter 2018, we celebrate the third basketball season in a row that every OTE 8th grade alum made their freshman, JV or varsity teams at high school tryouts. This season it was 34 out of 34 8th graders that made the jump into high school programs, including Loyola, Whitney Young, Ignatius, Payton, Jones Prep, Resurrection, Notre Dame, Taft and more. Since 2003, more than 90 percent of OTE alums have gone on to play high school basketball. OTE is proud of all of our alums.
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Once again, our alums ruled at their 2019 high school tryouts., as 40 out of 41 players from our 2018-19 8th grade boys and girls teams made the cut. They'll play freshman, JV or varsity basketball at high schools across the Chicago area, including Lane Tech, Notre Dame, Maine South, Loyola, DePaul, St. Ignatius, Trinity, Taft, North Side Prep, Resurrection, Conant, Payton, Jones, Von Steuben, Chicago High School for Agricultural Studies, Amundsen and more. OTE is proud of them all
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!
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!
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
For the fourth year in a row, every OTE 8th grade girls and boys alum who played during our winter-spring seasons made their freshman, JV or varsity teams at high school tryouts. This year it was 34 out of 34 8th graders from our 2017-18 winter-spring seasons that made the jump into high school programs, including Loyola, Whitney Young, Ignatius, Payton, Main South, Jones Prep, Resurrection, Notre Dame, Lincoln Park, Maine East, Niles West, Regina, Von Steuben, Shurz and more. Since 2003, more than 90 percent of OTE alums have gone on to play high school basketball. OTE is proud of all of them. Go Edge!
OTE is more than just basketball training and development; we promote team building and family. Our 10th annual family getaway was this weekend, Feb. 27-28 at Key Lime Cove.This year we had 115 OTE families join us for a weekend of basketball, swimming, family dinners and team bonding. Take a look at some of the fun photos below.
This event has continually been a huge success in the past and we look forward to next year.
Thanks to all 355 OTE family members who participated!