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2022 SUMMER CAMPS-REGISTRATION IS OPEN

Registration for 2022 Summer Camp is open now to all new and current OTE players, boys and girls. Weekly camps will emphasize:

  • ball handling

  • form shooting and rebounding

  • proper footwork

  • passing and cutting

  • Strong focus on team concepts

  • SCRIMMAGING

These are the fundamentals of basketball that we teach in our travel program. In addition to the fundamentals, kids will be learning and gaining a better understanding of a 5-out offense and man-to-man defensive principles to use during scrimmaging. The camps will be 90 minutes per day. The first half of the camp will be introducing concepts and skills. The second half will focus on the kids using these skills and concepts in a scrimmaged setting. 

Registration is limited to 20 players per session. All participants will receive an OTE T-shirt and a water bottle. 

Gym Location: 6125 N Cicero, Chicago

Grade level is for the current 2021-22 school year.

 

Week 1-July 11-14 (Mon-Thursday)

Cost-$200.00 for 4 days
Grade 2-3-4: 9:00am-10:30am
Grade 5 & 6: 10:45am-12:15pm
Grade 7 & 8: 12:30pm-2:00pm

Week 2-July 18-21 (Mon-Thursday)

Cost-$200.00 for 4 days
Grade 2-3-4: 9:00am-10:30am
Grade 5 & 6: 10:45am-12:15pm
Grade 7 & 8: 12:30pm-2:00pm

Week 3-July 25-28 (Mon-Thursday)

Cost-$200.00 for 4 days
Grade 2-3-4: 9:00am-10:30am
Grade 5 & 6: 10:45am-12:15pm
Grade 7 & 8: 12:30pm-2:00pm

***Additional discount options***:

Weeks 1 and 2 - $360 for 8 days
Weeks 1 and 3 - $360 for 8 days
Weeks 2 and 3- $360 for 8 days

All 3 weeks - $450 for 12 days

***Must register multiple weeks at same time.**

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2022 Spring Clinics

Registration for 2022 Spring Skills Clinics is underway and Week one was a huge success. Kids learned new skills each day and it was great to see a full gym and so much energy. Hope to see the players at our Summer Camps.

Clinics and camps are open to all new and OTE players, boys and girls. Weekly clinics will emphasize:

  • ball handling
  • form shooting and rebounding
  • proper footwork
  • passing and cutting

These are the fundamentals of basketball that we teach in our travel program. These clinics are an excellent starting point to our summer camps, which will incorporate a 5-out offense, man-to-man defensive principles and team scrimmaging. Registration is limited to 30 players per session. 6 to 1 player/coach ratio. 

Gym Location: 6125 N Cicero, Chicago

Grade level is for the current 2021-22 school year.

Limited spots available for the last week of clinics!

Week 3-May 31-June 2 (Tues-Thursday)
Cost-$105 for 3 days
Grade 2-3-4: 5:00pm-6:15pm
Grade 5 & 6: 6:30pm-7:45pm (SOLD OUT)
Grade 7 & 8: 8:00-9:15pm

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OTE alums rock 2021-22 tryouts for high school teams

A great time to be thankful for our OTE family. Once again our 8th grade boys and girls alums had incredible success at their high school tryouts. 40 out of 43 made the cut for their freshman, JV & varsity teams at 12 different high schools. OTE is proud of all of them. Go Edge!


OTE 2021 alums now playing for a high school team near you

OTE #HoopsAtHome is a Hit

We want to thank our OTE family for the great response to our #HoopsAtHome series (video excerpts below). When we started the series in mid-March of 2020, we were hoping for a few videos documenting the dedication of our girls and boys to improving their skills and staying sharp during the pandemic. We ended up receiving more than 100 videos from our players, grades 3 through 8. Many have been posted on OTE Instagram and Facebook, and have been inspiring for all to watch. What we particularly love is how our players across the program virtually cheered on their OTE teammates. And what can I say about our coaches' response? We loved all of it! 

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#HoopsAtHome During Covid Shutdown

#HoopsAtHome

“I cannot express the amount of gratitude I have to you and the coaches for prioritizing everyone’s safety! I couldn’t be more proud to be a part of this organization.”  Agnes, parent of 5th grade player

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!

OTE state champions

OTE 4th Girls letting loose at last tournament


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!

OTE alums roll at basketball tryouts for 2019-20 high school season

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

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

Another great year for OTE alums in 2018-19 High School tryouts

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 WINS 2017 AAU NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

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!

OTE'S MISSION: WE PREPARE OUR PLAYERS TO EXCEL IN HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL

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." 

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