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8th GRADE GIRLS - TAKE 3RD PLACE USAB OPEN BRACKET CHAMPIONSHIP IN WINSTON SALEM NORTH CAROLINA

The 8th grade girl's piggybacked last year's success as they took 3rd place in Washington DC at the US Jr. Nationals in 2023, by again, taking 3rd place at this USAB Open Bracket Championship held in Winston Salem, North Carolina this past weekend. The girls went 3-1 (only loss was to the eventual champion) as they competed against 16 teams from around the country.

Their next stop is the AAU World Championships 6/26 to 6/30 in Kings Island Ohio.

We are so proud of the girls and the way they represented themselves, our program, and Chicago! Congratulations, girls. GO EDGE!

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JUNE SUMMER CAMPS

2024 JUNE SUMMER CAMPS - NOW OPEN: SPOTS ARE LIMITED 

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Registration for 2024 June Summer Skills Camps is open to anyone interested in developing their basketball skills (new and returning OTE players), 2nd - 8th grade, boys and girls. Weekly camps will emphasize:

  • Ball handling

  • Form shooting, proper footwork

  • Passing and cutting

  • Defensive skills, rebounding 

These skills are the fundamentals of basketball that we teach and  sets OTE apart from other travel programs. These camps are an excellent building block to our July summer camps and our fall/winter tryouts in September. The camps will also focus on a 5-out offense, man-to-man defensive principles and team scrimmaging.

Registration is limited to 40 players per group, per session. 

Gym Location: NEIU - 3600 W. Foster Ave. Chicago

Grade level is for the upcoming school year (ie… if your child just finished 3rd grade, please register them as 4th graders). All participants will receive an OTE camp shirt and water bottle.

Week 1- June 10-13 (Monday-Thursday)

Cost-$250.00 for 4 days

Grade 2-3-4: 4:00-5:20 PM

Grade 5 & 6: 5:20-6:40 PM

Grade 7 & 8: 6:40-8:00 PM

Week 2- June 17th-June 21st (no camp June 19th - campus is closed)

Grade 2-3-4: 4:00-5:20 PM

Grade 5 & 6: 5:20-6:40 PM

Grade 7 & 8: 6:40-8:00 PM

Week 3- June 24-27 (Monday-Thursday)

Cost-$250 for 4 days

Grade 2-3-4: 4:00-5:20 PM

Grade 5 & 6: 5:20-6:40 PM

Grade 7 & 8: 6:40-8:00 PM

***Multiple week discount options***:

Weeks 1 and 2 -$400 for 8 days

Weeks 1 and 3 -$400 for 8 days

Weeks 2 and 3-$400 for 8 days

All 3 weeks $500 for 12 days

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

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW!

JULY BASKETBALL CAMPS

2024 JULY SUMMER CAMPS - NOW OPEN: SPOTS ARE LIMITED

 CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW!

Registration for 2024 July Summer Skills Camps is open to anyone interested in developing their basketball skills (new and returning OTE players), 2nd - 8th grade, boys and girls. Weekly camps will emphasize:

  • Ball handling

  • Form shooting, proper footwork

  • Passing and cutting

  • Defensive skills, rebounding 

These skills are the fundamentals of basketball that we teach and  sets OTE apart from other travel programs. These camps are an excellent building block to our July summer camps and our fall/winter tryouts in September. The camps will also focus on a 5-out offense, man-to-man defensive principles and team scrimmaging.

Registration is limited to 40 players per group, per session. 

Gym Location: NEIU - 3600 W. Foster Ave. Chicago

Grade level is for the upcoming school year (ie… if your child just finished 3rd grade, please register them as 4th graders). All participants will receive an OTE camp shirt and water bottle.

Week 1- July 8-11 (Monday-Thursday)

Cost-$250.00 for 4 days

Grade 2-3-4: 4:00-5:20 PM

Grade 5 - 6: 5:20-6:40 PM

Grade 7 - 8: 6:40-8:00

Week 2- July 15-18 (Monday-Thursday)

Cost-$250.00 for 4 days

Grade 2-3-4: 4:00-5:20 PM

Grade 5 - 6: 5:20-6:40 PM

Grade 7 - 8: 6:40-8:00

Week 3- July 22-25 (Monday-Thursday)

Cost-$250 for 4 days

Grade 2-3-4: 4:00-5:20 PM

Grade 5 - 6: 5:20-6:40 PM

Grade 7 - 8: 6:40-8:00

*** Multiple-week discount options***:

Weeks 1 and 2 -$400 for 8 days

Weeks 1 and 3 -$400 for 8 days

Weeks 2 and 3-$400 for 8 days

All 3 weeks $500 for 12 days


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

 CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW!

OTE 2023-2024 - This is what we are all about!

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 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 - This is what we are all about!

8TH GIRLS - HEADED BACK TO USJN!

For the second year in a row, the 8th-grade girls have qualified for the USJN Nationals in Washington DC!  Led by Coaches Croix, Justin, Marissa, and Keith the girls had another remarkable showing this past weekend at Southland Center, Ho-Chunk Nation. They went a perfect 3-0 on Saturday to get them into the championship on Sunday, where they closed out their journey on the way to NATIONALS! Great job, Ladies! The job is not done yet!

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."