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


If you are new to OTE and want your child to try out, we would like you to send them to one of our current practices where the coaches can evaluate them against the current roster. We will not know how many spots we have available until February 18th (deadline for returning players). Our fall season ends next week (February 10th). If you are interested, please click on the link and email Tom Wolff and he will give you more information on where/when/how to attend a current practice.


OTE will be offering 12-week skills and drills clinics for 2nd - 6th grade beginning the week of March 6th. The purpose of these clinics is to develop your child's knowledge of basketball in the hopes of helping your child reach their potential. The focus will be on the fundamentals of basketball which include form shooting, dribbling, and a strong emphasis on proper footwork. Details of the clinics are below. Each clinic will be capped at 35 athletes. When: 2nd-6th grade Monday/Wednesday nights from 6:15-7:15 (dates listed below). Where: Northeastern Illinois University, NEIU PE 3600 W FOSTER AVE CHICAGO 60625 Cost: $650.00 The dates are as follows. Monday, March 4th (2nd-6th grade) & Wednesday, March 6 (2nd-6th grade) Monday, March 11 (2nd-6th grade) & Wednesday March 13 (2nd-6th grade) Monday, March 18 (2nd-6th grade) & Wednesday March 20 (2nd-6th grade) Monday, March 25 (2nd-6th grade) & Wednesday March 27 (2nd-6th grade) Monday, April 1 (2nd-6th grade) & Wednesday April 3 (2nd-6th grade) Monday, April 8 (2nd-6th grade) & Wednesday April 10 (2nd-6th grade) Monday, April 15 (2nd-6th grade) & Wednesday April 17 (2nd-6th grade) Monday, April 22 (2nd-6th grade) & Wednesday April 24 (2nd-6th grade) Monday, April 29 (2nd-6th grade) & Wednesday May 1 (2nd-6th grade) Monday, May 6 (2nd-6th grade) & Wednesday May 8 (2nd-6th grade) Monday, May 13 (2nd-6th grade) & Wednesday May 15 (2nd-6th grade) Monday, May 20 (2nd-6th grade) & Wednesday May 22 (2nd-6th grade) If we have more than 35 that would like to participate in these skills camps, we can put your name on a waitlist and if anyone drops out for any reason, we will take a first come first serve basis. As always, let me know if you have any concerns or questions.

OTE 7TH GIRLS NEED YOUR HELP! After winning the Jr. National Championship U13 in Milwaukee, they have decided to take the next step and are headed off to Washington DC to test their skills against other Jr. National Champions. We are asking for help throu

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 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!


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."