If you are interested in playing spring travel basketball for the 2023 season click HERE to register for a tryout. After you fill out the waiver, you will have to contact Tom Wolff by clicking HERE to schedule a time for your child to attend a current grade level practice. At that point, the coaches will evaluate your child and we can move forward from there.
Let me know if you have any questions.
Our Spring 2023 registration is now open for our returning players ONLY. Please email and let me know if you are a returning player and interested in signing up for the spring session. The season begins the week of March 6th and it will conclude the week of May 22nd (12 weeks). We are asking that all players that would like to return, please register by January 28th. If you do not respond by January 28th we will have to open up your roster spot.
NEW PLAYERS - If you would like to be part of our spring session, please EMAIL THOMAS WOLFF after January 28th (due date for current players and we find out how many roster spots we need to fill, if any) and we will set up a tryout date by having your child attend one of our practices at the appropriate grade level in the month of February.
We are looking at a 12 week season (starting sometime in March) and ending near May or the beginning of June (depending on when we officially start due to the high school season still being in session). You will have 2 practices a week for an hour and half and in the neighborhood of 7 tournaments.
Both the boys and girls will be practicing at the NEIU P.E. campus, which is located at 3600 W FOSTER AVE CHICAGO 60625. Boys will be on Tuesday/Thursday and girls Monday/Wednesday. Both will practice from 6:00-7:30.
If you are interested in signing up for our OTE High School Travel team program, please click HERE.
OTE will be offering 10 week skills and drills clinics for 2nd - 8th grade beginning the week of March 6th. Due to the high demand from last session, we are dividing the clinics into two co-ed age groups- Grades 2-5 and Grades 6-8. 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. If you are interested in signing up for the 2023 Spring Clinics, please click HERE.
Where: Northeastern Illinois University, NEIU PE 3600 W FOSTER AVE CHICAGO 60625
The dates will consist of 10 consecutive (Tuesday or Thursday depending on grade level) weeks, starting the week of March 6th.
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.
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."
What a great time to be THANKFUL! OTE has 35 out 35 freshman alums made their high school teams. This includes 8 JV and 4 Varsity members attending 13 different high schools. We are proud of each and every one of them and we are excited to see what they can do at the next level!
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!
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!