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

Over the last 18 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." Check out one of our practices and see the difference.

Greg Kot

Co-Owner

Phone: 773-908-0110

18 years of OTE hoops in 2 minutes: Here's who we are, here's what we teach:

OTE Great Wolf Lodge 2019 weekend

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

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 ALUMS EXCEL AT 2017-18 HIGH SCHOOL TRYOUTS

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.

2017 KEY LIME COVE WEEKEND

A few words from the OTE family...

#HoopsAtHome

OTE #HoopsAtHome is a Hit

We want to thank our OTE family for the great response to our #HoopsAtHome series. When we started the series in mid-March, 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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2020 SPRING TRAVEL TEAM ROSTERS ARE POSTED

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!

OTE alums rock 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

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 2018 AAU 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!

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

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