Basketball Academy (Ages 2-14)

– Winter Schedule Opening for Registration September 30!

Fall 2022 Classes, Camps & League Schedule | Aug. 29-Oct. 30
Winter 2022-23 Classes, Camps & Leagues Schedule | Nov. 1-Jan. 29

Lil’ Dribblers
Children are introduced to the game of basketball in a safe, fun and exciting environment. Our curriculum uses age appropriate activities and games specifically designed to increase balance, body awareness, motor skills and hand eye coordination. These factors are important in the overall development of children. The Lil’ Dribblers program includes exclusively designed equipment tailored to enhance the basketball experience for each participant. The program challenges children to develop new cognitive, physical and social skills. In addition each child will experience social interaction with both children and adults in a fun environment. As children progress through the program, they acquire listening skills and have a fun introduction to following directions. These skills will benefit your child on the court, in the classroom but most importantly throughout their life! Boys and Girls (Ages 2-5). Register Online
Juniors: 2-3 Year Olds (Adult participation is required)
Winter Classes: November 1-January 29
  • Section 1: Saturday 9:00-9:45AM $270 (No Class 11/26, 12/24, 12/31)
  • Section 2: Sunday 9:00-9:45AM $270 (No Class 11/27, 12/25, 1/1)
Pros: 3-5 Year Olds
Winter Classes: November 1-January 29
  • Section 1: Monday 4:30-5:15PM $270 (No CLass 10/31, 12/19, 12/26)
  • Section 2: Tuesday 3:40-4:25PM $295* (No Class 12/20, 12/27)
  • Section 3: Thursday 5:30-6:15PM $270 (No Class 11/24, 12/22, 12/29)
  • Section 4: Friday 4:30-5:15PM $270 (No Class 11/25, 12/23, 12/30)
  • Section 5: Saturday 9:00-9:45AM $270 (No Class 11/26, 12/24, 12/31)
  • Section 6: Saturday 9:55-10:40AM $270 (No Class 11/26, 12/24, 12/31)
  • Section 7: Saturday 10:50-11:35AM $270 (No Class 11/26, 12/24, 12/31)
  • Section 8: Sunday 9:45-10:30AM $270 (No Class 11/27, 12/25, 1/1)
Note: Some age divisions may be combined if there is low enrollment in a particular section.
Basketball 101
This introductory program to WCSA’s Basketball Academy concentrates on drills and player skill development through innovative games and activities designed to reinforce these concepts in each class. Players also learn basketball fundamentals, mechanics, and terminology in a fun and engaging way that can be easily applied to game settings. Hoops are set at eight feet and 27.5 basketballs are used in accordance with USAB guidelines. Boys and Girls (Suggest Ages 6-7). Register Online
Winter Classes: November 1-January 29
  • Section 1: Monday 4:25-5:25PM $270 (No Class 10/31, 12/19, 12/26)
  • Section 2: Wednesday 5:30-6:30PM $270 (No Class 11/23, 12/21, 12/28)
  • Section 3: Saturday 9:25-10:25AM $270 (No Class 11/26, 12/24, 12/31)
  • Section 4: Saturday 12:45-1:45 PM $270 (No Class 11/26, 12/24, 12/31)
Basketball 102
This program is perfect for players with experience playing basketball who want to elevate their skills and abilities. Players are introduced to attacking moves and more advanced concepts that suit their age group. Competitions and games are played to ensure players understand how to use these new concepts in game play. The program is designed to adapt and challenge players each week. Hoops are set at a minimum height of eight feet and 27.5 basketballs are used in accordance with USAB guidelines. Boys and Girls (Suggested Ages 7-8). Register Online
Winter Classes: November 1-January 29
  • Section 1: Tuesday 4:25-5:25PM $295* (No Class 12/20, 12/27)
  • Section 2: Thursday 4:25-5:25PM $270 (No Class 11/24, 12/22, 12/29)
  • Section 3: Saturday 10:30-11:30AM $270 (No Class 11/26, 12/24, 12/31)
Basketball League
In this extended version of our tradition Game Time Basketball, players receive an extra hour of practice and game time, as as a jersey. Focused solely on player development, players get as many reps as possible both in practice and during games. Gameplay includes 1-on-1, 3-on-3 and 5-on-5, and prepares players for both travel basketball and school teams. Teams are not locked for the season and will be altered each week by the coaches. Boys and Girls (Ages 5-14). Register Online
Winter League: November 4 - January 27 (Register by October 28)
Level 1 (Suggested Ages 5-8)
  • Friday 5:30-7:30PM $395 (No Games 11/25, 12/23, 12/30)
  • NEW SATURDAY 3:00-5:00PM $395 (No Games 11/26, 12/24, 12/31)
    • Dates shifted for New Saturday section to be 11/12 - 2/4
Level 2 (Suggested Ages 9-11)
  • Friday 5:30-7:30PM $395 (No Games 11/25, 12/23, 12/30)
Basketball 201
This program is both great as an introduction for older players looking to learn the game of basketball as well as students from our 100 level programs to continue building upon their skill set. Players review fundamental skills to evaluate their playing level. Coaches adapt drills and skill instruction weekly to ensure every player is challenged. Training exercises are designed to provide individual attention and feedback, while ensuring players of all skill levels can participate. Weekly competitions and games will be played to incorporate these concepts into game-like settings. Hoops are set at a minimum height of nine feet and 28.5 basketballs are used in accordance with USAB guidelines. Boys and Girls (Suggested Ages 9-11). Register Online
Winter Classes: November 1-January 29
  • Section 1: Wednesday 5:30-6:30PM $270 (No Class 11/23, 12/21, 12/28)
  • Section 2: Saturday 11:40AM-12:40PM $270 (No Class 11/26, 12/24, 12/31)
Basketball 202
Players begin to develop more advanced skills such as various guard/post techniques, setting screens, moving without the ball, and offensive spacing. Defensive instruction includes man-to- man, denying the ball, help-line and boxing out. Players spend time developing their shot using proper mechanics to be effective further from the basket. Scrimmages are played every week. Hoops are set at a minimum height of nine feet and 28.5 basketballs are used in accordance with USAB guidelines. Boys and Girls (Suggested Ages 9-11). Register Online
Winter Classes: November 1-January 29
  • Section 1: Tuesday 5:30-6:30PM $295* (No Class 12/20, 12/27)
  • Section 2: Saturday 1:50-2:50 PM $270 (No Class 11/26, 12/24, 12/31)
Basketball 301
This program introduces players to team-oriented concepts as well as more advanced skill mechanics. New players will be able to learn these core concepts while also refining fundamentals learned in earlier levels for returning players. Class will be separated to ensure players of varying skill levels progress at an appropriate pace. A focus on body movement and control is prioritized to enable players to utilize all aspects of the game. Hoops are set at ten feet and 29.5 basketballs are used in accordance with USAB guidelines. Boys and Girls (Suggested Ages 11-14). Register Online
Winter Classes: November 1-January 29
  • Section 1: Tuesday 5:30-6:30PM $295* (No Class 12/20, 12/27)
Basketball 302
Players learn various guard/post techniques to develop passing, shooting and dribbling in game situations. Defensive instruction includes man-to-man, denying the ball, help-line and boxing out. Athletes should possess intermediate shooting and dribbling skills, a basic understanding of the game and are looking for a more competitive basketball experience. Hoops are set at ten feet and 29.5 basketballs are used in accordance with USAB guidelines. Boys and Girls (Suggested Ages 11-14). Register Online
 Winter Classes: November 1-January 29
  • Section 1: Saturday 1:50-2:50PM $270 (No Class 11/26, 12/24, 12/31)
Game Time Basketball
One of the best ways to develop your basketball game is through game play, and in Game Time you do just that. Each week, basketball players are challenged through various games including 1-on-1, 3-on-3 and 5-on-5. Coaches referee and guide the class to enhance the players understanding of the games. Boys and Girls (Ages 8-12). Register Online
Winter Classes: November 1-January 29
  • Section 1: Saturday 12:45-1:45PM $270 (No Class 11/26, 12/24, 12/31)
Redhawks Advanced Basketball Training
Players play a variety of full court games from 3-on-3 to 5-on-5, helping them excel at game concepts such as transition, marking up, and fast break offense.  Each week, players start with skill and technique development followed by game play.  This course is designed to prep athletes for travel basketball. Boys and Girls (Ages 9-14). Register Online
Winter Classes: November 1-January 29
  • Section 1: Monday 5:30-6:30PM $325 (No Class 10/31, 12/19, 12/26)
  • Section 2: Thursday 5:30-6:30PM $325 (No Class 11/24, 12/22, 12/29)
Girls Game Time Basketball
One of the best ways to develop your basketball game is through game play, and in Game Time you do just that. Each week, basketball players are challenged through various games including 1-on-1, 3-on-3 and 5-on-5. Coaches referee and guide the class to enhance the players understanding of the games. Girls (Ages 8-12). Register Online
Winter Classes: November 1-January 29
  • Section 1: Monday 5:30-6:30PM $270 (No Class 10/31, 12/19, 12/26)
Redhawks Travel Basketball League 2022-2023 – Teams full for the season
September 26 - February 28 (Try outs September 10) Ready to take your game to the next level? Tryout for WCSA’s Travel Basketball team, the fastest growing program in the city. With innovative training methods, players learn high level basketball concepts while also improving individual skill sets. Multiple offensive and defensive systems are implemented. Coaches provide the highest quality instruction concentrating on developing the player socially, emotionally, physically and intellectually. Players are trained to compete at the highest level with a focus on discipline, teamwork and good sportsmanship. Games are held on weekends between October and February.  Game times and dates will vary.  Participants who make the team are expected to attend every practice and every game.  Boys and Girls (3rd - 8th Grade) Register Online
Tryouts: Saturday, September 10  - $25
  • 3rd and 4th Grade: 9:30-10:30AM
  • 5th and 6th Grade: 10:30-11:30AM
  • 7th and 8th Grade: 11:30AM-12:30PM
Practices:
  • Once a week for 2 hours beginning September 26th
  • Days and times are TBD and will be determined after tryouts and final team selection
  • Practices are mandatory for all team members. Players are also encouraged to attend the 1 hour training session.
Team Fee:
  • 3rd and 4th Grade: $1,250* (7 Tournaments)
  • 5th Grade: $1,350* (8 Tournaments)
  • 6th, 7th and 8th Grade: $1,550* (10 Tournaments)
*An additioal $275 gear package fee will be applied for all new team members (includes bag, shooting shirt, game and practice jersey, and shorts). Returning players who need to reorder gear may do so at the respective fees. Additional fees may apply for select tournaments (maximum $50 in additional fees). All participants are responsible for travel to and from games. Payment plans are available.
 
Click here for WCSA’s league rules
 

*11 Week Class. All other classes without an asterisk are 10 weeks.

MUST COMPLETE AND SIGN A WAIVER IN ORDER TO BE REGISTERED IN ANY CLASS. WAIVERS ARE AVAILABLE DURING ONLINE REGISTRATION OR VIA PDF FROM THE WCF WEBSITE. ALL CLASS TIMES AND HOURS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. CANCELLATIONS PRIOR TO THE SESSION WILL BE ISSUED ACCOUNT CREDITS ONLY (LESS A 10%ADMINISTRATIVE FEE IF CANCELLING WITHIN 2 WEEKS OF THE START OF THE SESSION). NO REFUNDS FOR ANY REASON INCLUDING VIRUS OR PANDEMIC RELATED CANCELLATIONS. NO MAKE-UP CLASSES OR REFUNDS OFFERED FOR MISSED CLASSES. OPEN REGISTRATION FOR ALL PROGRAMS STARTS 3 WEEKS BEFORE CLASSES BEGIN.

One-time classes are available to preview classes. Email Brandon (brandon@windycityfieldhouse.com) for more information. One-time classes are not available for Leagues and Camps.

For more information on this program, please submit a proposal online or call WCF at 773.486.7423

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