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Join the Jr. Knights

Feeder Basketball Team

Got what it takes?

Our goal is to develop talented players in grades 6-8 whose strengths lie in these five key areas: Basketball IQ, Discipline, Drive, Teamwork, and Strong Fundamental Skills. More questions? Check out our Feeder FAQ's or contact Feeder Director, Mr. Pat Arnold.

Note: Tryouts are open to boys from any Chicagoland middle schools!

Tryouts: December 18th

  • 6th Grade: 4:00 - 5:00 
  • 7th Grade: 5:15 - 6:15
  • 8th Grade: 6:30 - 7:30

Makeup Tryouts: December 19th

  • All Grades: 2:00 - 3:00

Feeder FAQ's

What Is Feeder Basketball? Many area High Schools organize Feeder Basketball teams of 6th-8th graders to compete against each other's Feeder teams. The Northridge teams will play other competitive feeder schools in the Northwest suburbs. Games will be both at home (at Northridge) and away (at the other high schools). The goal is to introduce players to Northridge who may consider attending and playing at our high school. Of course, there is no obligation to apply with us in the future, and this provides a great opportunity to improve your basketball skills.

Which students can participate? Students currently in grades 6 to 8.

When is the season? Practices start in late December, with games beginning in January and going until the end of February. The season consists of about 15-20 games. There may also be opportunities to play in tournaments throughout the season.

What's the time commitment involved? The Junior Knights will play a total of 3-4 times per week, either in practice or games. The typical week will have practice 1-2 times a week for 1.5-2 hours each.

Who are the coaches? Coaches are experienced basketball coaches & former players. Our philosophy is to first develop the player's attitude and skills. Winning is a by-product, not the ultimate focus.

How much does it cost? $300 for the season which covers referee fees, coaching stipends, and possible tournament fees.

How do parents participate? Parents will be asked to volunteer for keeping the scorebook and running the scoreboard at home games.

Additional Questions: Contact Coach Pat Arnold at [email protected] or at (773) 858-3261.

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