Welcome To the Illinois Hoop Dreams Website
IHD provides an affordable, safe, and positive learning environment for young women.
We are dedicated to helping our players build strong character, become positive role models, and to maximizing their full potential on and off of the basketball court. We are focused on fundamental skill development and improving all aspects of the player’s game in order to help them become well rounded student-athletes that are prepared to achieve success at the HS JV, HS Varsity, Collegiate level, and in life.
• Provide age-specific training.
• Teach technical and tactical skills.
• Promote good sportsmanship and team spirit.
• Increase the player’s knowledge of basketball.
• Prepare each player to be successful at the next level of school basketball.
• Evaluate each player’s skills and develop and implement a plan for individual improvement.
• Ball handling and passing.
• Triple threat and court spacing.
• Post moves and rebounding.
• Defensive keys and transition play.
• Offensive & defensive keys.
• Floor vision, court communication, and moving without the ball.
• Team offensive schemes and team defensive schemes.
• Special game situations and strategies.
HOOP DREAMS NEWS
Fall Ball 2014
HS Fall Ball 2014 was a resounding success. The girls got in a ton of skill work and conditioning and had some fun along the way. From highly competitive drills and scrimmages at Westminster to early Saturday morning trips to Chicago to train and complete with the boys in Sonny Parker’s program. From the September college exposure weekend to another strong showing in the Varsity Fall league, our girls continue to prove that they are undoubtedly among the most talented players in the Chicagoland area. They collectively share a determination, work ethic, competitive drive, and love for the game and one another that many desire yet very few possess.
We’re truly looking forward to watching and rooting for them in their respective school colors at SCN, SCE, Burlington Central, Huntley, St. Ed’s, Wheaton Academy, Bartlett, Westminster, Sterling, and Hampshire and to reading about them in the news during the next few months as they continue on their journey.
Parents – thanks again for the support and for sharing your daughters with us. #IHD #Blessed