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WINTER SEASON TRYOUT INFORMATION

As we continue to monitor current guidelines, our winter season will start a little later than previous years, The season will most likely start between November 16 and  November 30.  If you are interested in your son, or daughter being invited to a tryout for one of our teams, please complete the online tryout registration and we will notify you as soon as dates are set for tryouts.  

THIS INFORMATION WILL BE UPDATED SOON

Player Rosters & Securing Your Son or Daughters Position

  • IF YOUR SON, OR DAUGHTER HAS BEEN OFFERED A POSITION:
  • Parents have 72-hours to secure their son, or daughters position
    • If registered within 72-hours and paid in full, the player registration fee is $250.00
    • Payment Plans are also available and the payment terms  are as follows:
      • $150.00 due to secure your son or daughters position and $125.00 due on October 2
      • If needed, uniform ($139.00), or practice reversible ($21.00) must be paid for when registering
  • Unfilled positions may be offered to alternate athletes identified during the tryouts

FALL SEASON - LATEST UPDATES 8/25/20

  • We continue to monitor Illinois Department of Public Health  (IDPH), Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Winnebago County Health Department (WCHD) guidelines, as we prepare for our fall season, September 7-November 1. 
    • If the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) sticks with a November 16 start for high school boys and girls, our high school team practices October 26-November 1, will be training sessions only.  
  • IDPH guidelines currently identify basketball as a Level 2 sport, which allows for group rosters of 25 or less athletes and scrimmage within that group, with parental consent.   
  • Athletes will be offered two practice sessions each week, which will include individual skill development, team concepts & scrimmage within their group.
  • The ever changing guidelines fluctuate between requiring masks to be worn during indoor practice and not requiring them to be worn. 
  • Out of precaution, especially in light of constantly changing guidelines, we are preparing 8 outdoor courts. All age groups will practice outside at least once during the week.  All age groups will have the option of an indoor practice on the weekend, with the understanding that if masks are required for indoor workouts at that time, practice plans will be adjusted to include workouts that can be done in a mask. Coaches will have the option to run a portion of the practice outdoors and a portion indoors. 
  • If things drastically improve, we can begin to move our teams back indoors.
  • Our current plans include optional outdoor Speed & Power training and Individual Skill Development training five days a week, so that teams and players can take advantage of this structure on their practice days.   
  • SAMPLE SCHEDULE
    • TEAM ONE
      • Thursday, 5:15-6:00 PM Optional Speed & Power Training
      • Thursday, 6:15-7:00 PM Individual Skill Development Training
      • Thursday, 7:00-7:45 PM Team Practice
    • This teams second practice would be on a weeknight, or the weekend.  This practice would be a regular practice, with the option of having some inside and some outside if on the weekend, depending on the mask requirements at the time.
    • As sunset get's earlier, we will either adjust the start time of the speed and power training, or shorten it a few minutes. 
  • All practices will be held at Flodin Boys & Girls Club, 998 S. Lyford Rd. Rockford.
  • We will strictly limit the number of athletes per age group to stay within the guidelines.  
  • Groups will also be split into rosters of 8, 9 or 10 players and will attend three, or possibly four one day events, in  areas with rates of disease transmission lower than, or equal to Winnebago County, or in Illinois if basketball is moved to Level 3, as long as such events remain permissible under IDPH guidelines.
  • Upper level high school girls and boys teams, may have one or two 2-day events, if still allowed under guidelines at the time of those events. 
  • Registration Fees $250.00 - Includes Individual Skill Development Training, Optional Speed & Power Training, Practice AND Up to Three or Possibly Four Tournaments
    • Families with summer fee credits on file, will need to register by phone, or in our office.  
    • Credit card payment plan is available through our office at 815-601-CATS (2287).
    • A Wildcat uniform and practice reversible are required. If you don't have one. New uniforms are 139.00 and practice reversible's are 21.00. We have a limited supply of used on hand.
    • We are also offering a $25.00 discount online, for each sibling registered at the same time. 
    • Fees above include a $25.00 discount if paying fees in full online, or in full with our office within 72-hours of rosters being posted.

The following refunds will be issued at the immediate end of the season if COVID restrictions present the following:

  • If Only 2 Tournaments Played $35.00 Refund
  • Only 1 Tournament Played $55.00 Refund
  • October Training Canceled $100.00 Refund
    100.00 is the Maximum Refund Allowed

Because of the number of athletes interested, we are now encouraging everyone to attend their scheduled tryout.  

Call 815-601-CATS (2287) with any questions.

Mitigation of Risk Procedures For Outdoor Training

  • Player Must Bring a Face Mask & Water or Sports Drink
    • Players Are Encouraged to Bring  One or Two Basketballs If They Have Them
    • Players Will Be Provided a Tennis Ball with Their Name On It The First Day & Must Bring That to Each Day of Training
  • Athlete Must Be Dressed & Ready to Go Before Entering Practice Area
  • Pre-Workout Screening of Trainer & Athletes
    • Social Distancing Markers for Entrance Line
    • Athletes Wait in Car Until 10-Minutes Before Session Starts
    • Must Wear Face Mask As They Wait In Line, Enter Practice Area, Whenever They Are Not Actively Involved In Training, As Well As When They Leave the Area
    • Touchless Thermometer Used to Check Temperature Prior to Entering Practice Area
      • No Athlete Allowed In With Fever or Symptoms of Illness
    • Player Will Use Disinfectant Wipe on Any Basketball They Bring to Practice, Prior to Entering Practice Area
    • Player Will Disinfect Hands Prior to Entering Practice Area
    • Players Will Enter Assigned Practice Court Through Designated Entrance Area
  • Sessions Scheduled 15-Minutes Apart  and No More Than 24 Athletes & One Trainer On The Practice Court At The Same Time
  • Athletes Not Allowed to Enter Practice Area Until Previous Session Leaves Through Separate Exit
  • Seating , as well as Touch Points on Basketball System Disinfected Between Sessions
  • Player Assigned Numbered Seat for Any Break , Will Go To That Seat When Entering Practice Area & Remain There Until Session Begins. No Change In Seating During The Session.
  • Maintain Social Distancing of At Least Six Feet During Break and Whenever Possible During Training
  • Athlete Will Disinfect Hands Prior to Water Break
  • All Drills Completed as Individual Drills
  • Shared Equipment Must be Disinfected Prior to and After Use
  • Player Disinfects Ball at End of Session
  • Player Disinfects Hands Prior to Leaving Building
  • Athletes Should Shower & Wash Workout Clothing Immediately Upon Arriving Home

Mitigation of Risk Procedures For Indoor Training

  • Player Must Bring a Face Mask & Water or Sports Drink
    • Players Are Encouraged to Bring  One or Two Basketballs If They Have Them
    • Players Will Be Provided a Tennis Ball with Their Name On It The First Day & Must Bring That to Each Day of Training
  • Floor Disinfected Regularly 
  • Athlete Must Be Dressed & Ready to Go Before Entering Building
  • Pre-Workout Screening of Trainer & Athletes
    • Social Distancing Markers for Entrance Line
    • Athletes Wait in Car Until 10-Minutes Before Session Starts
    • Must Wear Face Mask As They Wait In Line, Enter Building, Practice,  as Well As When They Leave the Building
    • Touchless Thermometer Used to Check Temperature Prior to Entering Building
      • No Athlete Allowed In With Fever or Symptoms of Illness
    • Player Will Use Disinfectant Wipe on Any Basketball They Bring to Practice, Prior to Entering Facility
    • Player Will Disinfect Hands Prior to Entering Building
    • Players Will Enter Through Open Overhead Door
  • Sessions Scheduled 15-Minutes Apart  and No More Than 24 Athletes & One Trainer In The Gym at The Same Time
  • Athletes Not Allowed to Enter Gym Until Previous Session Leaves Through Separate Door
  • Seating , as well as Touch Points in Gym & Bathroom Disinfected Between Sessions
  • Player Assigned Numbered Seat for Any Break , Will Go To That Seat When Entering Gym & Remain There Until Session Begins. No Change In Seating During The Session.
  • When Called In By The Coach For Any Group Discussion, Player Will Go To A Numbered Spot On Floor, Corresponding With Their Seat Number to Maintain Social Distancing
  • Maintain Social Distancing of At Least Six Feet During Break and Whenever Possible During Training
  • Athlete Will Disinfect Hands Prior to Water Break
  • All Drills Completed as Individual Drills
  • Shared Equipment Must be Disinfected Prior to and After Use
  • Player Disinfects Ball at End of Session
  • Player Disinfects Hands Prior to Leaving Building
  • Athletes Should Shower & Wash Workout Clothing Immediately Upon Arriving Home