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WINTER TRAVEL SEASON 2021-22 INFORMATION - Updated August 2021 

*Please note that Play Hard Hoops will put health & safety first for all participants, but playing travel basketball in 2020-21 is with full parental consent

Grade Levels: 4th -6th Grade Teams

Tryouts: TBD - Early October Date

October - March Practices

17-18 Week Season & 90 Minute Practices (Minimum of 30 Hours Practice Time)

Extra Practices Possible with Costs Separate

Game Schedule: 

24-30 Game Schedule for 2021-22 Season (League & Tournament Schedule)

Practice & Game Fees: TBD

Uniform Fees: $135 (All Uniform Fees Priced At Cost)

Practice Jersey, Game Uniform & Warm Up Hoodie, Backpack, Socks



PHILOSOPHY: We will teach the fundamentals of the game and learn team concepts I believe help teams succeed.  We will understand the concept of motion offense / sharing the ball.  We will understand that team defense with an understanding of man-to-man concepts must be played unselfishly.  We will focus on playing hard, competing regardless of the situation we are faced, as a team can overcome talent deficiencies by competing harder than its opponent.


Play Team Basketball

Play W/Passion

Play For Each Other


Skill Development – Execute Fundamentals

Improved Knowledge of the Game

Be Part of a Team – Love Your Teammates

Motivated For Future Improvement


Practice Hard

Be a Good Teammate

Be Coachable

Dear Play Hard Hoops Families:

Thank you for your interest in the Play Hard Hoops Travel Feeder Program. Play Hard Hoops finished its 3rd travel season with 6 total teams and had great success. While winning is not the priority for the PHH Travel Feeder Program, PHH teams won 7 combine tournaments in 2018-19. Our goals for the program are to provide coaching that will give your son a greater opportunity to develop their skill level and knowledge of the game as they progress in the game of basketball. We will provide stronger competition through the Travel Feeder League and tournament play over the course of 5 months. We also hope that the PHH players in the program develop friendships and enjoy being part of a team. At the end of the season, I sincerely hope that the boys will be motivated to work hard at the game of basketball. There are no secrets in being successful as a player; hard work, patience, discipline and a desire to compete regardless of the consequences.

Play Hard Hoops will also run its 11th Annual Developmental League on Sundays for players that choose not to play travel basketball or do not make one of the PHH Travel Feeder Teams.

Thank you again for your consideration of Play Hard Hoops for your basketball development. I can be reached at the phone #/email below.

David Adelman
847-420-8115 /


Expectations for the parents before you select the PHH Travel Feeder Program:

1)      Playing time will not be equal but earned. However, all players will play in every game they attend, and all players will receive substantial playing time.  We want players to understand the importance of attending practice, listening, working hard and playing team basketball.  Playing time issues are never to be discussed in front of the kids or on game day.  If you have any issues regarding playing time, please contact me on Monday or Tuesday when we can appropriately discuss.

2)      While we hope to win games and will try our best to put them in position to win games, the importance of winning and the outcomes does not measure to the process by which we are trying to win.  Teaching the process of doing the right things will come before winning.  I am certainly hopeful that if the players improve throughout the season and build good basketball habits, we will have the opportunity to win games.

3)      Parent Behavior is important to Play Hard Hoops and it is important to your son: Please refrain from attacks on officials.  Please refrain from talking about other players on our team and our opponents’ team.  Please refrain from being overly critical of the coach.  Please maintain your perspective that this is youth basketball.

4)      There are going to be failures/successes/terrible officiating/bad parents, bad coaches, and some perplexing moments.  All experiences are not good experiences, but they are all learning experiences that we hope will help each kid become a better player, person, teammate.

Spring travel 2021 - SHORT SEASON
Objectives: Provide PHH players with opportunity for improvement in basketball off-season to keep skills sharp, improve basketball IQ and provide competition appropriate games. Teams will use practice time to prepare for game play and also to build on fundamental skills. PHH Coaches will build a team first atmosphere where players can improve and have fun with teammates. Offensive and defensive philosophy is teach concepts to prepare for high school basketball.

Play Hard Hoops 2020-21 warriors Winter Travel Season



2021 Spring Teams: 6th Grade, 4th Grade Gold, 4th/5th Grade Blue

6th Grade Roster: Cohen Ottaviano, Tyler Nack, Jack Dohleman, Jack Crawford, Daniel Li, Alex Tsinman, Tyler Zerull, Brandon Newell, Mikey Ruiz

4th/5th Blue Roster: Billy Pissios, Gabriel Bak, Evan April, Cole Blomquist, Luke Connolly, Rohan Shah

4th Gold Roster: Jaden Garcia, Jake Blair, Xavier Cowan, Ari Wozney, Cole Ottaviano, Ananth Srinivasan, Colin Bauer, Logan Lutz, Kyle Dohleman, Max Schlemm

Season: April 5th - May - 30th (8 Weeks Practice)

Practices: 1:30 minute practices: Wheeling Park District & Falcon Park Rec Center

Uniform Fee: $135 -Includes backpack, uniform, reversible practice jersey, warm-up hoodie and socks (Pay by Cash, Check or Venmo: Playhard1)

Games: 10-12 Games (4-6 Weekend Dates Chosen - play 2-3 games based on tournament)

Coaches: PHH Spring Travel Teams will be under the direction of Coach Justin Cobe & David Adelman with all teams coached by PHH Staff.

Cost: $515 (Pay by Cash, Check or Venmo: Playhard1)

If pay via Credit Card: 5% fee  - will be added (Payment Plans Available)