Boys Travel Cover


Practices: Begin Week of March 18-May 19th (Minimum 15 hrs of practice)

Practice & Game Fees: $750

Possible Practice Locations: Ela Sports Center Lake Zurich & Wheeling Park District

10-12 Game Season: Tournament Schedule

Uniform Fees: $150 All Uniform Fees Priced At Cost

Practice Jersey, Game Uniform & Warm Up Hoodie, Backpack

Warriors Spring Teams 2024

  • 3rd Grade Gold - Coach A & Coach Walter
  • 3rd Grade Blue - Coach Walter
  • 4th Grade Gold - Coach Jeff
  • 4th/5th Grade White - Coach Walter
  • 5th Grade Blue - Coach Keanu
  • 5th Grade Gold - Coach Gio
  • 6th Grade Blue - Coach Damarius
  • 6th Grade White - Coach Yoo
  • 7th Grade Blue - Coach A
  • 7th Grade Gold - Coach Keanu
  • 7th Grade White - Coach Gio
  • 9th/10th Regional White - Coach Gio & Zach
  • 10th Grade National Red - Coach Gio
  • 10th Grade National Gold - Coach Gio
  • Practices : Ela Lake Zurich, Wheeling Park District, Half Day School - Lincolnshire

    Shootout Champions: April 14: 5 Gold, 5 Silver, 3 Gold


Practices: Begin Week of October 23- End March 3rd (Minimum 32-35 hours of practice)

Practice & Game Fees: $900

Possible Practice Locations: Daniel Wright School- Lincolnshire, Ela Sports Center- Lake Zurich

22-25 Game Season: League & Tournament Schedule

Skills: Optional Wed Night or Monday night - $150 (9 Weeks)

Uniform Fees: $150 All Uniform Fees Priced At Cost

Practice Jersey, Game Uniform & Warm Up Hoodie, Backpack

Warriors Winter Weekly Skills


When: Every Wednesday December 6th-March 6th (No Skills Dec. 27, Jan. 3, 10, Feb. 28)

Where: Ela Lake Zurich

Time: 4th-7th Grade 8-9pm

Cost: 120$ 

2023-2024 Winter Warrior Travel Teams & Coaches 

3rd Grade White- Coach Kale

3rd Grade Gold- Coach Kale

4th Grade Blue- Coach Jeff

4th Grade White- Coach Jeff

5th Grade White- Coach Madeleine/Keanu

5th Grade Gold- Coach Kale

5th Grade Palatine- Coach Keanu

7th Grade Blue- Coach Keanu


We are excited for a great 2023-2024 Winter Season!


Warriors 2024 Spring season information coming soon- tryouts will be held in March


PHILOSOPHY: We will teach the fundamentals of the game and learn team concepts we believe help teams succeed. Offensive and defensive philosophy are concepts to prepare for high school basketball. Our teams will be taught motion offense concepts / sharing the ball.  We will teach team defensive concepts learned while coaching college basketball: man-to-man concepts must be taught and 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.

Player Objectives: Provide PHH players with opportunity for improvement, 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.


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

Play Hard Hoops Families:

Thank you for your interest in the Play Hard Warriors Travel Feeder Program. The Warriors finished their 7th season with great success. Our goals for the program are to provide coaching that will give your son/daughter 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 different leagues and tournaments, many run by Play Hard Director Coach Adelman who has been running tournaments for close to 20 years and the growing PHH Travel Feeder League with over 120 teams in the winter. 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.

Thank you again for your consideration of Play Hard Hoops for your basketball development.

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 us 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/daughter: 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.

For more information or any questions regarding our travel program please reach out to:

David Adelman- Owner & Director

847-420-8115 /

Madeleine McTague- Assistant Director & Girls Programming Director

224-422-9959 /