FAQ

 

How long has Impact Basketball been around?

Impact Basketball is one of the oldest standing travel team basketball programs in the Oak Park/ River Forest /West of Chicago Area

How long is the Fall Season?

September to End of November

How long is the Spring/Summer Season?

This season Starts Mid-February to Early July

How many games does a Player play in the Fall season?

Typically 18 to 20 games

How many games does a Player play in the Spring/Summer season?

Typically 20-25 or 25-35, sometimes more

How many kids are on each Travel Team?

Teams must have a minimum of 8 players and a max of 12.ย  Typically the coach will selectย 10 players.

How many Travel Teams does Impact have per grade?

Typically Impact has:

  • 2 – boys 5th grade teams
  • 2 – boys 6th team
  • 2 – boys 7th teams
  • 2 – 8th boys travel teams
  • 1 – 2nd/3rd have there on teams
  • 1 – 4th grade boyโ€™s team.
How much does it cost to play Impact Basketball?

Impact has some of the lowest travel team rates in the Oak Park area and West Suburbs. It generally costs from $575.00 – $775.00, depending on the grade level of your child and season. We also offer multiple sibling discounts for qualified families.

What are the benefits of combining a Spring/Summer program when some programs have them separate?

At Impact basketball we know family comes first. By having seasons piggy-back off one another, it help families plan vacations. We recognize families might have other children as well, so family
time is important. It also lowers cost to our families with one Try-Out, less administration and no interruption in practicing with same coach. This results in improving your player’s skill set.

What kind of potential Player do we look for to make the Impact teams?

It really depends on what grade level your child is entering into basketball. For example most club teams cut 2nd โ€“ 4th Grade. At Impact we train them to see if the desire is there to play the game. Players above 4th grade are evaluated in our tryout sessions. We evaluate each player on their grasp of the fundamentals of basketball such as dribbling, shooting, defense, etc.ย  We also look for individuals that can run and jump without limitations.ย  We are looking for HUSTLE. Players have to have willingness to learn and have supportive parents or guardians that allow our system to work.

What makes Impact Basketball different from other Basketball Program?

Impact Basketball has a training system that helps players develop andย gain confidence. Impact is a family-comes-first program with an educational tutoring program for kids that need tutoring, helping develop a complete Student Athlete.

When are Impact Basketball Try-Outs?

Impact Basketball tryouts are held Mid-August for the Fall Season and Mid February for Spring/Summer Seasons.

When are Impact practices?

Impact Fall practices are typically one day a week, sometimes two days. Spring/Summer practices are generally two days a week.

Where are Impact practices held?

Impact practice generally practice in the Oak Park River Forest area and some Surrounding Area close to Oak Park.

Where is Impact Basketball located?

Impact basketball is located in the Oak Park, IL area west of Chicago, IL

Where will Impact travel to play in tournaments (games)?

Travel Team games are typically played in the Chicagoland area. Our Elite Travel Teams will do several local and 3 out-of-town tournaments in places like Fort Wayne, Indiana and Milwaukee, Wisconsin.