South Suburban Wildcats of Lincoln-Way: Welcome

South Suburban Wildcats of Lincoln-Way Travel Basketball Organization: Lincoln-Way Feeder Program

The South Suburban Wildcats organization was started to give girls the opportunity to play travel basketball while keeping in mind that many of these girls also play other sports. We understand their need to concentrate on school, enjoy family time and realize that it is impossible to give up every weekend to basketball. The organization was started in March of 2007, an idea that ultimately transformed into the South Suburban Wildcats. The organization was built on the premise that all costs would be split evenly, including tournaments and games. The organization is a member of the AAU (Amateur Athletic Union) and participates in the top area tournaments. Our Fall/Winter session that runs from October or December to March includes girls' teams at the 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade levels. We practice and play home games in the surrounding Lincoln-Way area. We try to seek out as many local tournaments as possible. However, there are several located in the North Suburbs and just east of the border into Indiana.    

In 2011, for the first time in the Wildcats history, Lincoln-Way area boys were given an opportunity to play for one of Illinois’ top travel programs. The Wildcats continue to field boys’ teams at the 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade levels in addition to carrying on a long tradition of elite girls teams at the 4th, 5th, 6th 7th and 8th grade levels.

The South Suburban Wildcats organization is a positive and respected program choice for girls and boys competitive travel basketball. We strive for the best, but realize the importance of family and school. Our programs are restricted to girls and boys living within the Lincoln-Way District 210 residential boundaries, making the Wildcats a feeder program for the Lincoln-Way district. We have the full support of the administration and coaches of all area 210 schools. We are and will continue to be an independent organization, knowing that staying focused on individual attention is very important to development and understanding the game.  

We offer the highest quality programs, with a cost structure that sets a new standard for travel sports.   

Questions or requests for information should be directed to John Kroen at  Go Wildcats!!

2013-2014 FINAL FALL/WINTER SEASON RECORD FOR ALL TWELVE WILDCATS TEAMS: 190-127 with 19 Championships and 8 Second Place Finishes 

2012-2013 FALL/WINTER SEASON RECORD FOR ALL ELEVEN WILDCATS TEAMS: XXX-XXX with 18 Tournament Championships!!! 

2012 SPRING SEASON RECORD FOR THE WILDCATS 2018 TEAM: 17-13 with 3 Championships and 2 runner-up!!!  

2011-2012 FALL/WINTER SEASON RECORD FOR ALL NINE WILDCATS TEAMS: 154-118 with 16 Tournament Championships!!! 

2010-2011 FINAL FALL/WINTER SEASON RECORD FOR ALL SIX WILDCATS TEAMS: 160-64 with 20 Tournament Championships!!!



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Organizations wishing to request individual games with the Wildcats 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th or 8th grade girls’ or boys' teams should also contact John Kroen at or by phone at 312-758-7127. We will host games and travel to locations within a reasonable distance from Mokena.

The Wildcats also will be hosting the Sixth Annual Wildcats Super Bowl Shoot-Out for 4th - 8th grade girls and boys teams on February 2 & 3.  

Also, tournament organizers should send registration materials to for consideration.


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