South Suburban Wildcats of Lincoln-Way: Welcome

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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 jkroen@southsuburbanwildcats.com.  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: 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!!!

     TO SEE THE LATEST WILDCATS PICTURES VISIT: http://southsuburbanwildcats.shutterfly.com/

 

TO REGISTER FOR TRYOUTS FOR THE 2015/2016 FALL/WINTER SEASON CLICK ON THE LINK: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SSWILDCATS2015

  

 


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Saturday, August 1
TRYOUT REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN



TRYOUT REGISTRATION FOR THE 2015/2016 FALL/WINTER SEASON IS NOW OPEN!!!!!

Tryouts will be held on Thursday, September 10, Saturday, September 12 and Sunday, September 13Players only need to attend one tryout.

 

Thursday, September 10 at Lincoln-Way East High School from 7:00pm - 9:00pm (4th, 5th and 6th grade girls and boys 7:00pm - 8:00pm) (7th and 8th grade girls and boys 8:00pm - 9:00pm)

Saturday, September 12 at Lincoln-Way North High School from 1:00pm - 4:00pm (4th, 5th and 6th grade girls and boys 1:30pm - 2:30pm) (7th and 8th grade girls and boys 3:00pm - 4:00pm) 

Sunday, September 13 at Lincoln-Way North High School from 2:00pm - 5:00pm (4th, 5th and 6th grade girls and boys 2:30pm - 3:30pm) (7th and 8th grade girls and boys 4:00pm - 5:00pm) 

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR TRYOUTS!!

Coaches for the 2015/2016 Wildcats are as follows:

GIRLS 

4th Grade Girls: Pete Panos and Alex Dimitrijevic

5th Grade Girls: John Kroen and Dave Scukanec

6th Grade Girls: Craig Marek, Jeff Gehrke and Pat Connolly

7th Grade Girls: Pete Nigro

8th Grade Girls: Brad Lizen

BOYS

4th Grade Boys: Open (please contact John Kroen - jkroen@southsuburbanwildcats.com if interested)

5th Grade Boys (White): Todd Novak and Tim Winters

5th Grade Boys (Black): Jeff Claffy

6th Grade Boys: John Kroen and Tom McCrea

7th Grade Boys: Kevin Barrett

8th Grade Boys: Dennis Kaminski and Brian Michalak

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR TRYOUTS!!

 

 



Saturday, August 1
WILDCATS ANNOUNCE AUGUST OPEN GYM SESSIONS



THE WILDCATS ORGANIZATION FOCUSES ON THE MULTI-SPORT ATHLETE.

Since March 2007 the Wildcats have fielded the most competitive teams in the Lincoln-Way area.  Many of our alumni have secured college scholarships (in many sports, not just basketball) and lead their high school teams.

  • We're not the oldest travel organization, but pride ourselves on our winning tradition and how our players improve every year. 
  • We don't teach plays, we teach the game to improve the basketball IQ.
  • We provide a balanced approach that encourages players to play other sports.
  • We seek to improve every player on the roster, not just the coaches' top five.
  • Playing time is not equal, it's earned, but everyone on the roster is given the opportunity to impact the game.

The Wildcats have always attempted to do travel basketball in a manner that leaves the players and their families with a positive feeling. 

The new season starts on Sunday, August 2 with our annual open gym sessions.  Every Sunday in August from 1:00pm - 3:00pm we'll host an open gym session at Lincoln-Way North. All Lincoln-Way residents with girls or boys entering grades 2 - 8 are welcomed to attend. 

GO WILDCATS!!! 

 

 

  

  



Friday, June 27
INTERESTED IN SCHEDULING A GAME WITH A WILDCATS TEAM?

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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 jkroen@southsuburbanwildcats.com 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 admin@southsuburbanwildcats.com for consideration.

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Friday, September 3
Go Purple!!!

Going Green is Good for the Environment!!

GOING PURPLE IS GREAT FOR THE LINCOLN-WAY COMMUNITY!!



Tuesday, December 31
8th Grade Girls 12/21/13



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