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About Us

OUR MISSION

  • To provide high-quality, organized basketball tournaments, leagues, and special basketball programming for boys and girls grades 3rd – 12th.
  • To work with coaches, clubs, school, travel, recreational teams on scheduling requests when possible.
  • To provide skill-appropriate scheduling to maximize competition for the development of the athlete when possible.
  • To collaborate with like-minded basketball organizations to use our platform and expand United Hoops throughout the region.

Our Programming

  • Two-Day Basketball Events
    • Pool Play to Double Bracketed Tournaments
    • Trophies, Medals for division winners
    • Schedule by skill level
  • ½ Day Basketball Events
    • Round Robin, 3 games in one day
    • Medals for division winners
  • River 2 River Youth League
    • Youth basketball league for school, recreational teams for boys and girls grades 3rd thru 6th.
    • Working with local schools from the Illinois River to the Mississippi River to host tournaments and create revenue for their youth programs
  • The 3 League
    • Unique 3 on 3 basketball league designed to increase player development by providing more opportunities for touches.
  • All-State Jr. High Classic (IL)
    • Invite only where top eighth-graders in the state (IL) compete in skills competition and then assigned teams to play in a tournament. Boys event in March after IESA and Girls event in December after IESA.

Grade

Grade based on the current school year, defined as Sept. 1st to Aug. 31st Therefore, any summer teams will be viewed as the grade they just left (i.e. a 4th grade team in July will be comprised of 4th graders who just completed 4th grade.) Always know that each tournament director will schedule their tournament accordingly to their rules and their own age classification.

SKILL LEVEL

When registering for our events, we ask you to assign a skill level of Average, Good, or Highly Skilled to your team.  With over thirty years of scheduling, we work hard to provide competitive match-ups when possible.  We understand your teams' skill level may vary depending on what players you have with you each weekend.  More or less the skill level you are assigning helps guide us to schedule what type of competition your team would like to play. 

SCHEDULE REQUESTS

We will take into consideration and have a field specifically for your request during the registration process.  PLEASE, register for the tournament and provide the scheduling request before the schedule is started.  While scheduling requests are not one-hundred percent guaranteed, we make every effort to accommodate when feasible and possible.


Get In Touch

Kirk Whiteman

Phone: 217-714-7263

Steve Klunick

Phone: 217-522-7122

Todd Barbour

Phone: 309-287-2611