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Illinois Crush Basketball

IL Crush is an AAU/Travel basketball program which is based out of the City of Country Club Hills, Illinois; located in the South Suburbs of Chicago.  The program began in 2003 as CCH Orange Crush with just one boys basketball team that competed in leagues and tournaments throughout the local south suburban area.  Each year we have added an additional team including expanding to offering teams for girls.  As we have grown over the years we have also expanded our traveling experiences to include tournaments throughout the states of Illinois and Indiana in an effort to become a more competitive and recognized program.  Today, after several years of experience in the Midwest Region and at the National level in addition to merging with other fine programs; we now consider our program to be one of the most organized, affordable, and elite programs in the State of Illinois.  Additionally, our 2008-2009 10U Boys' Team is ranked ninth (9th) in the nation according to the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU).  It is our goal to build off of our success and continue to offer one of the finest AAU/Travel basketball experiences in the country.
 
For 2010, IL Crush will offer teams for boys 9U/4th grade through 17U/11th grade and IL Crush Express will offer teams for girls 12U/6th grade through 17U/11th grade.  Our mission for these teams is to teach the game of basketball, build good work habits and confidence in one's self while developing skills to play at a higher level of competition.  Our current coaching staff is comprised of professional men and women who volunteer their time to teach these young men and women.  We use this program as an avenue for keeping our youth off the streets by providing activities that will develop and enhance their individual skills.  Additionally this program is also a means to help motivate our youth and assist them with maintaining an active lifestyle in an effort to remain healthy and reduce childhood obesity.
 
                                                                                                                               Tracey Offord
Executive Director