Events and Open Dates


The following are basketball events and open dates for games, tournaments, or summer shootouts. If you would like to post an open date or event, please e-mail Matt Monroe at

Bradley University Coaching Clinic (Mens)
Bradley University is offering a coaching clinic on Saturday, October 26. Please CLICK HERE to view the flyer.

Peotone Blue Devil Winter Classic (Girls)

We are looking for one team to complete our 8 team holiday tournament.  Dates are 12/26/19, 12/27/19, 12/28/19, and 12/30/19.  4 game guarantee - 3 pool play and 1 crossover game.  Each team will play one game per day.  If interested or need more information, please contact AD Chris Gibson at or Coach Steve Strough at

Woodstock High School (Boys)
We are looking for an 8th team to fill our varsity boys' Hoops for Healing tournament. Here are the teams that are currently committed (including enrollments):

Antioch 1327 Harvard 718 Hoffman Estates 1907 Marian Central 1087 Round Lake 2157 Woodstock 991 Woodstock North 929 
Anyone who is interested can contact me or athletic director Chris Kirkpatrick (

Oak Lawn Community High School (Girls)
Tournament: Lady Spartan Holiday Tournament

Dates and Info: Oak Lawn Community High School is looking for 2 additional varsity teams to fill an 8 team tournament on 12/14, 12/16, 12/18, and 12/21. Contact AD Jeremey Cryan at if interested.

Morton High School (Girls)
Morton High School is looking for a team to fill out their Thanksgiving Tourney.  Teams will play 2 games on 11/29/19 and 2 games on 11/30/19.  Round Robin format.  We are sponsored by our Tourism Bureau, so teams will be eligible for a travel stipend or hotel accommodations.  Please contact Athletic Director Scott Jones for more information.

Rockford Public Schools Tip-Off Classic (Boys)

Rockford Public Schools celebrated another successful Tip-Off Classic in 2018, bringing in 12 teams from FIVE different states in our fifth year. This five-day varsity boys basketball event is held at all four District 205 high schools and has quickly become the most popular opening-week tournament in the Northern Illinois and state-line area.

The Fifth Annual 205 Tip-Off Classic included 12-teams competing from five states. The event was held Nov. 19, 20, 21, 23 and 24 at Auburn, East, Guilford and Jefferson high schools.

Teams included: Marina (Huntington Beach, Calif.); McArthur (Hollywood, Fla.); Bay View (Milwaukee, Wisc.​); Pike (Indianapolis, Ind.); and Chicago-area teams Chicago Perspectives, North Chicago and Elgin Larkin. Rounding out the field were five local teams representing the NIC-10: Auburn, East, Guilford, Jefferson and Freeport.

North Chicago placed fourth in Illinois last year in Class 3A and made its first Tip-Off appearance. Larkin, which placed fourth in the state in Class 4A last year, returned for its fifth year, while this was the second straight year for Perspectives.

Our goal when we created the Classic was to offer our teams the opportunity to play top-notch competition as a warm-up to their season while inviting others to do to the same. The Tip-Off has become a signature athletic event in Rockford that continues to grow as we welcome more teams from across the nation.

For more information, please contact at 

Gibson City - Melvin - Sibley (Boys)
48th Annual GCMS Thanksgiving Tournament - Boys Basketball
November 25-30, 2019
Gibson City, IL
4 teams guaranteed, no fees
Need 1 team

Sandburg High School (Girls)
Sandburg is looking to fill their first annual Christmas tournament. Please CLICK HERE for more information. If interested, please contact Coach Fotopoulos at

Dekalb High School (Boys)
With the move to the DVC, DeKalb HS is looking for several non-conference (2 yr contract) or participation in a Shootout for the 2019-20 season. Contact Al Biancalana at if interested.

Dekalb High School (Boys)
DeKalb HS Sophomore team is looking for a Christmas tournament to participate in.  Contact Al Biancalana at if interested. 

Riverside-Brookfield (Boys)
Riverside Brookfield is looking for one varsity boys basketball team for our 17th annual Bill VandeMerkt Thanksgiving Classic at Riverside Brookfield High School.

Dates:  November 25, 26, 27, 29 and 30th, 2019
All teams play 4 games during the 5 dates.
Each team is off Mon or Tues and everyone plays Wed, Fri, and Sat.
Format:  Two 4 team pools, with a corresponding crossover game on the last day (i.e. 1st Pool A vs. 1st Pool B, 2nd vs. 2nd, etc).  
Please contact head coach, Mike Reingruber if interested at or 708-442-8506. 




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