Fall Training - 11's & 12's

 11's (5th Grade) and 12's (6th Grade)

 

UPDATE as of 8/24/20: We are officially at capcity for our 11's & 12's Fall Training program. We are looking at the possibiliy of opening up registration for another round of sign-ups, so please check back. If we are able to open up registration, it will be announced on Social Media, so please make sure to follow @WildcatJuniors for any public announcements.


New this season, due to Covid, we are opening up our 11's and 12's Club season as a first come, first serve sign-up. Traditionally, we have had over a 100 5th & 6th graders try-out for our 11's/12's program. Due to Covid, we cannot accommodate those numbers at a tryout. Though we have sent "pre-sale" invites to our athletes from last season, we fully expect to have enough space to give interested players an opportunity to join our program.

 

SEASON LOGISTICS

 

PRACTICES: Wednesdays and Fridays, 4 - 6 pm (subject to change)

TRAINING: Led by our Youth Director, Kirstine Jensen, who brings over 19 years of Division 1 college coaching experience. Kirstine was a 4-yr starter at Ohio State as an Outside Hitter, where she lead the Buckeyes to the NCAA Final Four and the Big Ten Championships in 1994. 

SEASON LENGTH: September 15 - December 18

PRACTICE LOCATION:  Practices are based out of the Athletico Center in Northbrook. Due to Covid, there may be occasional times where we spread out. Our secondary facility is the Northfield Park District and we have also secured time at the JCC, which is 1 mile west of the Athletico Center in Northbrook.

COST: $825, split into three payments: $300 deposit at registration, $275 due on October 15, and $250 due on November 15.

 

WHAT ABOUT FALL AND WINTER AND COMPETITION?

 

By signing up for the Fall Training program, you will have the ability to continue with us through Winter and Spring seasons. IF we are able to compete, players will have the option to opt in for competition teams and we will have internal tryouts from within our Fall Training program to build competition club teams.  If we are not able to compete, we will repeat the Fall Training program for both Winter (January - March) and Spring seasons (April - June).

Will there be "Elite" and "Regional" teams? We are going to begin with our 11’s & 12’s program all together and we will treat the first several weeks as an evaluation period to get to know the players. After that point, we will be grouping the players in training pods that will be based on skill, ability, and coachability so that players will be able to make as much progress as possible during this awesome training time. Again, at this point in time, we plan for all 11’s & 12’s to be practicing together, even after we split into training pods, but those pods will eventually be based on skill level.

 

 

 

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