Contact : Riley Gardner

309-645-4204

RGardner@HeartofIllinoisBasketball.com


Heart of Illinois is an AAU Boys and Girls Basketball Program with players 3rd-11th Grades from more than 40 cities in Central Illinois. With a diverse and knowledgeable coaching staff we strive to teach the importance of academics, team, fundamentals, and decision making on the court. Our goal is to help prepare our athletes for their school teams, town feeder teams, and college opportunities. As a program we understand that teaching our players how to be good team players, importance of academics and the work ethic needed to be successful we better prepare our players to be leaders in future endeavors. Please browse our website for information about our current and past players, coaching staff, sponsorship opportunities, and HOI sponsored events!



2016 AAU NATIONALS 6TH GRADE GIRLS 7TH PLACE

2015 AAU NATIONALS 5TH GRADE GIRLS 9TH PLACE

2014 AAU NATIONALS 6TH GRADE GIRLS 3RD PLACE


2016 AAU STATE 6TH GRADE 2ND PLACE

2015 AAU STATE 5TH GRADE CHAMPIONS

2015 AAU STATE 8TH GRADE 3RD PLACE


NUMEROUS OTHER TOURNAMENT FINISHES







HEART OF ILLINOIS PLAYERS SUCCESS:

17 HOI UNDERCLASSMEN PLAYING VARSITY LEVEL HIGH SCHOOL

13 HOI UNDERCLASSMEN LEADING THEIR VARSITY HIGH SCHOOL TEAMS

NUMEROUS HOI PLAYERS COMPETED AT 7TH & 8TH GRADE IESA STATE

18 HOI PLAYERS ARE 7TH GRADE RUNNER-UP

16 HOI PLAYERS ARE 7TH GRADE IESA STATE CHAMPIONS

4 HOI PLAYERS ARE 8TH GRADE IESA RUNNER-UPS

5 HOI PLAYERS ARE 8TH GRADE IESA 3RD PLACE FINISHERS

1 HOI PLAYER IS 8TH GRADE IESA 4TH PLACE FINISHER

1 HOI PLAYER IS 8TH GRADE IESA STATE CHAMPION

4 HOI PLAYERS ARE PEORIA CITY CHAMPIONS

17 HOI PLAYERS LED THEIR SCHOOL TEAMS TO UNDEFEATED SEASONS

COUNTLESS HOI PLAYERS LED THEIR TEAMS IN SCORING & OTHER STATS

COUNTLESS HOI PLAYERS PLAYED UP AT LEAST 1 LEVEL FOR SCHOOL SEASON

YOUNGEST PLAYER PLAYING UP IS 5TH GRADE - LEADING SCHOOL’S 8TH GRADE TEAM THIS SEASON

NUMEROUS HOI PLAYERS WITH COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS, LEADING THEIR COLLEGE TEAMS


WE DON’T JUST MEASURE SUCCESS BY WHAT YOU DO WHEN YOU PLAY HERE,

IT’S WHAT YOU ARE ABLE TO DO WHEN YOU LEAVE HERE

~MENTALLY & PHYSICALLY BETTER~


 




Heart of Illinois AAU Program is Central Illinois only program to consistently send girls teams to AAU State and for the past 4 years AAU Nationals. We compete at the highest level spring/summer basketball has to offer. We have and continue to receive invites to some of the top competitive tournaments nationwide.

Every season we look to improve our program to further help players develop to reach their highest potential on the court. This year we will be focusing on elite levels only for our girls teams and continuing to grow our boys division.

Our girls teams this season will face a stronger/more competitive schedule to prepare for the highest level of competition. Our girls teams will combine individual skill workouts, strength and conditioning, and team practices to develop all of the important aspects to improving as a complete player.


If you are interested in competing with the best, playing against the best, and training to be the best then CONTACT US NOW!







2017 Teams


We will have Girls teams for the 2017 season 3rd-high school and Boys teams 3rd-9th grade. All grades are current grade players are in for the 2016-17 school year.

Our Girls teams are being formed in the off season and we will be hosting tryouts to fill any remaining spots - if you are interested in being on any of these GIRLS age level teams please contact us ASAP.


We will have a 5th grade Girls team and 2 7th Grade Girls Teams for the 2017 season with plans to prepare for and attend AAU Nationals - spots for these teams are still open please contact ASAP if interested!


Our Boys teams will be finalized at tryouts in early spring. If you are interested in any of our BOYS teams 3rd-9th grade for the 2017 spring/summer season please contact us.


Tryouts for all age levels will be posted soon.


Please contact Riley Gardner if interested in trying out for any of our openings.