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!


Congratulations


8th Grade Ziemba (Girls)

2014 Spring Tip Off Champions


6th Black (Girls)

2014 AAU State 3rd Place


8th Grade Dowell (Girls)

2014 AAU State 4th Place


7th Fawcett (Girls)

2014 East Tip Off Champions


7th Black (Girls)

2014 Gym Rats Shootout

12u Champions


5th Black (Girls)

2014 Gym Rats Shootout

10u Champions


6th Black (Girls)

2014 Baylor U of I Invite

11u Champions


5th Black (Girls)

Summer Splash

Champions


6th Black (Girls)

AAU Nationals

3rd Place

Division II


4th Black (Girls)

Summer Splash

Champions


6th Black (Girls)

Summer Splash

3rd Place

(8th Grade Girls Division)


5th Boys

AYBT Nationals

Champions


5th Black (Girls)

AYBT Nationals

Champions


4th Girls (Black)

AYBT Nationals

Runner-Up

(4th-5th Division)


4th Boys

AYBT Nationals

Semi-Finals


7th Black (Girls)

AYBT Nationals

Runner-Up


6th Red (Girls)

AYBT Nationals

Semi-Finals


14u (Girls)

Best of Midwest

3rd Place


7th Black (Girls)

Nationals Summer Classic

CHAMPIONS!!

(Championship Game - 3OT’s)


8th Ziemba (Girls)

Slam Shootout

Champions


2014 Baylor U of I Invite

11u Champions!!!

6th Black went undefeated at Baylor U of I Invite in Champaign, IL to become Champions!!

2014 Gym Rats Shootout

10u Champions!!!

5th Black went undefeated at the Gym Rats Shootout to become Champions!!

2014 Spring Tip Off

Champions !!!

8th Ziemba went undefeated at the Spring Tip Off to become Champions!!



Heart of Illinois 14u Girls Play on the WNBA Chicago Sky Floor before WNBA Game!!

Great Experience - Thanks Chicago Sky!!


                                       

2014 Summer Splash

5th Grade Champions!!!

5th Black went 4-1 at Summer Splash in Davenport, IA to become Champions!!

2014 AAU Nationals

6th Grade 3rd Place!!!

6th Black went 6-1 at AAU Nationals Division II to take home 3rd Place out of 36 teams from around the US in their division!!


2014 AAU NATIONALS 6TH GRADE GIRLS 3RD PLACE




2014 Gym Rats Shootout

12u Champions!!

7th Black went undefeated at the Gym Rats Shootout to become Champions!!

HEART OF ILLINOIS PLAYERS SUCCESS:

11 HOI UNDERCLASSMEN PLAYING VARSITY LEVEL HIGH SCHOOL

8 HOI UNDERCLASSMEN LEADING THEIR VARSITY HIGH SCHOOL TEAMS

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

7 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

2 HOI PLAYERS ARE PEORIA CITY CHAMPIONS

17 HOI PLAYERS LED THEIR SCHOOL TEAMS TO UNDEFEATED SEASONS

12 OTHER HOI PLAYERS PLAYED IN SECTIONAL TITLE GAMES THIS SEASON

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 4TH 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~


 



2015 TRYOUTS

7th & 8th Grade Girls interested please contact Riley Gardner.


All Tryouts below are at:

Synergy Sports Facility

350 Cimmeron Dr.  East Peoria, 61611


March 1st

Girls 3rd, 4th, 5th, & 6th

3:30-5:30pm


March 6th

Boys 7th & 8th Grade

6:30-8:00pm


March 8th

Girls 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th Grade

1:00-2:30pm

Boys 3rd, 4th, 5th, & 6th Grade

2:30-4:00pm

Girls 9th & 10th Grade

4:00-6:00pm

Boys 7th & 8th Grade

6:00-7:30pm


March 15th

Boys 3rd, 4th, 5th, & 6th Grade

4:00-5:30pm

Girls 9th & 10th Grade

5:30-7:30pm


 



2015 Events

Girls Junior High All-Star Game - Registration Form

Boys Junior High All-Star Game - Registration Form

Grade School Summer League - Registration Form

Monday night (Girls) & Wednesday night (Boys) - June


 




WEATHER UPDATE - MARCH 1ST 2015 9:00AM

BOYS ALL-STAR GAME CANCELLED

DETAILS FOR NEW DATE/TIME WILL BE EMAILED OUT AND POSTED HERE TOMORROW


GIRLS TRYOUTS STILL ON 3:30-5:30PM

CHECK-IN BEGINS 3:00PM

CONTINUE CHECKING HERE FOR UPDATES