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!
2015 AAU NATIONALS 5TH GRADE GIRLS 9TH PLACE
2014 AAU NATIONALS 6TH GRADE GIRLS 3RD PLACE
2015 AAU STATE 5TH GRADE CHAMPIONS
2015 AAU STATE 8TH GRADE 3RD PLACE
2015 AYBT CHAMPIONS
4TH BOYS, 5TH GIRLS, 6TH GIRLS, 6TH BOYS
2015 AYBT 2ND PLACE
4TH GIRLS, 6TH GIRLS, 7TH BOYS, 8TH GIRLS
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~
Congratulations Morton and HOI’s Tenley Dowell on being 3A State Champions!!
Heart of Illinois AAU Program is Central Illinois only program to consistently send
girls teams to AAU State and for the past 3 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 attend one of our tryouts below!
Thank you for all players that attended our tryouts this year.
We still have openings for the following age groups:
5th Grade Boys
6th Grade Boys
7th Grade Boys - Post Players Only
3rd-4th Grade Girls Interested in Fundamental Focused Season
6th Grade Girls
8th--9th Grade Girls
Please contact Riley Gardner if interested in trying out for any of our openings.