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WINTER 2018-2019

UPCOMING WINTER SEASON (11/5 - 2/28), includes two weeks of holidays

Winter travel season includes:

  • Two practices per week (with extra sessions available for substitution - For example,  if practices are on Monday and Thursday, and a player cannot come one Thursday, they can come on Friday or Sunday to train.)
  • 6 to 8 tournaments throughout the winter season. (one tournament will be OUT OF TOWN. This is a great opportunity for players and parents to get to know one another better).
  • Flexible scheduling:  Understanding many players may be involved with school or feeder teams – we are flexible in order to best serve your player and family.  We also are sensitive regarding weekends with big feeder tournaments.

TRYOUTS & EVALUATIONS (please read more below)

Tryouts 10/29-11/2

  • GIRLS 3rd-6th grade - Tuesday and Wednesday, 6.00-7.30pm CHA
  • GIRLS 7th-8th grade - Tuesday and Wednesday, 7.30-9.00pm CHA
  • BOYS 3rd-5th grade - Tuesday and Wednesday, 6.00-7.30pm CHA
  • BOYS 6th grade - Monday and Thursday, 6.00-7.30pm CHA
  • BOYS 7th-8th grade - Monday and Thursday, 7.30-9.00pm, CHA
  • Extra: BOYS&GIRLS 3rd-8th grade Friday, 6.00-7.30pm, CHA

Makeup Tryouts: 11/5-9

  • GIRLS 3rd-6th grade - Tuesday and Wednesday, 6.00-7.30pm CHA
  • GIRLS 7th-8th grade - Tuesday and Wednesday, 7.30-9.00pm CHA
  • BOYS 3rd-5th grade - Tuesday and Wednesday, 6.00-7.30pm CHA
  • BOYS 6th grade - Monday and Thursday, 6.00-7.30pm CHA
  • BOYS 7th-8th grade - Monday and Thursday, 7.30-9.00pm, CHA
  • Extra: BOYS&GIRLS 3rd-8th grade Friday, 6.00-7.30pm, CHA

CHA - Christian Heritage Academy - 315 Waukegan Rd, Northfield, IL


Below is the registration link. Login and sign up for Winter Travel with us. The cost is $1050 for the winter season. There is an early bird discount of $75 good until October 27th. Payment plans are available through registration.


NEW PLAYERS REQUIRED TO ORDER UNIFORM PACKAGE if they did not check the box through registration:



New players get to experience a taste of the Full Package culture right away, because we combine “tryouts” with our current players and teams that are finishing up the previous season.  It’s an exciting, challenging and rewarding way for your player and Full Package to “meet”. It is also a great way for our coaches to observe the unique strengths and challenges of your young player.

Experienced Coaching Staff:

Our coaching team currently trains players at all levels and ages from professionals, advanced, intermediate and beginning players.  Every player is important to us.  Our club doesn’t stop at basketball, we pay attention to every player as a person, and intentionally build character to prepare players to be successful teammates and influential leaders. Over the years we have seen many of our players work really hard to become tremendous high school, college and professional players.  We recognize that while we play a part, the driving force of success is in the heart and work ethic of the player.  

What to Expect at Tryouts:

Practices begin with fun, fast paced, skill-focused segments that are easy for new players to catch onto.  After significant time focused on individual skills and team principles, we typically end our practices scrimmaging so that players can try to use their growing skills in live game situations!

*When your child is experiencing something new, our players are quick to pull them in, support and to ensure they are incorporated into the group.  We are a family that loves to have new members.


Full Package emphasis is on training and whole player development. Basketball is such a beautiful sport. You can get better individually and as a team. This is why most of our practices are spent working on individual and team skill development, conditioning, defense, transitions, and always ends up with any kind of game play from 1on1 to 5on5. So in addition to regular time and practices, we always have additional training during the week and on weekends! Steve Pratt and Dmitry Pirshin are known as excellent shooting coaches working with players of all skill levels - the newest players to those at the highest professional levels.


Our scrimmage league is one of the best things we have during the week – fun and competitive! Players come, we split them into balanced teams and then we play! Sometimes two full games. Sometimes shorter games. Sometimes 4 teams tournaments style! It is pretty much controlled scrimmage. We have scoreboard and two colors t-shirts, so players can flip. When we ref, we try to make games competitive, making everyone better. In games like these, you can see a 6th grader encouraging a 4th grader to do something, and helping them, and guiding them. Or you can see 4th graders getting upset with older guys missing layups or not passing to them. It is fun, simple and skill building. We’re having fun playing basketball and competing together! When it gets crowded, we split up by levels. We currently are running scrimmage leagues on Sundays but we are considering adding another extra day because of its effectiveness in full player development. Maybe Fridays? It would be great to hear your thoughts/comments on this!

Registration for Winter Scrimmage League: If travel and league, just check the box in travel registration. If just scrimmage league:


Spread the word!

Our focus is on building a culture that uses basketball as a tool to train youth to be better at the game and as people.  We count on word of mouth to build our business.  Please help spread the word!  

We appreciate your trust! Thank you. Hopefully we will see you upcoming season.


CHA = Christian Heritage Academy - 315 Waukegan Rd. Northfield, IL 60093

IMPORTANT:Online Registration for 2018 Fall Travel is REQUIRED (regardless if you are paying through the system or not). THANK YOU in ADVANCE!!!

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Full Package Athletics is a family oriented basketball club, focused on personal development of players.   Full Package Athletics includes camps, clinics and training programs designed to allow each player to reach his/her personal goals and contribute to their teams and their communities.  And learn how to be a high functioning teammate that encourages others, while competing at their level.

The mission of Full Package is to create a better tomorrow by inspiring its youth athletes to shoot for excellence in all endeavors, to use their talents for the greater good, and to follow their dreams. Full Package is committed to developing all facets of its student athletes – using basketball and team skills to create leaders —who not only understand the value of hard work and teamwork but also giving back to the community.


Steve Pratt founded Full Package Athletics in September 2000, offering classes and basketball lessons at the Highwood Recreation Center. News traveled quickly about his ability to train basketball players in both individual and team skills effectively. In the winter he was invited to use facilities at the nearby Bannockburn Club for practices and training sessions, and the Full Package Athletics program was firmly established. Full Package was born on a foundation of finding the potential in all players and building confidence by helping every individual develop through the game of basketball. This philosophy is the backbone of our program and remains apparent today throughout the dedicated coaching of all our travel teams, leagues, and training programs. 

Players trained

Elton Brand
Iman Shumpert
Justin Anderson
Thabo Sefolosha
Ruth Riley
Brad Miller
Jon Scheyer
Duje Dukan
Jewell Loyd


Meet our team