Our 6th grade blue team continues to make waves on the tournament circuit this Spring. They recently took home the trophy at the Nike Spring Showdown in Romeoville against some top ranked teams. Most notably beating Night Rydas Elite by 20 points (a Florida based team ranked 22nd in the Nation). Keep up the great work boys!
Our program has some top talent at the 6th grade level! We are so proud of Coach Lee and his boys for taking home the big W this past weekend at the NAYS Championship at Elmhurst College. According to program director, Titcus Pettigrew, "This is an extremely well coached team that will be a force to be reckoned with down the road."
A big huge congratulations to Coach Perry Amoo-Mensah and his second grade team for winning the 2016 State Championship for Central AAU! The boys all worked so hard and most importantly, had a blast! With such a promising group of athletes...we are excited to watch them grow as players and help them take their game to the next level! #speednation
The Illinois Speed 6th grade National Team just returned from Orlando, Florida after finishing up their second session in the NYBL. The National Youth Basketball League (NYBL) is the premier middle school league in North America offering a platform for top teams in the United States and Canada. Currently, our boys are undefeated, with a record of 9-0 against some of the top talent in the North America! To say we are proud of these young men is a gross understatement.
The success of this team dates back to the beginning of their basketball careers. Many of these young men have played together since 2nd and 3rd grade. The friendships that they share off the court translates to pure chemistry when they play. Of course, a lot of their success can be attributed to sheer athletic ability....but for this team, it is MUCH more than that. It is a brotherhood. A family. They show up and work hard to play and win for EACHOTHER. There are no egos here. There isn't one player who shines above all others. They are a team in every sense of the word and their record of success is proof of the bond that they share.
We wish them well as they continue their Spring season and prepare for the NYBL Championships at the end of May in Atlanta, Georgia. #speednation
Coach: Titcus Pettigrew
Players: Tyson Amoo-Mensah, Kaden Cobb, Bobby Durkin, Reggie Fleurima, Dylan McGivney, Trey Pettigrew, Maxwell Reese, Nate Robinson, Zeke Williams
A huge thank you to all of our teams that came out to grind this weekend! It was an honor to see so many of our new players representing the Speed Family with the grit and determination that our program has become known for!
Both of our third grade teams participated in the Junior Jam Fest and BOTH teams came home with the championship! Our regional team won at the third grade level and our national team won the fourth grade division.
Congratulations to all the boys and coaches! #speednation
Exciting news for several of our teams as we head into the Spring Season. Rankings came out several weeks ago and three of our teams are currently ranked within the top ten in Illinois. Congratulations to our 11U, 12U and 14U teams on all of their hard work. #speednation
Congratulations to our class 0f 2022 boys for being ranked as one of the top 20 teams in the country!
#speednation is on the move!
Speed Nation has been on the move this summer! We are so proud of our 3rd Grade National Team for making it to the final four in Orlando at the 2015 National Tournament. Congrats to Coach Kenny Griffin and his talented players!
Coach Titcus Pettigrew recently returned from Las Vegas where his 5th Grade National Team competed in the 2015 FAB48 tournament! His boys battled their way up to the championship game! We are so proud of these boys for finishing second place against some of the country's top ranked teams!
Speaking of nationally ranked teams.....the national power rankings were recently released and our fifth grade boys are currently listed as #13 in the nation!
Last, but not least, a big congratulations goes out to Kaden Cobb, Kolby Gilles, Trey Pettigrew and Bobby Durkin on being selected and playing in the 2015 GNBA All-Star Game in Wisconsin.
Come and be a part of the #1 youth basketball program in Illinois! Fall tryouts are coming soon...
Please fill out the registration form found on our website and bring it with you to tryouts. For any questions, please reach out to our program administrator, Barbie McKennie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Our 2015, 4th grade national team just returned from an awesome run at Nationals making it into the Elite 8! Congratulations boys! We are so proud of these young men for all the hard work they've put in this season.
Speed Basketball is all about grit, character, work ethic and family. We know how to have fun both on and off the court. Please check out our facebook page for a fun video of the kids having some fun doing the whip!