6TH GRADE BLUE - SPRING NIKE SHOWDOWN CHAMPIONS

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!

6TH GRADE WHITE - BIG WIN AT NAYS TOURNAMENT!

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."

Congratulations boys!

8U - 2nd GRADE // BRING HOME STATE TITLE!

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

CLASS OF 2022 - MAKING A BIG SPLASH IN THE NYBL

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

 

 

 

 

 


 

GREAT WEEKEND FOR SPEED BASKETBALL!

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

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A GREAT SUMMER FOR SPEED BASKETBALL!

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.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2015 4TH GRADE NATIONAL TEAM

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!