MAKING INTENSITY A HABIT!
Conant Feeder Basketball
1404 Oak Leaf Lane
Woodstock, IL 60098
Phone: (847) 879-6159
Thank you for your interest in the Conant Feeder basketball program. We would like to take the
time to invite your son to tryout for the Conant Feeder Program for the upcoming season. The
Conant Feeder Program is run by the World Class Basketball Association which has a National
reputation of preparing players for high school basketball. Over 95% of all players who have played
in our program have ended up on a high school varsity roster, many of which, played Sophomore
or Varsity as Freshman. You can get more background information by visiting our web site at:
The following contains detailed information about the Conant Feeder Basketball Program.
CONANT FEEDER BASKETBALL
The Conant Feeder Basketball Program is designed for players that will be attending Conant High School
in the future and want to get prepared to play basketball at Conant High School. You must live in the
Conant High School District to be eligible for these teams. We currently have teams at the 6 th, 7th and 8th
CONANT FEEDER BASKETBALL PHILOSOPHY
Our philosophy is to teach the players the fundamentals and skills, both mentally and physically,
necessary to compete for a position on the Conant High School basketball team. Our number one concern
is to teach the players about basketball on and off the court. Winning is not a concern, nor is it stressed.
However, because of our strong coaching staff and what we teach, we are usually very competitive at all
CONANT FEEDER COACHING STAFF
The World Class Basketball Association – Conant Feeder takes great pride in our coaching staff. All of our
coaches are American Sports Education Program (ASEP) Certified, have high school coaching experience
and/or have played at the college level. You can get a complete listing of our coaches and their
backgrounds by visiting our web site at www.worldclassbasketball.org. For the upcoming season, the
coaches will be as follows:
8th Grade = Jim Sotos assisted by Christian Sotos
7th Grade = To Be Announced
6th Grade = Donn Cropper (assistant to be announced)
ROSTER AND TEAM SELECTION
The Conant Feeder Program will have teams at the 6th Grade, 7th Grade and 8th Grade levels. For the
upcoming 2011-2012 season we will have a series of open gym sessions and tryouts. Tryouts will be run
by the Conant Feeder Basketball Coaching Staff. All players will be required to attend at least one open
gym session and attend the tryouts. That being said, I do encourage all players to attend all open gym
In terms of roster size. Each roster will consist of 10 to 12 players. The roster size will be determined by
the number of players we have attending tryouts and who we feel are capable at playing at the feeder level.
Please note that we want players that have a desire to get better and to play Conant High School basketball
in the future. The Conant Feeder Program is not a recreation type league and is meant for the serious
player who wants to play Conant High School basketball in the future.
Please note that there will be a $5 tryout fee due on the day of your tryout. We are charging the $5
tryout fee to help pay for the gym time and to ensure that only the serious players are attending the
tryout. The $5 tryout fee is non-refundable once the tryout begins.
We believe that the best way to teach our philosophy is by giving every player adequate playing time in
games. It is our goal to make this a rewarding experience for all involved. That being said, we also want
to start and prepare players for what it takes to be able to play at the high school level. Playing time will be
the coaches decision based on practice performance, game performance, knowledge of our system, work
ethic at home and attendance. It is very important that the players learn what it will take to play at the high
school level. If your son works hard in practice, works hard in games, knows the system, is working on
his game at home and attends all the practices, he will get a good amount of playing time. If there are
weaknesses in any of these areas, he will not play as much as others. We do guarantee that your son will
play in every game we play in but the amount of playing time is not guaranteed.
The Conant Feeder Basketball Program will run from the middle of October thru the end of February.
During the season, all teams will practice one to two times a week. Our goal is to go twice a week as often
as possible. Most practices will be held at Conant High School but there might be some occasions where
we cannot get gym time at Conant and have to practice out of other gyms. We will make every possible
effort to keep practices at Conant as much as possible.
The other gyms we would practice out of include Trinity School in Roselle, Harper College in Palatine,
the Streamwood Community Center and Park Place Rec Center in Streamwood
GAMES & TOURNAMENTS
We believe that the best way to get better is by playing the best possible schedule we can but at the same
time not overwhelming the players. It is our philosophy that you get better by playing tough competition
rather than winning by 20 every game.
We guarantee each team will play 25 games. These games will be a mix of regular season games against
other feeder teams both at Conant HS and other teams gyms, possible league play and we will be entering
We do not play on the holiday weekends and all games will be within an hour or so of Conant High School.
Should you have any further questions about the schedule for each season, please contact Dan Krauser at
(847) 879-6159 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org .
THE ROLE OF CONANT H.S. IN THE CONANT FEEDER PROGRAM
There are many misconceptions when it comes to Feeder Basketball and the role that the high school plays
in it. It is an Illinois High School Association rule that no high school or any of its coaches can have
anything to do with a feeder program for any sport. Conant High School and all of its coaches and athletic
staff have no say in how the Conant Feeder Program is run and do not make any decisions when it comes to
the feeder program. They are aware of who is running the program but do not have a say in the program.
That being said, Coach Krauser played at Conant High School himself and we have taken the time to learn
the Conant High School Basketball System and everything we teach is a scaled down version of what you
will learn when you play basketball at Conant High School. It is my opinion that players that play in the
Conant Feeder Program have a big advantage over those who don’t because of what we teach at the feeder
level. You can get a complete list of players who have played at Conant High School and have played in
our program by visiting our web site and clicking on the Alumni page.
CONANT FEEDER PROGRAM FEES
Many different factors play into the fees that are charged including gym time cost for practices,
tournament and game costs, coaches pay, insurance costs and other administrative costs. The cost for the
2011-2012 season will be $600. If you do not have a uniform, you will need to purchase one for $75. We
did have to raise the fee for the 2011-2012 season due to School District 211 raising the gym rental fee’s by
$18 per hour. This was necessary in order for us to cintinue to run the program like we have in the past.
Please contact Coach Krauser with any questions regarding the playing fee.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE PLAYING FEE IS DUE ON THE DAY OF THE
TRYOUT IF YOUR SON MAKES THE TEAM. IF YOU DO NOT PAY THIS
FEE AT THIS TIME, WE WILL OFFER YOUR SONS SPOT TO A PLAYER ON
OUR ALTERNATE LIST
Thank you for your interest in our program. We hope that this answers all your
questions and that we will see you at the Conant Feeder Basketball Program open
gym and Tryouts. Should you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to
contact us via e-mail at email@example.com or phone at (847)