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Sharks Travel Basketball

 The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.
 ~Phil Jackson, NBA Coach
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Basketball is a beautiful game when the five players on the court play with one heartbeat.

 ~Dean Smith, NCAA Coach


Sharks Basketball Academy has a network of travel teams from 5th grade through 12th grade.

Our vision at Sharks is to provide students that have the passion to play basketball an outlet to do so. We give each player that walks into our facilities the tools to enhance their skillset. In addition, we teach them camaraderie, sportsmanship, and teamwork. 

Our travel ball operates on a seasonal basis and varies for individual age groups. During the season we practice 2 to 3 times a week and compete in tournaments on the weekends. Tournaments usually run all day long and we play a minimum of 3 games per tournament. 

For additional information please email us at


Thursday, February 16th @ Melrose Park Civic Center

1000 25th Ave, Melrose Park, IL 60160


3rd-5th Boys 5:30-6:30p

6th-8th Boys 6:30-7:30p

High School Boys 7:30-8:45p


Sunday, February 19th @ Melrose Park Civic Center

1000 25th Ave, Melrose Park, IL 60160


3rd-5th Boys 1:00-2:00p

6th-8th Boys 2:00-3:00p

High School Boys 3:00-4:30p

Spring 2023

Travel Team Package


*NEW "Regional" Season: Our new "regional" format for our high school boys' teams will include a full 18-24 game season featuring access to a minimum of 2 high exposure college recruiting tournaments now available in the Chicagoland area. These tournaments are typically a several day event which will include significantly larger tournaments with live streaming available, college recruiting access and unmatched competition from across the country.

  • Our program for the Spring 2023 season runs from Mid-March through Early-May.

  • Our teams will practice 2 times per week Tuesdays and Thursdays 

  • We will play over a span of 18-24 games

  • Practices will be held between Elmwood Park, Melrose Park, and Bellwood areas

  • Uniform will be the same as 2022 Season, order as needed only. 

  • This season will INCLUDE TEAM SHOES

For questions please email us at

  • Primarily Tues/Thurs Practices beginning Mid November through early March 5:00p or later

  • Estimated 45+ hours of practice

  • 9-12 Weekend tournaments in the Aurora area typically 2-3 games in a 4-5 hour range

  • Focus on the quickness of the game and more advanced concepts such as how to identify and attack defenses, drill work and skill development on track for higher level success, etc...

  • Professional, experienced coaches at each level who have mastered the drill work, skill development, and game management needed for success at the next level of basketball

  • A full uniform set included with jersey top, shorts, practice jersey, warmup sweatshirt, and warm-up pants

  • Limited availability per grade level. Email us asap for availability and payment options at

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