SEASON OVERVIEW / STRUCTURE

Below is a high-level overview of the Spring-Summer Travel / AAU Basketball Season for 2023.

SPRING-SUMMER SEASON START & END DATES

  • Start = Week of March 20th

  • End = Week of June 19th (Final Tournament Will be June 24th / 25th)

  • Off Weeks During The Season

    • Week of April 3rd = Spring Break
    • Weekend of Memorial Day = 5/26 - 5/29
    • LVL's goal is to align with the local school calendars and their breaks. 

SEASON ACTIVITIES & WHAT YOU RECEIVE WITH LVL TRAVEL BASKETBALL: 2023 SPRING-SUMMER SEASON

  • 1 Weekly Team Practice / 75 to 90-minutes in length

    • Team practices are strongly recommended.

  • 1 Weekly Skills Session / 60 to 75-minutes in length

    • Skill sessions are optional but encouraged

  • Official Tournaments For Gold & Purple Teams (Non-Elite)

    • 8 Tournament Weekends
      • Teams will only play on one day only each weekend (i.e. Saturday or Sunday unless otherwise noted).
    • Start Weekend of Tournament Play:
      • April 15th / 16th 
    • End Weekend of Tournament Play:
      • June 24th / 25th
    • Off Weekends / No Tournament Play:
      • April 29th / 30th
      • May 27th / 28th 
      • June 17th / 18th 
    • Official List of Tournament Weekends:
      • April 15th / 16th
      • April 22nd / 23rd 
      • May 6th / 7th
      • May 13th / 14th
      • May 20th / 21st
      • June 3rd / 4th
      • June 10th / 11th 
      • June 24th / 25th

  • Official Tournaments For Elite Teams (7th & 8th Grade Boys Only)

    • 10 Tournament Weekends
      • Teams may play on one day only each weekend (i.e. Saturday or Sunday) or multiple days pending the type of event they are participating in. 
      • 2 tournament weekends will be out of town, regional events. 
    • Start Weekend of Tournament Play:
      • April 1st / 2nd
    • End Weekend of Tournament Play:
      • June 24th / 25th
    • Off Weekends / No Tournament Play:
      • April 8th / 9th 
      • April 29th / 30th
      • May 27th / 28th
    • Official List of Tournament Weekends:
      • April 1st / 2nd
      • April 15th / 16th
      • April 22nd / 23rd 
      • May 6th / 7th
      • May 13th / 14th
      • May 20th / 21st
      • June 3rd / 4th
      • June 10th / 11th 
      • June 17th / 18th
      • June 24th / 25th

SPRING-SUMMER PRACTICE & SKILLS SCHEDULE

  • Team Practice & Skill Session Schedule Information

    • All team practice and skill schedules can be found in each team's calendar once the season has started and team rosters are set. 
    • All calendars are accessible via your LVL Dashboard or the LeagueApps Play App. 

  • Projected / Tentative Practice & Skill Schedule For Spring - Summer Season

    • Please note, that the below is tentative and subject to change pending the number of teams we choose to form. 
    • Boys
      • 3rd Grade
        • Practice = Thursdays | 4:00 - 5:30 PM | Windy City Fieldhouse
        • Skills = Mondays | 4:00 - 5:00 PM | Windy City Fieldhouse
      • 4th Grade
        • Practice = Thursdays | 5:30 - 7:00 PM | Windy City Fieldhouse
        • Skills = Mondays | 4:00 - 5:00 PM | Windy City Fieldhouse
      • 5th Grade
        • Practice = Thursdays | 5:30 - 7:00 PM | Windy City Fieldhouse
        • Skills = Mondays | 4:00 - 5:00 PM | Windy City Fieldhouse
      • 6th Grade
        • Practice = Thursdays | 5:00 - 6:30 PM | Windy City Fieldhouse
        • Skills = Tuesdays | 8:00 - 9:30 PM | Windy City Fieldhouse
      • 7th Elite
        • Practice = Mondays | 6:00 - 7:30 PM | Boys & Girls Club - Leavitt Street
        • Skills = Tuesdays | 8:00 - 9:30 PM | Windy City Fieldhouse
      • 7th Gold
        • Practice = Mondays | 5:30 - 6:30 PM | Windy City Fieldhouse
        • Skills = Tuesdays | 8:00 - 9:30 PM | Windy City Fieldhouse
      • 8th Elite
        • Practice = Mondays | 7:30 - 9:00 PM | Boys & Girls Club - Leavitt Street
        • Skills = Tuesdays | 8:00 - 9:30 PM | Windy City Fieldhouse
      • 8th Gold
        • Practice = Thursdays | 6:00 - 7:30 PM | Boys & Girls Club - Leavitt Street
        • Skills = Tuesdays | 8:00 - 9:30 PM | Windy City Fieldhouse
      • 9th Grade
        • Practice = Thursdays | 7:30 - 9:00 PM | Boys & Girls Club - Leavitt Street
        • Skills = Wednesdays | 3:30 - 4:30 PM | Windy City Fieldhouse
    • Girls
      • 3rd / 4th Grade
        • Practice = Thursdays | 4:00 - 5:30 PM | Windy City Fieldhouse
        • Skills = Wednesdays | 4:30 - 6:00 PM | Hamilton Elementary School
      • 5th Grade
        • Practice = Mondays | 4:00 - 5:30 PM | Windy City Fieldhouse
        • Skills = Wednesdays | 4:30 - 6:00 PM | Hamilton Elementary School
      • 6th Grade
        • Practice = Tuesdays | 6:30 - 8:00 PM | Windy City Fieldhouse
        • Skills = Wednesdays | 4:30 - 6:00 PM | Hamilton Elementary School
      • 7th Grade
        • Practice = Mondays | 5:00 - 6:30 PM | Windy City Fieldhouse
        • Skills = Wednesdays | 4:30 - 6:00 PM | Hamilton Elementary School 

PRACTICE & SKILL LOCATIONS

All located in the Lakeview / Northside area

PRACTICE & SKILLS OVERVIEW

Below is an overview of the practice and skill schedule structure.

  • Mondays through Fridays

  • 60 to 90-minutes between 4:00 PM and 9:30 PM

    • Practices = 75 to 90-minutes
    • Skills = 60 to 75-minutes

PLAYER GEAR: WHAT YOU RECEIVE WITH LVL

All gear which a player received with LVL is included in the player fees. No extra fees are charged for any gear. All gear, aside from game uniform, is for the player to keep.

  • Official LVL Game Uniform

    • To be returned at the end of the season.

  • LVL Travel Backpack

  • LVL Reversible Practice Jersey

  • LVL Sweatshirt

  • LVL Dri-Fit Warm-Up Long Sleeve

  • LVL Dri-Fit Short Sleeve

Season schedule

All team schedules are accessible via each individual's LVL dashboard and the calendar feature. All calendars include the following: practices, skill sessions, tournamnent weekends of play, and specific game times (when released).

Schedule Notes

  • Automated notifications / reminders will be sent weekly. These notifications are specific to your team pracitice, skill session, day of tournament play, and spcecific game times when released.