Who Is LVL

LVL serves over 1,000 families each year, providing a successful basketball pathway for every player which takes them into high school and beyond. 80% of LVL alumni, from all of our basketball offerings, have played or are playing for their high school basketball programs!

LVL is a youth basketball organization for boys and girls based in the city of Chicago. Founded in 2007, LVL has provided players of all abilities the opportunity to achieve success at each stage of their basketball journey. With a foundation in travel / AAU basketball, LVL’s offers basketball programs in the following areas:

  • Travel / AAU

  • Training & Player Development Programs

  • Camps

  • Leagues

“Frustrated with the lack of quality and consistent basketball programs for my own kids, a desire and vision to create a non-parent coached travel team, based in the city of Chicago, was born.

In 2007 the Lakeview Lakers brand began the process of changing the culture and landscape of travel basketball within the city. Through hard work year after year we developed an upscale youth basketball program where kids who participated could develop the right basketball skills and ultimately compete at the highest levels.

14-years later LVL Basketball serves over 750 families in the Chicagoland area, catering to players (boys and girls) of all abilities. Now viewed as one of the leading youth basketball programs in the Midwest, LVL has evolved its offerings beyond travel basketball, branching our programming into; Training & Development Programs, Camps, and Leagues.”

Steve Colombo - Founder & President of LVL