ONWARD FORWARD BASKETBALL

GRADES 7-12

Season and event Details

Season runs February - mid March. 


Onward Forward Basketball is a competitive yet balanced program that helps students develop solid basketball skills and reinforce proper strategy.  Our program which uses IHSA rules and referees also ensures equal playing time for each player. Onward Forward Basketball season runs February - mid March.





Registration is now open for icSports' Basketball leagues for players in grades 7-12:

Onward Basketball - Grades 7-8

Forward Basketball - Grades 9-12


Register on-line and pay with a credit card at:

icSports Registration Via Demosphere


Standard Registration Cost is $175. But, you can SAVE $20 per player by taking advantage of our early registration discount through Christmas Eve, December 24.


Registration ends at 5pm on January 20.



What you need to know:

There will be a season-ending tournament.

Practices will be on Thursday or Friday ONLY (same night and time for entire season).

Games will be on Saturdays.


Each player can request ONE friend to play with on the same team (both players must select each other through the friend field in the registration system). These requests are not guaranteed as we need to maintain team balance, but we will do our best to honor them, if possible.



Evaluations/Sizing:

Uniform sizing is part of the online registration. For sizing, please remember that players will grow during the season and that, we cannot do uniform exchanges/returns, as they are custom uniforms.


Each player must attend one basketball evaluation (you choose which one to attend). Evaluations will take place in the Gymnasium at 2300 N. Dilleys Road, Gurnee, IL as follows:


Onward/Forward Boys/Girls Evaluation Nights

Thursday, January 12, 2023 (All Ages/Grades):

8:00pm-8:30pm - Players whose last names begin with A-J

8:30pm-9:00pm - Players whose last names begin with K-R

9:00pm-9:30pm - Players whose last names begin with S-Z


Thursday, January 19, 2023 (All Ages/Grades):

8:00pm-8:30pm - Players whose last names begin with A-J

8:30pm-9:00pm - Players whose last names begin with K-R

9:00pm-9:30pm - Players whose last names begin with S-Z


Please note: you do not need to arrive at the beginning of your chosen time slot; you may come any time during that time slot. Please plan for evaluations to last approximately one hour.



League Schedules


Practices will begin the week of January 29, 2023


Weeks of Jan 29, Feb 5, 12, 19, 26, Mar 5, 12

Team practices will be scheduled to start between 5:30 and 8:45pm. (Practices will last 1 hour 15 minutes.)

Practice nights will be will be either Thursday or Friday ONLY (same night and time all season).


Onward Games (Saturdays)

Feb 11 - Opening Day (Single Game)

Feb 18 - Double Header

Feb 25 - Single game

Mar 4 - Single Game

Mar 11 - Double Header

Mar 18 - Tournament and Awards Day


Forward Games (Saturdays)

Feb 11 - Opening Day (Single Game)

Feb 18 - Single Game

Feb 25 - Single Game and 3v3 Tournament

Mar 4 - Single Game

Mar 11 - Double Header

Mar 18 - Tournament and Awards Day

Questions? Email icSports.