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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) – FCA Basketball Teams

Welcome to FCA Basketball!

If you are unfamiliar with FCA Basketball you may have questions.  If you are unable to find your answer here, don’t hesitate to contact us a [email protected]

Do kids have to be from a certain church or denomination?
. The FCA Basketball is for any athlete, coach, fan or friend of the basketball community who loves basketball and has an openness or desire to grown in his/her relationship with God. FCA is committed to developing “three-dimensional” athletes and coaches who want to fulfill their potential physically, mentally and spiritually.

Do kids have to be from a certain town or park district?
. All FCA Basketball practices and home games, however, are held at Wheaton Academy in West Chicago, IL.

What teams will FCA Basketball have for the 2021-22 winter season?
Traditionally we have had one team at 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade levels.  We are open to having more teams, it really depends on the number of registered players.

What if my player also plays for their school team?
Not a problem.  Every year we have quite a few players 5th grade and older that play for both their school team and FCA Basketball.  We understand that your school team may be your first priority.  FCA Basketball offers premier coaching, as well as, practice and game times that rarely conflict with school schedules.  FCA Basketball helps players develop skills and IQ that transfer to any system and offers a different level of competition for many players.

What is the cost of FCA Basketball?
We offer year-round programming, so the costs vary based on the program. Please refer to the registration page for details about the programs we are currently taking registrations for.

What does a team schedule look like for the 2021-22 Winter season?
Practice will be Monday and Thursday evenings.  DYTBL games vary, we try to play no more than two games max a week. 

When are tryouts?
Tryouts are typically during the month September.  Players must attend at least one of the two sessions, though we recommend that players attend both sessions.  See Tryout page for details, dates and times. 

How many players on a team?
8-10 players per team depending on the turnout.

How are teams selected?
Teams are selected during the tryouts based upon skill and ability when compared to their peers.  Evaluations are conducted during the tryouts by coaches.  Typically players are evaluated on dribbling, shooting, defense, game play, basketball IQ and overall basketball skills. 

How is playing time determined? 
One of our goals is to provide opportunity for all players to develop in game time experiences.  Assuming players are participating in practices, paying attention and working hard at improve at each practice, our position on playing time is as follows:  3rd, 4th, 5th 6th grades players play as equal as possible in any particular game or over a course of short range of games. Meaning coaches will attempt to balance our over the course of either a tournament or range of games. There should be no games that a player fully participating does not have a chance to play.  Individual games may be effected by match ups or composition of our own players.  NO guarantee exactly equal playing time during a single game.  This is too hard to manage. 

7th and 8th grade, will be driven more by competitive match ups whereby equal playing time is not guaranteed in any single game however over the course of a season we strive to offer balance playing time for each player.  This can be achieved only when players are placed in the best situation to succeed and we have full participation in practice sessions.  

If you find your players is clearly falling outside these guidelines please contact Program Director.  

Length of Season
Late October through February (Practices start in mid-late October). 

Attendance at practices is important and fully expected.  

FCA and our current health situation - 

We believe in the countless mental and physical health benefits that playing sports provide children and we will work with limitations and procedures that are required for the safest environment we can create so they can play.

Understand that this is a very flexible situation in that not all decision making authorities are on the same page.   Ultimately, because we rent / use Wheaton Academy facilities we will follow most closely their requirements - which are based on IHSA, IDPH, and Governor’s direction. 

We are in a flexible situation and requirements and opportunities may and probably will change during the duration of the program.

  • Families certify that their child has not been exposed recently and is healthy in every way by dropping their child off for practice.
  • Players need to bring their own, labeled, water bottle and not share

Of course we want regular basketball, but we also realize that in this situation there are a lot of other things going on - health concern, emotions, requirements - that aren't normally involved in youth basketball.  What we can offer are great coaches, who want to teach the game and grow the player's skills and IQ and competitive abilities in as fun and as safe an environment as we can create.

If you have additional questions, please reach us at [email protected]

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West Chicago, Illinois 60185
Phone : 630-386-3549
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