Summer Challenge

Chicago, IL | July 2nd - 4th

Chicago, IL
July 2nd - 4th

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This is a Prep Hoops Circuit qualifying event. If you're a current Prep Hoops Circuit program and already committed to this event, you do not need to register online.

Are you a program not currently a part of the Prep Hoops Circuit and interested in learning more? Apply HERE.

Not interested in the Prep Hoops Circuit but still wish to play in this event? No problem! Please continue below to register online.

Tournament Structure

  • This event is a showcase format meaning all teams will play 4 games. There is no bracket play until the Region Finals
  • Open to all 15U-17U boy's teams
  • All games streamed LIVE on
  • Media coverage provided by and other outlets

Tournament Venues

Please see the Venues section below. We will know which ages are playing at which venues when we get closer to the event date. All teams need to be prepared to play at any of the venues 

Hotel Information

This is a Stay-to-Play event. Teams are required to book your hotel through Team Travel Source (TTS) using the link below. Please scroll down to the FAQ below for more information.


If you have any questions, please email


All tickets must be purchased on-site via debit or credit. Cash transactions will NOT be allowed.





  • M14 Hoops

    Ages: 15U-17U

    2414 Church Rd, Aurora, IL 60502

  • Romeoville Athletic & Event Center

    Ages: 15U-17U

    55 Phelps Ave, Romeoville, IL 60446

  • Supreme Courts

    Ages: 15U-17U

    888 S Frontenac St, Aurora, IL 60504

  • Illinois Basketball Academy

    Ages: 15U-17U

    460 Industrial Dr, Naperville, IL 60563

Team Registration

Summer Challenge

$500.00 / Team


Frequently Asked Questions

Please view our COVID-19 safety protocol here.

The Prep Hoops Circuit is a look into the future of grassroots basketball. An independent platform that provides the visibility, benefits, and experience of the elite shoe circuits, coupled with the flexibility, logistical, and financial effectiveness required to run an elite program. If you haven't received an invitation to join the Prep Hoops Circuit and would like to be considered, apply here.

To learn more about the Prep Hoops Circuit click here.

Absolutely! All Prep Hoops events are open to both Prep Hoops Circuit and independent programs.

If you are a youth program or have youth teams within your program interesting in attending Prep Hoops tournaments, please check out our NEW youth basketball circuit, Prep Hoops Next. You can apply for our Prep Hoops Next Circuit HERE, or if you wish to view our Prep Hoops Next tournaments and would like to register independently you can do so HERE.

Please check out our full list of Prep Girls Hoops tournaments here.

Please review our stay-to-play policy HERE.

The HQ venues and where most games will take place will be at M14 Hoops, Supreme Courts, and the Romeoville Athletic Center. However, we are still in the process of securing secondary venues.

All teams need to be prepared to play at any of the venues.

The tournament schedule will be finalized and released by 11:59 PM CST on Tuesday night the week of the event.

The deadline to register is 5 PM CST 14 days prior to the event start date. However, registration may close sooner if there is limited court space available.

We strongly recommend registering as soon as possible to guarantee your spot in the event.

All schedule requests need to be added to your dashboard 14 days prior to the event start date. Events beginning in less than one week will no longer be accepting schedule requests. Log in here.

IMPORTANT: All schedule requests will be evaluated based on the order they come in. We will do our absolute best to accommodate all schedule requests, specifically teams who are traveling long distances. Extenuating circumstances will be treated with priority. Due to the high volume of teams that we draw to each event, all teams need to be prepared during each day of the event. This includes Friday night. 

All spectator tickets will cost $25 plus processing. This covers your entry for all days. Kids 8 & under are free.

All tickets must be purchased on-site via debit or credit. Cash transactions will NOT be allowed.

Teams will be given 2 coaches wristbands when teams check-in. No additional wristbands will be given to a 3rd or 4th coach. Additional coaches will need to pay the admissions fee to get in.

Option 1: Team(s) Drop Prior to the Invoice Due Date

  • Team(s) can receive a full rollover payment to any future event in the same circuit season OR fully rollover payment to the 2022 circuit season. NOTE: All rollover payments must apply to an event this is NOT currently sold out. 

Option 2: Team(s) Drop Past Invoice Due Date 

  • Team(s) can roll over their payment to a future event within the same season. Teams will be charged a $150 cancellation fee for dropping the current event. This charge covers a portion of the operational expenses associated with filling the vacated spot (court rental, officials, and court staff). This charge will appear on your next invoice to Prep Network. For example, if you paid $500 for this event, you can roll over $350 to a future event, and then you will owe $150 for the future event.

You are required to compete in all games you are scheduled to play in. If for any reason you cannot attend a game, you are required to communicate and notify the Tournament Director at least 12 hours prior to your game start time. Failure to notify the Tournament Director will result in team banishment from all Prep Hoops events for 1 event calendar year.