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Registration Ends July 01, 2024
The Last Dance
Chicago, IL
July 12th - 14th

Overview

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

Teams should be prepared to play games by 9AM on Friday, July 12. 

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

NCAA Certification Instructions (Coaches & Athletes)

  1. All coaches and athletes can view the step-by-step instructions here to get registered, certified, and team rosters entered. This is required for ALL coaches (head coaches AND assistants) and ALL athletes.

NCAA Certification Helpful Links

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 BallerTV.com
  • Media coverage provided by PrepHoops.com and other outlets

Spectator Tickets

Only weekend passes will be offered Friday and Saturday. Day passes will be available on Sunday only. Weekend passes can be pre-purchased online below or on-site via debit or credit card. Cash transactions will NOT be allowed.

Hotel Information

Traveling teams looking for the most cost-effective hotels that are closest to the venues can book their hotels through Prep Network’s SaveToPlay HERE.

Please note that teams traveling more than 90+ miles will be required to book 6 rooms per night per team. You can set up a block of rooms for your team(s) using the hotel booking link.

Please reference our hotel policy HERE if you have any questions or email support@prepnetworksupport.zendesk.com

Connect with Your Team Representative

Meet your dedicated event representative who is eager to assist you. Reach out to us today to learn more about our events!

Event Directors

Eric Kelly

Eric Kelly - Event Director


Eric played HS basketball at Morgan Park Academy in Chicago, IL where he was a 3 time all conference performer and conference player of the year as a senior. He went on to play college basketball at Beloit College in Beloit, WI. Eric has been coaching basketball since 2005 and is currently a head varsity basketball coach in the Chicago area.

Rick Robinson

Rick Robinson - Site Director


Kevin Jensen - Site Director


Darnell Clay

Darnell Clay - Event Director


Darnell is an Army Veteran from North Chicago Illinois who has a deep love for sports. He possesses his Masters of Science in Sport Management and has acquired a vast wealth of knowledge within the sports industry. Darnell has worked for ESPN along with playing an integral role in launching the National Lacrosse Association. He’s been a football scout with Prep RedZone for the past 3 years and is excited to expand his role with Prep Network as a Basketball Tournament Director. His favorite sports teams are the Chicago Bulls and Chicago Bears.

Cheryl Fronczak

Cheryl Fronczak - Event Director


Cheryl obtained a bachelor's degree in political science from Lewis University of Romeoville, Illinois. Was recognized for developing and cultivating new and existing relationships within convenience retail. She has contributed a versatile result, driven role as a Director of national accounts for marketing and sales. Shows extensive contribution to managing and executing multiple tasks consistently for trade shows, events, and conferences within various industries. Cheryl has worked with Prep Network for roughly 4 years assisting with events and showcases.

Venues

  • Wintrust Sports Complex

    Ages: 17U

    5499 W 65th St, Bedford Park, IL 60638, USA

  • Romeoville Athletic & Event Center

    Ages: 16U-17U

    55 Phelps Ave, Romeoville, IL 60446

  • M14 Hoops

    Ages: 15U

    2414 Church Rd, Aurora, IL 60502

  • Batavia High School

    Ages: 15U

    1201 Main Street, Batavia, IL, USA

  • West Suburban Sports Complex

    Ages: 16U

    6200 River Bend Dr, Lisle, IL 60532, USA

Team Registration

The Last Dance

$600.00 / Team

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Prep Hoops Circuit is the most comprehensive independent grassroots basketball circuit in the country. 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.

To learn more about the Prep Hoops Circuit click here.

Absolutely! Almost 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 youth basketball circuit, Prep Hoops Next.

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

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

Teams need to be prepared to play at any of the venues. Once the schedule is finalized and released you will be able to see exactly which venue you will play at.

All games will take place in this timeframe. All teams must be prepared to play by 9AM on Friday, July 7.

Friday: 9AM - 10PM

Saturday: 8AM - 10PM

Sunday: 8AM - 5PM

Please know that schedules are subject to change and that we will do our best to communicate any changes. 

Teams need to be prepared to play at any of the venues. Once the schedule is finalized and released you will be able to see exactly which venue you will play at.

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. 

Weekend Pass (weekend passes MUST be purchased Friday and Saturday)

$45 plus processing. This covers your entry for all days. Kids 8 & under are free.

Sunday Day Pass (Only available for purchase on Sunday)

$22.50 plus processing. Kids 8 & under are free.

Important: All tickets must be purchased via debit or credit. Cash transactions will NOT be allowed. Prep Hoops events will not take any form of payment from other applications besides our own app. (No Venmo, CashApp, PayPal, etc)

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.

You can pre-purchase your tickets HERE.

Final Deposit Refund Policy

  1. Per my contract, I understand that if my program ends up not facilitating one (or more) of the above-listed teams, but I made a deposit for them, I will receive my deposit back in full so long as I notify the Prep Network Events team by March 15th. After March 15th this deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable.

  2. Given the terms above if you signed up for the circuit after March 1st you have until June 1st to notify Prep Network and receive a refund if your program ends up not facilitating one (or more) of the above-listed teams. After June 1st this deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable. 

Any Tournament Event (not including finals) - Drop Prior to the Invoice Deadline (21 Days Prior to the Event)

  1. Team(s) can receive a full rollover payment to any future event in the same circuit season when they drop before the two-week notice of any respective event.

NOTE: All rollover payments must apply to an event that is NOT currently sold out. 

Any Tournament Event (not including finals) - Drop After the Invoice Deadline (20 Days Prior to the Event)

  1. Unless otherwise specified, all payments made to Prep Network will be irrevocable, non-refundable, and non-transferable when scheduling begins for any respective 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.

Visibility for players at our events is enhanced through live coverage on social media and post-event coverage on our site. We strive to have multiple scouts live on-site, and will often supplement the in-person coverage with scouts tuning in on BallerTV. All of the coverage will be posted to our website in the days following the event, and will include player-driven analysis of athletes that stood out during the event. For more information about what we expect from our scouts, check out this link.