Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

We are thankful for our Coaches, Parents, College Coaches, Fans, and our Community! The level of support we receive is unbelievable! In these times of uncertainty we can all find comfort in family and basketball!

Enjoy time with family and friends!

Heat Elite Player Offered!

Heat Elite Player Offered!

Shout out to Heat Elite Senior Madison Harter(Boylan Catholic, Class of 2021) for being offered by North Park University(NCAA D3).

Madison is a tough forward that works hard around the glass on defense and offense. Madison is looking to major in psychology and criminal justice.

Congrats and keep up the hard work!

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Heat Elite Senior Offered!

Heat Elite Senior Offered!

Shout out to Heat Elite Senior MC Brown(Boylan Catholic, Class of 2021) for being offered by Concordia University of Chicago(NCAA D3).

MC is a long guard that can score at the rim and knock down the 3 ball! MC knows how to use her length on defense to generate a lot of blocks and steals! Runs the floor fast to score in transition or to lock down on defense. MC is looking to major in Criminal Justice and minor in Chemistry or Forensic Science.

Congrats and keep up the hard work!

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Rockford Heat Fans,

Rockford Heat Fans,

Due to the recent announcements and projected announcements pending. We will be rolling out high school teams that will start practice in about a week and play in December and into January(as long as it does not conflict with IHSA). At this time if you are interested, please RSVP at john.penney@rockfordheat.com.

Our objective is to practice once a week and play in two tourneys, cost is $200.

We will field the following high school teams:

Rockford Heat 17U(All Seniors) Coach O’Bryan
Rockford Heat Elite 17U(Under Armour-no seniors) Coach Penney
Rockford Heat 16U Coach Bobby Marshall
Rockford Heat Heat Sophomores(Under Armour) Coach Proper
Rockford Heat 15U Coach TBD
Rockford Heat Freshman(Under Armour) Coach Bankes
Rockford Heat Freshman Coach TBD

I will be figuring out the remainder of coaches asap.

I need to know who is interested. As you can see with the different teams, we will be restructuring some of our teams and the new teams may not reflect what the teams may look like after spring tryouts

As we have seen, everything could change next month and we will continue to figure this out together. For now, let’s get them back on the court and bring a little joy to everyone.

Contact John.penney@rockfordheat.com ASAP for more info!

Happy Veterans Day!!

Happy Veterans Day!!

Thank you to all the great men and women that have answered the call to serve our country! We especially want to thank all the past and present coaches, alumnae, parents, and fans of Rockford Heat that have answered the call to serve our country! We are proud of each and every one of you!!!

Middle School Rosters Posted!!

Middle School Rosters Posted!!

Parents please make sure to follow directions to secure your players spot, contact John Penney with any questions John.penney@rockfordheat.com. If you are not accepting the spot on the roster, please send us an email.

We will be in contact next week about practice times, dates, and locations once we have confirmed everyone’s spot on the roster.

Heat Elite Top Recruit Stays Hungry!

Heat Elite Top Recruit Stays Hungry!

Brooklyn Gray has stayed humble and hungry since day 1! Great clip from her trainer Tim Bailey pushing Brooklyn outside of her comfort zone. Always in the gym working on her game and stays in the weight room working on her body physically and mentally! This is a nice glimpse into the mindset of Division 1 recruit Brooklyn Gray from Auburn High school and on our Rockford Heat Elite team. Brooklyn is in the Class if 2022, as a 6’ guard that can play multiple positions on the offensive side, she is constantly looking for ways to get her teammates involved too.

Brooklyn has multiple D1 offers currently and it’s easy to see why. College coaches looking for a high level guard that can play multiple positions should get in contact ASAP!

Great job Brooklyn! Keep up the hard work!
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Girls Fall/Winter Tryouts for 4th-8th Grades Announced!

Girls Fall/Winter Tryouts for 4th-8th Grades Announced!

Fall/Winter Girls Tryouts announced to be held on October 18th for the following grades.

Girls 4th/6th-12pm-1:30pm.
Girls 7th/8th-4:30pm-6pm.

Location is Rockford Lutheran High School, 3411 N Alpine Rd, Rockford.

Coaches for the Winter:
4th/5th-John OBryan
6th-John Penney
7th Grade-Renee Martin
8th Grade Jon Malcomson

Due to COVID Restriction, please pre register via email with parents name, players name, grade, school. Send to John.penney@rockfordheat.com.

Please reach out with any questions.

John Penney 815-871-4112

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🚨🚨🚨Heat Elite Player Signs to Olivet Nazarene University! 🚨🚨🚨

🚨🚨🚨Heat Elite Player Signs to Olivet Nazarene University! 🚨🚨🚨

Shout out to Heat Elite Senior Madison Smith(Rockford Christian High) for signing to accept an athletic and academic scholarship from Olivet University(NAIA) @onuathletics @smittyyy21 has had a great AAU and high school career. Madison is a 6’1” shooter that runs the floor well in transition, can guard from the blocks to the arc, and brings a high IQ to the floor. Madison will be majoring in Kinesiology while playing basketball. Madison has been in the Heat program since 6/7th grade and has been a student athlete that has excelled in the classroom with a 4.0 goa and on the court. Madison has shown through all this that she is ready for the next level.

Great job Madison, all Rockford Heat Coaches, Players, Parents, Alumnae, and Fans are proud of you and keep up the hard work!
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