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Welcome to Morton Heat Basketball
Thank you for visiting the Morton Heat Basketball website.  The goal of the "Morton Basketball Association" is to provide Morton area boys and girls the opportunity to learn and practice the fundamentals of basketball in a structured setting and to experience basketball at a competitive level against other teams their age.           

 

Morton Heat Basketball

 

 

 

 

 

 
Heat Tryouts Reminder
Reminder:
 
Morton Heat tryouts are Sunday September 20th, at the following times:
 
3rd boys: 2-3:30 - East Gym
4th boys: 3:30-5:00 - East Gym
5th boys: 5:00-6:30 - East Gym
6th boys: 6:30-8:00 - East Gym
 
3/4th Girls: 3-4:30pm - West Gym
5th Girls: 4:30-6 - West Gym
6th Girls: 6-7:30 - West Gym
 
*if you have not registered your child; they MUST be registered at https://forms.gle/8rg19Gz3qSjq3amu8 before tryouts on Sunday. 
 
*Reminder that your son or daughter MUST attend one of the two tryout dates. 
 
* If your son or daughter attended Day 1 of tryouts, please have them use that same tryout number, and pin it to the back of their red or white shirt. We have extras if needed. 
 
*please be sure to read and understand all of the health and safety guidelines put in place for tryouts listed below:
 

Morton Heat Safety Requirements:

  • If your child has ANY signs or symptoms of feeling sick, please keep them at home for the health and safety of others.
     
  • Please take your child’s temperature before arriving at Morton High School for tryouts. If your child has a temperature of 100.4 degrees F or greater, please do not bring them to participate.
     
  • Each participant will be asked to pin a number on the back of their shirt. Morton Heat will provide the pin and number but for safety reasons, coaches and facilitators will NOT pin it on athletes. Please assist your child with this process.
     
  • Masks MUST be worn when arriving and heading into Morton High School. Once tryouts begin, participants MAY take off their mask, but please practice safe distancing practices.
     
  • (1) Parent/Guardian MUST sign each participant in, at the OUTSIDE registration at Morton High School. Please limit to just (1) parent/guardian. 
     
  • As a safety precaution, NO PARENTS will be allowed to stay and observe the tryouts. Only participants, coaches, evaluators, and facilitators will be allowed inside.
     
  • Participants will NOT be allowed inside Morton High School for tryouts until directed in by a facilitator - please remain outside prior to tryout.
     
  • Cones will be used along the side of the gym for each participant to have their own personal space for bag/water bottle, etc. A facilitator will direct participants to their own cone as they enter the gym. Please keep proper distancing.
     
  • Cones will be used throughout the gym to practice Social Distancing while not participating in a drill/activity.
     
  • Once tryouts are completed, coaches and facilitators will ask participants to quickly exit the building, before the next age level will enter to begin their tryouts.
     
  • Hand Sanitizer will be available in BOTH the East and West gym during try-outs.
     
  • After completion of all tryouts, all basketballs will be wiped down with sanitizing cleaner before the next grade level begins.
     
  • ALL coaches, evaluators and tryout facilitators MUST wear a mask at all times during tryouts.
     
  • All participants MUST provide their own water bottle, and if needed, a towel.
 
 

by posted 09/18/2020
Morton Heat Tryout Guidelines

A reminder that Morton Heat tryouts are starting this Saturday, September 12th, and the following Sunday - September 20th. First, we want to thank Morton High School and the Morton Park District for their work in allowing us to safely conduct tryouts. At the end of this note will be the safety guidelines we have put in place, please read and understand prior to tryouts.

 

A couple of things to know regarding 2020 Morton Heat tryouts:

  • Please wear either a RED or a WHITE Tshirt, and BRING the other color for tryouts. No sharing shirts or jerseys will be allowed at any point during tryouts.

  • Each participant will be asked their preference for tryouts. There will be a Red team, in which the Top 10 evaluation scores will be placed, and a White team, which will be the next top evaluation scores. Both teams will play roughly the same amount of games.  At registration, participants will be asked to answer Red Only, White Only or both Red/White.

  • We ask that NO personal basketball’s be brought to tryouts.

 

Please arrive 15 minutes early to allow for registration time. Here are the Tryout Dates/Times:

Saturday, September 12, 2020:

3rd Grade Boys: 2:00 - 3:30pm - West Gym

4th Grade Boys: 3:30 - 5:00pm - West Gym

5th Grade Boys: 5:00 - 6:30pm - West Gym

6th Grade Boys: 6:30 - 8:00pm - West Gym

3rd/4th Grade Girls: 3:00 - 4:30pm - East Gym

5th Grade Girls: 4:30 - 6:00pm - East Gym

6th Grade Girls: 6:00 - 7:30pm - East Gym

 

Sunday September 20, 2020:

3rd Grade Boys: 2:00 - 3:30pm - East Gym

4th Grade Boys: 3:30 - 5:00pm - East Gym

5th Grade Boys: 5:00 - 6:30pm - East Gym

6th Grade Boys: 6:30 - 8:00pm - East Gym

3rd/4th Grade Girls: 3:00 - 4:30pm - West Gym

5th Grade Girls: 4:30 - 6:00pm - West Gym

6th Grade Girls: 6:00 - 7:30pm - West Gym

 

Please review ALL of the following safety requirements for 2020 tryouts:

Morton Heat Safety Requirements:

  • If your child has ANY signs or symptoms of feeling sick, please keep them at home for the health and safety of others.

  • Please take your child’s temperature before arriving at Morton High School for tryouts. If your child has a temperature of 100.4 degrees F or greater, please do not bring them to participate.

  • Each participant will be asked to pin a number on the back of their shirt. Morton Heat will provide the pin and number but for safety reasons, coaches and facilitators will NOT pin it on athletes. Please assist your child with this process.

  • Masks MUST be worn when arriving and heading into Morton High School. Once tryouts begin, participants MAY take off their mask, but please practice safe distancing practices.

  • (1) Parent/Guardian MUST sign each participant in, at the OUTSIDE registration at Morton High School. Please limit to just (1) parent/guardian. 

  • As a safety precaution, NO PARENTS will be allowed to stay and observe the tryouts. Only participants, coaches, evaluators, and facilitators will be allowed inside.

  • Participants will NOT be allowed inside Morton High School for tryouts until directed in by a facilitator - please remain outside prior to tryout.

  • Cones will be used along the side of the gym for each participant to have their own personal space for bag/water bottle, etc. A facilitator will direct participants to their own cone as they enter the gym. Please keep proper distancing.

  • Cones will be used throughout the gym to practice Social Distancing while not participating in a drill/activity.

  • Once tryouts are completed, coaches and facilitators will ask participants to quickly exit the building, before the next age level will enter to begin their tryouts.

  • Hand Sanitizer will be available in BOTH the East and West gym during try-outs.

  • After completion of all tryouts, all basketballs will be wiped down with sanitizing cleaner before the next grade level begins.

  • ALL coaches, evaluators and tryout facilitators MUST wear a mask at all times during tryouts.

  • All participants MUST provide their own water bottle, and if needed, a towel.

 
Thank you,
Morton Heat Board

by posted 09/09/2020
2020-2021 Morton Heat Travel Evaluation Dates Announced

Morton Heat Tryout Date/Times have been set!

All tryouts will be held at Morton High School, using both the East and West gym. 
 
All boys and girls interested in tryout out MUST register prior to tryouts at the following link:
https://docs.google.com/forms/u/2/d/e/1FAIpQLScyNnHqNtvdQu-riw482NYSkUS4Cen9l19zpx1PkSNzekPWpA/viewform

Here are the dates/times:
 
Saturday, September 12, 2020:
3rd Grade Boys: 2:00 - 3:30pm - West Gym
4th Grade Boys: 3:30 - 5:00pm - West Gym
5th Grade Boys: 5:00 - 6:30pm - West Gym
6th Grade Boys: 6:30 - 8:00pm - West Gym
4th Grade Girls: 3:00 - 4:30pm - East Gym
5th Grade Girls: 4:30 - 6:00pm - East Gym
6th Grade Girls: 6:00 - 7:30pm - East Gym
 
Sunday September 20, 2020:
3rd Grade Boys: 2:00 - 3:30pm - East Gym
4th Grade Boys: 3:30 - 5:00pm - East Gym
5th Grade Boys: 5:00 - 6:30pm - East Gym
6th Grade Boys: 6:30 - 8:00pm - East Gym
4th Grade Girls: 3:00 - 4:30pm - West Gym
5th Grade Girls: 4:30 - 6:00pm - West Gym
6th Grade Girls: 6:00 - 7:30pm - West Gym
 
This is for the 2020-2021 school year. This is ONLY for those that reside within the Morton Park District.
 
Participants MUST attend at least one of the two tryout dates. Please look for health and safety guidelines for tryout dates as the date approaches.
 
If you have any questions, please contact via email at  .

by posted 08/20/2020
Red Team Coaches Announced
 
Congratulations to the following coaches for being selected as the 2020-2021 Morton Heat Red Team head coaches:
 
4th Grade Boys- Chris Whitaker
5th Grade Boys - Dave Kraft
6th Grade Boys - Brian Pinter
3rd/4th Girls - Dan Lovell
5th Girls - Eric White
6th Girls - Trent Ahlers

Following tryouts, we will then be looking to vote upon a 3rd Grade Boys Coach, along with Head Coaches for all the White Teams at each grade as well.  

Thank you for those that applied to be a head coach! 

by posted 07/21/2020
Morton Heat Board Announced

Congratulations to the 2020-2021 Morton Heat Board:

President: Rodney Knuppel

Vice President: Dave Kraft

Secretary: Nate Rugaard

Treasurer: Stig Ruxlow

At Large Members: Jody McDiffett, Brian Pinter, and Jake Selke

 

Thank you,
Morton Heat

 


by posted 05/06/2020
 
 
Game Scheduling

To schedule games please use the following email addresses:

Morton Heat Boys Basketball mortonheatbb@gmail.com

Morton Heat Girls Basketball mortonheatgb@gmail.com

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