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COUGAR FEEDER BOYS BASKETBALL

Welcome to the Conant Cougar Feeder Boys Basketball website.  Cougar Feeder Basketball is the official boys youth travel basketball program for Conant High School.  We are proudly supported by the Conant High School Basketball leadership.  Cougar Feeder Basketball is a non-profit LLC and we participate in the DYTBL (DuPage Youth Travel Boys Basketball League), a competitive feeder affiliated basketball league. This program emphasize a higher level of competitiveness. Because this is a competitive basketball program, playing time will be fair but not necessarily equal between players. Player progress during the season is strongly affected by player attendance and development at practices; therefore, all practices and games have mandatory attendance. This program is designed to help progress athletes as players and individuals. The goal of this program is development athlete’s skills, fundamentals as well as promote safety, fun, sportsmanship and honest competition.

The program offers teams at 3rd grade thru 8th grade and is designed to provide players with an advanced and challenging environment to help prepare them to be successful student-athletes.  Teamwork, respect, sportsmanship, hard work, and positivity are the core values of the program.  

Questions?  Visit our FAQ page or email us at: cougarfeeder@gmail.com

RD3 Hoops Training

Looking for additional training sessions in the off-season?  Our feeder Coach, Ryan Davis, offers additional basketball training services through his company, RD Hoops LLC.   For more information, contact Ryan at: rdhoops35@gmail.com.   Website:  rd3training.com

BOYS FEEDER BASKETBALL TRYOUTS

2024-25 SEASON

CLICK HERE: OPEN REGISTRATION for Conant Boys Feeder Basketball Tryouts for the 2024-25 season which will be held on Sunday, August 25 and Monday, August 26 for 3rd thru 8th grade.  

Sunday,  August 25 (Day 1 of Tryout)

  • 3rd and 4th Grade:  8:00am-9:45am (North Gym)
  • 5th and 6th Grade:  8:00am-9:45am (Main Gym)
  • 7th Grade:  10:00am-12:00pm (North Gym)
  • 8th Grade:  10:00am-12:00pm (Main Gym)


Monday,  August 26 (Day 2 of Tryout)

  • 3rd and 4th Grade:  6:30pm-8:00pm (North Gym)
  • 5th and 6th Grade:  6:30pm-8:00pm (Main Gym)
  • 7th Grade:  8:15pm-10:00pm (North Gym)
  • 8th Grade:  8:15pm-10:00pm (Main Gym)

Location: Conant High School 

Entrance:  Door 19 (Park down by Football Stadium and walk up the driveway ramp to Door 19 for check-in)

This is a two-day tryout for 3rd thru 8th graders for Conant-bound players.  Upon registering if your son has a conflict on one of the two days, please note that in the comments section.  There will be no make-up dates for tryouts.  It is important if your son has travel basketball aspirations that he attends both tryout sessions for the best opportunity for an evaluation.

Tryouts are a closed tryout.  No parents or spectators will be allowed in the gym areas.

To create a valid tryout evaluation, our tryout evaluators are a combination of the grade level head coach, feeder board members, other grade level coaches and experienced non-Conant basketball coaches.

If your son is out of the Conant boundaries, please contact us at cougarfeeder@gmail.com for more information on possible eligibility.

There is no cost to tryout, but pre-registration is required to participate in tryouts. (NO Walk-ins)

Any further questions can be directed to: cougarfeeder@gmail.com   

Practices/Games

Teams will have two practices per week.   Depending on grade level, teams will play between 25 and 35 games and 30-32 practices during a season. Teams participating in the DYTBL will play home and away games. All teams will compete in at least two tournaments and will play in the end of the season tournament for the DYTBL division they were placed in. Games and tournaments are usually on Friday, Saturday and Sunday’s. Some teams will have the occasional game during the week.

The DuPage Youth Basketball League(DYTBL) which begins in early November and end around the end of February/beginning of March.  A scheduling meeting occurs in late October for all coaches to schedule out our home/away games for the DYTBL season.

Cougar Feeder Basketball hosts an open tryout in mid-to-late August then provides open gyms in September and October for our feeder players as well as offers summer camps in June and July for all youth basketball players feeding into Conant High School.

Fees (update for 2024-25 season)

Fees are used to pay for uniforms, practice gear, backpacks, spirit wear items, gym rental costs, league play fees, tournament fees, referee costs, coaching and team supplies, coaching stipends, equipment, training fees, website subscription fees, accounting fees and liability insurance.  Typically, travel fees will be around $650-$700 (Annual Travel Fee) and around $150 (Uniform Cost) which includes a Nike reversible uniform, practice gear and shooting shirt.  Tryouts are in August and we start with Open Gyms and Ryan Davis Training in September and October with a season start date in November thru end of season in late February or early March).  With the help of local sponsorships, in-season popcorn fundraiser and fundraising from our summer camps, we are able to keep costs very reasonable for families based on the amount of basketball your child will be playing.

Go Cougars!

2023-2024 SEASON

8th Grade Blue
The 8th Grade Blue completed its 2nd Season in the DYTBL Gold Division, and final season in the Conant Feeder Basketball Program with several great moments. Final record: 11-20 (5-13 DYTBL Gold, 6-7 Gold Level Tournaments). They took 3rd in the Carol Stream Shootout in November 2023, were Runner Ups in Palatine “A” Tournament in January 2024, and finished in the Gold Playoffs Consolation Bracket Semifinals. They had several exciting wins over the season, beating local rivals Schaumburg, Hoffman Estates, Rolling Meadows, and Lake Park. We are extremely proud of the growth that the players have shown since 4th grade. This class was the first in the program to win a League Championship (2020), a 3rd place finish in 2022, and the first to complete 5 full years in the program, competing at the Gold level for the last 2 full seasons. We could not be more excited to see these boys compete for the Cougars as freshman next fall! Thank you to Coach Pat McCormack and Assistant Coach Eric Johnson for your time and effort these past 5 years mentoring our future Cougars!

8th Grade White
These young men have been part of our feeder program for 3-4 years and have truly grown year-after-year. A coachable group who were always looking to get better and were competitive throughout the whole season. The team finished with a 9-9 record in the DYTBL and 13-17 overall. They made it to the Palatine Feeder Tourney Championship Game in January. We look forward to seeing these young men playing freshmen basketball next year as the potential is bright with this group! Thank you to Head Coach Ryan Davis and Assistant Coach Steve Misheikis for your time and energy mentoring these fine young men. Go Cougars!

7th Grade Blue
Conant 7th Blue Feeder went 15-6 in the Silver division of the DYTBL. They also won the Palatine tournament and finished the year off with a Consolation Championship in the DYTBL playoffs. The boys emphasized team basketball all year long. They leaned on their defensive effort and willingness to share the basketball offensively. Their depth and athleticism led them to a successful season. They will keep this momentum into the offseason and finish strong in their 8th grade season. Thank you to Head Coach Tony Madden and his Assistant Coaches Lee and Jacob Jacquart for your time and energy mentoring our feeder boys! Go Cougars!

7th Grade White
The 7th Grade White team finished the regular season 10-8 in the Bronze Division. This was a few of the boys first year playing competitive basketball and the transformation from the start of the season to the end was astonishing. They averaged 38.5 points per game and came second in points allowed averaging just 25 points a game as they were a team that really took pride in their defense. The boys learned a lot on and off the court including accountability, discipline, and hustle. In the DYTBL playoffs they were the 9th seed who went on to beat #1 Seed Western Springs (17-1), a team they lost to twice during the regular season, to win the consolation bracket and take home some medals. Congratulations to the 7th Grade White team on their DYTBL consolation championship and thank you to Coach Ashely Montanez for your time and effort mentoring our feeder boys! Go Cougars!

6th Grade Blue
The 6th Grade Blue Team went 15-10 overall and 13-3 in the DYTBL league play taking 2nd place in the Silver North Division, finishing in 4th place out of 36 teams in the entire silver league. With multiple first year players on the team they were the third best defensive team in the league allowing only 25.9 points per game. The boys quickly gelled as a team, always leaving everything on the court and never giving up. The boys were challenged by playing in some competitive gold level tournaments over the season and they rose to the challenge every game. The future is bright for this group and looking forward to what these future Cougars will accomplish in the coming years. Thank you to Coach Steve Misheikis and Coach Pat Abraham for your time and effort in mentoring our boys! Go Cougars!!!

6th Grade White
Congratulations to our 6th Grade White Feeder Team and Coach Ryan Davis on winning the DYTBL Upper Bronze Consolation Championship! After a tough overtime loss in Round 1 yesterday, the team rallied together to beat the 1-seed in Game 1; eventually winning all three games for the DYTBL Consolation Championship today! The team had a fantastic DYTBL season going 15-5.  Thank you to Coach Ryan Davis for your time and effort mentoring our 6th graders!  Great job boys! Go Cougars!  

5th Grade Blue
Congratulations to our 5th Grade Blue Feeder Team and Coach Mike Korzen and Joe Bush on winning the DYTBL Upper Silver Consolation Championship tonight! The team had a fantastic season finishing with a 25-4 overall record and 19-2 in the DYTBL.  Thank you to Coach Mike and Coach Joe for your time and effort mentoring our 5th graders.  Go Cougars!

5th Grade White
Congratulations to our 5th Grade White Feeder Team on a fantastic season! The 5th Grade White was a new team for 2023-2024 and finished second in the bronze division in the DYTBL with a 16-4 record. The boys gelled together quickly and competed at a high-level averaging 35 points per game while allowing only 22 points per conference game. In their first tournament together, they were runner-up at the Woodridge Holiday Shootout. In the DYTBL tournament, the team earned them the 5th seed (out of 33 teams) and was placed in the tier 1 bracket. After winning their first-round game, they lost in the semifinals to eventual champions Glenbard East and lost a tough 3rd place game by 5 points. This team is a great combination of coachable, hardworking kids with talent and potential that’ll be exciting to watch in the future! Thank you to Coach Bob Pryor and Coach Dave Scheck for your time and effort mentoring these boys! Go Cougars!

4th Grade
Our 4th grade feeder team concluded the year by winning the consolation championship in the DYTBL Upper Silver playoffs, as an underdog No. 9 seed! This team has won back-to-back playoff consolation championships in last two seasons. Fourth grade finished this season with a 23-7 overall record across the DYTBL regular season (13-5), tournament play (7-1) and DYTBL playoffs (3-1). They also won the Silver Division Championship in the Riverside-Brookfield Feeder Tournament. Attitude, effort and trust were consistent talking points all season, and the boys were proud to see their hard work pay off with championship medals. Thank you to Head Coach Pete Doherty and Assistant Coaches Clyde Miller and Steve Krismalian for your time and effort mentoring our feeder boys. Go Cougars!

3rd Grade
The 3rd Grade team was in their first year playing in a very competitive DYTBL Silver Division finishing 4-12.  Wins and losses do not paint the entire picture of the player development that has been accrued this season. From Day 1 this group of 10 Young Men have been coachable and fought in every game this season.  The “come back kids.” Multiple double digit deficits that were erased by this group. A memorable thriller down 13 in the 2nd half, as Conant fought and clawed to take the lead within the final minute and hold on for the win. Defeating eventual Upper Silver Champion Western Springs by 11 points on their Home Court, showed the true ability these boys had.  The IQ, ability and work ethic got stronger and more determined every game, every practice. This group has the core and heart to compete at a very high level for years to come. Thank you to Coach Jimmy Pedro and Coach Mike Clark for your time and energy mentoring our 3rd graders! Go Cougars!

2022-2023 SEASON

Season Highlights! - updated March 14

8th Grade Blue
8th Grade Blue Team who after a couple seasons playing in the Silver Division moved up to the combined Gold/Elite Level in the DYTBL.  They finished with an overall record of 17-15 (12-12 in DYTBL, 6-3 in Tourneys).  The boys were highly competitive all season with a regular season average point differential of +3.5 in 24 DYTBL Games.  The team was the 2nd highest scoring team out of 15 teams averaging 51.5 points per game.  The team finished 8th out of 15 teams in the conference and took the 1-seed in the Low Gold Tournament eventually winning the Championship Game 72-65 over Elmhurst (York).  The team learned a great deal about what it takes to close out games in the 4th quarter, how to overcome adversity and learn from mistakes and how to play with mental toughness.  Many of these players were together since 4th grade and developed a great sense of what it means to be a good teammate and we are excited to see their growth in high school.  Thank you to Coach Tony and Coach Tim for their dedication the past 5 years coaching travel basketball.  We wish our 8th graders the best of luck in their high school athletic endeavors!  Remember, Victory is in the Details!  Go Cougars!


8th Grade White
8th Grade White Feeder Team finished the season with an overall record of 12-12. They were Champions for the 8th Grade Palatine Feeder B Tournament in January going 3-0.  A few new players were added this season and the team moved up from the Bronze to Silver Level in the DYTBL.  The boys improved their game throughout the season and finished 5th out of 10 teams in the North Division going 8-10.  This record placed them in the Silver II DYTBL Tournament where they made it to the Consolation Championship Game.  Thank you to Head Coach Mark Pfeifer and his assistant Dave Dompke on your time and dedication to this team's development.  Congrats to our 8th Grade White Team on a successful season!  Go Cougars!

7th Grade Blue
The 2022-23 season was filled with many highlights. Aside from finishing over .500 (16–15), 7th Blue opened the season by winning the Romeoville One-Day Shoot Out 7th/8th combo division. After going 2-2 at Riverside Brookfield in November, against eventual undefeated DYTBL champion Hinsdale Central and runner-up Lemont, the Cougars beat Hoffman at Northwestern University in a really exciting, immersive experience for the boys prior to the Northwestern -UIC game. 7th Blue finished the regular season in 4th place of nine teams in our division and earned the 7-seed overall in the Upper Gold Playoff Bracket.  We are all very proud of this accomplishment, as it was our first year in the Gold Division. Looking forward to one last hurrah in 8th grade Gold next season! – Coach McCormack

7th Grade White
After playing in the bronze division last season, the boys moved up to the Silver division and were up to the challenge each game even with the adversity of losing their starting point guard due to injury for last quarter of season the boys continued to play with determination to the final game.  They finished with an overall record of 8-23 but their win-loss record doesn’t show the true growth in development on and off the court from beginning to end of season.  The team was in many close games.  Thank you to Coach Steve and Coach Pat on showing what it takes to fight thru adversity and continue to improve.  With off season dedication we know this team will have a great 8th grade season in 2023-24.  Go Cougars!

6th Grade Blue
Finished the regular season 10-8 and went 2-1 in the playoffs with an appearance in the DYTBL Bronze Championship game taking 2nd place.  The team finished the season strong going 10-3 in their last 13 games.  6th Grade Team were Top 3 in Points For and Points Against which highlighted their second half development/improvement.  Their record was 7-2 when they played a team for the second time.  We would like to thank Coach Tony and Coach Lee in setting a good foundation for the future by instilling good sportsmanship, being good teammates, practicing hard, and improving basketball IQ of this first year travel team!

5th Grade Blue
Our 5th Grade Blue Conant Cougar Feeder Team finished 4th place in their Silver Division during the regular season in the DYTBL after moving up last year from the Bronze level. In the DYTBL tournament this past weekend, they made it into the top Silver playoffs bracket, going 1-2 in the playoffs to reach the top 8 of 28 total Silver teams. Earlier this season, the boys won the Ridgewood H.S. Shootout. They finished the season 18-11 overall (12-6 in the DYTBL). The boys tenacious and gritty defensive effort all season continues to be a strength of this team. We would like to thank Coach Pat and Coach Steve for their time and energy with our 5th grade feeder team. The future is bright for Conant basketball with these 5th graders. Go Cougars!

4th Grade Blue
In their first year, the 4th grade Conant Cougar feeder team finished 4th place in the top bracket in the DYTBL tournament – Bronze league. These boys finished 11-3 in the regular season, 2-2 in the DYTBL tournament as a 5th seed, and an impressive overall record of 17-6 which included other tournaments. They led the league (24 teams) in scoring averaging just under 32 pts per game. This team learned a lot from overcoming adversity, good sportsmanship, team bonding, and improving their basketball skill and knowledge of the game. Congratulations to Coach Mike Korzen and Rich Scheflow on their first season coaching and leading this squad to a successful season. The future looks very bright for this team with a lot of victories on the horizon! Go Cougars!

3rd Grade
In their first year of feeder basketball, our third grade team had a successful season focused on defense, trust and teamwork. They finished with an 11-7 record in the DYTBL regular season and allowed an average of 17 points per game, making them a Top 5 Defense among all DYTBL third grade teams. They secured a No. 1 seed in the Silver (Middle) Bracket Playoffs and went 2-1, winning the consolation championship. Overall, our third grade team finished with a 15-8 record across all regular season, tournament and playoff games.  Thank you to Coach Pete and his assistant coaching staff on a successful season!  Go Cougars!

2021-2022 SEASON

Season Highlights! - posted March 2022
8th Grade Blue

8th Grade Blue team finished the season going 2-2 in the end of the year league tournament making it to the Consolation Championship game. The squad was competitive in every game and finished in the middle of the pack in a hard silver division (3rd best defensive team). Playing undersized in most games, they made it up with effort, IQ and team work. Thank you to Coach Tony and Coach Brandon on your leadership and mentorship with your team! Best of luck to these players next year at Conant! Go Cougars!

8th Grade White

8th grade white team who came together as a team for the first time in November and persevered and grew each week individually and collectively as a team. They finished up going 3-2 in the DYTBL Bronze Tournament! Congrats to Coach Kevin and his feeder team on a successful season. Go Cougars!

7th Grade Blue

7th Grade blue finished the season with a 24-8 Season Record, 21-1 DYTBL Silver Overall Record and Division Champs and 2nd Place in DYTBL High Silver Tourney.  Thank you to Coach Mike and Coach Tony on leading a successful feeder season for our players! Go Cougars!

7th Grade White

7th Grade White team finished with an overall season record of 14-13. Finishing 2nd in the DYTBL Bronze Division with a 13-5 record. The boys took 4th place in the High Bronze DYTBL Tourney this past weekend. Congrats to Coach Mark and Coach Tim and their team on a successful season! Go Cougars!

6th Grade Blue

6th Grade Blue team had an overall season record of 20-9. They finished 3rd in the DYTBL regular season and took 3rd place in the DYTBL Silver Tournament. The 6th grade team finished strong with a 10 game win streak to end the regular season and won 12 of their last 13 games. Thank you to Coach Pat and Coach Erik on their leadership and mentorship of their team and congrats on a successful season! Go Cougars!

6th Grade White

6th Grade White team was in their first year together as a travel team they finished in the middle of the pack in their competitive division going 9-11 in the DYTBL with an overall season record of 13-20. The point differential in their 20 DYTBL games was an average of 2.6 points so the boys were competitive all season long. The boys played in the semi-finals of the Riverside-Brookfield tournament and ended the season STRONG going 2-1 and winning the Bronze consolation DYTBL championship! Congrats to Coach Steve and Coach Pat and their team on a successful feeder season! Go Cougars!

4th Grade Blue

4th Grade Blue Team for their first year playing travel basketball together! Their growth individually and as a team was awesome to watch! Finished the season winning the regular season DYTBL Bronze East Title, winning the Nomad Shootout and finishing 4th place out of 15 teams in the DYTBL Tourney! Congratulations to Coach Pat and his team on a successful season!

Go Cougars!


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cougarfeeder@gmail.com