Dear Parents, Athletes, Volunteer Coaches and Friends –
There’s a “NEW” League in Town
On behalf of the Board of Directors, we would like to welcome you and introduce you to Elmhurst Sports. We are a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to promoting, supporting and providing youth sports programs for every child in the Elmhurst community.
More specifically, Elmhurst Sports’ inaugural Basketball Program will organize and operate thirteen (13) different “IN-House” Basketball Leagues during our 2016/2017 winter basketball season. These leagues will be for boys and girls in 2nd grade through 12th grade. This is our first year to offer the “IN-House” Leagues, but trust us when we say; “it has been over a decade in the making.”
A Leadership TEAM – “a decade in the making”
For over ten (10) years, our dedicated team has been involved in many sports organizations within the Elmhurst community. We have a multifaceted team with varied professional backgrounds in addition to our diverse perspectives as league board members, presidents, directors, coaches and parents.
Additionally, our Founder and President, for the past eight (8) years, has been the single most consistent and experienced individual involved in Elmhurst’s winter youth basketball program. He has volunteered hundreds of hours each year assisting the past four Sports Directors in the development and implementation of nearly every critical process, policy and procedure.
Our team’s demonstrated dedication to this program, combined with their skills and experiences, help form the critical foundation required for an exemplary leadership team that has been nearly “a decade in the making”.
“Don’t expect to see a change – if you don’t make one”
Enrollment in Elmhurst’s winter youth basketball program is down over 28%. Girl’s enrollment is down over 44%. There have been four (4) Sport’s Directors in 15 months representing a significant rate of leadership turnover. Parent’s and participant’s frustration continues to increase. Today it is the perfect time for a positive change!
The parent’s and coaches in this basketball program have pleaded for change and we’ve listened and responded. Elmhurst Sports is the byproduct of what the Elmhurst community has asked for. Come and see all of the amazing changes we have made to improve Elmhurst’s Youth Basketball Program. This program can be anything we choose to make it. Come and see what we’ve created.
“Leadership cannot be given, It must be earned”
It all starts with the right leadership team. We have assembled a knowledgeable, passionate, hardworking and proven leadership team. We’ve also implemented a leading edge, fully automated technology platform and we will continue to involve community parents to improve the program’s policies and procedures.
Now it’s your chance to make a change and join us in creating the best “IN-House” Youth Basketball League Elmhurst has ever known. Support this positive change and sign-up today with Elmhurst Sports. We believe Elmhurst Basketball’s best days are ahead!
Thank you for supporting our efforts to transform the basketball program in Elmhurst! We have been a part of its past and together we will shape its future.
Elmhurst Sports - Board of Directors