We are excited to play for God's Glory at HRK - as we strive for
on and off the court!
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HRK Eagles Boys and Girls Basketball 2022-2023
Skills, competition, teamwork, discipline, devotions, and fun!
(New to homeschooling and what that means? See Below!)
Registration extended through SEPTEMBER 11 !!!!
If you are experiencing a financial hardship (such as loss of job, medical emergency, etc) please reach out to HRK Treasurer, Mike Klug, to discuss how we can help make playing for HRK Eagles manageable during this time. Contact Mike at
Any late registrations (after September 11) shall be subject to: Discretion of the Board of Directors, room on the appropriate team, and an additional $25 late fee.
Please note our REFUND POLICY PAGE!
High School: To help offset higher costs of this program, each high schooler is expected to contribute extra in 1 of 2 ways: $100 in individual FUNDRAISING, OR
bring in $250 in business SPONSORSHIPS. Fundraising/Sponsorships are due by JANUARY 13, 2023.
For EACH $250 business SPONSORSHIP you bring in, you receive an ADDITIONAL $50 off your registration! For a sponsorship of $250 (or more), a business gets an button on our website (NEW WEBSITE LAUNCHING THIS FALL!) that can link to their own.
· Evaluations and Parent Meeting are mandatory.
· They are on Monday October 3 at Gardner’s Fieldhouse, 11116 Siedschlag Rd, Spring Grove, IL 60081. Time TBA.
· First practice: October 6. Schedule is 90% completed.
· Evaluations and Parent Meeting are mandatory.
· They are on Friday, October 27, 5-8pm at Village Church of Gurnee
· First practice: Friday October 28. Schedule is 90% completed.
JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL
Jr high MAY need to assist with Fundraising (see above) depending on program numbers.
5th/6th and 7th/8th teams play in the NICC Conference and some additional teams from the area. We usually have combined grade teams, depending on registration numbers. These numbers are needed for scheduling – which is why registration closes AUGUST 31!
NEW THIS YEAR: FREE 1 HOUR SKILL WORK EACH WEEK
4th Grade Girls/Boys If teams are not full, we would like to invite 4th grade girls and boys who have some basketball experience (rec league, Upward, etc.) to join us AS PRACTICE PLAYERS at a reduced cost! Because we play combined grade levels, we will typically be playing at the 6th grade level. We want to do our best so each player is competitive when they're playing! Before registering a 4th grade player, please email Scott at email@example.com so that we can do our best to see if this is the right fit for your child.
5th - 8th Boys
· Evaluations / Parent meeting are Monday October 3 at Gardner’s Fieldhouse, 11116 Siedschlag Rd, Spring Grove, IL 60081
· 5th-8th Boys Basketball is from October- January.
5th - 8th Girls
· Evaluations / Parent meeting are on Tuesday, October 19 at Gardner’s Fieldhouse, 11116 Siedschlag Rd, Spring Grove, IL 60081.
· 5th-8th Girls Basketball is from November-February.
Payment Plan for ALL levels:
Deposit at registration = $75
9/16/22 = $75 (This payment is due on this date regardless of the date you registered. Register early to have the longest time between the first payment and this one!)
9/30/22 = $75 (if your remaining balance is less than this number, then your remaining balance is due)
10/15/22 = $55 (if your remaining balance is less than this number, then your remaining balance is due)
10/30/22 = Any Remaining balance
1/13/23 = $100 SPONSORSHIP CHARGE - This will be waived upon submission of your player’s fundraising/sponsorship!
We are a GROWING program: if you bring in a NEW FAMILY to HRK, you receive an EXTRA $50 off registration for each different family (REFERRAL DISCOUNT!)! Invite your neighbors, your friends, your friends’ neighbors, the kids across the street from Grandma…there are many families who will be new to homeschooling this year! Email Scott at
so he can watch for a new registration.
How can I invite someone, you ask? Point out our NEW FAMILY DISCOUNT: If this is your first year with HRK, enjoy a $50 DISCOUNT off registration per player!
Interested in helping coach? Our coaches can also get a discounted registration rate for their children (COACHING DISCOUNT!)! Contact Scott at
if you are interested. We are always looking for a willing coach!
Uniforms: All new players will need to purchase a uniform, as well as any returning player who needs a new size or needs to replace their uniform for any reason. Uniform pricing will be $65. Money for uniform fees will be collected during registration, but we will collect sizing information during evals (size charts will be available.)
*Uniforms are yours to keep and use for following seasons, or re-sell.
Check out the Exchange section on our website to buy a used uniform, if available, or to resell a uniform.
WHY IS HRK BASKETBALL ONLY FOR HOMESCHOOLERS?
The organizer of large homeschool basketball tournaments will rule HRK INELLIGIBLE if we have players on our teams who are not homeschooled. This is their definition of homeschooling:
“Homeschooling” is defined to mean that a student’s education is parent-directed and done at home.
As such, the parents shall be directly involved in their child’s education, playing role of the headmaster thereby (1) selecting curriculum, (2) selecting and/or approving course materials and study schedules, & (3) selecting tutors, coop’s, teachers, dual enrollment options, &/or resources for their child’s education. HomeSchooling would also include a person of legal responsibility* of the student filling the role of a parent (*must be pre-approved by the NCHC)
In September 2020 the EAB Rules Proposal Committee voted over 80% in favor of keeping the NCHC Online At Home policy posted below. As such this entire section has been updated.
NCHC Online At Home – The #1 eligibility question we had in the Summer of 2018 & 19 was “what is the NCHBC stance was with “Online at Home” (Connections Academy, K12, Epic, etc.) The response we have had to this each time has been the same:
“The NCHC does not have an approved or unapproved curriculum.”
The bottom line is the NCHBC leaves curriculum choice to the parent’s discretion, provided it is done at home and the parents have the ability to change curriculum at their discretion.
2020 Clarification: The Online at Home rule excludes students enrolled in their local school district, who are doing school online due to COVID-19, this was clarified by an 85% vote by the EAB Rules Committee in September.
If a player does not meet all the requirements below they may fill out a Hardships Exemption Form to request an exemption.
HRK Eagles had an amazing 2021-22 season!
Our teams traveled to the NCHC (National Christian Homeschool Championship) Districts in Wisconsin Dells. HRK Girls Varsity took 1st place!
HRK Boys and Girls attended the NCHC Regionals. An incredible experience to play with
over 150 homeschool teams all under one roof!
HRK Girls varsity attended Nationals at Mount Vernon Nazarene University. The girls placed second in the 3A Division narrowly missing the National title by 2 points!
HRK Girls Varsity attended 5 tournaments taking 1st Place in 3 of them, including Districts, Midseason Mission, and Great Northern Conference Tournament.
Having fun and being with our HRK family is always the highlight of the season. We enjoyed getting together with past players during our Alumni Game. Players had a great time at overnight retreats and tournaments with time to bond and enjoy one another. HRK end of season party is an excellent culmination to celebrate a joy-filled year!