BBall Alternative

FOUNDED IN 2011

The Minnesota CHILL program, is a 501c(3) non-profit organization that has been one of the most successful and fast-growing youth basketball programs in Minnesota. In addition to providing Youth with opportunities to hone their basketball skills, this program will also prepare them to be good students, strong leaders, and productive citizens in our community

OUR PROGRAM

GOALS ARE:

1.) Prepare Youth to be excellent basketball players, good students and good citizens in our community. 2.) Prepare Youth to compete at the highest level (locally and nationally). 3.) Promote a long-term objective of obtaining a college scholarship in athletics or academics.

History and Successes

Our teams have had a lot of success locally and nationally. In 2011, Minnesota CHILL started with one 4th grade team. Since that time, there have been as many as 11 teams created and participate in the Spring and Summer programming. The programming typically begins in late March and goes through the end of July. Each team gets 2-3 practices per week and 10-14 tournaments per year. Most of the tournaments are in the Twin Cities area. However, every team takes a minimum of 2 out-of-town tournaments – traveling to tournaments in Chicago, Des Moines, Kansas City, Wisconsin Dells, Orlando Florida, Las Vegas, among others.

2012

In 2012, we had one 5th grade team finish 2nd in the top level of Minnesota Youth Athletic Services (MYAS) State Championships and another that finished 2nd in the 2nd level.

2013

In 2013, we had one 6th grade team finish 1st in the top level of Minnesota Youth Athletic Services (MYAS) State Championships and another that finished 2nd in the 2nd level.

2014

In 2014, we had one 7th grade team finish 1st in the top level of Minnesota Youth Athletic Services (MYAS) State Championships and another that finished 2nd in the 2nd level.

2015

In 2015, we had one 8th grade team finish 1st in the top level of Minnesota Youth Athletic Services (MYAS) State Championships and also finish 3rd at the Youth Basketball Organization of America (YBOA) National Championship

2016

In 2016, we had one 6th grade team finish 1st at the MAYB National Championship, a 9th grade team finish in 3rd place at the top level of Minnesota Youth Athletic Services (MYAS) State Championships

2018

In 2018, we had one 7th grade team finish 2nd in the top level of Minnesota Youth Athletic Services (MYAS) State Championships

Minnesota Chill Alumni

  • Dain Dainja-Committed to Baylor University
  • David Roddy-Colorado State University *First ever Division-1 Player to come out of MN Chill
  • Jamison Battle-George Washington University
  • Bennett Otto-Augustana University (D2)
  • Alex John-Missouri Western State University (D2)
  • Clarence Daniels-Montana State (D2)
  • John Schrader-Waldorf University (D2)
  • Jared Rainey- St. Thomas University (D2)
  • Jalen Justice-Pittsburgh State (D2)
  • Jeff Ekiyor-Moorehead State (D2)
  • Ishmael Chessom-Moorehead State (D2)
  • Ricky Eason Jr.-Saint John’s University (D3)
  • Luke Barnes-St. Olaf University (D3)