Deerfield, IL, 8/23/2019 - ALL IN Athletics, an adidas® sponsored and Jr. NBA Flagship Network basketball program, is pleased to announce that the AGB Hawks will merge with ALL IN to expand and enhance travel team opportunities for boys and girls in Lake and McHenry counties.
AGB Hawks is one of the largest basketball programs in the Chicago suburbs. Over the past eight years, AGB has run 85 travel teams and has worked with over 500 boys and girls in its travel team and training programs. Beginning this fall, AGB will become exclusively a basketball training program and will no longer run travel teams. ALL IN Athletics will take over all travel team operations and responsibilities. All players in Lake County and McHenry County looking for a competitive and developmental basketball experience, will have the opportunity to play on a travel team with ALL IN Lake/McHenry. Open travel team tryouts for 2nd grade through 12th grade boys and girls will be held each season (fall, winter, spring and summer) beginning this fall. ALL IN Athletics is proud to compliment their existing travel teams with the talented and dedicated players and coaches of AGB. Additionally, the AGB basketball training program will be enhanced by ALL IN's travel team expertise, operations, resources, brand recognition and adidas® sponsorship.
AGB founder Rick Williams states, "For 8 years, AGB Hawks Basketball has operated with one goal in mind written clearly across our chest for all to see. We want every athlete, coach and family member in our program to Always Get Better! For 8 years we established ourselves as one of the premier clubs in Illinois for parents and athletes looking for basketball and personal development. As we grew as a program we realized that fulfilling our mission for every athlete was going to take additional support. A partnership with ALL IN Athletics, a program that has a proven track record for taking care of basketball operations at a high level, allows us to ensure that every athlete that comes to our program with the AGB mentality, receives the coaching, gym, teammate and administrative support it takes to facilitate that goal! We look forward to continuing to serve the basketball community through various skill development opportunities while ALL IN Athletics takes care of the travel basketball operations for Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter programs!"
Billy Welcome, Co-Owner/CEO of ALL IN Athletics, states, "We are constantly striving to provide the best possible experience and resources for our student-athletes and their families. ALL IN Athletics is the largest travel basketball program in Illinois, and one of the biggest programs in the nation. Since 2014, over 7,000 players have participated on an ALL IN travel team. We have also had nearly 150 players commit to play at the collegiate level in the last five years. With this partnership with Rick Williams and the AGB program into the ALL IN family, we will be able to expand the reach of our travel program and help more student-athletes reach their athletic and academic goals, while still maintaining our core values and belief system."
Welcome continues, "While ALL IN aims to develop individual and team skills, we recognize the most important lessons we teach athletes stretch beyond the basketball court. Hard work, determination, and confidence are amongst the core values that go into everything we teach and train. AGB's beliefs are in line with ours and we are excited to begin this relationship and aid even more student-athletes in the far north/northwest & west suburbs and beyond in their quest for academic and athletic success."