Mission: The Heart of Illinois Basketball program's purpose is to provide instruction and competition for young boys and girls in the highest level of basketball; to give young boys and girls the opportunity to meet and play with other top players from Peoria and surrounding communities; to teach responsibility and good sportsmanship; and aid young players in their desire to play at the college level on the court and academically.

Heart of Illinois AAU Program is Central Illinois only program to consistently send girls teams to AAU State and for the past 6 years AAU Nationals. We compete at the highest level spring/summer basketball has to offer. We have and continue to receive invites to some of the top competitive tournaments nationwide.

Every season we look to improve our program to further help players develop to reach their highest potential on the court. This year we will be focusing on elite levels only for our girls teams and continuing to grow our boys division.

Our girls teams this season will face a stronger/more competitive schedule to prepare for the highest level of competition. Our girls teams will combine individual skill workouts, strength and conditioning, and team practices to develop all of the important aspects to improving as a complete player.

Our boys teams continue to grow in competitiveness not just locally but throughout the Midwest. With coaching staffs that have continuously been in our program over the past 5 years our boys teams keep growing and improving. Our goal moving into next season will be to continue to develop our boys teams to be competitive in AAU tournaments. Our boys teams will continue to enhance their schedules to face stronger/more competitive competition to prepare for their school teams and higher level competition. Our boys teams wills combine individual skill workouts, strength and conditioning opportunities, and team practices to develop all the important aspects to improving as complete player.

We are making plans for 2020 Season Now!!

If you are interested in competing with the best, playing against the best, and training to be the best then CONTACT US NOW!

2018 Achievements

  • BlueStar Girls Sponsored Program

  • 6th Girls AAU National Champions Division II

  • 14U Girls National USJN Indy100 Champions 15U level

  • 14U Girls National USJN Summer Finale 2nd Place

  • 14U Girls National USJN Premiere Showcase Final 4

  • 5th Boys 1 Day Champions

  • 8th Boys 1 Day Champions

  • 16U Boys NY2LA Invitational Silver Championship

  • 16U Boys Shaun Livingston Showcase Tourney Champions

  • 16U Boys Baylor Classic Champions

  • 14U Girls Regionals AYBT Champions

  • 6th Girls Regionals AYBT 2nd Place

  • 13uU Regional Girls AYBT Gold Division Champions

  • Various other teams place at AYBT Nationals

  • 5th Girls 1 Day Champions

  • 4th Girls 1 Day Champions

  • 3rd Girls 2nd Place Beyond the Baseline Tourney

  • 5th Boys Chasson Randle Champions