Questions? Contact Program Director(s):

Excell Hardy – or call 312.771.4300

Brian Nussbaum – or call 708.642.5073


Vikings United Coaches

Excell Hardy, Jr.
Vikings United
(8th Grade/SELECT)

James Jackson
Vikings United
(8th Grade/RED


Jeremy Safford
Vikings United


Brandon Brown
Vikings United










Brian Nussbaum
Vikings United
(7th Grade/WHITE)


Gerrett Collymore
Vikings United


Deon Posley
Vikings United









Jay Readey-Volunteer
Vikings United
(8th Grade/SELECT)

Andre Harris-Volunteer Vikings United (7th Grade/SELECT)











2016 Vikings United Rosters

8th Grade (Select)

8th Grade (Red)








8th Grade (White)

7th Grade (White)

6th Grade (Red)

Tryout Information for 2017 – 2018 Season

  • All tryouts held in the Homewood Flossmoor High School Fieldhouse
  • Tryouts are free
  • Attendance at both tryout sessions is preferred
  • Players will be evaluated in the following categories: Character, listening skills, hustle, speed, quickness, rebounding, defensive awareness, ball-handling, passing and shooting
Level  Dates  Time   Cost
8th Grade  October (Date & Time – TBD) TBD   Free
7th Grade  October (Date & Time – TBD) TBD   Free
6th Grade  October (Date & Time – TBD) TBD   Free


Feeder Program Informaton  for 2017 – 2018 Season

Roster Sizes Each team will consist of 12 players. Note: Boys teams (6th, 7th and 8th) will have both an “A” team and a “B” team
Cost The program fee is $575. Payment must be made at the parent meeting after final selections are announced.
Uniforms The program fee includes uniforms and warm-up shirt that the player may keep.
Coaches The coaches are hired by TEAM UP, NFP.

& Games

• Each team will have approximately 25 – 30 games and 20 – 25 practices.

• The season will run from mid-November to mid-March.

• Exact dates and times of practices and games will not be determined until December.

• All practices are held at the Homewood Flossmoor High School Fieldhouse.

• There often will be games and practices on weekends.

• During the week, practices will start as early as 6:30 p.m. and end as late as 9 p.m. Weekend times will vary.

• There may be a game or two during Winter Break, and we will practice during Thanksgiving
Break and Winter Break. There are no mandatory practices or games over break.
We will not penalize a player for visiting family during these breaks.

• We will play in a combination of leagues, tournaments and 1 – Day shootouts
throughout the Chicagoland area unless otherwise noted.

Transportation Families are responsible for getting the players to and from all games and practices.
There are no buses for games and practices.
Commitment If your son makes the team, they must attend all Vikings United games and practices.
If they choose to play on other travel teams, the Vikings United practices take
precedence over all other teams.