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Tryouts start Feb. 13 for spring program

Updated: March 7, 2013 6:28AM

The Kessel’s Heat youth basketball program is gearing up for the spring season, with tryout dates now set.

The first tryouts at the KITS Sports Center in Lake Zurich are on Feb. 13 (5 p.m. for boys in school grades 2-4, and 6 p.m. for fifth-grade boys).

The first tryouts at the Libertyville Sports Complex are on Feb. 17. Boys and girls in grades 2-5 will start at 6 p.m., boys and girls in grades 6-7 will start at 7, and eighth-grade boys and girls will start at 8.

All you need for tryouts is $20, a basketball and a desire to succeed.

There are no cuts so everyone will be placed on a team at the appropriate level.

The program is headed by basketball coaching legend Denny Kessel, and he’s assisted by his son Kyle.

To register online, go to

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