Upcoming AAU Team Tryouts:
Boys Fall 2017 AAU Teams: Grades 4-9
Tryout Schedule: Monday August 21st and Thursday August 24th
Incoming Grade 3* & 4: 5:00 - 6:30
Incoming Grade 5: 5:45 - 7:15
Incoming Grade 6: 6:30 - 8:00
Incoming Grade 7: 7:45 - 9:30
Incoming Grade 8: 7:15 - 8:45
Incoming Grade 9: 7:15 - 8:45
Each tryout session is roughly 90 minutes long. Players are encouraged to attend both sessions (players that attend both tryouts generally fare better than other players in the same skill band that don't). Note that the registration fee covers both sessions.
Location: Tryouts will be held at The Fay School in Southborough
Tryout Fee: $25 if registered by Saturday August 19th, $30 thereafter
* Advanced 3rd Grade players that can comfortably play with 4th grade travel players may try out for our 4th grade program
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Overview of our AAU Team Program:
Come to Play D...and put WE over ME
We have both a Fall and Spring AAU Team offering. We're passionate about delivering a high quality and consistent offering, and our primary focus is to remain the area's premier AAU program. At the heart we are innovators, not content with the status quo of club basketball in this area. We have developed a unique Club Team model, including a strength & conditioning component and film reviews, that allows us deliver a better player experience and more skill development.
Our Skill Development Philosophy:
We have a strong focus on developing fundamental skills in our players, and prepare them to go into a game ready to play smart and team oriented basketball. We love helping young players see how fun and effective this style of basketball can be. To accomplish these goals, we leverage the youth basketball skill development model and progressive teaching methods we have pioneered and that are now used by youth basketball leagues across the country (see alphaBASKETBALL on our About Us page). Unlike many clubs, we remain focused on helping our players develop the core skills and mental approach that will help them in the long run, and we look to minimize time spent on tactics that many clubs focus on so their unskilled players (that lack fundamentals) can win a game this weekend.
More than Just Basketball:
While we are proud of the skill development we see in our players, we are very aware that our mission extends beyond basketball. We fully recognize that we have an opportunity, and responsibility, to have a positive influence on the character development and maturation of the club players that participate in our program for several years. As an example, we use group volunteering to teach the value of giving back to the community (hopefully you can see a picture on this page from a car wash we held to benefit the Worcester County Food Bank). At tryouts we will share some information on other ways in which we look to leverage the club environment to have a positive influence at various ages.