BLAZERS – A LEADING AAU/CLUB PROGRAM WEST OF BOSTON, MA


SEE BELOW FOR FALL 2020 CLUB TEAM TRYOUT INFO!

In the past 2 years, Blazers Basketball Club advanced its position as the premier Basketball Club in the area, competing in the highest level tournaments in New England, and winning more than 25 tournament championships. In many grades, we have the strongest program West of Boston, winning 3 State Championships during this time. And while we're thrilled with our tournament successes, we're most proud of the unique program experience we're providing to our players. Learn more about our program by reading below and checking out our testimonials page.

What makes us unique? Read testimonials from MORE THAN 40 PARENTS!

Blazers Shooting Academy
After honing our Shooting Program for more than 5 years, we've formally established the Blazers Shooting Academy. Players that play on one of our Club Teams are eligible to join the Academy. During most of the school year, we work weekly with Academy players on improving their mechanics, mental focus, and confidence. The game has changed and being a consistently strong perimeter shooter is a game-changer for a player. We're thrilled to be driving the development of the next generation of elite shooters! Learn more at tryouts!


FALL 2020 PROGRAM TRYOUTS:

MAKEUP TRYOUT: Sunday August 30th 6-7:15pm at The Shrewsbury Club in Shrewsbury

Per the new MA guidelines for youth sports published on 8/13 (and within specific parameters), contact in basketball is being permitted! We are holding Tryouts for rising Boys Grades 3-9 and rising Girls Grades 3-6 (advanced 3rd Grade boys or girls that can comfortably play with 4th grade travel players may try out for our 4th grade program).

Tryout Format for Fall 2020: NEW PLAYERS ONLY, 1 TRYOUT ONLY
Given the current MA COVID-19 guidelines restricting contact to teams, we are only asking players that have NOT played on a team with us recently to tryout. Players that played on either a Blazers Fall 2019 team or Blazers Spring 2020 team do NOT need to tryout. For Fall 2020, players only need to attend one tryout.

Our Fall 2020 Program:
Practices will start right after Labor Day and most teams will have one team practice per week (likely on Wednesday or Thursday). Players will also have the option to participate in a Skills Session on another weeknight (choice of Mondays or Tuesdays). Based on the level of team, Tournament Teams will participate in roughly 8-15 weekend tournaments games starting in late September and finishing at the end of October or first weekend in November (all within driving distance). Most teams will not have a tournament on Columbus Day Weekend. For most, the season will conclude just as the travel basketball season gets into full swing. 

Tryout Fee: $25

Program Fee: $400-$650 based on team level and extent of schedule. If a player receives an offer, the team level, schedule, fee, etc. will be defined before a deposit is requested. New players will need a uniform kit which is a 5 piece kit for under $100! (Adidas Uniform Jersey, Adidas Uniform Shorts, Warm-up/Pullover, and 2 practice jerseys).

 

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Overview of our AAU/Club Team Program:

Come to Play D...and put WE over ME

We have both a Fall and Spring AAU/Club Team offering.  We're passionate about delivering a high quality Club experience, and our primary focus is to remain the area's premier Club 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 skill curriculum focus, a strength & conditioning component, film reviews, and progressive teaching methods that allow us to deliver a better player experience and more skill development. We participate in tournaments that challenge our players/team, including both AAU and non-AAU sanctioned tournaments.


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 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 curriculum that we have developed over the last 9 years. 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 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 some pictures on this page of several volunteering events).  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.

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"We just wanted to tell you that we had an incredible time helping out with the Special Olympics games this morning.  It was an exceptional experience for our son and I. To watch him cheer the teams on, really warmed my heart. Thank you for getting the kids involved in such an unique event and we are so proud to be a part of this organization.

B. - parent from Westborough