AAU/Travel Teams at the National Basketball Academy
We have numerous different teams that compete at every level, from youth recreation to premier AAU competition. No matter what your skill or commitment levels are, we have a team that suits you. We select all our coaches to guarantee you will improve as a player and have a great experience. Our teams have quickly become a respected force in the basketball community as we have had growing success since the beginning of our program. We hope that you will join us and help expand our winning reputation!
Upcoming AAU/Travel Team Tryout Registrations
OH – Cleveland East/West/South – Boys and girls. Click HERE for information, click HERE to register for tryouts or contact:
· Eastside: Shane Kline-Ruminski or Jermaine Gay
· Westside: Steve Vega
· South: Boys – Gene Reddy, Girls – Steve Vega
FL – Orlando area – Boys and girls. Contact Jack Lutzeier for information.
IN – Indianapolis area – Boys and girls. Contact Adam Branch for information.
TX – Houston area – Boys grades 2-8, and High School; Girls grades 6-8. Contact Eric Love for information.
WI – Milwaukee area – Boys. Grades 4 (10U) through grade 8 (14U). Contact Lance Foreman for more information and to register for tryouts.
Thoughts: Basketball players today think that they are good if can they can shoot three pointers and dunk. Players want to play 5 on 5 all summer thinking this will make them better. Typical AAU teams are a great example of what is wrong with basketball today. Too many coaches are worried about just winning games and refuse to focus on the fundamentals of the game. The National Basketball Academy AAU teams will focus on improving the skills of each player during fundamental work at practice. At least half of each practice will be focused on teaching and improving the fundamental skills of each player. Our main goal in the program is to have each player leave the team with better skills than when they came and to know what they need to work on to become an even better player. The games are where they get a chance to practice the skills they are taught and of course we want to win as many games as we can.
Coaches: Coaches for these teams will be hand selected by the National Basketball Academy and will attend a clinic given by the Academy. The professional trainers from the Academy will be attending a number of practices to aid the coaches in skill development throughout the season. The coaches will be running and teaching a man-to-man defense and a motion offense to all teams. This offense and defense will give players great insight on how they should be playing all the time. If you are interested in coaching a team please call 216-378-0932.
Investment: The investment required for your player to participate in our AAU program, fluctuates based on the number of tournaments, gear, practice facility cost, insurnance, and coaches. Fund raising opportunites are sometimes undertaken to help in this cost. For more information on your costs and fund rasing opportunities, please contact the AAU director for your city. Please note, due to the significant upfront costs to run a great program, once a player becomes accepted on a team, all monies paid are non-refundable. NO REFUNDS.