St. Albans Celtics AAU Basketball
Parent Meeting/Sign up: Saturday February 17th @ BFA St. Albans Gymnasium
4th-7th Grade 2:30-3:30
8th-11th Grade 3:30 -4:30
The Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) is a non-profit, volunteer sports organization in the United States. This is competitive basketball composed of select teams of boys chosen to represent the St. Albans Celtics. Our primary goals are to enhance player skill development, to provide opportunities to gain more experience at a competitive level, and to increase team chemistry.
The St. Albans Celtics season will run from Early March through May. Practices usually occur weeknights and weekends at gyms within the St. Albans/Georgia area. Two to three practices per week can be expected (this will vary based off of age and availability). Coaches will do their best to plan around spring sports by having later practices. Your first commitment is to Spring sports, not AAU! We do not want to discourage players from being multi-sport athletes. We also don’t want anyone to not participate in AAU because it will interfere with a spring sport. You will be expected at all practices and games unless there is an emergency, another sporting event that interferes, or another extenuating circumstance.
Tournaments are held on Saturdays and Sundays, typically with two games being held on each day. There is a brief amount of traveling as the majority of our tournaments are within the Burlington, Vermont area. Note that some games/tournaments may be further away this year (St. Johnsbury and/or Vergennes). Number of tournaments varies per team but you should plan on anywhere from at least four tournaments to a maximum of seven. This likely means tournaments will not be every weekend, however they will be most weekends. The goal is to improve skill, experience, and team chemistry, which means the more games we play, the more likely we are to succeed.
AAU basketball is considered the premier level of basketball for amateur players. As a competitive league, there will be cuts if necessary. If your son is someone that loves basketball and is serious about becoming a better player, then AAU competition is what he needs to improve.
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