Frequently Ask Questions
What is AAU?
AAU (Amateur Athletic Union) is just one of many organizations that host spring travel basketball tournaments for these types of travel teams. There are many other nationwide organizations that sponsor these kinds of tournaments also, but since AAU was the first to do this, many people just refer to Travel Basketball as AAU ball.
Club Fee is *$375 per player. You will only be charged if make a team. If you need to replace your uniform, the cost is $50 for jersey and $40 for shorts. Fundraising opportunities will be available to all players that will need financial help.
*The Club fee covers team uniform, hoodie, bag, tournaments fee, and coaching. Family travel expense is not included in the fee. There will be no refunds once any part of your fee is given.
How many players are on a team?
Rosters will be limited to at least 10 players per team.
Do player get equal playing time?
There are no guarantees on equal playing time. The harder you work, the better you’ll get, the more you will play. Every player is guaranteed to play in every game, unless there is a disciplinary problem; however the amount of playing time is by the coaches’ discretion. You will play in 6-7 tournaments, so there will many opportunities for maximum floor time.
Does everyone who tries out make the team?
These will be highly competitive teams, so unfortunately everyone will not make the team.
When and where are the tournaments?
The season basically runs from April to June. Teams will participate in 6 tournaments that will be held within PA and neighboring states. Tournaments are held on weekends, usually 2 games on Saturday and 1 or 2 games on Sunday.
How do players travel to tournaments?
Parents are responsible for getting their child to and from each tournament and practices. Car-pooling and room sharing is encouraged to help save on the expense of trips.
Who pays for hotels when you travel?
When teams travel to overnight tournaments, players and parents are responsible for the cost of their hotel room. We have a staff person who will let team coaches and parents know which hotels they can book.
When are practices?
Practices are held 2-3 times per week. Practices are mainly held at local city Middle and High Schools. There will times when some teams practice at other locations if a coach can find another gym.