The Jack Kelly Fair Play Award was established by the United States Olympic Committee in 1985 to honor the late USOC President and former AAU President Jack Kelly Jr. The award is presented to an athlete, team, coach or official in recognition of an outstanding act of fair play and sportsmanship displayed during the past year.
Fair play can be described as an athlete who is dedicated to playing fair, obeying the rules and upholding the spirit of the game. Sportsmanship is demonstrating gracious behavior before, during and after competition.
Nominees are now being sought for this distinguished honor, which will be officially presented during the 2017 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Assembly in Colorado Springs, Colo., on October, 12-13. Please use the attached form to nominate a deserving individual from your organization for this award. Nomination deadline is Monday, June 5, 2017.
Click here to nominate your AAU player, team, official or coach.
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AAU Pickleball Serves First-Ever Event in Florida
The AAU Englewood Chill Blast Pickleball Tournament made history this weekend as the first-ever pickleball event hosted for AAU members. (What the heck is pickleball?!) More than 180 athletes from 11 states and Canada – ranging from age 19 to 75 – competed on Florida’s west coast as part of the Florida Pickleball League.
Best Bats to Use at AAU Baseball Nationals in 2018
Ask an Expert: AAU Alum Lauryn Williams (Part 2)
Remember When... Dwyane Wade Visited ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
Back in 2010, before Wade and his buddy LeBron James joined forces in South Beach for the Heat, Wade joined Mickey Mouse and played a special 3-on-3 basketball game with athletes in town for the 16U AAU Girls Basketball National Championships at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort.
18 AAU Events You Don't Want to Miss in 2018
Summertime is right around the corner and, with that, comes the bulk of AAU national championship season. The AAU is constantly adding new events and new competition opportunities for youth athletes and, in recent years, a larger focus has been placed on developing the whole event – not just organizing a tournament. Complete with social responsibility initiatives and unique family vacation opportunities, take a look at the 18 AAU events you are not going to want to miss in 2018.
Workout of the Month: Kneeling Exercises
Walk into a gym and you’ll notice a lot of the same thing: athletes standing, sitting, or lying on their backs while they are getting their bodies ready for 2018 AAU competition. Even though these get the job done, there is another position that can help strengthen your body and balance, giving you an edge on your competition: Kneeling.
Smokey Mountain Gymnastics Vacation Classic
Providence Grand Prix
Eastmont Winter Classic
Lake City Shootout
26th Annual Coyote Invite
TRI_ CITIES FASTBREAK FRENZY & Saturday Nite Light
Tri-City Warm-up Tournament
Princess Classic 2018