ONE WEEK LEFT TO REGISTER FOR THE 2017 BOYS' JUNIOR NATIONAL VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS
Registration and payment must be completed by 11:59 pm EST on Friday, May 26th!
Don't miss your shot at a National Championship in Orlando, FL!
We have teams registered from California, Florida, Illinois, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Virginia, and the Virgin Islands. We even have teams from Colombia and Germany!
For more information CLICK HERE.
AAU CARES AT GIRLS' NATIONALS
There will be two main events during the 2017 Girls' Junior National Volleyball Championships. FEEDING CHILDREN EVERYWHERE will return this year to put together meals for 80,000 hungry kids around the globe. This will take place at the Orange County Convention Center on Friday, June 16 from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm. CLICK HERE for more details and to register!
New this year AAU will be working with the Side-out Foundation to raise money for breast cancer research.
Wear your pink in support on the following days: June 17, June 21, and June 25. Teams raising at least $25 dollars will be entered into a raffle for a free entry to Girls' Nationals in 2018!
CLICK HERE for details.
2017 TYPHOON LAGOON WATER PARK PARTIES
Have some fun in the sun at one of this year's Water Park Parties!
Join us on June 18th or June 22nd at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon for an AAU Volleyball Exclusive Party! AAU participants and families won't want to miss out on a giant wave pool, water slides, live entertainment, and a special dinner.
Tickets are $55 a person and can be purchased HERE.
(From left to right: AAU Track and Field Chair Coach O, Olympic icon Carl Lewis and AAU President/CEO Dr. Roger J. Goudy
On Tuesday, May 9th, the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) and Carl Lewis! The Perfect Method (TPM) will announce an exciting three-year agreement designed to solve an urgent problem in youth athletics today. The two entities believe that by leveraging their respective brands together, they will optimize the opportunity to offer coaches and young athletes the tools to maximize performance and reach their athletic potential.
The relationship will debut nationwide and expand on a global level. The collaboration will begin immediately and the organizations will be announcing programs and a series of co-branded events for the 2017 calendar year, including training clinics for coaches and athletes.
The Perfect Method is a step-by-step training program established by Carl Lewis, five-time USA Track & Field Olympian, and winner of ten Olympic medals, nine of them Gold. He is heralded as one of the greatest athletes in the history of modern sport, named Sportsman of the Century by the International Olympic Committee.
Lewis was raised as an AAU athlete and credits the organization for helping him develop as a young athlete. An activist for family, youth, education, wellness and fitness, Lewis brings his international celebrity to attract awareness to these issues. He is also serving as an assistant coach at the University of Houston, his alma mater.
"I'm excited about our partnership with the AAU. I started sports with an AAU Club that my mother had started," Lewis commented. He added, "I look forward to helping these young coaches and families become the best that they can be. Life comes full circle."
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Caleb Hymans with his medal from the Fairfax Run for the Children 8K last Saturday. The medal was nice but even better is that he set another world record for 12 year-olds running the 8K. His time was 28:58.
This isn't Caleb's first WR though, he now holds the 10k record for 11 and 12-year olds and the 8k record for 12 year olds.
We first met Caleb last year at the AAU Junior Olympic Games in Houston, after his performance in the 3000-meter run.
Then, at AAU XC Nationals he won the 11-12 boys race and at USATF Cross County Nationals Caleb was third in the 11-12 age group (where three 11 year-olds went 1-2-3 in the 11-12 age group).
During AAU Indoor Nationals Caleb won the 3000m and won the 1500m with his second fastest time ever in 4:48.04 (his only faster time was at AAU outdoor nationals last summer, a 4:42.69).
Looking forward to seeing what Caleb will do this year.
Amateur Athletic Union Announces June 1st as Inaugural National AAU Track and Field Day
Inaugural celebration to recognize the beginning of district championship season for more than 50,000 AAU Track and Field athletes
More than 50,000 track and field athletes across the country begin their road to AAU Junior Olympic Games with the start of district championship season on June 1 every year. As such, the AAU will begin recognizing that date as National AAU Track and Field Day with the inaugural celebration taking place this June 1, 2017.
"More than anything, National AAU Track and Field Day gives us an opportunity to stop and recognize all of our incredible athletes academic and athletic achievements," said Charles Oliver, AAU Track & Field National Chair. "It also allows us to say thanks to moms, dads, grandparents, coaches, teachers, sponsors, and the like."
Athletes across the nation will show their AAU pride by dawning their favorite AAU gear. Members will have an opportunity to earn special giveaways through contests held via social media using the hashtag #AAUTrackDay. The winners will also receive a special recognition at the AAU Junior Olympic Games in Detroit, Michigan should they be in attendance.
"It's said that 'it takes a village to raise a child'," said Oliver. "We want everyone to wear their favorite AAU gear on June 1 to show how many people are a part of the 'AAU village' and that we are all proud of our involvement within the organization."
Mark your calendars now and join us for the Inaugural National AAU Track and Field Day on June 1, 2017.
TRACK AND FIELD UPCOMING EVENTS
2017 AAU Track & Field Live Stream Events
How to qualify for the 2017 Junior Olympic Games
AAU Primary Nationals
July 7-8th, 2017
ESPN Wide World of Sports, Orlando FL
AAU Club Championships
July 9th -15th, 2017
ESPN Wide World of Sports, Orlando FL
AAU West Coast Primary Nationals
June 30th, 2017
Reed High School, Reno Nevada
AAU West Coast Nationals
June 29th – July 2nd, 2017
Reed High School, Reno Nevada
AAU Cross Country Nationals
December 2nd 2017
(Save the date flier attached)
TUNE INTO THE AIHL CHAMPIONSHIPS
Games start at 8 AM PST Friday, May, 19th
Link for live stream: Click Here
Awards Banquet is at 8 PM PST
2017 BOYS' JUNIOR NATIONAL VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS
The registration deadline for Boys Nationals is quickly approaching! All teams must be registered and paid by 11:59 pm EST on May 26th! We have teams from California, Florida, Illinois, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Virginia, and the Virgin Islands! For more information on this exciting event in Orlando, CLICK HERE.
SETTING, SPIKING, AND DIGGING PINK
The Amateur Athletic Union is proud to be partnering with the Sideout Foundation for this year's Girls' Junior National Volleyball Championships! We will be joining forces through the Dig Pink campaign to help raise money and awareness for stage IV breast cancer research.
Teams donating $25 or more will have the opportunity to win a FREE entry into next year's tournament! Don't forget to wear your pink in support of the cause on the following days: June 17th, June 21st, and June 25th.
For more information, CLICK HERE.
NOMINATE A COACH OR ATHLETE: 2017 JACK KELLY FAIR PLAY AWARD
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.
AAU BOYS' & GIRLS' BASKETBALL SPRING EVENTS
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AAU Track & Field Partners with The Perfect Method
AAU REACHES THREE-YEAR AGREEMENT WITH LEGENDARY OLYMPIC CHAMPION CARL LEWIS’ TRAINING PROGRAM THE PERFECT METHOD TO BOLSTER OPPORTUNITIES FOR COACHES AND ATHLETES
AAU Event Bulletin & News - Volume # 7 - Issue 37
Memorial Day Classic 2017
Mile High Invitational Showcase Boys and Girls
New Orleans Allstate Sugar Bowl Super Regional
Quiet Corner Memorial Day Baseball Tournament
Happy Volley Club Championships
Maroon and Orange Super Regional
Texas Volleyball Tour's Junior Beach Series
May Madness 2
2017 GymRat CHALLENGE
2017 FL AAU District Championship