The wooden cross on the side of the road is a daily reminder for Kelsey Niccum.
“Sometimes I just go there and cry,” Niccum said.
In October 2015, Niccum lost her 17-year-old best friend, Emilie Harnish, in a tragic two-vehicle accident at a rural intersection in Indiana not far from Niccum’s family home in Wabash County. Nearly two years since that tragic day, Niccum wears her friend’s number and initials on her knee pads as a way to keep her friend close while playing the sport they both loved. She and her teammates at Grant County Volleyball Club keep Emilie alive by sharing stories of her selflessness and genuine love for others.
AAU REACHES THREE-YEAR AGREEMENT WITH LEGENDARY OLYMPIC CHAMPION CARL LEWIS’ TRAINING PROGRAM THE PERFECT METHOD TO BOLSTER OPPORTUNITIES FOR COACHES AND ATHLETES
ORLANDO, Fla. (March 15, 2017) – The title of top amateur athlete in America is up for debate this week, as seven deserving finalists – Wisconsin volleyball All-American Lauren Carlini, judo Olympic gold medalist Kayla Harrison, gold medalist gymnast, Laurie Hernandez, water polo gold medalist Ashleigh Johnson, target shooter Ginny Thrasher who also won gold, Aly Raisman gold medal gymnast and wrestler Kyle Snyder, another gold winner – were announced today for the 87th AAU James E. Sullivan Award.
Rod Seaford, AAU Treasurer and NCAAU Boys Basketball Director, has served the AAU as a volunteer and a professional for 36 years. He was been inducted to both the AAU/USA and NCAAU Hall of Fame. He is currently the Chair of the National Board of Review and Special Counsel to the national organization.
One of the most successful powerlifting athletes at the AAU Junior Olympic Games during the past few years has been Taylorville, Illinois teenager Karter Brachear. A 17-year-old junior at Taylorville High School, Karter began doing the powerlifts at age 12 to get stronger for football and wrestling, and he set seven Illinois state records in his first meet nine months later.
SAN FRANCISCO (December 20, 2016) – The Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) is proud to announce a strategic partnership with CaptainU to provide athletic development and college sports recruiting tools to their members, teams and sanctioned events.
On December 10th and 11th the Middle Atlantic District hosted its first AAU Futsal District Championships for U8 to U12 boys and girls. It was exciting for the district to now add Futsal to our growing list of Championships and it was even more exciting to see our district step up and help a beautiful little girl.
National Youth Track Coaches Association and AAU Track & Field Alliance
Inaugural AAU Pacific Rim Basketball Championships
HONOLULU, Hawaii (July 3, 2017) - The inaugural AAU Pacific Rim Basketball Championships hosted by Jam On It were a success.
RECAP: 2017 AAU Gymnastics Age Group National Championship
AAU leaders to attend National Council of Youth Sports Sports Day
AAU Club Championships & AAU Primary Nationals Recap
The AAU Primary Nationals and AAU Club Championships came to a close this past weekend.
AAU Diving National Championship
11U Div. I & II National Championship
All World SUMMER JAM
5th Grade National Championship
Golden Hands Camp decides Best Ball Handler in th
Xplosion Summer Slam II