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16 Feb 2018

Remember When... Dwyane Wade Visited ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

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.

4 Jan 2018

Wisconsin AAU Connected to Two Tragedies Last Weekend

Wisconsin AAU Connected to Two Tragedies Last Weekend
MENOMONIE, Wisc. (Jan. 4, 2018) - Friends and family are mourning the death of former AAU member and UW-Stout basketball standout Amanda Geissler, one of 10 Americans killed in a charter plane crash Sunday Dec 31st in Costa Rica.

4 Jan 2018

AAU BIG MOUNTAIN JAM AND ROCKY MOUNTAIN SHOWCASE BASKETBALL TOURNAMENTS

AAU BIG MOUNTAIN JAM AND ROCKY MOUNTAIN SHOWCASE BASKETBALL TOURNAMENTS

Longtime AAU event operator, Jam On It, hosts the largest basketball tournament in Utah history.

3 Jan 2018

Another Year of AAU Events on the west coast

Another Year of AAU Events on the west coast

27 Nov 2017

AAU Events Earn Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism Honors

AAU Events Earn Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism Honors

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Nov. 27, 2017) - Sports Destination Management, the leading publication with the largest circulation of sports event planners and tournament directors in the sports tourism market, today announced the 2017 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism. This year’s winners are responsible for contributing more than $400 million to the national economy over the past year.

21 Nov 2017

AAU Provides Roadmap to Help Parents Navigate the Ever-Changing Youth Basketball Landscape

AAU Provides Roadmap to Help Parents Navigate the Ever-Changing Youth Basketball Landscape

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (Nov. 21, 2017) – The Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) has rolled out an online tool to provide content and resourceful information aimed to help parents navigate their youth basketball journey, the Union announced today.

23 Oct 2017

NY-Metropolitan AAU club celebrates 25 years of success

NY-Metropolitan AAU club celebrates 25 years of success
WOODBURY, N.Y. (October 18, 2017) - Longtime AAU basketball club, Long Island Lightning and its, founder Jim Fox, celebrated 25 years of providing basketball opportunities to the girls and boys of the New York Metropolitan AAU district and surrounding areas. 

30 Aug 2017

AAU Cares: AAU National Office Brings Clothes, Water and Non-Perishable Items to Those Impacted by Hurricane Harvey

AAU Cares: AAU National Office Brings Clothes, Water and Non-Perishable Items to Those Impacted by Hurricane Harvey

HOUSTON, Texas (Aug. 30, 2017) – National staff members from the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) will return to Houston, home of the 50th annual AAU Junior Olympic Games in 2016, to bring more than 10,000 items of clothing, dozens of cases of bottled water and various non-perishable items to those impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

22 Aug 2017

AAU BASKETBALL ADVISORY COMMITTEE INAUGURAL MEETING

AAU BASKETBALL ADVISORY COMMITTEE INAUGURAL MEETING
Committee plans new practices and approaches to create a higher standard for AAU Basketball.

31 Jul 2017

RECAP: AAU Basketball National Championships & AAU Basketball Super Showcase

RECAP: AAU Basketball National Championships & AAU Basketball Super Showcase

The AAU Basketball National Championship and the AAU Basketball Super Showcase in Central Florida came to an end this week after almost a month of competition. 

31 Jul 2017

Not all summer basketball is AAU

Not all summer basketball is AAU

Recent Adidas Summer Championships not an AAU licensed event. Over the years, the AAU brand has become synonymous with travel basketball.  While AAU is the industry leader in offering quality basketball programming, not all events labelled ‘AAU’ are licensed by the AAU organization.

21 Jul 2017

More Than 15,000 Participants Head to Detroit for 18 Sports Competitions at the AAU Junior Olympic Games Beginning Next Week

More Than 15,000 Participants Head to Detroit for 18 Sports Competitions at the AAU Junior Olympic Games Beginning Next Week

Athletes from 45 states expected to compete in largest multi-sport event in the country; 10-day competition has brought more than $50 million to previous host cities since 2010

19 Jul 2017

MORE THAN 5,500 ELITE ATHLETES SET TO TIP OFF IN ORLANDO AT THE AAU 16U-18U BOYS' BASKETBALL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

MORE THAN 5,500 ELITE ATHLETES SET TO TIP OFF IN ORLANDO AT THE AAU 16U-18U BOYS' BASKETBALL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
Marquee annual older AAU boys' basketball event returns to ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex; event expected to attract hundreds of college coaches from across the nation

5 Jul 2017

AAU Boys Basketball Team Cares

AAU Boys Basketball Team Cares

AAU Boys' Basketball, Team Power Hoops from Ohio, feeding families at the Florida Hospital for Children's hospital on July 5th, 2017.

3 Jul 2017

Inaugural AAU Pacific Rim Basketball Championships

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. 

30 May 2017

AAU Memorial Day Classic: The Competition Heats up in the Sunshine State

AAU Memorial Day Classic: The Competition Heats up in the Sunshine State

The AAU Memorial Day Classic marks the beginning of our summer basketball season. 

25 May 2017

AAU Memorial Day Classic 2017 at Disney

AAU Memorial Day Classic 2017 at Disney
This upcoming weekend, AAU will host its annual AAU Memorial Day Classic at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. 

16 Feb 2017

AAU BOYS AND GIRLS BASKETBALL SPRING EVENTS

8 Feb 2017

AAU Spotlight: Longtime AAU and USA Basketball board member Rod Seaford

AAU Spotlight: Longtime AAU and USA Basketball board member Rod Seaford

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. 


31 Oct 2016

AAU Vice President Rusty Buchanan To Be Recognized as Central Florida Humanitarian at Nov. 3 Gala in Melbourne

AAU Vice President Rusty Buchanan To Be Recognized as Central Florida Humanitarian at Nov. 3 Gala in Melbourne

ORLANDO, Florida (Oct. 31, 2016) — Brevard County resident and 1st Vice President of the Amateur Athletic Union, Rusty Buchanan, will be recognized as a Central Florida Humanitarian on Nov. 3 at a gala event in Melbourne.

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What Is Pickleball?

Registration for the inaugural AAU National Indoor Pickleball Championships opened today, so we’re taking the opportunity to provide the scoop on all things pickleball.
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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.

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Best Bats to Use at AAU Baseball Nationals in 2018

Are you in the market for a one-piece or two-piece bat for your upcoming AAU season? Would you rather have an end-loaded or balanced weight distribution? Composite or alloy barrel? That can be a lot to take in. Thankfully, though, our friends at Eastbay are here to help with the best BBCOR baseball bats of 2018.
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Ask an Expert: AAU Alum Lauryn Williams (Part 2)

Once every two years, the greatest athletes from around the world represent their countries with pride and compete to etch their names in the history books. This massive event is truly a spectacle, and there may be no one better equipped to break down what it takes and what the stage feels like more than AAU alum Lauryn Williams. 
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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.

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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.

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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.

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