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. As an AAU coach for 30 seasons, his teams won three national championships, 11 state championships and nine national medals en route to a 764-362 lifetime record. After retiring from coaching in 2011, he has devoted his efforts to promoting and developing AAU sports in North Carolina and across the nation.
“AAU has a higher standard than many of our competitors,” Seaford said. “Of course, AAU offers the best insurance in youth markets and all adult members must go through a background check. Parents who choose AAU are assured a level of insurance, as well as a level of security because the coach has already been subject to a thorough background check.”
Rod recently ended 22 years of service on the USA Basketball Board of Directors, where he helped administer the U.S. Olympic and International basketball teams. As a member of the USA Basketball Board of Directors, Seaford – and others in the AAU national office – have represented youth sports at the highest level. He and James Parker, AAU Director of Sports, played a role in developing the USA Basketball Coaching Certification Program, which AAU will provide at no charge for 1,000 coaches this year. Additionally, Parker and Greg Turner, Senior Sport Manager, helped USA Basketball develop the Youth Basketball Guidelines.
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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.
Jax Magic Tip-Off Classic
Texas Volleyball Tour's Junior Beach Series 2018
Missouri AAU State Tournament
2018 Arizona AAU Taekwondo State Qualifier Champio
2018 Girls Kutztown Winter Classic
Cap City Ballerz Super Regional Tournament
York County Blue Ribbon Brawl
2018 Dick Wilson FC & Novice Meet
SOVC February 24th 15-18U Tournament