What Is AAU?
The Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) is one of the largest, non-profit, volunteer, sports organizations in the United States. A multisport organization, the AAU is dedicated exclusively to the promotion and development of amateur sports programs. The AAU was founded in 1888 to establish standards and uniformity in amateur sport. During its early years the AAU served as a leader in international sport representing the USA in the international sports federations. The AAU works closely with the Olympic movement to prepare athletes for the Olympic games.
AAU Basketball is the highest level available in age group basketball. Playing AAU basketball will give the player the experience and instruction necessary to play at the next level and move them beyond the players that don’t put in the time, effort, or gain the game experience needed to excel. Additionally travel AAU offers players exposure to college coaches at various AAU tournaments.
The mission of the Status Pro Athletics is to provide the youth of the area the opportunity to learn and enjoy the game of basketball at a highly competitive level. We offer a program, which will develop and improve individual as well as team skills, and promote good sportsmanship, team spirit, and encourage team loyalty. Status Pro Athletics demands a high degree of ethical conduct by all its players and parents so that it provides a good example for the community, the opponents, and it’s participants, thus helping player’s growth to adulthood. To try to accomplishing these goals, Status Pro Athletics will provide our players with additional exposure, training, and experience to the game of basketball at some of the highest levels available, thereby enhancing their opportunity to play at the junior high, high school, college level, or beyond.
THE PLAYING SEASON:
The spring season begins in late March and will run through May. With practices at least once a week and tournaments most weekends, AAU is the best way to develop your basketball game in the offseason.
Practices will be a combination of skill work and basketball IQ drills. We implement basic offenses and defenses, but mainly focus on individual player development during the week. Tournaments are played on Saturday and Sunday. This year we will be traveling to Scranton, Syracuse, Oneonta, and more locations throughout New York. Tournaments are anywhere from 3-5 games in a weekend.
The cost will vary by team.
6-7 AAU Tournaments
At least One practice per week
One practice Jersey
One shooting shirt
March 12 – Grades 7, 8, and 9 from 7:30-9PM.
March 14 – Grades 10 and 11 from 7:30-9PM.
Sponsor an Athlete Program: Click Here for a PDF file for Sponsor an Athlete
This program allows players to receive sponsorship from local businesses. An athlete can be sponsored for any amount or all of the $500. The business will receive it’s name on www.statusproathletics.com.
Almost half of our program received at least some compensation from sponsorship last year!
$10 for returning player
$20 for new player
Pre-registration cost: $10.00 — Cutoff date: 5 days before tryout
Day-of cost: $20.00