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19 Dec 2014

AAU Event Bulletin & News - Volume # 3 - Issue 15

AAU Event Bulletin & News - Volume # 3 - Issue 15

AAU Newsletter

AMATEUR ATHLETIC UNION APPOINTS NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Lake Buena Vista, Fla. – During the Board of Directors meeting in December, Dr. Roger Goudy, President of the Amateur Athletic Union of the United States Inc. announced that Debby Batz was chosen as the new Executive Director. This announcement comes only weeks after Dr. Goudy was elected as the new President of the AAU.

Batz, an AAU Staff member of 17 years, was promoted from her former position as Senior Sports Manager of the AAU volleyball department and AAU Junior Olympic Games. This new position will include overseeing the day to day operations of the AAU National Office as well as implementing directives from the AAU President and Board of Directors.

Dr. Goudy determined she was the best fit for the job after working with her in the volleyball department. "Volleyball has grown to AAU's largest sport after basketball and we hope Debby can have the same impact on other programs in AAU," stated Dr. Goudy.

"I am very honored to be considered for this position and look forward to the new opportunity to work with the National Officers, Board of Directors, Districts and all of the staff at the AAU National Office," said Batz. "The AAU is truly a unique organization and continues to be a leader in the industry. This is an exciting time for AAU under the leadership of Dr. Goudy."

Batz looks forward to her new role with the AAU and said she hopes to continue to help grow the organization.

NEW AAU BANNERS ARE AVAILABLE

New AAU banners, which include a team photo, are available for sale through AAU's banner store.

To order one you now have the option to input your team name and then upload a photo.

Click Here for the Banner Store NOW!

MY AAU STORY:WRITTEN BY LANCE LENARD OF NEK TRACK CLUB

I experienced my first AAU track & field meet in 1975, as a soon to be 6 year old athlete, in launching an involvement in the sport and organization that will hit 40 full years next summer. As a college athlete, I became an assistant coach of a local AAU program, and am serving in my 16th year as a coach for my current program; North East Kansas Track Club.

In the summer of 2001, I became the parent of an AAU athlete, as my then, soon to be 6 year old daughter ran in her first AAU meet. Her competitive career included 45 national medals in 8 different events, and making what seemed like a thousand friends from around the United States & Puerto Rico. During those years we traveled to more than 20 states for athletic competitions, and connected not only as coach & athlete, but also as father & daughter. We swam in the Atlantic, Pacific, and the Gulf. We dined on the local favorites, rode every thrill ride at the local amusement parks, and stayed in accommodations that ranged from 5 star, to what I could only term as "star challenged". We visited historical museums, swam with dolphins in the wild, learned about other cultures, and even caught food poisoning the night before a big race.

For us, the competing was awesome, but the memories made, friendships built, and life lived, will far outshine any medals won. I have been blessed to have hundreds of my athletes get to experience the thrill of making it to the awards stand, and it has been rewarding to witness them all. But that little girl stepping on to the stand for the very first time in 2005 in New Orleans, and that young woman stepping off the stand in 2013 in Detroit will forever be my very best memories.

Keara has now taken up the thrilling aspect of coaching, and got to experience a few of her athletes earning hardware last summer in Des Moines, so this cycle will hopefully outlive me. She was so proud of her athletes, earning medals, breaking records, and setting P.R.'s. She swears that it can't get any better than the pride that a coach has in watching these kids accomplish their dreams but it does. Wait until she gets to experience what I have!

UPCOMING AAU DAN PROMOTION TEST

AAU Region 3 (Georgia, Southeastern, North Carolina and South Carolina) has announced that they will be hosting an AAU Dan Promotion Test in Atlanta, Georgia! This event will take place on January 25th, 2015 and will give current AAU members of all ages an opportunity to certify with top level certifiers of both AAU and Kukkiwon. This Dan Promotion test is open to all those testing for 2nd Dan – 7th Dan and is open to WTF, ITF and Tang Soo Do practitioners. Pricing, testing criteria and participant qualifications can be found by clicking here. The application deadline is January 18th, 2015 so register today!

12 DAYS OF AAU GIVEAWAYS ONLY TWO MORE DAYS REMAINING TO ENTER



This holiday season we want to give back and say thank you to YOU our members. What better way than with:

FREE AAU Swag
Five (5) $25 Visa Gift Cards
FREE Club membership (Level 1)
FREE Membership (Athlete or Non)


Here's how it'll work: Once a day, from December 9 through December 20, you can enter for a chance to win prizes by clicking on the appropriate link found HERE. Once you have the code, enter it on our Facebook page HERE.

Check back EACH DAY for a new code to be revealed. Every day there will be a NEW CODE and a NEW PRIZE to enter to win!

Remember, you must enter that day's code in order to be eligible to win.

MAKE SURE YOU'VE LIKED OUR FACEBOOK PAGE TO ENTER!

*Code will be updated daily at 9am EST.

*All winners will be contacted at the conclusion of the giveaway, starting December 22, 2014.

AAU NATIONAL OFFICE HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

The National Office will be closed all day on December 24th, 25th and 26th for Christmas. 

Additionally, the office will be closed on December 31st, January 1st and 2nd while we all regroup with family and friends and ring in the new year!

AAU SULLIVAN AWARD; GUIDELINES FOR NOMINATION OF AN AMATEUR ATHLETE

What do Michael Phelps, JJ Reddick, Tim Tebow, Missy Franklin and John Urschel have in common? They are ALL AAU Sullivan Award Winners!

Nominate YOUR favorite collegiate or Olympic athlete TODAY for the 85th Annual James E. Sullivan Award!
Guidelines:
1. Any amateur athlete (collegiate or olympic level and above), in any sport, may be considered.
2. Qualities of individuals nominated should emphasize leadership, character, sportsmanship, and their accomplishments in the world of sport.
3. The AAU Sullivan Award Committee may take nominations based on information from anyone.
4. The athlete must be in attendance for the award presentation, except for extraordinary circumstances, in order to receive the award.
5. AAU Sullivan Award recipients are eligible for re-nomination for this honor.
6. Required Materials: head shot, 1-2 action pictures in their sport, a paragraph bio of their 2014 accomplishments, and a highlight video (preferably 3-5 minutes long with 5 varied action shots). We would like to create a 30 second video for each nominee at the Award Presentation.
7. Deadline for nomination submission is March 2nd, 2015.
Click here for the nomination form

For additional information, please contact Pam Marshall with the AAU National Office at (407) 934-7200 or via email at sullivan@aausports.org.

HOLIDAY WORKSHOP & TOURNAMENT

Escape the snow and join us down in warm Florida for the AAU Jump Rope Holiday Workshop & Tournament!

This event takes place December 29-31 in Orlando! There is a special offer for Florida Students, click here to see if you qualify
.

CLICK HERE for more info about this event

 

 

AAU TAEKWONDO MEMBER NOMINATED, VOTE TODAY

Make sure you vote for 2014 National TeamMember,JackieGalloway!
She has been nominated as one of six finalists for the Best Female Athlete of 2014! Click the link below to cast your vote!

CLICK HERE to cast your vote!

2nd Annual AAU Football "Battle of the Border"

Texas - Arkansas - Tennessee

AT&T Stadium, the home of the Dallas Cowboys just held the 2nd annual AAU Battle of the Border youth All Star football games with Texas AAU vs. Arkansas AAU were held on December 14th, 2014 with 4 exciting games. Special thanks to the All Star Event Coordinators, Rod "Chico" Tanner (San Antonio, TX) and Reggie Swinton (Little Rock, Arkansas) on behalf of AAU Football with putting this event together in 2013 and again this year to host the AAU special football All Star Games in Arlington, Texas. AAU Football is very proud to provide this opportunity for these young athletes including the excitement in playing in the USA's premier Football Stadium. The first event was held December 27th, 2013 and the event grew tremendously with and additional game of the 12u Yoakum Texas Outlaws against the Memphis Pure Athletes that Memphis, TN which was won in dramatic fashion 8-7 in overtime. With a huge crowd on hand to witness this historical event, the 8u game was won by the Yoakum Texas Outlaws (STAAUYFL) defeating the AAAUFL 8-6 in overtime in a hard hitting battle. The AAAUFL came back and represented Arkansas well with the 10u winning 18-0 and 12u winning 12-2. The winner of 2 of the 3 games is considered the champions.

On behalf of AAU President, Roger Goudy and AAU National Football Chair, Keith Noll we are proud to announce that the event coordinators will continue to work to grow this event even larger in 2015 at AT&T (Dallas Cowboys) Stadium. For additional pictures and scores go to www.aaufootball.org.

NORTHERN INDOOR NATIONAL DATES ANNOUNCED

AAU Athletics is proud to announce the dates for the 2015 AAU Northern Indoor National Championship! This event will taking place from
January 16th – 18th, 2015 in Rockford, IL at the newly renovated Auburn High School Fieldhouse. Packet pickup will take place on January 16th and 17th and competition will run from
January 16th – 18th, 2015. The entry fee is $40 per athlete and the deadline to register is January 12th at 9pm CST.

Visit www.aauathletics.org for more information on how to register.

REGISTER TODAY FOR THE TACKLE FOOTBALL WEST COAST NATIONALS!

Attention AAU Football athletes, coaches, and parents! Registration for the 2014 AAU Tackle Football West Coast National Championship is now available!

This event will take place from January 3rd – 4th, 2015 in Los Angeles, CA and is open to any football team within the age limits with valid 2015 AAU Memberships! This event offers tackle football competition for ages 8U, 10U, 12U, and 14U.

For more information on how to register your teams, visit www.aaufootball.org or CLICK HERE.

INLINE HOCKEY OFFICIALS TEST

Attention Inline Hockey Officials! The Officials test for 2014-2015 is now available! Please visit www.aauhockey.org, to complete the test and become certified to officiate this season.

To find upcoming Officials Clinics in your area, please contact AAU National Hockey Chair, Keith Noll, at slapshot@wwt.net.

CLICK HERE
to view the 2014-2015 USARS Handbook.

WINTER YOUTH NATIONAL DEADLINE APPROACHING

Registration is now open for the 2015 AAU Winter Youth Nationals! This highly competitive folkstyle event is taking place from January 3rd – 4th, 2015 in Ralston, Nebraska at the Ralston Arena. The entry fee of $45 per athlete is due by January 2nd, 2015 at noon. Late registration will be available for an additional $20 per athlete if the tournament limit of 1200 athletes is not met.

Do not delay! CLICK HERE to register your athletes today!

EVENTS


Aquatics
(listed in date order)


WEST CHESSTER DIVING WINTER CLASSIC 2015
AAU Diving
Jan. 10 & 11, 2015
West Chester, PA
Entry Deadline: Open
Complete Info Flyer

Boys' Basketball
(listed in date order)


OC NOLES OPEN GYM & TRYOUTS
AAU Boys' Basketball
Date: Sept. 18 - Aug. 31, 2015
tryouts@ocnoles.org
Information Flyer: Click Here

GAINESVILLE BASKETBALL CLUB TOURNAMENT SERIES
AAU Boys' Basketball
KINGS CLASSIC
Date:
Mar. 27 - 29, 2015
GBC TIP-OFF
Date:
Apr. 17 - 19, 2015
GBC HARDWOOD CLASSIC
Date:
May 1 - 3, 2015
GBC END OF SUMMER EVENT
Date:
July 31 - Aug. 2, 2015
Entry Deadlines: Varies
Information Flyer: Click Here

BOYS' BASKETBALL ARROWHEAD SPRING SHOOTOUT
AAU Boys' Basketball
Date: May 16 & 17, 2015
Location: Turlock, CA
Entry Deadline: May 1, 2015
Information Flyer:
Click Here

Boys' & Girls' Basketball
(listed in date order)


THE DREAM TOURNAMENT
AAU Boys' & Girls' Basketball
Date: Jan. 17 - 19, 2015
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Entry Deadline: Jan. 9, 2015
Information Flyer:
Click Here


TEXAS GRASSROOTS
AAU Boys' & Girls' Basketball
Date: Jan. 17 & 18, 2015
Location: Lake Dallas, TX
Entry Deadline: January 13, 2015
Information Flyer:
Click Here



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FLORIDA GRADE SCHOOL INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT
AAU Boys' & Girls' Basketball
Date: Feb. 7 & 8, 2015
Location: Fort Myers, FL
Entry Deadline: February 4, 2015
Information Flyer:
Click Here


DEDE
(Discipline, Exposure, Determination and Experience)
AAU Boys' & Girls' Basketball
Date: Feb. 7 - Mar. 7, 2015
Location: Orlando, FL
Entry Deadline: January 15,, 2015
Information Flyer:
Click Here


2015 FAIRFIELD BALLERS BRACKET BUSTER #2
AAU Boys' & Girls' Basketball
Date: Mar. 14 & 15, 2015
Location: Fairfield, CA
Entry Deadline: March 7, 2015
Information Flyer:
Click Here


BIG TIME HOOPS TEXAS SHOWCASE
AAU Boys' & Girls' Basketball
Date: Mar. 28 & 29, 2015
Location: Plano, TX
Entry Deadline: March 23, 2015
Information Flyer:
Click Here


2015 FAIRFIELD BALLERS MOTHER'S DAY TOURNAMENT
AAU Boys' & Girls' Basketball
Date: May 9, 2015
Location: Fairfield, CA
Entry Deadline: May 2, 2015
Information Flyer:
Click Here


AAU Invitational Memorial Day Showcase Tournament
AAU Boys' & Girls' Basketball
Date: May 23-25, 2015
Location: Denver, CO
Entry Deadline: May 15, 2015
Information Flyer:
Click Here


BRING YOU'RE A+ GAME #14
AAU Boys' & Girls' Basketball
Date: Jun. 20 & 21, 2015
Location: Fairfield, CA
Entry Deadline: June 13, 2015
Information Flyer:
Click Here


Girls' Basketball
(listed in date order)


INAUGURAL BATTLE FOR THE ROCK
AAU Girls' Basketball
Date: Apr. 11 & 12, 2015
Location: North Berwick, ME
Entry Deadline: March 20, 2015
Information Flyer:
Click Here


SEACOAST SHOOTOUT I
AAU Girls' Basketball
Date: May 30 & 31, 2015
Location: Durham, NH and Dover, NH
Entry Deadline: May 23, 2015
Information Flyer:
Click Here


SEACOAST SHOOTOUT II
AAU Girls' Basketball
Date: Jun. 13 & 14, 2015
Location: Durham, NH and Dover, NH
Entry Deadline: June 8, 2015
Information Flyer:
Click Here


Hockey
(listed in date order)


BLUE COLLAR HOCKEY
AAU Hockey
January 16-19, 2015
Detroit, MI
March 13-15, 2015
Ann Arbor, MI
April 24-26, 2015
Chicago, IL
May 15-17, 2015
Chicago, IL
Entry Deadline: 248-399-1694
Information Flyer:
Click Here

AAU TOP SHELF HOLIDAY TOURNAMENT
AAU Hockey
Date: Dec. 27 & 28, 2014
Location: St Clair Shores, MI

Entry Deadline: Nov. 22, 2014

Information Flyer:
Click Here

Strength Sports
(listed in date order)


2014 AAU TULSA CHRISTMAS OPEN POWERLIFTING CHAMPIONSHIP
AAU Powerlifting
Date: Dec. 27, 2014
Location: Tulsa, OK

Entry Deadline: December 24, 2014

Information Flyer:
Click Here

2015 OKLAHOMA AAU STATE POWERLIFTING MEET
AAU Powerlifting
Date: May 16 & 17. 2015
Location: Tulsa, OK

Entry Deadline: May 15, 2015

Information Flyer:
Click Here


Taekwondo
(listed in date order)



AAU MIDDLE ATLANTIC DISTRICT QUALIFIER
AAU Taekwondo
Date: Mar. 14, 2015
Location: Prospect Park, PA

Entry Deadline: Not listed
Information Flyer:
Click Here


TEAM SALES



Contact the AAU Hotline
1-866-302-9459

Volleyball
(listed in date order)


LAKESHORE POWER LEAGUE
AAU Volleyball
Date: Jan. 1 - Mar. 9, 2015
Location: Calvin College, MI

Entry Deadline: January 2, 2015
Information Flyer: Click Here

MICHIANA POWER LEAGUE
AAU Volleyball
Date: Jan. 1 - Mar. 9, 2015
Location: Grand Rapids, MI

Entry Deadline: January 2, 2015
Information Flyer: Click Here

MILE HIGH TOURNAMENT SERIES
AAU Volleyball
Date: Jan. 1 - May. 9, 2015
Location: Denver, CO

Entry Deadline: vaired
Information Flyer: Click Here

PRESIDENT'S DAY CHALLENGE
AAU Volleyball
Date: Feb. 14 & 15, 2015
Location: Lansing, MI

Entry Deadline: January 31, 2015
Information Flyer: Click Here

TEAM ATTACK PRESIDENT'S DAY SLAM
AAU Volleyball
Date: Feb. 14 & 15, 2015
Location: Lansing, MI

Entry Deadline: February 1, 2015
Information Flyer: Click Here

WINTER BASH
AAU Volleyball
Date: Mar. 7 & 8, 2015
Location: Grand Rapids, MI

Entry Deadline: Feb. 27, 2015
Information Flyer: Click Here

17U LADY BEARS VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT
AAU Volleyball
Date: Mar. 14, 2015
Location: Dillsburg, PA

Entry Deadline: March 7, 2015
Information Flyer: Click Here

BEST OF THE MIDWEST
AAU Volleyball
Date: Mar. 14 & 15, 2015
Location: Grand Rapids, MI

Entry Deadline: February 27, 2015
Information Flyer: Click Here

17U LADY BEARS VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT
AAU Volleyball
Date: Mar. 28, 2015
Location: Dillsburg, PA

Entry Deadline: March 21, 2015
Information Flyer: Click Here

MVA SPRING KICK OFF
AAU Volleyball
Date: Mar. 28 & 29, 2015
Location: Dillsburg, PA

Entry Deadline: March 19, 2015
Information Flyer: Click Here

  Championship Productions Home

17U LADY BEARS VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT
AAU Volleyball
Date: Apr. 11, 2015
Location: Dillsburg, PA

Entry Deadline: April 4, 2015
Information Flyer: Click Here

LAKESHORE VOLLEYFEST AAU SUPER REGIONAL
AAU Volleyball
Date: Apr. 25 & 26, 2015
Location: Grand Rapids, MI

Entry Deadline: April 11, 2015
Information Flyer: Click Here

MIDWEST CLASSIC
AAU Volleyball
Date: May 16 & 17, 2015
Location: Southeast, MI

Entry Deadline: May 1, 2015
Information Flyer: Click Here

STARS & SPIKES TOURNAMENT
AAU Volleyball
Date: May 16 & 17, 2015
Location: Novi, MI

Entry Deadline: May 1, 2015
Information Flyer: Click Here

MVA SPRING FLING
AAU Volleyball
Date: May 16 & 17, 2015
Location: Grand Rapids, MI

Entry Deadline: May 1, 2015
Information Flyer: Click Here

MOTOR CITY MADNESS
AAU Volleyball
Date: May 23 & 24, 2015
Location: Novi, MI

Entry Deadline: April 24, 2015
Information Flyer: Click Here

MJVBA ASSOCIATION CHAMPIONSHIP/AAU GRAND PRIX
AAU Volleyball
Date: May 30 & 31, 2015
Location: Grand Rapids, MI

Entry Deadline: May 4, 2015
(Online)
April 27, for USPS

Information Flyer: Click Here
NATIONALS
GYMNASTICS
MARTIAL ARTS

SAVE THE DATE!
2015 AAU Karate National Championships
When: June 30th – July 4th
Where: Raleigh Convention Center - Raleigh, North Carolina

CLICK HERE

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SAVE THE DATE!
2015 AAU Taekwondo National Championships
When:
June 29th – July 4th
Where: Greater Fort Lauderdale Broward County Convention Center – Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

CLICK HERE
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84th Annual AAU Sullivan Award Finalist
John Urschel
 
 
The information contained herein is for informational purposes only.

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