13 Jun 2014

AAU Event Bulletin & News - Volume # 2 - Issue 23

AAU Event Bulletin & News - Volume # 2 - Issue 23

AAU Newsletter

COMMISSIONER SILVER WANTS CLOSER RELATIONSHIP WITH AAU

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida – Newly appointed NBA commissioner Adam Silver has had his work cut out for him in recent weeks and will now focus some of his efforts on trying to rid the NBA of the "One and Done" culture that has recently plagued college basketball bringing negative connotation to the league. Among Silver's 2014 State of the Union Address during All-Star Weekend, he expressed his thoughts on what he wants to see happen moving forward to curve the "one and done" NCAA practice. He continues to mention strengthening relationships with America's youth programs such as AAU as a remedy. It is no secret that Silver has been adamant in lobbying for a change.

" Everywhere I go people dislike [the] so-called one and done," he said. "It's important to the NBA and important to basketball generally that there be strong college basketball. It's important to college basketball that there be strong youth basketball and strong AAU basketball. And I think we feel we have a responsibility at the NBA as the stewards of the game to ensure that the game is played the right way."

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REGISTRATION IS AVAILABLE FOR 2014 AAU DIVING NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Head to Atlanta, Georgia this summer and join us for this big event. Register to today and Go for Gold at the 1996 Olympic Venue. We look forward to having you there in the pool and on the boards with us!

Click here for Registration

Visit www.diveaau.org for more information

DISTRICT QUALIFIERS FOR THE WEEK

Kentucky District Qualifier
Elizabethtown High School – Elizabethtown, KY
Online Registration – click here

Ohio District Qualifier
Eastmoor Academy High School – Columbus, OH
Online Registration – click here

Wisconsin District Qualifier
Carroll University – Waukesha, WI
Online Registration – click here

West Texas District Qualifier
Ratliff Stadium – Odessa, TX
Online Registration – click here

For more information on upcoming AAU Athletics District Qualifiers, visit www.aauathletics.org or click here.

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A TACKLE FOOTBALL PROGRAM IN YOUR AREA?

Why not start your own? The AAU Tackle Football Program offers competition for athletes ages 6 & Under to 14 & Under at the local level, and 8 & Under to 14 & Under at the National Championship level. By hosting an AAU Tackle Football League, you will not only grow the sport in your area, but the top two teams from each age group will be eligible to compete at the AAU Tackle Football League Based National Championship in Orlando, FL!

For more information on how to start a program in your area, visit www.aaufootball.org or click here.

PHOTOGRAPHY AT THE AAU JUNIOR OLYMPIC GAMES HOCKEY

AAU Hockey is happy to announce that Carmo Photography will be the official photographers of the AAU Inline Junior Olympic Games for the 6th consecutive year. They will be providing action photographs of all the games played at the Las Vegas Convention Center, as well as your official tournament team photo.

You may view and purchase pictures at the sales table at any time during the event. This is a great opportunity to get a wide range of photo prints, discs, and customized posters. Please take a moment to go over the pre-event specials and learn how you can save your team time and money! Keep in mind that they will not be posting the event to their website, so all purchases must be made onsite or by pre-registering by July 6th!

For more information on how to pre-register, click here.

ATTENTION AAU WRESTLERS!

Do you want to compete in the longest running wrestling tournament in the Nation? If so, you're in luck! AAU Wrestling is proud to announce that the 2014 AAU Eastern Grand Nationals will take place from July 3rd – 5th, 2014 in Greensboro, NC at the Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center.

This event will feature competition in all three styles of wrestling: Freestyle, Folkstyle, and Greco Roman. Those that place first in each style will receive the new AAU Triple Crown award!

For more information about this exciting event, visit www.aauwrestling.net or click here.

INAUGURAL AAU GIRLS' BASKETBALL EAST COAST NATIONALS- RECAP

The inaugural AAU Girls' Basketball East Coast Nationals were held last weekend at Spooky Nook Sports Complex in Manheim, Pennsylvania. The state of the art facility which houses 10 courts all under one roof just had its 1 year anniversary one week ago making this a very special event. 77 teams traveled from Virginia, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Delaware, Massachusetts, and all over Pennsylvania for the tournament adding up to over 1,100 athletes in attendance.

The event hosted 9 divisions of girls' grades 4 through 11. On championship Sunday, 34 teams took the battle to the hard wood and nine of those teams earned the title and were crowned East Coast National Champions. Congratulations to ALL who competed in the first year for the East Coast National Championships. We hope you will join us again in 2015!

To view the awards gallery from the weekend click here.

Do you have photos and videos from East Coast Nationals?! We would love to see them! Share them with us on social media!

Like us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/RealAAUBasketball Follow us on Instagram @AAUBasketball and on Twitter @AAU_Basketball!

TRANSITION FROM PLAYERS TO COACHES: HOW TWINS RYAN AND KYLE BONO MADE THEIR WAY THROUGH THE AAU

Central Florida Suns 9U coaches Ryan and Kyle Bono are getting set for the 9U Grand Nationals, returning to AAU Baseball Grand Nationals as coaches instead of players.

Returning back to the AAU Nationals scene almost twenty years after their debut as players, the twins have had a chance to reflect on their own experience and how that will impact their experience as coaches.

"Coming back to an AAU national tournament brings back lots of memories. We played in the 17U AAU National Championship in 2000 in Phoenix. We finished third in the tournament and the opportunity to play along with and against some of the best players in the country was an amazing experience. Now I'm looking forward to coaching in an AAU national championship this time," Kyle said.

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2014 AAU SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

Wednesday, May 15th marked a special day for 10 lucky individuals at the AAU National Office in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

Out of fifty qualified candidates, Internship Coordinator Jennifer Miles narrowed it down to 10. Those ten were then interviewed by President of the AAU, Henry Forrest at the National Office.
President Forrest would like to welcome all of the summer interns and hopes their summer will be full of excitement and a learning experience.

Our Internship Program provides on-the-job learning experiences, educational sessions, an opportunity to be mentored by AAU staff and the ability to learn more about the organization and industry itself. The AAU Internship Program is open to college students and recent college graduates.

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2014 HIGH SCHOOL SULLIVAN AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED

This year, the AAU is proud to present two $10,000 scholarships to Audrey Faulhaber and Nathan Sherfey. Along with these two grand prize winners, the AAU also gave away six $2,500 scholarships to Autumn Kramer, Mary Ann Santucci, Christina Soto, Brandon Marshall, Mason Rogers and Liam Fitzgerald.

Every year the High School Sullivan Award is presented to high school student-athletes who show outstanding athletic abilities, leadership skills, a diversity in their activities and service, sportsmanship and strength of character, not only in their sport, but in their community. This award is given annually to four female athletes and four male athletes that have participated in the AAU and is named after James E. Sullivan, a past President of the Amateur Athletic Union, and a pioneer in amateur sports. Based on the qualities of leadership, character and sportsmanship, the AAU High School Sullivan Award goes far beyond athletic accomplishment and honors those with leadership skills, strong character as evidenced by his and her lifestyle as a whole.

The two grand prize winners, Faulhaber and Sherfey, will be presented the 2014 AAU High School Sullivan Award in a ceremony during the AAU Wrestling Scholastic Duals on the weekend on June 28th.
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WOOD BAT CHAMPIONSHIPS AND 9U, 10U GRAND NATIONALS PREVIEW

It's time for the first week of our summer baseball events! The inaugural Wood Bat Championships and the 9U and 10U AAU Baseball Grand Nationals are here!

The two tournaments will be kicked-off by the Opening Ceremonies and Parade of Champions June 15th at 8 PM. Teams should assemble by 7:00. Bring your state’s flag or team banner to show your team off! You can also choose to bring trading pins to be traded before the Opening Ceremonies (or during the week of the tournament).

Then, at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex June 16-21, 53 teams will compete for the title in their respective tournament and division!

The NEW Wood Bat Championships will feature two divisions: A 14U and High School Divisions. Each team is guaranteed a 5-game minimum during the tournament. Limited to only 10 teams per division, this tournament is bound to be a battle of the best!

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AAU SUMMER 2014 PREVIEW

It may be warm year-round in Florida, but the real summer is just heating up for the AAU.

Kicking off the summer events is the AAU Gymnastics Age Group Nationals! We're excited to welcome over 1,400 gymnasts from as far away as California ready to compete July 12-15 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports. Don't miss the Parade of Champions and Dance Party June 12th after the last session is over that day! Flip Twist and Be Happy this weekend, and be sure to use the hashtag #AAUGymNatls for all posts, photos, and videos of the event! Be sure to follow everything AAU Gymnastics on twitter @AAUGymnastics. Also, check out our Facebook The REAL AAU or Instagram @aausports for even more updates!

Up next is the inaugural Wood Bat Championships and the first week of the AAU Baseball Grand Nationals, the 9U and 10U Divisions. The events will be kicked-off by the opening ceremonies and parade of champions June 15th, and then at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex June 16-21, 53 teams will compete for the title! Make sure you're using our hashtag #AAUBaseballNatls when posting your own updates, and be sure to get AAU updates on Twitter @AAU_Baseball, Facebook AAU Baseball, or Instagram at @aausports.

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2014 GIRLS' JUNIOR VOLLEYBALL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

The 41st annual AAU Girls' Junior Volleyball National Championships are almost here! From June 16-24, teams from 44 states and 13 countries will participate in the largest volleyball tournament in the world to date, according to Guinness World Records. Awarded that title in 2012, this year's tournament will look to break that record, with 2,100 teams and almost 27,000 participants competing! Because of its size, this tournament will need TWO venues and 175 courts! Courts #1-18 will be at ESPN Wide World of Sports while the majority, courts #19-175, will be at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC).

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GYMNASTICS AGE GROUP NATIONALS PREVIEW

The summer events have officially begun now that the AAU Gymnastics Age Group Nationals are here! From July 12-15, the ESPN Wide World of Sports will welcome 119 gymnastics clubs and over 1,450 gymnasts from as far away as California who are ready to compete for the title in their respective age group. Boys', Girls', Adults and Freestyle Gymnastics will compete over the weekend and look to take home the Gold!

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EVENTS


Athletics -
(listed in date order)


Florida Pole Vault Academy 3rd Annual Beach Vault
AAU Athletics
July 19, 2014
Clearwater, FL
Entry Deadline: July 7, 2014
Complete Info Flyer


Boys' Basketball -
(listed in date order)


The Tune Up Before Nationals
AAU Boys' Basketball
June 20-22, 2014
Dallas, GA
Entry Deadline: June 17, 2014
Complete Info Flyer

14th Annual Wildwood Battle on the Boardwalk
AAU Boys' Basketball
June 21-22, 2014
Wildwood & Cape May County, NJ
Entry Deadline: June 13, 2014
Complete Info Flyer

Girls' Basketball -
(listed in date order)

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North Atlanta Tournament Series
AAU Girls' Basketball
June 27 - 29, 2014
Atlanta, GA
Entry Deadline: varies
Complete Info Flyer

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

Maine Hoops Invitationals
AAU Boys' & Girls' Basketball
March 8- June 21, 2014
New England District Area
Entry Deadline: Varied
Complete Info Flyer



25th Annual DMV Hoop Festival
AAU Boys' & Girls' Basketball
April 19 - May 25, 2014
June 28 - August 10, 2014
DE, WV, PA, NC, DC, MD & VA
Entry Deadline: Varied
Complete Info Flyer


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Bring Your A+ Game #15
AAU Boys' & Girls' Basketball
June 21-22, 2014
Fairfield, CA
Entry Deadline: June 16, 2014
Complete Info Flyer

2nd Annual AJ Midura Classic
AAU Boys' & Girls' Basketball
June 21-22, 2014
Springfield, MA
Entry Deadline: June 13, 2014
Complete Info Flyer

Hoop There It Is Invitational
AAU Boys' & Girls' Basketball
June 21-22, 2014
Menifee Area High Schools
Entry Deadline: Register
Complete Info Flyer

Big Mountain JAM "All Under One Roof"
AAU Boys' & Girls' Basketball
June 26-28, 2014
Sandy, UT
Entry Deadline: TBA
Complete Info Flyer

Heat Wave Tournament
AAU Boys' & Girls' Basketball
July 12-13, 2014
Sandy, UT
Entry Deadline: July 4, 2014
Complete Info Flyer

Diving -
(listed in date order)


AAC Diving Summer Splash Invitational
AAU Diving
June 28, 2014
Tampa, FL
Complete Info Flyer


Golf -
(listed in date order)


AAU 2014 Golf Regional Qualifier
AAU Golf
June 20, 2014
Lakeland, TN
Entry Deadline: June 17,2014
www.stonebridgegolf.com

Complete Info Flyer

Beach Volleyball -
(listed in date order)


Texas Volleyball Tour's Junior Beach Series
AAU Beach Volleyball
June 14-15, 2014
San Antonio, TX
Entry Deadline: More Info
Complete Info Flyer

2014 MJVBA AAU Midwest Beach Volleyball Championships
AAU Beach Volleyball
June 15, 2014
Holland, MI
Entry Deadline: June 14, 2014
Complete Info Flyer

Texas Volleyball Tour's Junior Beach Series
AAU Beach Volleyball
June 28-29, 2014
San Antonio, TX
Entry Deadline: More Info
Complete Info Flyer

Chicago AAU Juniors
Beach Volleyball Camp Series
AAU Beach Volleyball
July 7-24, 2014
Lisle, IL & Palatine, IL
Entry Deadline: TBA
Complete Info Flyer

Kung-Fu -
(listed in date order)



US Capitol Classics
AAU Kung-Fu
August 1-2, 2014
Entry Deadline: July 31, 2014
Complete Info Flyer


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NATIONAL EVENTS
Athletics (listed in date order)
West Coast AAU
Junior Olympic Games

June 25 - 29, 2014
Reno, NV
Entry Deadline: June 24, 2014
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Primary Nationals
July 5 - July 6, 2014
Orlando, FL
Entry Deadline: July 2, 2014
Click Here to Register
Club Championships
July 7 - 13, 2014
Orlando, FL
Entry Deadline: July 4, 2014
Click Here to Register
Boys' Basketball - Division I (listed in date order)
2nd Grade
National Championship

June 29 - July 6, 2014
Memphis, TN
Entry Deadline: June 3, 2014
Click Here to Register
7th Grade
National Championship

June 29 - July 6, 2014
Memphis, TN
Entry Deadline: June 3, 2014
Click Here to Register
3rd Grade
National Championship

July 2 - 7, 2014
Orlando, FL
Entry Deadline: June 4, 2014
Click Here to Register
8th Grade
National Championship

July 10 - 16, 2014
Orlando, FL
Entry Deadline: June 11, 2014
Click Here to Register
9th Grade
National Championship

July 8 - 13, 2014
Little Rock, AR
Entry Deadline: June 18, 2014
Click Here to Register
5th Grade
National Championship

July 13 - 19, 2014
Cocoa Beach, FL
Entry Deadline: June 19, 2014
Click Here to Register
4th Grade
National Championship

July 14 - 20, 2014
Lexington, KY
Entry Deadline: June 19, 2014
Click Here to Register
6th Grade
National Championship

July 22 - 28, 2014
Hampton, VA
Entry Deadline: June 26, 2014
Click Here to Register
10th Grade
National Championship

July 22 - 26, 2014
Louisville, KY
Entry Deadline: June 30, 2014
Click Here to Register
11th Grade
National Championship

July 22 - 28, 2014
Louisville, KY
Entry Deadline: June 30, 2014
Click Here to Register
12th Grade
National Championship

July 25 - 28, 2014
Louisville, KY
Entry Deadline: June 30, 2014
Click Here to Register
Boys' Basketball - Division II (listed in date order)
7th Grade
National Championship

June 29 - July 6, 2014
Memphis, TN
Entry Deadline: June 3, 2014
Click Here to Register
3rd Grade
National Championship

July 2 - July 7, 2014
Orlando, FL
Entry Deadline: June 4, 2014
Click Here to Register
4th Grade
National Championship

July 2 - 7, 2014
Charlotte, NC
Entry Deadline: June 19, 2014
Click Here to Register
10th Grade
National Championship

July 8 - 13, 2014
Tavares, FL
Entry Deadline: June 17, 2014
Click Here to Register
11th Grade
National Championship

July 8 - 13, 2014
Tavares, FL
Entry Deadline: June 17, 2014
Click Here to Register
9th Grade
National Championship

July 8 - 13, 2014
Little Rock, AR
Entry Deadline: June 18, 2014
Click Here to Register
8th Grade
National Championship

July 10 - July 16, 2014
Orlando, FL
Entry Deadline: June 11, 2014
Click Here to Register
5th Grade
National Championship

July 13 - 19, 2014
Cocoa Beach, FL
Entry Deadline: June 19, 2014
Click Here to Register
6th Grade
National Championship

July 16 - 22, 2014
Hampton, VA
Entry Deadline: June 19, 2014
Click Here to Register
Boys' Basketball - Division III (listed in date order)
10th Grade
National Championship

June 27 - 29, 2014
Hampton, VA
Entry Deadline: June 5, 2014
Click Here to Register
11th Grade
National Championship

June 27 - 29, 2014
Hampton, VA
Entry Deadline: June 5, 2014
Click Here to Register
4th Grade
National Championship

July 2 - 5, 2014
Hampton, VA
Entry Deadline: June 10, 2014
Click Here to Register
5th Grade
National Championship

July 2 - 5, 2014
Hampton, VA
Entry Deadline: June 10, 2014
Click Here to Register
6th Grade
National Championship

July 9 - 13, 2014
Hampton, VA
Entry Deadline: June 12, 2014
Click Here to Register
7th Grade
National Championship

July 13 - 16, 2014
Hampton, VA
Entry Deadline: June 17, 2014
Click Here to Register
International Championship
July 16 - 20, 2014
Orlando, FL
Entry Deadline: July 1, 2014
Click Here to Register
Southeast DIII
National Championship
July 16 - 20, 2014
Orlando, FL
Entry Deadline: July 1, 2014
Click Here to Register
8th Grade
National Championship

July 29 - August 1, 2014
Hampton, VA
Entry Deadline: July 7, 2014
Click Here to Register
9th Grade
National Championship

July 31 - August 3, 2014
Hampton, VA
Entry Deadline: July 7, 2014
Click Here to Register
Girls' Basketball - Division I, II & III (listed in date order)
5th Grade
National Championship
Div. I, II & III
June 20 - 25, 2014
Greensboro, NC
Entry Deadline: June 4, 2014
Click Here to Register
6th Grade
National Championship
Div. I, II & III
June 23 - 28, 2014
Franklin, TN
Entry Deadline: June 4, 2014
Click Here to Register
3rd Grade
National Championship
Div. I, II & III
July 2 - 5, 2014
ESPN Wide World of Sports
Entry Deadline: June 4, 2014
Click Here to Register
4th Grade
National Championship
Div. I, II & III
July 2 - 5, 2014
ESPN Wide World of Sports
Entry Deadline: June 4, 2014
Click Here to Register
11th Grade
National Championship
Div. I, II & III
July 5 - 8, 2014
Hampton, VA
Entry Deadline: June 13, 2014
Click Here to Register
12th Grade
National Championship
Div. I, II & III
July 5 - 8, 2014
Hampton, VA
Entry Deadline: June 13, 2014
Click Here to Register
9th Grade
National Championship
Div. I, II & III
July 7 - 12, 2014
Boston, MA
Entry Deadline: June 16, 2014
Click Here to Register
8th Grade
National Championship
Div. I, II & III
July 7 - 12, 2014
ESPN Wide World of Sports
Entry Deadline: June 18, 2014
Click Here to Register
7th Grade
National Championship
Div. I, II & III
July 10 - 15, 2014
Chattanooga, TN
Entry Deadline: June 20, 2014
Click Here to Register
10th Grade
National Championship
Div. I, II & III
July 21 - 25, 2014
Kings Island, OH
Entry Deadline: June 30, 2014
Click Here to Register
International
Championship
Div. I, II & III
July 16 - 20, 2014
ESPN Wide World of Sports
Entry Deadline: June 20, 2014
Click Here to Register
Baseball (listed in date order)
2014 AAU Baseball
Grand Nationals
9U & 10U
June 15 – 21, 2014
11U, 12 & 13U
June 22-28, 2014
ESPN Wide World of Sports
Complete Info
2014 AAU Baseball
High School Wood
Bat Championship

High School Age
June 15 – 21, 2014
ESPN Wide World of Sports
Complete Info
Football (listed in date order)
AAU Football Pre-Season
National Kick-Off
August 15 – 17, 2014
Little Rock, AR
Complete Info

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Golf & Gymnastics (listed in date order)
AAU Gymnastics
Age Group
National Championship

June 11-15, 2014
Orlando, FL
ESPN Wide World of Sports
Complete Info
2014 AAU Golf
National Championship

July 17th – 20th, 2014
Link Hills Country Club
Greeneville, TN
Complete Info
Hockey (listed in date order)
West Coast
Club Championships
May 23 – 26, 2014
Corona, CA
Complete Info

Hockey Junior
Olympic Games

July 10 – 20, 2014
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Registration Info
Karate & Taekwondo (listed in date order)
2014 AAU Taekwondo
National Championships
June 30th – July 5th, 2014
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Complete Info

 
2014 AAU Karate
National Championships

June 30 – July 5, 2014
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Complete Info
Volleyball (listed in date order)
AAU Girls' Junior National
Volleyball Championships

June 16 - 24, 2014
Orlando, FL
Complete Info
AAU Boys' Junior National
Volleyball Championships

June 19 - 22, 2014
Orlando, FL
Complete Info
Wrestling (listed in date order)
Western Grand Nationals
June 12 - 14, 2014
Billings, MT
Registration
Scholastic Duals
June 26 - July 1, 2014
Orlando, FL
Registration
Eastern Grand Nationals
July 3 - 5, 2014
Greensboro, NC
Registration (Not Open Yet)



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