Every year there are lots of questions about AAU and travel basketball. Below, I have answered the most frequently asked questions—I hope this helps you. If you still have questions, please e-mail or call me.
We have had more 1,000 pt. scorers and all league players than any other N. Ohio AAU/travel program!!!
Please join us and become part of our huge success!
WHAT IS THE VARSITY ATHLETIC CLUB & AAU/TRAVEL BASKETBALL?
The Varsity A.C. travel basketball teams were started by Brian Krzynowek, and began to participate in tournaments in 1989. Since 1989 thousands of boys and girls have played on our teams and many went on to play in college and the pros! We are well known for our development of the fundamental skills of the game, and our coaches work hard on the individual development of the players. We place great emphasis on the player’s improvement of their basketball skills — “we don’t just work on plays-we work on our player’s skills!” This is probably the quote we hear most from parents when their son/daughter comes to play for us from another travel team! We feel that the reason most families choose to play spring travel basketball is for their child to improve, that is why individual player’s skill development will always be our #1 priority—not just wins/losses!
WHAT IS AAU/TRAVEL BASKETBALL?
Our travel basketball program is for boys/girls in the 4-12th grades. AAU (Amateur Athletic Union) is just one of many organizations that host spring travel basketball tournaments for these types of travel teams. There are many other nationwide organizations that sponsor these kinds of tournaments also, but since AAU was the first to do this, many people just refer to spring basketball as AAU ball. The travel basketball season basically is March(practices) with games in April & May. Teams will practice once per week and play multiple (3-6) games, on weekends within a 1/2 hour drive of Akron! EACH PLAYER SHOULD PLAY IN 30-50 GAMES DURING THESE 2 MONTHS (basically getting an extra school season or two of organized basketball). You can look on the spring tournaments page on this website to see what our playing schedule may look like!
HOW MUCH WILL IT COST TO PLAY ON OUR TRAVEL TEAMS?
With the current economic conditions we have decided to keep our fees the same as the past 3 seasons—$220 per person (even if it means we will lose money again this year we hope you will remember this for future seasons)! You’ll also need to purchase a uniform for $75. We try to keep the same style uniforms from year to year so this should be a one-time only expense for you! You will play in 10 tournaments/shootouts to get the maximum floor time. Please compare this to other organizations that charge $400-$600 for much less playing and practice time (playing in just 3 tournaments less means missing out on 9-18 games—which is almost like sitting out a whole season of school basketball)!
HOW MUCH WILL YOU PLAY IN THE GAMES?
There are no guarantees on playing time. The harder you work, the better you’ll get, the more you will play. Every player is guaranteed to play in every game, unless there is a disciplinary problem, however the amount of playing time is by the coaches discretion. Also, please understand that because you are often playing multiple games in the same day the whole team needs to play to be able to make it thru the tournaments!
Questions—please call us at (330)854-4170
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