Boys AAU Basketball League (Grades 5-7)

Offered at: Boise & Eagle/Meridian Area Caldwell Area
Grade Level: 5th-7th
Ages: 10 - 13
Dates: 10/22/2016 - 12/10/2016

Treasure Valley AAU Info Guide

Southwest Idaho’s largest competitive basketball league offers players the opportunity to compete for their local high school all while learning the values of sportsmanship, effort, respect, and teamwork with a focus on maintaining healthy lifestyles and relationships. Treasure Valley AAU is committed to providing players with a positive playing experience. Through YMCA leadership, volunteer coaches as positive role models, and parents/families providing positive and continuous support, AAU basketball is a platform for players to improve their game within a competitive environment and foster a lifelong pursuit of health.

TVAAU is divided into two divisions: Varsity and Junior Varsity. All TVAAU games are played at West Ada District Middle Schools with two games played per Saturday. When appropriate multiple Varsity or Junior Varsity teams may form in one feeder school area. The divisions are formed based on the player’s grade they are in during the current school year. Teams/players cannot play up or down.

Tryouts
Registration
Game Schedules
Standings
Coaching & Volunteering
Rules & Policies
Contact

Registration

To help ensure correct team placement we ask that players register for the program either before or at tryouts. Payment is due at the time of registration and can be completed online or at any Treasure Valley YMCA location. Scheduled payment plans and financial assistance are also available.

Financial Assistance is available »
No child will be turned away due to inability to pay. We support those families in need. Please print and fill out the above form. Simply attach it to your registration form and fax, email, or drop it off to the AAU office.

AAU Player Membership:

All players and coaches must obtain a current National AAU Athlete Membership prior to practices beginning to be eligible for participation. AAU memberships are valid through August 31st each year. For those participants who select the YMCA to purchase their AAU membership there will be $14 added to their registration fee.
AAU membership »

Tryouts

Tryouts are to determine if the player will make a JV or Varsity team. This is a high school feeder based program. Players must currently attend an elementary school or junior high school that feeds into the school that they will try out with. Those trying out for Bishop Kelly must either currently at-tend a parochial school (i.e. St. Marks) or have a sibling attending Bishop Kelly. Players that are una-ble to make either try out date will only be eligible to play at the JV level. If your player attends a charter school and there is not enough players to form a full team from that school that player is on-ly eligible to tryout for the high school district they live in.

What school should my child try out for? »
Ada & Canyon County: July 30 & August 13 at Homecourt YMCA »


Evaluations

Players are evaluated based on fundamental basketball skills in comparison to others within their feeder school tryout and age group. No player name, contact or background information is provided to coaches prior to or at tryouts. Evaluations are based on a 10 point scale with the YMCA recommending coaches/evaluators start at 5 (average) and grade higher or lower based on player’s performance in accordance to other players in same tryout evaluation group.
Try-Out Evaluation Form »

Team Formation

The YMCA has a 98% placement rate. Following tryouts coaches make their selections based on try-out evaluations. In case of a team not having a coach the TVAAU sports office will divide the teams up, on the JV and Varsity level, according to overall tryout evaluation scores. Players who have not paid their fee will not be placed on to teams they’ve been selected to and therefore will not have a jersey ordered for them until that player’s balance is $0.

 

Uniforms

At tryouts there will be sample uniforms available to get correct sizing. Uniforms include a top and shorts. If a player moves teams after the designated uniform order date or is unhappy with the fit of their initial uniform order it will be an additional $40 to order a new uniform. Any partici-pants that register after the uniform order date will not have their uniform before the first game of the season.

 

Practices

Practices will be twice a week for 1.5 hours per practice and start no sooner than 6pm. Getting prac-tice times and spaces is highly competitive as there is limited space for the growing number of pro-grams being run throughout the Treasure Valley. In most cases teams will be limited to half a gym and will be expected to share gym space. Practices may be cut due to holidays, school functions and other community members getting access to the gyms. Practice times and spaces may not always be able to be made up through space held by the YMCA. Due to gym availability practice locations may increase a family’s commute time.

 

Communication

TVAAU uses an online league management program called Playerspace. Upon registration you will be added to Playerspace where you will then be sent a username and password. Within Playerspace you can view team schedules, standings, brackets and communicate with your team from your designated team page. You will be able to post pictures, posititve comments, set up email and text alerts about games or practices. Through Playerspace you will receive league wide emails about upcoming dates and talking points about league expectations.

Game Schedules & Standings

Click here to view game schedules and standings »

Coaching & Volunteering

Coaches Information:

All coaches are unpaid volunteers who give their time to improve the lives of players and help develop skills in basketball and the art of teamwork and effort. Coaches are subject to a back-groundcheck and are selected based on past coaching history and experience working with youth. Varsity division coaches will be expected to attend both tryout dates. As teams form the need for coaches increases. Please be aware parents of a team in need will be asked to assist in the recruit-ment of a coach. Once a coach is found and they clear the background check they will be the primary point of contact for the team.
Coaching Application »

Volunteer Information:
Want to give back, but not sure how? There are many ways:

Positions Available Time Frame
Clock Operator Game Days
Scorebook Game Days
Tryout Evaluator Tryouts
Tryout Check-In Tryouts
Office Communication Throughout the Season
YMCA Annual Campaign Throughout the Season

Each position plays an important role in our season. If you are interested in giving your time to help with our program or assist the YMCA in raising money for financial assistance, please do not hesitate to let us know!

Each volunteer must complete and submit the form below, prior to working with youth:
Volunteer Interest Form »

Rules & Policies

Treasure Valley AAU adheres to Idaho High School Activity Association adapted playing rules with few adjustments.

Code of Conduct » 
All individuals attending Treasure Valley AAU functions are held to the Code of Conduct

Treasure Valley AAU Rules »
Click for a look at what rules are specific to Treasure Valley AAU

National Federation of State High School Associations »
This website can provide insight on rules, regulations and much more on high school sports!

Refund Policy
After the jersey order date there will only be partial refunds available which will cover jersey costs. Those partial refunds will be provided if the following happens: player injury, insufficient players to form a team or we were unable to recruit a volunteer(s) to coach the team. We can also apply those refunds as credit towards another YMCA program. Refunds will take 7 days to process once they are approved.

Contact

For more information, please contact:
AAU Sports Coordinator
208 855 5711
basketball@ymcatvidaho.org »

 

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