Dates: 01/07/2019 - 03/12/2019
Member Pricing: $165 | Non-Member Pricing: $195
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, Treasure Valley AAU Basketball is a platform for players to improve their game within a competitive environment and foster a lifelong pursuit of health.
Week of Jan 8
Saturday, Jan 19
Jan 26 | Feb 2 | Feb 9 | Feb 23 | Mar 2
Friday & Saturday
Mar 8 & 9
Monday & Tuesday
Mar 11 & 12
Players must register for the program prior to trying out. Payment is due at the time of registration and can be completed online or at any Treasure Valley Family YMCA location. Scheduled payment plans and financial assistance are also available by contacting the sports office.
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 visit any YMCA location.
National 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.
The YMCA will gladly purchase and maintain the AAU membership for you. If you elect for the YMCA to purchase the membership for the a$14 fee is added to their registration fee. There is no additional cost or processing fee within this selection. The YMCA purchases all AAU Memberships the Friday before the first practice date. You may use THIS PAGE to obtain the membership information if needed outside of TVAAU.
If you choose to purchase the membership on your own please do so and either indicate the membership number during registration or forward the number to YMCA staff. If you’d like to purchase on your own do so here: Purchase AAU membership » .
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 unable 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 only eligible to tryout for the high school district they live in.
Please ensure your child is registered prior to tryouts. While you may register at tryouts occasionally lines become long and it may be frustrating. Once registered you will proceed to the Check-In area at tryouts where your player will be provided a tryout number.
All players MUST provide proof of school attendance or mailing address. We assume parents are honest within registration. If a family chooses to alter information to play outside of the feeder school area the player will be removed from the league and a partial refund provided. We insist that all players play within their grade and feeder school area and that families participate within the values of the YMCA.
Note: In the event we are not able to place your child we provide full refunds.
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 »
Once registered please bookmark the TREASURE VALLEY AAU LEAGUE WEBSITE. This contains scores, standings, communication, schedules and more.
The YMCA has a 98% placement rate. Following tryouts coaches make their selections based on try-out evaluations. The YMCA reviews selections and follows up with coaches should there be reason for concern. However, we believe coaches select teams to the best of their ability and according to evaluations. It is natural that, as bodies develop at this age, some taller players may score lower on evaluations as they adjust to their new-found height. We allow coaches to select players based on height and potential upon reviewed team selections and once discussed with the YMCA.
TVAAU is divided into multiple divisions: Varsity and Junior Varsity. Within those two overall divisions we may also create sub-divisions to ensure the most competitive play. When appropriate and reviewed by the YMCA Sports Office 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 grade levels. Please also note that feeder school areas may be combined should a particular area be lower in overall registration.
Teams are limited to 8 minimum and 10 maximum players. There are no teammate requests and/or ride-sharing considerations. Y-Ball, school and previous teams are not guaranteed to be kept together.
Coaches are placed with players, not players with coaches. All players are placed according to the evaluation and, in some cases, an experienced coach who was initially selected to be the varsity level coach may be asked to coach a JV team should their son/daughter be most appropriately placed in JV. This creates difficult conversations at times but please trust that the YMCA is working to meet the best interests of all involved.
It is often that, as teams are selected, the amount of volunteers may not meet the needs of the amount of teams. In this case we ask that parents of those teams work to identify a coach for the team. In the event a team does not have a coach the YMCA Sports office select teams, on the JV and Varsity level, according to overall tryout evaluation scores.
The YMCA does NOT provide coaches for this program. All coaches are volunteers. Coaches are provided resources and training as needed and we are happy to support all coaches in any way possible.
At tryouts there will be sample uniforms available to get correct sizing. Uniforms include a reversible top and shorts. If a player moves teams after team placement or is unhappy with the fit of their initial uniform order it will be an additional $48 to order a new uniform. Any participants that register after the uniform order date will not have their uniform before the first game of the season.
Uniform examples will be available at tryouts. If you have registered prior to tryouts simply let our staff know of any change needed.
Practices will be twice a week for 1.5 hours per practice and start no sooner than 6pm. Teams will have three weeks of practice prior to the first regular season game. Getting practice times and spaces is highly competitive as there is limited space for the growing number of programs 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.
Of the 16 total practice opportunities it is best to anticipate 2-3 total practices may be cancelled due to school needs. While we do what we can to avoid these conflicts we cannot guarantee any team the full 16 practices. There is no rescheduling of cancelled practices due to team or school requests.
The jamboree is an opportunity for teams to play two short games to “shake the rust off” prior to beginning regular season play. The jamboree is optional and all coaches are asked to RSVP their teams for the jamboree. No standings or outcomes are recorded through the jamboree.
Teams play a total 10 regular season games. Games are held primarily on Saturdays at local middle schools and junior highs. At this time, the majority of games are played within West Ada middle schools. Teams play two games per Saturday in 1.25 hour time slots. It is standard practice that teams do not play back to back. Time between the two games may vary. While we do our best to be respectful of time there may be extended time periods between games within the season. We do not accommodate game time and/or location requests.
All play is regulated by National Federation of High School rules. Rule books are available for purchase at nfhs.com and within the iTunes app store. There only adjustments to high school rules within Treasure Valley AAU may be found below.
Schedules, Scores & Standings
Game Schedules will be posted the first week of practice. All schedules are posted to the League Website. Scores are recorded after each game and posted to the site with standings being updated as scores are reported.
Tournament & Championship
All teams participate in the tournament. The tournament is single-elimination and will begin on Friday evening and carry over through the following Saturday. Championships are held on Monday & Tuesday evenings the following week.
All league updates are posted to the activity wire of the League Website. If, at any point, you need to find information you may reference this site. All information posted will remain posted through the duration of the program.
As the season nears you will receive an email with important links which will assist in a successful season. You’ll note that the return address reads “firstname.lastname@example.org” but replying from your email client WILL send an email to the appropriate return address.
In addition, we utilize text and email communication. If you are not receiving text and/or email communication please notify us at email@example.com. It is our responsibility to keep you as informed and up to date as possible and it may be that we do not have accurate contact information.
Please also do not hesitate to inform us if you need additional communication and/or information. We want to ensure that you feel supported throughout your experience with us.
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 recruitment 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.
Volunteer Information: Want to give back, but not sure how? There are many ways:
|Positions Available||Time Frame|
|Clock Operator||Game Days|
|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!
Treasure Valley AAU adheres to Idaho High School Activities Association 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: In the event a player cannot be placed on a team we provide a FULL refund. You will be notified as soon as possible should this happen. However, after the identified uniform order date the YMCA retains $40 uniform fee to cover fixed costs. Refunds may also be provided (upon review) if the following happens: player injury (with immediate notification to the YMCA), insufficient players to form a team and/or we were unable to identify a volunteer to coach the team. NO REFUNDS will be provided after practice begins. Refunds will take 4-5 business days to process once they are approved.
For more information, please contact: YMCA Sports 208 855 5711
Coordinator: Chris Nims 208 855 5712 ext 808
Director: John Vandecaveye 208 855 5712 ext 803