New AAU Basketball League Concept Unveiled For Northeast, Atlantic & Southeast Conferences
After the dissolution of the Elevate Basketball Circuit last season, the AAU helped impacted teams save their seasons and offered an opportunity to compete in select AAU licensed events for free. This season, the largest amateur sports organization in the United States will host a basketball league of its own for 12U-14U boys.
Given a 19-game guarantee over the four weekends, The Basketball League offers teams a long-term schedule set weeks in advance, a dedicated website with team and player statistics and detailed scouting reports crafted by professional talent scouts to be posted on a website dedicated solely to The Basketball League participants.
“We are really excited about the future of The Basketball League in the AAU,” said James Parker, AAU Director of Sports. “It is an exciting new venture for us because it provides our youth athletes with an opportunity that’s never been available to them. We look forward to giving our first year of participants an exciting experience in a number of first-class venues up and down the eastern U.S.”
The Basketball League will be broken into three geographical regions – the Northeast Conference (New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Massachusetts); the Southeast Conference (Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee); and the Atlantic Conference (Washington D.C., North Carolina, South Carolina, Maryland, Delaware and Virginia) conferences.
From March through June, each conference will participate in one weekend of competition per month in a regional location. The Basketball League will build toward a tournament-style Championship Weekend at Myrtle Beach Sports Center in South Carolina from June 3-5, 2016.
March 5-6 │ Gatlinburg, Tenn.
April 2-3 │ Atlanta, Ga.
May 21-22 │ Orlando, Fla.
March 12-13 │ Washington D.C.
April 9-10 │ Charlotte, N.C.
May 7-8 │ Hampton, Va.
March 5-6 │ Manheim, Penn.
April 16-17 │ Long Island, N.Y.