2019 AAU Team Tour Trials

Nation-wide Trials

 

Boys & Girls Trials

 

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April & July 2019

 

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Currently Yr 8 - 12

 

AUSA Trial System:

This is the 1st trial for our 2019 Tours. Players can attend this trial or our January 2019 trial. We recommend attending the first trial as spots may fill up for our tours.

After the trials, the teams for each tour are sorted at our Team Selection Camp in May 2019. (The April Boys Tour Team Selection Camp is in March 2019).

These trials are for the Boys April 2019 Tour, Boys July 2019 Tour (Youth and Senior Teams); and Girls 2019 Tour.

AAU Tour Information Booklets:

July 2018 Girls*
April & July 2018 Boys*
Jan 2019 Youth Development

*2019 booklets to be added here prior to September 15th.

Locations: 

Sydney – Sydney University
Melbourne – Melbourne Sports & Aquatic Centre
Perth – Bendat Basketball Centre
Brisbane – Hibiscus Stadium
Gold Coast – Somerset College

Gender: 

Boys and Girls Trials

Age Groups: 

Boys: Currently in Yr 8-12
Girls: Currently in Year 10 or 11

Have questions? Check out the FAQ below or email admin@ausahoops.com

Details: 

Trials will emphasise 1 on 1 to 5 on 5 gameplay situations along with shooting and ball handling.
Youth Boys (year 8 and 9) will trial at the same time as the girls (but on separate courts). This is simply because we have such a large number of year 10-12 boys trialling.

Bring with you:

Reversible jersey, basketball & water bottle

Cost: 

$20 online registration; or $30 cash on the day.
Register Online Here

Dates, Times & Locations

  • Melbourne (VIC)  | MSAC  | Saturday Sept 29th
    • 3:00pm: Girls & Youth Boys Session
    • 5:00pm: US College Seminar
    • 6:30pm: Boys session (ends at 8:30pm)
  • Brisbane (QLD)  |  Hibiscus Stadium  | Sunday Sept 30th
    • 2:30pm: Girls & Youth Boys Session
    • 4:30pm: US College Seminar
    • 6:00pm: Boys session (ends at 8pm)
  • Gold Coast (QLD)  | Carrara Indoor Sports| Monday Oct 1st
    • 11:00am: Girls & Youth Boys Session
    • 1:00pm: US College Seminar
    • 2:30pm: Boys session (ends at 4:30pm)
  • Perth (WA)  |  Bendat Basketball Centre  |  Thursday Oct 4th
    • 3:00pm: Girls & Youth Boys Session
    • 5:00pm: US College Seminar
    • 6:30pm: Boys session (ends at 8:30pm)
  • Sydney (NSW)  |  Sydney University  |  Saturday Oct 6th
    • 12:00pm: Girls & Youth Boys Session
    • 2:00pm: US College Seminar
    • 3:30pm: Boys session (ends at 6pm)

FAQ

 

What is the format on the day of the trial?

All of our National AAU Trials will have a US College Seminar, a boy’s trial session and a girl’s trial session.

Our US College Seminar will explain the in’s and out’s of the US college basketball system to help you get on the right track to make sure you are eligible to play college basketball. We strongly recommend parents attend this US College seminar.

On the court in the trial session, players will have an opportunity to play in multiple different 1-on-1 to 5-on-5 gameplay situations.

After we complete the national trials, we will contact all players to let them know how they went in their trials process.

Our goal as a program is to help more Aussies play college ball in the States. So, if you end up playing for AUSA, or for another program, we are more than happy to help you learn about the US College system and more than happy to pass you on to other programs.

What if I can't attend these trials?

These trials are very important for our selection process. We give preference to players who can attend our trials.

If you are unable to make the September/October trials, or hear about the tour after the trials are completed, we will need to see video footage of you playing. If you are based in Sydney we will be able to evaluate you in person in an individual session. Please email contactus@ausahoops.com to send through your highlight tape and any relevant information to help us determine if you are qualified to play for AUSA.

We will hold the second round of our AAU trials in January 2019. However, priority is given to players who come to the September Trials and spots are limited.

Outside the National AAU Trials, we also evaluate players through scouting the major Australian Junior Championships events and Club Championship events throughout the year. Spots on our teams are limited to a strict number of 9 per team, so once our players are selected, there will be no more positions available.

What happens after the trials if I get selected to play for an AUSA team?

Firstly, if you get selected, congrats! Welcome to the AUSA fam!

After we complete the National AAU Trials, we will contact every player who attended to let them know if they were successful or not.

Those who were successful will be able to book a call with our staff to talk through any questions you may have about playing AAU with us. From there, you will need to sign on to play for us and make an initial deposit to reserve your position in the program for 2018. The initial deposit is due November 1st, 2018.

What happens if I don't get selected for a team?

If you don’t get selected for a team, we are still more than happy to point you in the right direction.

AUSA is the largest and most successful AAU Program in Australia, and our players are held to a certain level of excellence. It is hard to make our teams!

Our goal as a program is to help more Aussies play college ball in the States. So, if you end up playing for AUSA, or for another program, we are more than happy to help you learn about the US College system and more than happy to pass you on to other programs.

Am I committed to anything by coming to these Trials?

Not at all. You are not committed to anything by coming to this trial.

These National AAU Trials are simply and opportunity for you to trial and understand what AUSA is about and why we have been so successful.

If you are offered the opportunity to play with us, you will be given a few weeks to make a decision before your spot may be offered to another player who is of the standard to play for AUSA.

Can I register on the day of the Trials?

We prefer for you to register online (it makes it far easier for us to plan the trials). However, if you need to register on the day of the trials, you can. If you register on the day of the trials, the fee is $30 rather than $20 if you do it online.

What do I need to bring to the Trials?

Please bring:

  1. A basketball
  2. A black and white (or light & dark) reversible jersey
  3. A water bottle
How many teams are you taking over in 2019?

January 2019:
Youth Boys: We will take 3 youth boys teams to the West Coast for our Youth Development Tour. This tour is ideal for year 8, 9 and 10 boys who want to experience American basketball, learn the work ethic required to be successful and determine if playing college basketball is something they really want to pursue.

April 2019:
Boys: We will take 3 boys teams to Dallas. This trip is ideal for (and specifically designed for) players who have graduated high school in November 2018. This is their final chance to play AAU in front of college coaches. It is also a great trip for any players who want to come on multiple trips to gain experience.

July 2019:
Girls: We will take 3 girls teams to Dallas. We are returning to Dallas as the 2017 Champions of the adidas Gauntlet.
Boys: For the July AAU period in 2018, we took over two separate groups, 3 teams to Dallas & 4 teams to Milwaukee. For 2019, the exact locations of the tour will be determined by where the best AAU events are being hosted. This is expected to be released later in the year.

I'm currently in year 7 or 8. What should I do?

Hang tight! The youngest groups we take over to the US are Year 9 players on our Youth Development Tour. Note – Year 9 means entering Year 9 the January that you are on the tour.

I'm currently in year 9 or 10. What should I do?

Year 9 and 10 players have two tour options. Our Youth Development Tour (Year 9 & 10) is in the December/January holidays focused on teaching work ethic, showing you what it takes to be a college basketball player and letting you figure out if you want to dedicate yourself to following your college basketball dreams.

Our AAU Tours also take youth teams (Year 9 & 10). As a youngster attending these trips, you are likely more focused on gaining experience of playing AAU to ensure you are prepared for when you are in Year 12.

I'm currently in year 11 or 12. What should I do?

The July trip of your son or daughter’s final year of high school is always the optimal time to play AAU.

July is the beginning of the college recruiting season, where coaches are looking for their recruits for the coming year. In this case, those who will start college in August of 2020. There are the greatest number of scholarships available at this time, because colleges are just beginning their recruiting for the coming year.

If this is not feasible to go in July of Year 12 due to school or other reasons, the next best time to attend is April after finishing high school. April is immediately succeeding the college season, where coaches are looking to fill their final scholarship spots and address roster imbalances for the upcoming season. There are still scholarships available, just not the same volume as in July.

As a younger player who plans to attend multiple tours, you can gain the required experience from attending either the April or July trip.

You will notice from our Alumni List that many of the players who were successful in attaining scholarships attended multiple tours. It takes time to adjust to the US style of play and to gather your nerves in front of college coaches. We cannot understate how valuable playing AAU multiple times can be to help players achieve their college basketball dreams.