2020 AAU Team Tour Trials

Nation-wide Trials


Boys Trials


April & July Tours 2020


Currently Yr 8 - 12


AUSA Trial System:

We will have 2 trial periods for the 2020 tours. The first trial is October 2019, and the next trial period is January 2020. Players can attend either trial. It is not necessary to attend both. We recommend attending the October trial to ensure our rosters have not been filled for the tour you want to go on.

The two trial periods will allow us to make our Tour Squad. Every player in the Tour Squad will then attend the Team Selection Camp roughly 6 weeks prior to the tour departure.

Our trials are for the Boys April 2020 Tour, Boys July 2020 Tour (Youth and Senior Teams). 

Note – Due to our Girl’s program being much smaller than our boys’ program, the Girls trials will occur in January 2020. Expressions of interest prior to the trials are welcome.

AAU Tour Information Booklets:

July 2019 Girls*
April & July 2019 Boys*
Jan 2020 Youth Development*

*2020 booklets to be added here prior to September 15th.


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


October 2019 – Only Boys Trials
January 2020 – Boys & Girls Trial periods

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


Trials will emphasise 1 on 1 to 5 on 5 gameplay situations along with shooting and ball handling.

Bring with you:

Reversible jersey, basketball & water bottle


$25 online registration; or $30 cash on the day.
Register Online Here

Dates, Times & Locations

  • Brisbane (QLD)  |  Hibiscus Stadium  | Sunday Sept 29th
    • 3:00pm – 5:30pm: Boys Trials
    • 5:30pm: US College Seminar (ends at 6pm)
  • Gold Coast (QLD)  | TBC | Monday Sept 30th
    • Time TBC: Boys Trials
    • Time TBC: US College Seminar (ends at 6pm)
  • Adelaide (SA)  | Tuesday Oct 1st | TBC
    • Time TBC: Boys Trials
  • Perth (WA)  |  Bendat Basketball Centre  |  Thursday Oct 3rd
    • 5:00pm – 7:30pm: Boys Trials
    • 7:30pm: US College Seminar (ends at 8pm)
  • Melbourne (VIC)  | MSAC  | Saturday Oct 5th
    • 1:00pm – 3:30pm: Boys Trials
    • 3:30pm: US College Seminar (ends at 4pm)
  • Sydney (NSW)  |  Sydney University  |  Saturday Oct 12th
    • 12:00pm – 2:30pm: Boys Trials
    • 2:30pm: US College Seminar (ends at 3pm)



What is the format on the day of the trial?

All of our National AAU Trials will have a basketball trial followed by a brief US College Seminar.

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 aspro@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 2020. However, priority is given to players who come to the October 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 in helping players get to the States.

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 $25 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 2020?

January 2020:
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 2020:
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 2019. 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 2020:
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 will take over 3 groups to different areas in the US. Locations will be confirmed when the AAU schedule is released in September.

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 in the year that of the tour you attend.

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.