FALL 2019 AAU SEASON INFOFRMATION
Team Practice Info & Tentative Tournament Dates Now Posted Below for Fall 2019
Fall 2019 AAU Commitment Requirements
We are gearing our fall season towards athletes with a specific focus on basketball and elevating their games in preparation for their winter travel, middle school and high school seasons. We are looking for committed, hard-working individuals to join our organization for the upcoming fall AAU season. The season will run from September through mid- November and will consist of:
1 team practice/week
4 tournaments min
Local pick up games
SPT Workout (optional weekly)
Fall Handbook - All requirements and commitment expectations
Team Practice Commitment and attendance to team practice is required, lack of commitment or 2 unexcused absences will lead to immediate dismissal of the team. Fusion Elite practices are designed to challenge each player. Practice is essential to improving and we believe this is where player and team development and improvement occurs. Teams only practice 1 time each week in the fall. We expect every athlete present at practice.
By committing to Fusion Elite AAU for the fall you are not able to participate with any other AAU organization for the length of the season. We ask that athletes only attend tryouts with the intent on being able to fully commit to all practices & tournaments. We are ok with athletes playing multiple sports or playing on town teams in the fall as long as there are no conflicts with scheduled team practices. Any pre-scheduled conflicts should be told to the coach right away.
2019 Fall AAU Payment Information
Team practices will begin the week of 9/16* Payment for the season is due at the first team practice. The main facilities that will be used this season are RBMS (Red Bank, NJ) & CBI (Rumson, NJ).
Cost for the season is $400/athlete for new members & $375/athlete for returning members (must have participated on a spring 2019 AAU team)
There is an additional uniform fee of $45/set - or $25/jersey or shorts.
The main goal of the fall season is to expose our athletes to the top competition in their respective age groups by participating in some of the top local and regional tournaments (depending on the teams level). We strive to get the most out of each gym opportunity we get with your athlete so commitment for the fall season is crucial. We pride ourselves on being NJ's #1 Youth developmental Basketball program. At Fusion Elite Basketball we take pride in providing quality coaching. All of our coaches are former collegiate athletes that share the same passion, dedication, commitment and knowledge for the game. Each coach is committed to providing the necessary training; including fundamental skill development that lays the groundwork to excel and succeed at the next level. We take coaching very serious, we ask that parents allow the coaches to do ALL of the coaching while ONLY offering positive feedback. Please give us the opportunity to provide a safe, fun environment that will best help in your athlete’s development
SPT - Sports Performance Training Workouts
SPT Workouts - Sports Performance Training workouts are offered weekly at no additional cost to all of our in-season athletes. These workouts will fall on Wednesday evenings at RBMS in the fall and are 100% optional for this season. These workouts are open to outside athletes for a fee of $20/athlete. No pre-registration is necessary. You can find a list of weekly SPT workouts on the bottom of the homepage as well as on the calendar.
Travel: Travel is a part of AAU. Our organization attracts kids from all over Monmouth and Middlesex counties. Practices and workouts for our teams are held out of all of our locations. We do our best to stick to the practice schedule once it’s set however changes do happen at times out of our control where we may have to resort to another facility. Tournament travel varies from season to season. Tournament travel time can be anywhere from 20mins to 3 hours away. Tournament games are held on weekends.
Team practice information
Teams will practice on the following designated times 1 time/week for between 60-90 mins depending on grade
These practice times are tentative until team rosters are set
5th boys - 6:30-8p Friday evenings at RBMS starting 9/20
6th/7th boys - 7:45-9:15p Friday evenings at RBMS starting 9/20
8th boys - 7:45-9:15p at RBMS Friday evenings starting 9/20
9/10th boys 7-8:30p at RBMS Thursday evenings starting 9/19
11th boys - 7-8:30p at RBMS Thursday evenings starting 9/19
Practice and workout locations
RBMS Red Bank Middle School – 101 Harding Rd., Red Bank 07701 (entrance #4)
CBI Congregation Bnai Israel - 171 Ridge Rd Rumson - gym entrance located in the back
FALL 2019 AAU TOURNAMENT POSSIBILITIES
COACHES WILL FINALIZE ALL SCHEDULES AFTER THE 1ST TEAM PRACTICE
Sat Oct 5th - Fall Challenge @ Kean University
October 12/13th - Zero Gravity Columbus Day Classic @ Sportika (Manalapan, NJ)
October 26/27th - Shoreshot Showdown @ HooopGroup (Neptune, NJ)
November 2/3rd - Fall Jam Fest @ Competitive Edge Sports (King of Prussia, PA)
Sat November 16th - Fall Finale @ Newark Academy (Livingston, NJ)
Our philosophy, great basketball players aren't born, they are developed.
We are looking forward to another competitive, successful AAU season!