Spring 2021 AAU Season Information
The health/safety of our players and families will remain our 1st priority.
We have strict guidelines in place that will be followed at all times:
Parents/Spectators are NOT allowed in the gym at this time for practice or games
Athletes cannot enter the gym until the scheduled start time of their practice
All athletes must wear a mask prior to entering any facility or starting any practice/game
Athletes will go through a temperature screen upon entering. Once the temperature screen is complete, and hands are sanitized, athletes can remove the mask for the duration of the workout/game. Masks must be worn to leave the court/gym.
Athletes must turn in a signed covid waiver form EACH time they participate. This includes all practices and games
Coaches will wear masks at all times
Coaches will make sure all equipment is fully sanitized before, during and after each workout/game
Coaches will have athletes sanitize hands throughout the workout
Any athlete showing any symptoms will be asked to leave the gym
We ask you to keep your athlete home if they are showing any cold/flu like symptoms
We will NOT be traveling to any out of state tournaments for the upcoming spring season
We will conduct this season on a monthly basis as things are still so uncertain
Payment will be due at the beginning of each month for each player. Cash is preferred at this time
Please NOTE there will be NO REFUNDS for any reason - if we have to shut down due to government or national restrictions your athlete will have an AAU credit for any paid unused funds.
Spring 2021 Tryout Information
There is a non-refundable fee of $25/tryout/athlete. Most teams will have 2 tryouts
Athletes ARE expected to attend both tryouts to be considered for a spring team
All athletes MUST pre-register for tryouts this spring.
Athlete's Name, DOB, Age, Grade
Round #2 Boys Grades 4-6 taking place Friday March 5th at the Salvation Army in Red Bank
10U/4th grade Boys - 4-5:15p
11U/5th grade Boys - 4-5:15p
12U/6th grade Boys - 5:30-6:45p
The Salvation Army is located at 180 Newman Springs Rd Red Bank - the gym entrance is to the left of the building in the back of the parking lot. Athletes should not arrive more than 5 mins prior to the scheduled start time.
If you did not attend the 1st round of tryouts please pre-register your athlete.
*There is a $25 fee/athlete for every tryout*
HS Boys Grades 10-12 Round 1 - Tuesday March 9th from 7-9p / Round 2 - Wednesday March 10th from 5:30-7p
Team practice schedules Full schedules coming soon
4th boys - Tuesday / Thursday starting the week of March March 8th
5th boys - Tuesday / Friday starting the week of March 8th
(10-12th) HS boys - Tuesday / Thursday starting the week of March 15th
Payment for the season will be paid in 3 installments. The 1st installment is due at the first team practice. Remaining 2 payments are due 4/1/21 & 5/1/21
Season Fee includes: Players Insurance, Spring Team Registration, 6 tournaments, 2 practices/week, pickup games, coach's fee
The main goal of the spring season is to expose our athletes to the top competition in their respective age groups by traveling to top local and state tournaments. The spring AAU season is ideal for serious athletes with a specific focus on basketball and elevating their games to the next level. We are looking for committed, hard-working individuals to join our organization for the upcoming spring AAU season. The season commitment will consist of 2 teams practices/week and a minimum of 6 tournaments.
Please NOTE that once you accept a roster spot on one of our spring teams that you are not permitted to participate for any other basketball programs (travel or AAU) for the spring season. Fusion Elite Basketball should be the main priority. Any player caught playing on a different team or suspected of doing so will be removed from our program permanently.
The season will run from March through June. We will not be holding any practices/games from March 26-April 9th due to the staggered spring break schedules of all the schools. Teams will begin practicing in March but will not begin playing tournament games until mid April.
Our teams are based out of Monmouth county. We will be using facilities in Red Bank and Rumson for practices and workouts. Commitment and attendance to team practices and workouts is mandatory, lack of commitment or 2 unexcused absences will lead to immediate dismissal of the team.
Season Cost Breakdown 4th - 6th grade
$800 for new athletes grades 4-6 // $300 due at 1st practice, $250 due 4/1, $250 due 5/1
$750 for returning athletes grades 4-6 // $250 due at 1st practice, $250 due 4/1, $250 due 5/1
*Returning athletes must have participated on a spring or fall 2019 Fusion Elite AAU team*
HS Boys Cost Breakdown
$875 for new athletes grades 10-12 // $375 due at 1st practice, $250 due 4/1, $250 due 5/1
$825 for returning athletes grades 10 -12 $325 due at 1st practice, $250 due 4/1, $250 due 5/1
*Returning athletes must have participated on a spring 2019 or fall 2020 Fusion Elite AAU team*
We pride ourselves on being NJ's #1 Youth developmental Basketball program. At Fusion Elite 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.
Team Practice Commitment and attendance to team practices and workouts are 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 will practice a minimum of 2 times/week from the months of March - June. Coaches may add team workouts or practices before major tournaments, we will give as much notice as possible. It is expected that every attempt is made to attend every practice & workout, on time. Every attempt will be made to have practices on the same days each week.
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 our Red Bank and Rumson 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 as we will participate in local and state tournaments. Tournament games are held on weekends.
*Salvation Army 180 Newman Springs Rd Red Bank (gym entrance is located to the left of the building at the back of the parking lot)
Count Basie Park - Henry St Red Bank
CBI Congregation B’nai Israel- 171 Ridge Road, Rumson 07760 (gym entrance located to the right of the parking lot)
*indicates main practice and workout locations
SPRING 2021 Tentative AAU TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE DATES
We have not yet decided on tournaments yet but have picked the dates for the first couple months
3/20-21 possibility for 4th & 5th grade boys
4/17 & 18
4/24 & 25
5/8 & 5/9
5/22 & 23
June Weekend Dates TBD
By committing to Fusion Elite Basketball for the spring season 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 & games.***Baseball and Lacrosse are HUGE conflicts with our spring season, we offer plenty of other programs year round so we ask that you consider a different program option or different season. Our next competitive AAU season will be held Fall 2021.
Our philosophy, great basketball players aren't born, they are developed.
We are looking forward to another competitive, successful AAU season