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How do I form a team?

Important Considerations
The four most important considerations in forming a team are developing a philosophy for your team, finding committed players, finding a coach and finding a practice facility.

Develop Philosophy
Will it be a participation team where everyone gets equal playing time or a performance team where playing time must be earned? If the coach and the players don’t buy into the philosophy of the team it will eventually lead to problems and hard feelings.

Selection of Players
Will you run area wide or local tryout?
Will they be open tryouts or by invitation only?
Are tryouts necessary or will you just select your own team?

You will also need to decide how many players you will have on your teams’ roster. Cost, which is addressed in the next section (click on Financial Obligations of Clubs/Teams) have some impact on that decision.

Purchase a Club Membership
Visit our web site at www.aausports.orgor call the AAU National Headquarters to receive a Club Membership Application by clicking 'Join Now'. The prices for club membership are Club Level 1 $30, Club Level 2 $60 and Club Level 3 $300.

Each athlete and non-athlete (coach, bench personnel, etc.) on your team is required to have an individual AAU membership. These memberships can be purchased at our web site at www.aausports.org by clicking 'Join Now'.The prices for individual membership is $12 or $14(added benefit) for athletes and $14 or $16 for non-athletes.

Review AAU Girls’ Basketball Handbook and AAU Code Book
Visit www.aaugirlsbasketball.org and obtain a Girls Basketball Handbook with all the rules and regulations by clicking on RULEBOOK. This will help you with you all age/eligibility questions and make you knowledgeable of AAU rules and regulations. You should then contact your Girls Basketball Sports Director or visit their website, which you can find at www.aaugirlsbasketball.org. By visiting this website you will be able to get information on local upcoming events.

PLEASE REMEMBER THE AAU IS AN EVENT OPERATOR AND DOES NOT ORGANIZE/SPONSOR TEAMS THAT PARTICIPATE IN PROGRAM. IT’S THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE PLAYERS AND THEIR PARENTS/GUARDIANS TO FIND OR START TEAM’S. THE INFORMATION PROVIDED ABOVE ARE GENERAL GUIDELINES TO BE FOLLOWED AT YOUR DISCRETION. THE AAU DOES NOT ENDORSE ANY PARTICULAR ORGANIZATIONAL PROCESS OR CLAIM TO HAVE EXACT KNOWLEDGE ON HOW TO START OR FIND A TEAM.

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