Try Outs

CLASSICS AAU BASKETBALL TRYOUTS PAGE REVISION UDPATES:
September 1, 2019 - Changes to reflect end of Early Bird tryouts payment pricing.
August 21, 2019 - Pre-tryouts open gym slight schedule update - Sept 5th now at Parkland Middle not at Earl Wood.
August 20, 2019 - SLight update to pre-tryouts open gyms Sep 3-5 - added girls high school team sessions.
August 11, 2019  Slight update to tryouts and pre-tryouts open gyms - not time or date changes just a boys age division coach update.
August 5, 2019 - Fall-Winter 2019-20 Tryouts Schedule link now live and also our Pre-Tryouts week open gym session schedule link open below. 
ALSO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR EARLY BIRD TRYOUTS REGISTRATION FEE PAYMENT of $26 BEFORE AUGUST 31. SEE PAYPAL LINK BUTTON BELOW. This is to beat our  FIRST TRYOUTS FEE INCREASE AFTER 20+ Years going to $30 from $25  EFFECTIVE SEPT 1, 2019.  

 

Fall-Winter 2019-2020 Classics AAU Basketball Club
Team Tryouts Information and Schedule Grades 2 through 8 - REVISED 9-1-19


For girls and boys in 1st grade, attend the 2nd-3rd grade tryouts sessions, or please email us at info@classicsbasketball.com regarding alternate player development and team programs for your child. 
HIGH SCHOOL PLAYERS - Please contact your coach and for players starting 9th grade this Fall, if you have not heard from Coach Malcolm, Coach Eddie or Coach Andy please contact us at  info@classicsbasketball.com and we'll get you connected!!

 

Classics AAU Basketball Fall-Winter 2019-20 Season Tryouts - Grades 2-8
Click Here for Schedule as of
 8-11-19Tryouts Schedule PDF
THE WEEK BEFORE TRYOUTS (Sept 3rd, 4th and 5th), PLEASE DROP BY AND CHECK OUT ONE OF OUR OPEN GYM SESSIONS and MEET THE COACHES FOR THAT GRADE/AGE TEAMS! 
Click on this link for the pre-tryouts open gyms Sept 3rd thru 5th (updated 8-21-19) for most boys and girls teams!


Please check back for updates and to verify if schedule is finalized.

First grade players who wish to tryout please attend the 2nd/3rd (8u/9u) grade sessions.

REGISTRATION OPTIONS: Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the first session with our registration form filled out  OR EVEN BETTER pre-register on-line through the Player Profile page - click here.  

IF YOU ALREADY RECEIVE CLASSICS UPDATE EMAILS YOU ARE ALREADY PRE-REGISTERED FOR TRYOUTS - PLEASE DO NOT RE-REGISTER WITH A PLAYER PROFILE!!!

EFFECTIVE 9-1-19 after 20+ years we've had to increase our tryout fee to $30. 
Pay on line through our Paypal Account using the button below.
PayPal pricing is $31 which includes PayPal convenience fee.

PLEASE READ BELOW FOR ADDITIONAL TRYOUTS INFO, DETERMINING AGE/GRADE GROUPS FOR PLAYERS and OTHER FAQs.

 

TRYOUTS Conflicts?  If you have a conflict with attending the tryouts sessions on both days, please contact us at info@classicsbasketball.com so we can arrange separate evaluation options. 

** Please arrive 15 minutes before scheduled start time to allow time for check-in.  
** Do NOT bring personal basketballs to the gym, but bring water!!
** Pay tryout fee of $30 if not paid on--line - cash or check payable to Classics Basketball.

PARENTS: You are encouraged to stay and watch (Be SEEN but NOT heard) and you may want to bring a chair.

Fall-Winter 2019-20 Tryouts Locations
Sat Sept 7th - Einstein HS Main and Aux Gyms
Sun Sept 8th  - Churchill  HS Main and Aux Gyms
 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT TRYOUTS, AGE/GRADE DIVISIONS/TEAMS.  and OTHER FAQs

Please NOTE the following important considerations before considering AAU Club Basketball!!!

1. Classics AAU Basketball offers at least 2 formal tryouts sessions during our tryouts period to accomodate conflicts with family, religious, and school events so that players considering Classics  AAU can make at least one tryout session. Players are encouraged to attend both of the sesssions. If a player is totally not able to attend either of the scheduled sessions then please contact us at info@classicsbasketball.com
to arrange analternate time for your daughter/son's evaluation by our coaches.

2. Some age/grade group teams may have very few team positions open for new players. If your athlete does not make a particular Classics AAU Club team but still wants to try and develop their basketball skills to a more advanced level, please contact us to provide you with other options for their development including referals to trainers and/or other AAU Club organizations/teams that may be looking for players for their teams. 

3. This is NOT a recreational program but is for the young athlete that wants to commit to at least two to three practices per week and play at a higher competitive level and develop their basketball and athletic skills by working hard both in and out of practice times. Commitment is also required for weekend leagues and tournaments and many teams do travel out of the DC metro area on overnight for events throughout the year. Travel expenses are not typically included in teams's basic operating budgets.

4. If you think you might be interested in getting involved with our all volunteer, non-profit organization as a coach or team administrator, please call or email Coach Andy (301-706-6902, president@classicsbasketball.com).


WHAT AAU AGE/GRADE GROUP AM I IN?
BOYS: Boys teams are by AGE as of 8-31-20.  For example, player born on 7-15-10 would be 10 as of 8-31-20 and thus 10U which is typical for a player who is in the 4th grade as of Fall 2019.  There is no grade component to the AAU Boys AGE DIvision Rules but there are some additional criteria for players 15U and older (High School ages). There are some AAU Boys Grade based events and many area events are grade based - grade based rules for boys is ismilar to the AAU Girls Grade based criteria

GIRLS: Girls teams are generally GRADE based with the players grade as of 10/1/2019 with an AGE limit based on age as of  8-31-20.


NOTE: The specific AAU eligibility criteria shown at the links below have NOT been updated for the 2019-20 program year and are provided as examples only:    BOYS: Click Here
  GIRLSClick Here (2020 updates will be available after about October 1st .)


CLASSICS BASKETBALL's TRYOUTS  - GENERAL REGISTRATION INFO AND IMPORTANT NOTES

IMPORTANT NOTES!!

 -  Start times are for 1.5-2 hour Player Evaluation/Tryout Sessions. Most sessions are 1.5 hours
 -  Players should try to attend ALL tryout/player evaluation  sessions.
 -  Players may be invited after tryouts to team practices for further evaluations, but that does not guarantee placement on a team.

 -  Depending on number of participants/skill levels some teams may have players from two grade groups or will practice together but enter two teams in competitions. Teams are determined at end of evaluation period  or within 24-48 hours if multiple teams.


REGISTRATION OPTIONS: Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the first session with our registration form filled out  OR EVEN BETTER pre-register on-line through the Player Profile page - click here.  
IF YOU ALREADY RECEIVE CLASSICS UPDATE EMAILS YOU ARE ALREADY PRE-REGISTERED FOR TRYOUTS - PLEASE DO NOT RE-REGISTER WITH A PLAYER PROFILE!!!

ALSO DO NOT BRING YOUR PERSONAL BASKETBALL!!! BRING WATER BOTTLE/JUG!!

Registration for each age group will begin about 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time.
We strongly recommend that you arrive early. There is a $30 fee for tryouts. This fee covers both days of tryouts.
Checks can be made out to "Classics Basketball," and $15 may be claimed as a tax deductible donation.
Fee is not refundable and covers the cost of the tryouts facilities, insurance,
give-away to participants, equipment, and consumables used. 

After 8-31-19, credit cards may be accepted thru Paypal or Square at added fee of $1 ($31 total).


For more information about our Classics AAU Basketball program, please download our information document.

 

ADDITIONAL TRYOUTS RESOURCES/INFORMATION FOR PLAYERS AND PARENTS
Click on links for the documents or webpages
TRYOUTS QUESTIONS AND ANSWER -
Tryouts Q&A
GETTING READY AND HOW TO TRYOUT - Tryouts Tips
SO WHAT IF YOUR CHILD DOESN'T MAKE A TEAM -Getting Cut

Click here for Gym Directions

Parents, Players, Never Heard of Classics AAU Basketball?

We are a 501(c)3 non-profit, volunteer organization, dedicated to promoting the development, growth, and appreciation of sports in the growth of our area's youth. We have been around since 1981 - one of the first girls AAU basketball organizations in the DC area. We have remained small, and focus on developing high quality players and teams. We do not form teams just to give everyone who shows up at tryouts a team to play on. We have at most 2 to 3 teams in each age group. Not all tryouts athletes may make a team and returning players may not make and continue on a team if they don't bring their A+ game to tryouts!!  Please visit the Club Information page to read about past accomplishments of our teams at various Nationals and Regional events.

We are an all volunteer, non-profit organization with committed and dedicated coaches, parents, and players. Teams are individually coached and managed. The club supports team, player and coach development, and tryouts with minimal annual dues of $50/player/season ($100/year). Team costs for uniforms, gym time, AAU Memberships, tournaments, leagues, coaches expenses and supplies are additional and typically can  range from $400-800/player for the Fall-Winter season and $600-$1200/player for the Spring-Summer season including Potomac Valley AAU District and AAU National Championship events. Actual costs will depend on the team's plan and competition tempo. Teams are encouraged to use our eScrip.com fundraising program, solicit tax deductible donations as Classics is a 501(c)3 entity, and hold other fundraising events to support the team. Also, we appreciate the support of many sponsors - see our
Sponsors Page for more details!

QUESTIONS? See/download our parent information document.
Please call 301-706-6902 or
e-mail us, or see our Teams list for the Age Group Coaches for more details.

If you have questions about the Classics AAU Basketball program, please e-mail our president.


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