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What is AAU Basketball? (Including Pros and Cons)

AAU basketball is a highly debated topic.

Exactly what is AAU basketball and whether kids should participate is a question I receive often from parents.

With all the scandals that have surfaced involving college coaches, AAU coaches, runners, agents, advisors, shoe company executives, and the players and the families themselves, there are a lot of questions that need to be answered.

In this blog post I’ll do my best to describe what is AAU basketball, who can participate, when the season is, and also the pros and cons of playing.

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250+ Basketball Terms all Coaches and Players Must Know

Becoming familiar with the many different basketball terms is one of the toughest challenges for all new coaches and players. There are a lot of them… From learning the many different offenses and defenses (examples: 5-out motion and 1-3-1 defense) to the many rule violations (examples: 5-second violation and cross-court violation), there is a lot of basketball […]

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Pick and Roll for Basketball (Offensive Guide)

Let’s start out with a bold (and true) statement…

“The pick and roll is the most effective action in basketball. This is true from youth basketball all the way up to the NBA level.”

But there’s one problem…

Many coaches are missing out important details when teaching their players how to execute the screen and roll.

These simple details can result in your team missing out on many points every game.

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