Girls, grades 5-8 (as of Fall 2020).
All participants planning to attend tryouts must register. Tryouts are FREE to attend.
Tryouts will be made up of drills and scrimmages. We will split the athletes up according to grade levels for scrimmages. We ask that each player bring a reversible jersey or shirt with a number on it so we can identify each player. We will start check-ins 30 minutes prior to each session so we can start on time.
Due to COVID, parents will not be allowed to stay in the gym, or lobby, during tryouts.
Dates: September 20th, 2020
Times: (based on current grade)
Location: 43 Hoops Basketball Academy
1002 2nd St. NE, Hopkins, MN 55343
Sunday, September 20, 2020
Tryouts Safety Guidelines
- Temperatures will be taken. Any players that reach 100.3 and above will not be allowed to participate.
- Players and coaches are to wear masks in the building. Players will be allowed to take masks off once they step on the floor.
- Parents are not allowed in the gym or lobby areas.
- Players must bring their own water bottle. Our water fountain will be available to fill up water, but not for drinking directly from the fountain.
We will ONLY make calls to players who MAKE THE TEAM. Calls will be made Monday, September 21st, 2020. Once you accept a spot on the team, we will collect a $250 deposit to hold your roster spot.
2021 AAU Season Info:
For the 2021 season, fees for grades 5-8 will range from $500-$1,250, but can be subject to change according to the number of roster spots, tournaments, out-of-state tournaments, and other factors. We will have all team fees finalized by December 1st, 2020. We do not pay for travel expenses for out of state tournaments or AAU cards. Uniforms will be included in the fees and will be yours to keep at the end of the season. In order to secure your roster spot, we will collect a team deposit of $250 once a commitment is made. We will collect half the team fee by December 15, 2020. If payments are not made, roster spots will not be protected and spots can be replaced. The final payment for the team will be collected before the first tournament of the AAU season. We will offer payment plans to help in any way we can, but you must communicate your financial need prior to, or upon, accepting a roster spot.
There will be NO REFUNDS once a commitment is made to accept a roster spot, including the deposit as well as other payments made towards the team fees.
Tournament play will begin in April. We plan to have final schedules set once we have fully evaluated teams, but no later than March 1st. There will be between 4-10 tournaments. The number of tournaments will vary by age and level of team. Teams will play locally, regionally and nationally according to age and level of the team. Tournaments can be added as the season progresses per coach and player commitment.
The Spring/Summer AAU season practices will begin in March. Each team will practice on average two times per week. Each practice will range from 90-120 minutes unless the team coach schedules differently. Most practices will be held on weeknights. Practice locations will be at the 43 Hoops Basketball Academy, Hopkins HS/Junior HS, and possibly other locations in the surrounding area according to how much space is needed. We will have the official nights of practice set once teams are completed.
* Unless communicated with the coach, it is very important that players are consistently attending practices in order to get the proper playing time etc.
2021 Head Coaches
4th Grade: Alfonzo Montgomery (Cooper HS)
5th Grade Black: TBD
5th Grade Orange: Akua Mensah
6th Grade Black: Demondi Johnson (Prior Lake HS Head Coach)
6th Grade Orange: Leah Barnes (DeLasalle Asst coach)
7th Grade Black: Alfonzo Montgomery (Cooper HS)
7th Grade Orange: Elston Phillips
7th Grade Blue: Kyanna Jones (Hopkins Travel Coach)
8th Grade Black: Tony Ragulen (Park Center HS Coach)
8th Grade Orange: Asiya Smith
8th Grade Blue: Tony Harlander
9th Grade: Tim Cubie (Shakopee Travel Coach)
9th Grade Orange: Raheem Simmons (Cooper Varsity Head Coach)
10th Grade Black: Camille McCoy (Prior Lake HS coach)
10th Grade Orange: Sheu Oduniyi (Macalester College assistant)
10th Grade Blue: Jolene Blood
11th Grade Black: Olivia Antilla