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The NCBA supports the idea of our players playing on Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) teams in the Spring and Fall.  It is a great way to better develop one's basketball skills and play with superior competiton.  There are AAU programs of various levels of competition for both Boys and Girls.  Most AAU teams practice twice a week (usually weeknights) and play tournaments on weekends. 

There are many AAU programs in the area and unfortunately not an ultimate reference source available.  The FCBL web site has a good amount of information on area AAU programs on their www.fcblhoops.org website.  Click here for a direct link.

The NCBA does not endorse any specific AAU programs as a matter of policy.  To assist our members in evaluating AAU programs we do offer the following advice. 
Factors to consider are:
1. Level of Competition 
2. The Coach(es)  (experience)
3. Practice location  (how convenient is it?)
4. Tournament Schedule  (how frequent and where?)
5. Can players play another sport at the same time?

The best method for research is word of mouth.  Many of our NCBA Coaches and Assistant Coaches have AAU experience and would be happy to speak to you.  A good first conversation if your child is interested in AAU would be with their existing NCBA coach since they are familiar with your child's interest and skill level.

The NCBA will be glad to post information about specific AAU programs in the area without endorsing any in particular.  If you are affiliated with a specific AAU program that you would like to have listed here, please email Tom Hagopian with details at  

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UNITED SONS & DAUGHTERS

Dear Parents,
 
I hope this email finds you in good spirits as well as health. If I haven't had the pleasure of coaching your child, I'd like to introduce myself.  I am currently the assistant coach on the New Canaan 7B Black team and head coach of Dolan MS, Stamford girls team.  

In addition to these two teams, I am a coach and director of player personnel for the AAU team, United Sons and Daughters based out of Stamford, CT.

In an effort for our young athletes to improve their skills as well as continue enjoying the sport of basketball throughout the spring and summer seasons, I would like to extend an invitation to your child to tryout for the AAU program.  There is no fee for the girls tryouts and a $60 fee for the boys tryouts.

We will be holding tryouts on Sat. Feb. 26 and Sat. Mar. 5 for this upcoming season.

Please visit www.unitedsonsanddaughters.com  for more information regarding the program as well as times and the location of tryouts.  Feel free to give me a call (917.299.1955) if you have any further questions.

Felix A. Belgrove
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CONNECTICUT BLAZERS
 
2011 - This will be our 16th season. For girls only, grades 6-11. 
 
Tryouts - Sunday, March 6th from 6-7:30 at Trinity Catholic High School in Stamford. There is a $20 tryout fee and a copy of your birth certificate is required.
 
For more information on our program, please contact Tim O'Reilly at 203-317-0024 or