CHARLESTON— West Virginia Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Basketball Sports Director Clarence Woody recently announced that spots are still available for the WV AAU girls and boys basketball tournaments taking place later this month.
The slots are open for grades three through 11, with the girl’s tournament slated for June 11-13 at Sissionville High School, in Sissionville, West Virginia, and the boy’s contests are scheduled for June 25-27 at George Washington High School, in Charleston, West Virginia.
In order to participate teams must have a current AAU membership, and there is an entry fee of $250 per team, which is not included in the AAU membership fee.
The 2020-2021 National Federation of State High School rules will be followed for grades three-seven, unless otherwise stated in tournament flyer, while teams in grades eight-ten will abide by the 2020-2021 NCAA Women’s Basketball regulations.
Both tournaments will be held round robin style with a single-elimination final round depending on the total number of teams registered in each age division. All participating teams will play a minimum of three games.
Third grade players will play 12 minute halves, whereas fourth through sixth grade will go for 14 minute halves and seventh to eleventh grade will battle it out in 16 minute halves.
The AAU was founded in 1888 in order establish standards and uniformity in amateur sport.
During its early years, the organization served as a leader in international sports, representing the U.S. in the international sports federations.
The AAU worked closely with the Olympic movement to prepare athletes for the Olympic games, however, in the 1970’s, the AAU shifted its focus and efforts to providing sports programs for all participants of all ages beginning at the grassroots level.
Today, the Amateur Athletic Union has been raising champions for more than a century, setting the standard for amateur sports in the United States with one goal in mind: “Sports For All, Forever.” More than a motto – it has been the focus and drive of AAU for 130 years and counting for sports in the United States and throughout the world.
For more information on how you can register a team for the upcoming tournaments please visit wvaau.com or call 304-421-6318.