Aurora Elite AAU Basketball Association: Welcome
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For 15 years, Aurora Elite’s continual purpose is to ensure that every player understands and embraces the fact that academics come first. We help players mitigate school politics and position them to become inevitably top notched players that coaches must recognize and ultimately incorporate into the main core of the team. Most parents believe that it's just about playing tournaments which provides some value but doesn't truly develop the "core" of the person, nor their Basketball IQ.
We prepare each player to fully understand and execute on the fundamentals of the game. Unlike most programs, we actually teach them the "Basketball IQ" quotient of the game. We will instill a “true” sense of Team Spirit and foster an holistic environment of respect and common courtesy as the members of team (as we call it our family ) will be groomed to be considered potential leaders in their respective communities as they advance in their careers. All players are taught a highly specialized D-1 program to ensure they are educated at the highest level possible relating to basketball fundamentals, acumen and knowledge base. Specialized individual personal skills and speed training as well as nutrional education is also part of our package. Our goal is to ensure that upon completion of our program that successful participants will come back to mentor in their respective communities what they have learned throughout the program. For those that follow this path, they will be honored with being inducted as a lifetime member of the Aurora Elite Academy.
Links to past Players of Aurora Elite / Lady Elite AAU Basketball:
Aurora Elite Intro
Tuesday, September 15
Lady Elite is proud to announce it will be opening for tryouts for the Spring / Summer Sessions 2015.
Tryouts will be for Girls 6th thru 12th grade levels ( including athletes that didn't make the team / unsigned seniors )
8 players per team max. Prior school basketball experience, prior AAU experience preferred but not a required.
Tryouts are will be conducted in Oct until filled. Will extend tryouts to Nov 2015 if necessary. Please email for more information.
Contact Coach D for more info at email email@example.com
There are still spots left but are filling fast so contact us now to secure a tryout date!
Tuesday, September 15
Aurora Elite is proud to announce it will be opening for tryouts for its Winter 2015 Sessions.
Tryouts will be for Boys 6th thru 12th grade levels ( including athletes that didn't make the team).
Tryouts will be held Oct 2015. Prior school basketball, prior AAU experience preferred but not required.
If necessary, we will extend tryouts through Nov 2015 of which it will close as soon as teams filled.
Call or email for more information.
Contact Coach D for more info at firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, September 1
Aurora Elite is proud to announce the addition of its newest Coach Stephanie Mason. We know Stephanie brine an unparalled level of passion, vision and knowledge which we are confident she will take our girls to the next level in their experience with our teams.
Stephanie Mason grew up in C leveland, MS and graduated from Eastside High Schoole. She received her bachelors fro m Mississippi Valley State University. Having played three sports while in High School, Academics and Athletics was a big part of Stephanie's life. She was the starting point guard who averaged 9 point, 6 steals and 7 assists a game. In the year 2000, Stephanie was named All-Area 1st Team. Stephanie has won 7 State Titles in Track while playing Sofball and graduated with All Honors.
Stephanie later started as the 2-Guard for the Delta Devilettes at Mississipi Valley State University. There she grabbed 20 Rebounds in one game against Alabama A&M. In 2003 Stephanie won the Championship for the 800 meter run for both Indoor and Outdooor Track.
Stephanie's passion for sports overall has allowed her to volunteer her time into helping young athletes develop their skills and help to shape their personalities. She has assisted in many young girls basketball camps and clinics. Stephanie believes that basketball teaches good hand, eye and foot coordination while developing great leadership and teamwork skills.
We welcome her and wish her the best of luck with our Organization!
Monday, February 24
Aurora Elite is proud to congratulate Daz Chaney soon to be a West High Gradate and one of the leading guards for the Aurora Elite Girls Basketball Program. Daz will be signing for a "full ride" to iconic University of Chicago, one to the top Universities in the country and will be the starting point guard for the school. Daz is a scholastic stalwart graduating with a 4.5 gpa in all the high honors cirriculum she has participated in at West High. She is also a highly versatile and accomplished athlete with a personality that everyone loves.
I am humbled that she made the choice we felt was in her best interest. My personal thanks to her and appreciation for her dedication to being a top notch student first, incredible athlete and overall a child blessed from God!!!
Saturday, July 26
The Aurora Elite 1 HS Boys Team played this past weekend and put on a clinic on a 2-day Tourney going unbeaten 4-0. They won the final game 84-57 making it a phenomnal shooting affair. Way to go! Special congratulations for phenomenal performnaces from Darryl Lewis & Ta Lambert. Keep it going!
Wednesday, January 1
Aurora Elite (Boys) / Lady Elite (Girls) ( AAU Members ) is proud to announce that it will holding its tryouts (Spring Session)for 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th & 12th grades starting February 2013. Tryouts will be held throughout February & March 2013 until the teams are fully established.
There are 2 teams per grade level. Elite I Teams are for Advanced Level Players and Elite II Teams for Developmental Players. For the Advanced Level Players "Elite of Elite" Teams, tournament play will involve engagements at the following Exposure Venues to include, NIKE, REEBOK, USJN, LEBRON JAMES, DERRICK ROSE, NCAA level as well as Aurora Elite Hosted Tournament Events. SPOTS ARE FILLING FAST! For further information, please contact Coach D at 630-536-4319 or email to email@example.com
Sunday, January 26
I want to personally congratulate the Aurora Elite Boys 8th Grade Team & the Lady Elite 8th Grade Girls Teams for both going unbeaten and winning both the Championships at the Parkers Showcase Tournament. The tournament was a very tough affair but your intensity and sticking to the game plan paid off. These wins are just a continuation from last year when the Girls went 5-0 to win the Championship and the Boys 4-0. Congratulations!
Thursday, January 10
Congratulations to the 11th Grade Team going 5-0 to win the ACC Invitational Championship Keep it going!
Thursday, March 17
Aurora Elite will be conducting tryouts for 4th/5th grade boys on Sunday March 27th & April 3rd & April 7th from 1pm-3pm. Girls 7th/8th grade level will be conducted on the same dates & times. For more information, please contact Coach D at 630-384-9438 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, March 1
I want to thank all the participants for engaging in the Lady Elite 1 Varsity Team Tryouts.
A special congratulations to those making the Lady Elite Team I are as follows: Alexis Nelson-West High Pt. Guard (All-Conference), Alexis Wiggins-Pt. Guard / to be Freshman West High, Lauren Brummel Center-Somonak (All-Conference), Dazmine Chaney-Guard (Conference Honorable Mention), Larissa McLemen Forward-Minooka, Allison Humes Forward-Minook, Desha Nelson Forward-West High, Deandra Stewart Guard-West High, Tykia Neal Guard-West High.
Let's have a great year!
Please note: Lady Elite due to extreme interest will formate Lady Elite Team II. Tryouts will be conducted throughtout the month of March 2011. Please contact Coach Lambert for further details.
Thursday, February 17
Every day we encounter spiritual opposition both in our walk with Christ and in our work for Christ. God alerts us to an enemy we face as followers of Jesus Christ. I call them the "Sheep in Wolves Clothing"!
People are often unreasonable, illogical and self-centered; Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives; Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies; Succeed anyway. If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you; Be honest and frank anyway.
What you spend years building, someone will try to destroy overnight; Build anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous; Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow; Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough; Give the world the best you've got anyway.
Pray for this world Lord!
Thursday, August 26
Aurora Elite is proud to announce that it has successfully completed it's 6th Major Tournament of the year, "An Elite Affair 1". With over 60 participant's from throughout the Midwest, it again was a Major success with a field of highly competitive talent. Our patrons were very pleased with the management of the tourney and have asked for a showdown for those that lost by a hairs margin and want to redeem themselves and hoping for us to Host another tournament.
Special congrates to the Aurora Elite Varsity Boys Team for winning the Championship going 4-0. Great Job! Keep it going!
Wednesday, June 30
I want to congratulate the Aurora Elite Teams for making an excellent showing at the City of Aurora's Annual Hoops on Fire Tournament which was being managed for the first time by our distinguished partner Triple Threat Mentoring.
Aurora Elite Seniors made it a clean sweep to win the Championship, while the Middle School teams took the Consolation Championship.
To round things out, Ta Lambert involved in a stiff competiton against 20 of some of the best 3-point shoooters in the area, took 1st place to win the Championship with 8 out of 10 made. Congratulations!
Lastly, I want to thank my distinguished partner Triple Threat for giving me a kind plug of nominating me as "Referee of The Day"!
Good job to all the Aurora Elite participants. Keep it going!
Saturday, May 15
Today's Aurora Elite / East Aurora HS Tourney was a big success. 16 teams from grades 6th thru 12th competed aggressively for bragging rights. 3 of the 4 Aurora Elite Teams ran a clean sweep. The Varsity Team went 2-1 to lose a hearbreaker by 4 pts to a new and very promising upcoming team, the Chicago Breeze who went 3-0. Thank you to all our patrons for your support.
Saturday, January 16
I want to congratulate the 3 contestants from the Aurora Elite 8th Grade Team for making it a clean sweep going 6-0 in the Rising Stars 3-on-3 contest January 2nd, 2010 to win the Championship. This was impressive win against some of the other "top" Elite players in area. Co ngratulations to Ta Lambert, Daniel Helm and D. Lewis for doing a great job!
Friday, September 11
A bus loaded with 35 youth ages 10 -18 years and Triple Threat mentors www.triplethreat.org headed into Chicago August 11 for a special athletic field trip. The youth, residents of Jericho Circle and Southwind (AHA communities) were the special guests of Nike Basketball for the Chicago promotion of LeBron James’ movie “More Than A Game.” Included in the day’s schedule was a basketball clinic followed by a Q & A session with the WNBA’s Chicago Sky women’s professional basketball team.
Mentors for the trip included Triple Threat Mentoring Executive Director Caleb Luper, Aurora Elite AAU Basketball Coaches Doug Lambert, Dameon Mason and Jamal Blackman.
Triple Threat would like to extend a special thanks to Nike Basketball for the inspiring and fun experience provided to Aurora urban youth.
Tuesday, September 15
The mission statement: To mentor young middle and high school student’s involved in the Aurora Elite/Triple Threat Programs to explore skills relating to leadership, team work, and working relationships. To set goals for academic, athletics and other achievements and to understand and develop life choices which enhance their quality of life.The program will include:
- Mentoring by staff members
- Monitoring grades, attendance and behaviors
- Job shadowing experiences
- Parental involvement
- Guest Speakers
- Test taking skills and tutoring
- Program planning and implementation
- Career Development
- Leadership skills
- Team building skills
- College planning and College visits
- Community service projects
- Field trips
- To graduate high school students and improve their leadership skills
- To expose student’s to work-based training and career development
- To improve student’s attitudes and behaviors
- Reduce school related behaviors and improve grades and attendance
- Improve student’s participation in programs, activities, events and community services.
- Students should be active participants in the program
- Parental support and involvement is expected
Monday, July 13
1st Annual Aurora Elite/Vaughn Athletics Illinois' Top Basketball Players vs The Midwest ShowcaseLocation: Aurora, IL
Address: Site Location Adress: 2121 W Indian Trail Road, Aurora, IL
Dates: 08/29/09 - 08/29/09
Ages: Girls 4th-12th Grades / Boys 4th-12th Grades
Contact: Coach D
Note: Please do not contact (spam) Coach D for reasons other than the purpose of the listing.
Notes: Special Discounted Tournament! Bring 1 of your teams and get your 2nd Team 'FREE'. Registration deadline August, 15th, 2009. Registrations Forms are located at the Handout section of our Website. http://www.eteamz.com/AuroraElite/handouts/ Venue is located at the 225,000 sq. ft. Award Winning Vaughn Atletic Cnt. Awarded Midwest Construction Magazine’s “Best of 2006 Award of Merit” in the Sports and Entertainment Category / Awarded Illinois Park and Recreation Association’s “Outstanding Facility and Parks Award” in 2006 / Awarded “Outstanding Indoor Multipurpose Facility Award” from the American Sports Builders Association in 2007. 4 Air-conditioned Courts w/state of the art scoreboards. ALL IHSA patched referees. Register early as we anticipate over 150 teams.
Wednesday, July 8
Our Lady Elite team just keeps on rolling. The Lady Elite girls team has once again dominated play at the NAYS Tournament to win all 5 of its games in decisive fashion to win the North American Youth Sports Regional Championship at Oswego East HS. That brings their overall record to 25-0. Congratulations and keep it going!
Sunday, June 7
Congratulations to the Aurora Elite 7th & 8th grade Boys Team for winning the 8 week long Lifetime Fitness League Championships! Way to go. Keep it going!
Sunday, June 7
Aurora Elite is proud to announce its successful season start with winning both the Hoop Days Tourney 2-0 and the Huskies Jr. Tourney at NIU going 3-0. Way to go ladies and keep it going! Coach Lambert
Monday, May 25
Aurora Elite AAU Basketball Organization is proud to announce that we are holding our 2nd round tryouts for our High School Basketball League starting June thru July2009 at the Vaughn Athletic Cnt. 2121 W Indian Trail Rd. Tryout times are 6pm-8pm. PLEASE CHECK OUR CALENDAR FOR DATES AND TIMES.Tryouts are free and will be continuing thru the months of June and July 2009. For further info contact:
Wednesday, September 2
Aurora Elite AAU Basketball Association is proud to announce that the (FVPD) Fox Valley Park District/Vaughn Athletics Center has formed a business partner relationship. This is a distinguished honor and privledge because Aurora Elite is 1st and only AAU Basketball Organization to acheive this status. The main hub for Aurora Elite will be at the Vaughn Athletic Center. With this relationship, Aurora Elite will be listed in all 4 of Park Districts Seasonal Catalogues reaching over 75,000 citizens. Based on mutual philosophies, we look to further enhance the lifeskills and mentoring opportunities through sports to the communities and particularly to our valued youth. Together, the 2 organizations will co-develop programs, host shootouts, basketball leagues, 3-on-3 tournaments and Host 4 Major Elite AAU Tournaments per year.
I would like to offer special thanks to Barb Potter & Jordan Real for being visionary in establishing this valuable relationship. I also would like to offer thanks to Laurie Hoffman for her committed support.
Saturday, April 4
Aurora Elite is proud to announce High School players making the 1st cut from Friday's tryouts 4-3-09. 1st "official" practice is 4-10-09 at Vaughn 6pm-8pm.
Markus Cocroft, Jordan Mitchell, DeAndre Mitchell, Derrick Johnson, DJ Vaughn, James Taylor, Tyler Davis, Tyler Perkins, Tyrone Carey, Dominique Vaughn, Taj Williams, Darrius Love.
David Hill, Derrick Manoly, Ryan Rodgers, Malcom Joseph, Austin Harris, Eddie Ledvine, Traneil McClure.