Arizona Amazon Basketball Club: FAQ's

Questions ... & ... Answers

 1.      Who will oversee the AABC team coaches?The Executive Directors (Coach Doll and Coach Holley) will oversee the club coaches. In addition, they will provide mentoring and development opportunities for all coaches

2.      Will kids be allowed to take competitive level jumps, i.e. 4th playing with 6th?There will be an evaluation period within each grade level. Kids will be assigned to teams within their grade level. This is dependent on the numbers of participants in the program. As a rule, individuals won’t be moved up a grade level but from time to time a team may move up a level of competition.

3.      Do you have coach resources available if we want to find a coach for our team?The AABC will continue to generate a list of interested and available coaches in the area, including parents, alumni, and other interested parties.

4.      Who will decide what tournaments the athletes play in? Limits?

The AABC will determine the 2-3 tournaments that the program will offer. Individual teams are welcome to participate in additional tournaments if they wish. Please note, additional tournaments (beyond the original 3) are not included in the registration fees and will be the responsibility of each team.

5.      Will there be practice schedules? How soon will we be informed of practice time changes?

Practice schedules will be set, based on gym availability. There is not a set schedule at this time. The AABC will notify parents of schedule changes as far in advance as is humanly possible. However, due to the facility schedules and inclement weather, practice schedules may change with limited notice.

6.      During tournament weekends, how many practices can there be?The AABC is recommending only one practice during the week when tournaments occur on the weekend. Additional practice may be dependent on the availability of gym space.

7.      Will team coaches have a say in practice times?The team coaches will have opportunity to request practice times. There may be limitations dependent on the availability of gym space.

8.      Can the athletes play for other competitive teams? Are there rules for conflicting commitments and schedules?The purpose of the AABC is to allow for young athletes to develop basketball skills and still participate in other sports opportunities. At this time, there are no policies in place for tournament conflicts, however, appropriate notice is recommended and appreciated.

9.      Will they play in state tournaments?This has not been determined at this time. A full schedule will be provided once the teams are established.

10.  How many teams will there be?This will be determined by the number of interested athletes. We will create teams as the need is established.

11.  How many players will there be on a team?This will be determined by the number of interested athletes in each grade level, hoping to maximize playing time and practice time, teams will be kept relatively small.

12.  What is the Cost to Play? Yes, it costs to join AAU Club team.  The fee includes conditioning, practice time, AAU membership, 3-4 tournament entry fees, 2 game uni’s, 1 practice set  and other gear will be discussed.  

13.  Can kids play up a level?

Grade level teams will be kept together. Depending on the numbers in club and skill evaluation, they will be placed on teams. There will be no individual play ups, unless numbers dictate a unique situation. Teams desiring a higher level of competition may play up a division in tournaments from time to time.

14.  Can team coaches decide which tournaments to play?

They will have input, however, the Executive Directors (Coach Dolland Coach Holley), and program director will decide which tournaments are appropriate and included in the registration fees. They will work closely with the club coaches to determine additional tournament opportunities.

15.  Is the AABC only for Maricopa kids? Are there limits to location?

Any students in Arizona are eligible to participate for the AABC. 

16. How does my daughter make a AABC team?
Register and come to the tryouts. AABC has open tryouts starting in March and each player has a chance to make one of the teams. No player is guaranteed a spot on a team. She is encouraged to make all the tryouts so that the coaches can evaluate her fairly. THE MORE TRYOUTS THE PLAYER ATTENDS THE MORE ‘LOOKS’ FROM THE COACHES SHE GETS! 

17. How is the age group determined?