Lightning AAU

LIGHTNING TRYOUTS

FOR THE 2019 AAU SEASON

Lightning Basketball
is very happy to announce the 2019 AAU season’s
Lightning Basketball Tryouts.
FIVE LOCATIONS-GREAT OPPORTUNITY
Tryouts for Lightning Basketball grades 3 through 8 are on Martin Luther King Day, Monday January 21, 2019. Don’t miss the opportunity to be part of the largest and most respected AAU program in the country.
Registration Fee is $25.
BOYS – Age group is determined for boys’ teams by how old the child is on August 31, 2019. For example, a child who was born on June 25, 2006 will be 13 on August 31, 2019 and he must play in the 13U age group. For boys in elementary and middle school, grade does not come into consideration as it is based solely on age.
GIRLS – Eligibility is determined by grade for all girls’ teams.
THE TIMES FOR EACH AGE GROUP AT EACH LOCATION ARE AS FOLLOWS;
NASSAU COUNTY TRYOUTS AT ISLAND GARDEN-Tom or Karen 516.292.4956
Island Garden 45 Cherry Valley Avenue, West Hempstead, NY 11552
BOYS
 9U –  9:00am
10U –  9:00am
11U – 10:15am
12U – 11:30am
13U – 12:45pm
14U –  2:00pm
GIRLS
3rd, 4th and 5th Grades   3:30pm
6th, 7th and 8th Grades   4:45pm
SUFFOLK COUNTY TRYOUTS AT NORTHSPORT-Jake Ellis 516.382.8754
NorthSport Athletic Center 469 Fort Salonga Road, Northport, NY 11769
BOYS
 9U / 10U     8:45am –  9:45am
11U / 12U   10:00am – 11:00am
13U / 14U   11:15am – 12:15am
GIRLS
3rd, 4th, 5th Grades   1:45pm – 2:45pm
6th, 7th, 8th Grades   3:00pm – 4:00pm
SUFFOLK COUNTY TRYOUTS AT ST. ANTHONY’S-Tom Rossi 631.745.5707
275 Wolf Hill Road, Melville, NY 11747
BOYS and GIRLS
3rd, 4th, 5th Grades  8:00am –  9:00am
6th and 7th Grades  9:00am – 10:00am
8th Grade              10:00am – 11:00am
SUFFOLK COUNTY TRYOUTS AT ACADEMY OF ST. JOSEPH’S-Rob Maurer 631.992.0517
1725 Brentwood Road Brentwood, NY 11717
BOYS
3rd and 4th Grades 11:30am – 12:45pm
5th and 6th Grades 12:45pm –  2:00pm
7th and 8th Grades  2:00pm –  3:15pm
GIRLS
3rd, 4th and 5th Grades   9:00am – 10:15am
6th, 7th and 8th Grades 10:15am -11:30am
NORTH SHORE TRYOUTS AT LI SPORTS HUB- Jason Helguero 516.584.3076
165 Eileen Way, Syosset, NY 11791
BOYS ONLY
4th, 5th, 6th Grades      9:15am
7th and 8th Grades     10:45am

Principles

  • Players must exhibit a high level of commitment to Lightning Basketball. Attendance at practices and tournaments is an absolute necessity unless excused by coaching staff.
  • It is our promise that the coach will make every effort to improve the skills of each player on the team. It is further promised that the coach will at all times act as a teacher who is responsible for the safety and well-being of each player on his team. The coach will be a role model both on and off the court.
  • The coach will make every effort to provide as much playing time as possible to every member of the team while realizing that the development of players is more important that winning games.
  • The players will at all times behave in a proper and sportsmanlike manner. Players can be dismissed from the team without warning if they present a serious discipline problem. Lightning enjoys an excellent reputation and no player or parent will be permitted to jeopardize or detract from that positive reputation.
  • Parents must always act in a responsible, respectable and sportsmanlike manner. A Lightning parent is never permitted to speak in a negative way to an opposing team, our own team, coaches or officials. If at any time, a Lightning parent acts in an improper or disrespectful way, the parent and child may be asked to leave the organization.
  • The administration of Lightning Basketball promises to provide a safe, sportsmanlike and fair setting where every player is provided with the opportunity to be successful.
  • Lightning Basketball is a proud member of the AAU and abides by its rules and regulations.

Mission

Lightning Basketball is an independent nonprofit that was founded in 1992 to offer young athletes in the New York City metropolitan area an opportunity to work with top coaching staff, compete in the highest-level tournaments, and improve their athletic skills to prepare them to play both high school and college-level basketball. The skills developed through Lightning Basketball, such as personal accountability, time management, communication, leadership, dedication, the ability to perform under pressure and loyalty, transfer naturally off the court to other areas of the athletes’ lives, meaning that the Lightning teams are not only developing the great competitors of tomorrow, but great people as well.

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