You have a choice as to where you will play AAU. Most organizations are reputable here on Long Island. We believe that Lightning provides an edge over others and here is why!
1- Lightning has been in existence for 26 years under the same leadership.
2- Lightning has a full time staff that works 7 days and nights each week.
3- Lightning is the largest AAU program in the country. We provide for many ability levels and not just the elite.
4- Lightning has been recognized by the National AAU leadership as one of the top programs in the country as recently as October, 2017.
5- Lightning has placed over 650 of our alumni in college basketball programs at all levels.
6- Lightning has been recognized as one of the top 15 youth programs by the JR. NBA and has been named as a member of its National Flagship program.
7- Lightning is a member of USA Basketball Youth Development program.
8- Lightning has its own premier facility, the Island Garden. We also utilize multiple other facilities throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties for practices and games.
9- Lightning leadership directly chooses and monitors selection of coaches which we consider our most important assets.
10- Lightning utilizes a director system wherein experienced leaders monitor and develop young coaches in their teaching of skills, management and communication with players and parents.
11- NEW FOR 2019 –Lightning is introducing a complete individual and team training program designed to improve the fundamentals of every player. Such leaders in the training industry as Crown Basketball, Former NYU Coach Joe Nesci and Rosetti Basketball will be heading this comprehensive training program.
12- Lightning relies on the latest software applications to maximize efficiency of collection of fees and communication within the team.
13- Lightning enjoys a close affiliation with Under Armour which provides access to the highest level uniforms and gear.
14- Lightning has divisions in Nassau (covers New York City), Suffolk and North Shore of Long Island to accommodate players from throughout the area.
15- Most importantly, Lightning is committed to integrity and the development of each and every player.
Tryouts for Lightning grades 3 through 8 are on Marin Luther King Day. Don’t miss the opportunity to be part of the larges and most respected AAU program in the country.