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 25 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 600 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- Lightning relies on the latest software applications to maximize efficiency of collection of fees and communication within the team.
12- Lightning enjoys a close affiliation with Under Armour which provides access to the highest level uniforms and gear.
13- Lightning has divisions in Nassau (covers New York City), Suffolk and North Shore of Long Island to accommodate players from throughout the area.
14- 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.