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The AAU Basketball League

AAU Boys Basketball is trying something new for the 2016 basketball season. They’ve announced The AAU Basketball League consisting of 3 conferences – Southeast, Northeast, and Atlantic. TBL will serve as a platform for boys’ basketball teams at the 12U, 13U, and 14U age level. This league will not support grade based divisions, which sets it apart from the rival NYBL. TBL will run from March to June of 2016.

By the looks of the projected teams, TBL will be a highly competitive league with features such as professional write ups, scouting services, online stats and scores. TBL has the potential to be very successful because it gives you something AAU has never had – the ability to actually rank teams and players based on multiple tournament play operating under the same rules.

The format is set up so that each team plays in 3 geographically designated conference tournaments. After the 3 events, teams will then play in the Championship Tournament with seeding based on their conference play. The great thing about this tournament series is that teams don’t have to travel far from home or wonder which tournament will have which teams.

Overall this seems like a league that can change the game. We really hope AAU can bring this one home and make it an ongoing league. Would love to see them add a West Coach Division.

You can learn more about The Basketball League here.

http://www.aautbl.org/

MARCH 2016 – REGULAR SEASON WEEKEND 1

CONFERENCE DATES CITY PRIMARY FACILITY ADDITIONAL FACILITY
Southeast March 5-6 Gatlinburg, TN Rocky Top Sports World None
Northeast March 5-6 Manheim, PA Spooky Nook None
Atlantic March 12-13 Washington DC Discovery Sports Center None

APRIL 2016 – REGULAR SEASON WEEKEND 2

CONFERENCE DATES CITY PRIMARY FACILITY ADDITIONAL FACILITY
Southeast April 2-3 Atlanta, GA McEachern High School Hiram High School
Northeast April 16-17 Long Island, NY Island Garden TBA
Atlantic April 9-10 Charlotte, NC TBA TBA

MAY 2016 – REGULAR SEASON WEEKEND 3

CONFERENCE DATES CITY PRIMARY FACILITY ADDITIONAL FACILITY
Southeast May 21-22 Orlando, FL The Big House None
Northeast May 14-15 Foxboro, MA Mass Premier Courts None
Atlantic May 7-8 Hampton, VA Boo Williams Sportsplex None

JUNE 2016 – CHAMPIONSHIP WEEKEND

DATES CONFERENCE CITY PRIMARY FACILITY ADDITIONAL FACILITY
June 3-5 Southeast, Atlantic, & Northeast Myrtle Beach, SC Myrtle Beach Sports Center TBA

 

Article by Rip The Rim

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