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What is Tigers AAU?

What is AAU?

AAU (Amateur Athletic Union) is a nationally recognized organization focused on improving players mental and physical approach to athletics. 

Why choose The Wilmington Tigers Program?

The Wilmington Tigers is a preferred destination for players looking to advance their basketball abilities and situational IQ. 

Many players who commit to our program have a higher tendency to fulfill their high school and collegiate aspirations. If you're serious about basketball, why go anywhere else?

Who can participate in AAU?

Boys and girls - ages 10-18 (grades 4th-12th)

How much does the program cost?

The price of a full Wilmington Tigers season is $600.00. This includes the following:

  • Weekly practice
  • Tournament fees
  • Uniforms - Jersey and Shorts

Are there ways to help with season costs?

  • Yes! The Wilmington Tigers board realizes that the season cost can be overwhelming, but we have ways to help with this. 
    • Team car washes
    • Raffle tickets
    • 50/50 vouchers
    • We also provide an option for (3) payment installments over the course of the immediate season.

What is the duration of the season?

  • Typically 5 months (tryouts are held in late January)

How do tournaments work?

  • Each tournament is different and locations vary weekly. We look to stay within a maximum 2 hour drive from the Greater Wilmington area. 
  • Most tournaments have the teams playing 3-4 games on the weekend – 2 on Saturday and 1-2 on Sunday (depending on tournament bracket position).
  • Games can start early in the morning (sometimes as early as 7:30 AM) and go on throughout the day.
  • Games are split into (2) halves and range between 12-20 minutes.
  • Just a reminder! Each tournament requires spectator entry fees.

How does playing time work?

  • Playing time is based off of aspects such as, but not limited to:
    • Practice participation
    • Dedication
    • Attitude
    • Sportsmanship
    • Team performance

*All players must have AAU cards before they can practice. Click HERE to register with AAU. Print out the AAU card and give to your coach.