Pennsylvania's Largest and Most Successful girls and boys AAU basketball Program

FAQ

FAQ

How much does it cost to be part of team pennsylvania?

Our pricing structure for our 2024 Spring Season will be coming soon:

4th – 6th  Grade Teams $650
7th-8th Grade Teams $800
9th – 11th Grade Teams $1000
   
Uniform Package: $168
Uniform Package with backpack: $210

 

(2024 will be a new uniform year )

What is Team PA's Winter Season ?

Team Pennsylvania constructs Winter Teams on both the Boys and Girls side of our program for grades 4th Grade through 8th Grade.  Over the last few years extending 4th Grade – 8th Grade Teams from the summer into the winter has become very popular for top AAU Clubs.  The teams practice 1-2 times per week and play in at least four tournaments.  Our Girls Teams will play in the Select Winter Series and our Boys Teams will play in Hoop Group – Next Gen Series and Made Hoops.  The program runs October through February.  Look for information on our website for our next Winter Series Season for the 2023-24 winter season.

For the Spring Season, How many practices per week and where are they held?

Player development is a cornerstone of Team Pennsylvania.  For our Spring Season, each team will have two 90-minute practices per week.  Practices will start the first week of March and run through May for 5th – 8th Grade Teams and through June for 9th – 11th Grade Teams.  Practices will be held at various Harrisburg Area facilities.  Specific details about times and locations for each team will be announced at Spring Tryouts.

What makes a team pennsylvania practice unique?

 Team Pennsylvania has gained the reputation of doing something unique in their practices to produce not only the best basketball players in the area, but also the best athletes.  The secret has been injecting 20-30 minutes of speed/strength/agility training in every practice.  Under the direction of the areas top trainer – Corey Dickerson, Team Pennsylvania has truly separated themselves from other clubs with their level of development.  Coach Corey learned the importance of athletic training to develop complete players, however it was always hard to get the players to attend “extra” fitness training classes.   By injecting this training into our standard practice time, the players have no choice but to attend.  Has it yielded results?

“Team Pennsylvania players are tougher, stronger, faster, and in better overall condition than the teams they compete against.  Opposing coaches ask us what our secret is often!”

-Coach Corey Dickerson, Team Pennsylvania Director of Player Development and College Placement   

How many games and tournaments do teams attend?

 The Spring AAU Season is a tournament-based season.  5th – 8th Grade Teams will play in 6 to 8 tournaments starting in April and running through the beginning of June.  Tournaments typically take place on Saturdays and Sundays and consist of anywhere between 2 – 6 games.  For the 5th – 8th Grade age groups the club will look to plan all tournaments within reasonable driving distance to prevent the cost of overnight stay.  Teams will have the autonomy to choose to stay overnight for a tournament or two if they desire.  9th – 11th grade teams will play 8 – 10 tournaments per year starting in April and running through the College Live Period in July.  College Showcase level teams can expect to travel overnight for multiple tournaments to make sure to maximize college coach exposure.  

 

When does the Season Start and End?

Spring Tryouts will take place the first week of March.  Practices start immediately following tryouts with tournaments starting in April.  5th-8th Grade Teams will practice and play in tournaments up until the first week or two of June.  9th – 11th Grade Teams will practice and play through the end of July.  Next year we will be considering a late Fall/early Winter extension to our 7th and 8th Grade Team’s season.  This decision will be made on a team-basis and will come at an additional cost.  

Is the grade a player tries out and plays for their current grade or next years?

Players try-out and play in their current grade.  The Club reserves the right to make exceptions from time to time and have a player play above their grade level with an older age group.  

How many teams will there be at each age group?

 The Club will look to have two teams at every age group on both the boys and girls side of the club.  In the case of an age group that can field an additional “AAU competitive” team there will be times when there are three or more teams at a specific age group.   

does the club offer off-season training?

On occasion Team Pennsylvania will offer club-specific open gyms and trainings throughout the year.  However, our players work with two of the areas top training programs the majority of the off-season.  See our training tab on this website to learn about these great options.  Team Pennsylvania has formed a strong partnership with these organizations, however they operate separate and players register for classes directly through these entities.  Team Pennsylvania strongly recommends off-season training.  

Who do I go to if I have a concern regarding my team?

You may contact Team Pennsylvania staff directly to help resolve any issue that you may find yourself in throughout the season. We are an organization that is 100% for the players in our program and want to ensure they are receiving the best possible experience we can offer.