Another part of the Alabama Basketball Academy operates as a basketball club that selects, trains, and coaches teams in the spring and summer. Our ABA teams range in ages from 2nd-rising 12th graders for both boys and girls. We have teams for all levels of ability. For those players who are still developing, we have skill development training and Academy teams. For those players who are ready to play at a competitive level, we have 2 levels of teams LOCAL and REGIONAL. ABA LOCAL teams play in tournaments and leagues in the Huntsville area. ABA REGIONAL teams play some locally, but also travel and play in tournaments against the highest level of competition in the southeast region of the country.
These are not the “stereotypical travel” AAU teams. The ABA teams reflect the mission of our Academy. Each team is grounded in fundamentals, team play, and discipline. The philosophy that sets us apart from other AAU teams is the focus on player development and team improvement. Every practice is an opportunity to improve and learn from outstanding coaches while playing with talented players. If your child plays for ABA and makes all practices and training sessions – we guarantee they will be better players when the season is over.
Our spring/summer teams have tryouts and team selection in February. Practices begin in February for our younger teams and February/March for our older teams. We travel to play in tournaments, host tournaments, and have local “play days”. Our season typically finishes in June or July depending on the age group.
Our goal is for all of the players on the ABA teams is to play in high school. For those who are talented and skilled enough to play in college, we are able to use the hundreds of contacts gained through years of coaching to help them through the recruiting process. We are not opposed to “recruiting services”, but it makes a major difference when your child plays for ABA and we can make a phone call through a personal relationship to aid the recruiting process instead of being a name sent out on a recruiting list.