Ohio Sports Plus AAU Basketball Information
Ohio Sports Plus Spring 2024 AAU Basketball Tryouts!
Recently, we've had several calls regarding AAU tryouts and whether we will be having any in the fall. My understanding is that there are several AAU programs that will be holding tryouts over the course of the next few weekends.
We WILL be holding tryouts for our AAU teams for the 2024 spring season, but it will be held in February before the spring season starts. We will not be having any fall tryouts.
There shouldn't be a rush to solidify AAU teams in September. A lot can happen between now and March. I personally don't feel comfortable locking someone in an agreement with us when we won't hold our first practices until after their winter basketball season ends.
If you want to wait until after your son/daughter's basketball season, rest assured we will have tryouts just like we did last year. We will get those dates out at the beginning of 2024, but they will probably be in February again with a couple that first week in March.
As a parent, the club system can be a little overwhelming. All I want is an opportunity for my daughter to learn, get better, and have fun. Ohio Sports Plus will give your child that opportunity all in due time.
At this particular time, this is what your athlete should be focusing on:
- If they are playing a traditional fall sport, then they should be focusing on that. The last thing you need to worry about is taking your son/daughter to a basketball tryout on a day that they should be getting much needed recovery from their fall sport.
- If they are not playing a fall sport, then they should be getting ready for the school basketball tryouts and playing for their school team. Do what you need to do to get better. Focus on that. Which we certainly can help you with that at our facility.
- As a parent, I don't want to worry about missing a soccer tournament so my daughter can attend a basketball tryout for a team that won't (or shouldn't be) begin play until March. I'm sure you don't either.
Once again, we will be having our AAU tryouts, but not until February 2024. This will give us plenty of time to make sure we can acquire great coaches for your kids and develop the best experience possible for your sons/daughters.
This will be the best way we know to have them continue to love this great game of basketball!
Good luck this winter with your school team and we look forward to seeing you in the spring.
Sincerely, the Ohio Sports Plus staff!
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- We are holding tryouts for Boys and Girls teams, Grades 4 through 11. Tryouts are based on your player's current grade.
- Tryouts are held at Ohio Sports Plus - 4140 Tuller Rd Suite 118 Dublin 43016
- Our Tryout Fee is $10. This is to be paid at the door, either via check written out to Ohio Sports Plus, or cash. A player can attend more than one tryout in their age group if they choose, but only needs to pay a one time tryout fee of $10.
- Walk-ins for tryouts are welcomed - you do not have to pre-schedule to attend. Tryout registration is online, and can be done in advance, or once you arrive to Ohio Sports Plus.
- Players in Grades 7-11 may only tryout once their school season is complete. Please attend or schedule a makeup tryout with OSP if the tryout times do not work for you.
- Parents/Guardians are only allowed to check-in players at the start of tryouts, and then must exit the gym - tryout spectators will not be allowed.
- We held an online meeting for parents/guardians to learn more about Ohio Sports Plus on Monday, January 30 at 6:00pm. Click to view the recording.
- Players should bring enough water/beverages for the duration of the tryout. It is suggested to bring a ball to tryouts, though we will have basketballs to use as well.
- Tryouts will be for ~75 minutes this year, and will consist of a combinations of drills and scrimmaging.
- Players only need to attend one tryout for their age group
- If your player cannot make their age group's tryout, contact our AAU Director at firstname.lastname@example.org to see a makeup tryout.
- The cost to participate on a Spring AAU team, if selected, is $550. This includes practice two nights a week, 5 weekend tournaments, a uniform, and shooting shirt.
- Practices for teams start in March, and practices are two days a week, typically Mon/Wed or Tues/Thurs. Practice locations are in Dublin and Columbus.
- Tournament schedules are finalized once teams are assembled, as our coaches do their best to work with player availability.
- For the most part, the tournaments are played within a 1 hour radius of Columbus area.
Questions? Contact our AAU Director at email@example.com
Seeking: 2024 AAU Basketball Coaches
Interested in coaching basketball this spring (2024)? Consider leading an AAU Basketball team with Ohio Sports Plus. Coaches are volunteers with our organization, but we do provide a stipend to assist with your travel over the course of the spring. We are seeking girls and boys coaches to lead teams in our program.
Coaching Responsibilities include:
- Attend tryouts and evaluate players
- Offer players roster spots on your team
- Submit a full roster and player information to the AAU Director
- Lead practices twice a week from early March to mid May
- Coach your team at 5 weekend tournaments in the Columbus metro area over the course of the spring season
If you would like to be considered for a coaching position, e-mail the Ohio Sports Plus AAU Director at firstname.lastname@example.org