Hidden Gems AAU will provide a competitive schedule that will include most the big name tournaments in Ohio and surrounding states. Top teams will travel to AAU Nationals in Florida as well.
A respectable coaching staff is in place full of Varsity Level H.S. Coaches from successful programs within Central Ohio. Many of the coaches have played College and Professional Basketball, which allows them to teach from first-hand experiences.
Also our Academic Advisor will be available for summer ACT/SAT Preparation. As always with any Hidden Gems endeavor, "Exposure & Improvement" will be a priority.
All sales are final with no refunds as we provide and expect 100% loyalty on both sides as we move toward our common goals of exposure & improvement.
Half Price Hidden Gems College Placement and guaranteed invite & discount into the Hidden Gems Showcases are added bonuses to all involved players within the organization.
Hidden Gems offers this competitive schedule at a low cost per player that depends on which team you play on in the organization. Teams range from $250-$500 per player.
Travel: Red Roof Inn is the Hidden Gems Basketball Hotel. Players & Parents all save 15% per room. Coaches rooms will be paid for by Hidden Gems for full teams that choose to stay in their team hotel. Teams that choose to stay in any other hotel will be responsible for 50-100% of the room fees for coaches.
Hidden Gems AAU teams will be given: 4-12 Top Quality Tourneys, 1-2 Practices per week, Under Armour Reversible Uniform, 3 T-Shirts(1 for Player & 2 for Parents), Large Duffel Bag, BackPack, Gym Sack, Hidden Gems Socks(2 Pair), + 35% off Team Shoe Options.
9u, 10u, 11u will be uniform only and not receive the full gear package to reduce costs for the youngsters. All items will be available for purchase at low rates.
****** Grade School Players can be no older than 9-14(age of your playing classification) on August 31st, 2015 *****
HIDDEN GEMS AAU STAFF
AAU Program Director: Lucius Jones
AAU Program Vice President: Kevin Brooks
Director of Basketball Operations: Marvin King
H.S. Director: Justin Brown
Grade School Director: Ed Thompson
Director of Compliance: Chris Blakely
Director of Recruiting: Kevin Brooks
V.P. of Recruiting: Jeff Davis
2015 COACHING STAFF:
14u Black Coach: Ed Thompson & Marlo Coleman
14u Orange Coach: Steve Cesaro & Jeff Helbig
13u Black Coach: Charles Woods & Jeff Davis
12u Black Coach: Van McGee & Al Jarrett
12u Orange Coach: Andy Canter
11u Coach: Marcie Williams
10u Coach: Kyrem Massey
9u Coach: Rich Smith & Lee Sims
Waggoner Middle School - 340 Waggoner Rd
J. Ashburn Youth Center - 85 Clarendon Ave
Sawyer Neighborhood Center - 1056 Atcheson
Independence High School -
Columbus State Community College -
PRACTICE SCHEDULE(April 13th-May28th):
14u Black = Columbus St
14u Orange = Centennial - Mon & Wed
13u Black = Waggoner - Tues & Thurs = 6-730p
12u Black = Waggoner - Tues/6-730p & Wed/730-9p
12u Orange = Columbus St
11u = Waggoner - Mon/6-730p & Wed/6-730p
10u = Independence - Mon/6-8p & J.Ashburn - Thurs/630-8p
9u = Waggoner - Wed/6-730p & Thurs/6-730p