Local Fall AAU Season Tryouts | Boys 3rd-12th Grades
2019 Fall Season September-October:-(Boys 3rd-12th/Girls 4th-12th) The Fall Season is a great way to get prepared for the winter school season or AAU travel season. The season begins in mid-September and concludes the end of October. The season welcomes in new players to the club during the tryout evaluations and welcomes back State & National teams for Fall-I league play.REGISTER HERE FOR TRYOUTS
The Fall Season is a very good opportunity for players who want to be considered for future State & National level teams.
Local New Players/Returning Local Players: New and Returning Local players should register for tryouts on-line and attend the posted Fall season tryout dates. Tryout registration is also available the day of the tryouts, at the facility. The Fall Season cost will be $250 per player and will include practice, league play and coaching staff.
State & National Teams: We encourage the State & National teams to compete in the Fall Season. Players do not need to attend tryouts and will have a reduced cost for the fall Season. Please get with your coach to be entered to the Fall rosters. The cost of the Fall season for State & National players will be $125 per player.
Players should attend as many tryouts as possible, but there is not a mandatory number to attend to be selected. Final rosters will not exceed 9-10 players: Location of tryouts will be at Basketball City-16400 Eastland Dr., Roseville, MI 48066
· Girls Tryouts: Wednesday, September 11th: 4th-12th Grades from 6:30-7:30pm & Saturday, September 14th:4th-12th Grades 11:00am-Noon
· Boys Tryouts: Wednesday, September 11th: 3rd-12th Grades from 7:45pm-8:45pm & Saturday, September 14th: 3rd-12th Grades 10:00am-11:00am
Rosters: Official 2019 Fall rosters will be released on Saturday, September 14th and the season will begin the week of September 16th at your first scheduled practice.
Tryouts Dates: Please arrive at least 20 minutes early to get checked in and ready to play. The $25 fee covers all of the scheduled tryout dates below. Register for tryouts at www.mwaelite.com
Returning Players Registration | Tryout Fee
The MWA Elite-Local will offer up to 6-seasons of AAU play during the calendar year. The calendar year for the club is September 1st to August 31st. There has been several inquires about when to tryout, for what season and when to pay for the tryout process. Please review the following information to guide you from season to season.
Tryout fee of $25: The tryout fee is only required to be paid 1-time during the calendar year. After you tryout for a season, you can attend the next seasons tryouts or any of the future seasons tryouts at no charge.
Returning players/new season: If you would like to continue playing in the next season or if you missed a season and would like to return to the program, here is what to do.
- Please reply to emails for returning players. Several emails will be sent from the club director, about the new seasons and returning players. Please include your child's name, grade and previous team.
- Click on the season payment tab and complete the season payment registration.
About the Club
How the club and seasons work:
The MWA Elite Local AAU Basketball Club is designed to expose new players/families to AAU basketball, build competitive teams from season to season with roster continuity and have a vision for the complete basketball experience from 1st grade to 12th grades.
The AAU season is made up 6-“mini” seasons:-Fall-I/Fall-II/Winter- I/Winter- II/Spring/Summer. Each season will last anywhere from 8 weeks to 10 weeks.
Each season will coincide with the AAU Sanctioned Detroit Leagues. All of the club teams will compete in the D-Leagues. The D-Leagues provide mid-to upper level AAU competition, weekly games and appropriate age brackets. To learn more about the D-Leagues go to http://mwabasketball.com/bbleagues.html
Teams practice 2-times per week, usually play in 1-2 local AAU friendship tournaments and have a paid/qualified coach.
Players can opt in and out of the program during the calendar year. We take every precaution to keep rosters together from season to season. This is great way to have a greater chance of success on the AAU circuit.
Transitioning to the MWA Elite-Local | February 1, 2017
The Michigan Hoopers are now transitioning to the MWA Elite Basketball Club beginning February 1, 2017. The Hoopers have been an entry level AAU basketball club for over 10-years. The club has competed in the AAU Detroit Basketball Leagues and Midwest Athletics tournaments. The club has provided an avenue for families who are new to AAU Basketball and this will remain the case with the MWA Elite-Local teams. Several of the families that have searched out the Hoopers were looking for better coaching and better competition. We will still provide qualified, non-parent, paid coaches and better competition by playing in one of the most competitive leagues around, the AAU Detroit Leagues.
The MWA Elite offers 3-types of teams: Local, State & National. The MWA Elite will give players the opportunity to showcase their skills on a higher level team, within the same club. For State & National team info, please go to www.mwaelite.com for more info.
Coach Williams Court "Just Play"
With years of dedication to the club, players, parents and the great game of basketball, it only made sense to reward Coach Williams for all of his hardwork. If you see Coach Williams give him a handshake and say Thanks. He is what is great about teaching, preparing and rewarding the youth of today.
Karl Williams began his basketball career at the age of 14 in VanWerth, Ohio. Williams relocated to Detroit, Michigan and attended Osborn High School for the 11th and 12th grade. Williams graduated from Osborn in 1989 and was then recruited to the Macomb Community College (MCC) basketball team located in Warren, Michigan where he finished 2 years as a “strong” power forward. Williams went on to play for Walsh College located in Canton, Ohio. He continued his love for basketball in Detroit, Michigan playing in multiple semi-pro leagues, Gus Macker tournaments and the American Old Timers basketball traveling league for 35 and over, representing Wayne County Michigan.
In 1999, Williams began his career as a coach for Russell Street Baptist Church in Detroit. At Russell Street, he coached three basketball teams for boys’ ages 5-16 years old, in one season. From 2002 to 2005 he continued coaching for Huron Park Elementary School for his son and daughter’s basketball teams who played at the Parks and Recreation Center in Roseville, Michigan. In 2003, he went into the arena of coaching for the American Amateur Union (AAU) boys’ basketball team the Macomb Maniacs. In 2005, Williams assembled and coached a boys AAU team at Basketball City in Roseville. Williams is in his 7th season of coaching boys and girls AAU teams with the Michigan Hoopers.
Karl Williams is committed to the community by giving back to our youth. He strives on bringing out the best in them by utilizing the tools of basketball. Williams believes that by working hard and learning the fundamentals anyone can become successful at basketball or anything in life. Williams says; “This is the same philosophy I learned from Coach Switch at MCC”.
Coach Williams is currently the Head Assistant at Macomb College..
Williams’ family includes his wife, Donyale, daughter, Aja, and sons Traye and Troye
Fall-I Rosters | Season Payment | Coaching Assignments | Practice Schedules
Tryouts for the 2018 MWA Local Fall-I season have concluded and it is time to view the rosters. The staff is very excited about the great potential from tryouts and we look forward to a great season.
Registration on-site: Season registration/payments and uniform orders can be made at Basketball City at your first practice or on-line:
Registration on-line: Season payments can be made online at by clicking the link Make Season Payment
Season Fee: $250
AAU Insurance Membership: $14; This can be done at www.aausports.org and you will need the MWA Elite club code which is
Uniforms: If you are a returning player, you do not have to purchase a new uniform for the Fall-I season. New players must purchase a uniform-(includes home/away shorts and home/away jersey.
How to Order:
1. Uniforms can be ordered at Basketball City at scheduled days above. Sample sizes will be available at Basketball City.
2.Uniforms can be ordered online at https://mwabasketball.wufoo.com/forms/uniform-scout-order-formmichigan-hoopers/
Review roster, coaching assignment and practice schedule below.
Please make your season payment of $250 and order a uniform if needed.
- Obtain an AAU Membership card
Practices will begin the week of Monday, September 18th at your regularly scheduled day and time.