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14 Dec 2016

NEW IN 2017! NCAA Certification Process for Live Period Events

NEW IN 2017! NCAA Certification Process for Live Period Events


 

13 Dec 2016

A'Jani Stokes: The Fastest Kid at GTMO

A'Jani Stokes: The Fastest Kid at GTMO

5 Dec 2016

Recap: Top Runners Converged for the 2016 AAU Cross Country National Championships

Recap: Top Runners Converged for the 2016 AAU Cross Country National Championships

More than 1,000 cross country runners competed in the annual AAU Cross Country National Championship on December 3, 2016.

18 Nov 2016

Amateur Athletic Union, ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex and Visit Orlando Recognized Nationally for Marquee AAU Volleyball Event

Amateur Athletic Union, ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex and Visit Orlando Recognized Nationally for Marquee AAU Volleyball Event

ORLANDO, Florida (November 18, 2016) – The Amateur Athletic Union (AAU), in conjunction with ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex and Visit Orlando, was honored by Sports Destination Management as a recipient of the 2016 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism award for the impact generated by the 43rd AAU Girls’ Junior Volleyball National Championship.

11 Nov 2016

Amateur Athletic Union Partners with CYBL-USA

Amateur Athletic Union Partners with CYBL-USA

In a strategic effort to increase youth programming in boys and girls basketball in the southeastern portion of the United States, the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) is partnering with the Competitive Youth Basketball League USA (CYBL-USA) again in 2017.

7 Nov 2016

AAU Girls Basketball National Championships Set to Tip Off in Derby City in 2017

AAU Girls Basketball National Championships Set to Tip Off in Derby City in 2017

ORLANDO, Florida (Nov. 7, 2016) — The Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Basketball National Championships for 9th-11th grade girls will tip off in Louisville, Kentucky in July 2017, the organization announced today.

31 Oct 2016

AAU Vice President Rusty Buchanan To Be Recognized as Central Florida Humanitarian at Nov. 3 Gala in Melbourne

AAU Vice President Rusty Buchanan To Be Recognized as Central Florida Humanitarian at Nov. 3 Gala in Melbourne

ORLANDO, Florida (Oct. 31, 2016) — Brevard County resident and 1st Vice President of the Amateur Athletic Union, Rusty Buchanan, will be recognized as a Central Florida Humanitarian on Nov. 3 at a gala event in Melbourne.

19 Oct 2016

NOMINATE A COACH FOR PCA'S  2017 Double-Goal Coach® Award

NOMINATE A COACH FOR PCA'S 2017 Double-Goal Coach® Award

Nominations are now open for Positive Coaching Alliance's Double-Goal Coach Award! If you know a coach who strives to win, but more importantly to teach life lessons through sport, nominate them 

19 Oct 2016

125th Annual AAU Convention Awards

125th Annual AAU Convention Awards

Congratulations to all who worked hard to earn the awards given out at the 125th Annual AAU National Convention!

18 Oct 2016

Amateur Athletic Union Expresses Support for Newly Announced Youth Basketball Guidelines

Amateur Athletic Union Expresses Support for Newly Announced Youth Basketball Guidelines

ORLANDO, Florida (Oct. 18, 2016) The Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) voted in support of the newly established NBA and USA Basketball youth basketball guidelines during the Union’s 125th AAU National Convention, the organization announced today.

12 Oct 2016

AAU Volunteers Pack 10,000 Meals for Underprivileged Youth in San Antonio During 125th AAU National Convention

AAU Volunteers Pack 10,000 Meals for Underprivileged Youth in San Antonio During 125th AAU National Convention

More than 350 AAU volunteers participate in new AAU Cares initiative by packing meals for San Antonio youth as part of AAU National Convention

16 Sep 2016

AAU STRENGTH SPORTS ANNOUNCES 2016 ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICANS

The Amateur Athletic Union today released its list of AAU Strength Sports Academic All-Americans for 2016. Thirty stand-out athletes from across the country, ages six to 18, were selected from the four Strength Sports disciplines – powerlifting, weightlifting, Feats of Strength and combine. To qualify, athletes must have participated in AAU Strength Sports meets during the past year, and maintained a very high academic standard in school.

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Powerlifting for a Purpose

One of the most successful powerlifting athletes at the AAU Junior Olympic Games during the past few years has been Taylorville, Illinois teenager Karter Brachear.  A 17-year-old junior at Taylorville High School, Karter began doing the powerlifts at age 12 to get stronger for football and wrestling, and he set seven Illinois state records in his first meet nine months later. 

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