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4 Jan 2018

Wisconsin AAU Connected to Two Tragedies Last Weekend

Wisconsin AAU Connected to Two Tragedies Last Weekend
MENOMONIE, Wisc. (Jan. 4, 2018) - Friends and family are mourning the death of former AAU member and UW-Stout basketball standout Amanda Geissler, one of 10 Americans killed in a charter plane crash Sunday Dec 31st in Costa Rica.

11 Dec 2017

Stacking His Way to the Top

Stacking His Way to the Top

Sport stacking brings a family closer together. 

27 Nov 2017

AAU Events Earn Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism Honors

AAU Events Earn Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism Honors

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Nov. 27, 2017) - Sports Destination Management, the leading publication with the largest circulation of sports event planners and tournament directors in the sports tourism market, today announced the 2017 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism. This year’s winners are responsible for contributing more than $400 million to the national economy over the past year.

17 Oct 2017

CARL LEWIS: PASSING THE BATON

CARL LEWIS: PASSING THE BATON

What does it mean to be a champion? Is it defined by the number of races won, the medals earned, the times left in the record books? Or is it something else entirely?. Blog post from our partners at Eastbay.com

8 Sep 2017

AAU aids those impacted by Hurricane Harvey as Hurricane Irma Approaches Florida

AAU aids those impacted by Hurricane Harvey as Hurricane Irma Approaches Florida

A historic early hurricane season brings two devastating storms to Houston, Texas and the state of Florida

6 Sep 2017

AAU Cares: Back to School Giveaway in Kannapolis, North Carolina

AAU Cares: Back to School Giveaway in Kannapolis, North Carolina

AAU Track and Field makes donation supporting education efforts

2 Sep 2017

AAU Cares: Michigan AAU donates for Hurricane Harvey

AAU Cares: Michigan AAU donates for Hurricane Harvey

Darnell Hall, 1992 Olympian and AAU Track and Field Executive Committee member gives back to those impacted by Hurricane Harvey

30 Aug 2017

AAU Cares: AAU National Office Brings Clothes, Water and Non-Perishable Items to Those Impacted by Hurricane Harvey

AAU Cares: AAU National Office Brings Clothes, Water and Non-Perishable Items to Those Impacted by Hurricane Harvey

HOUSTON, Texas (Aug. 30, 2017) – National staff members from the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) will return to Houston, home of the 50th annual AAU Junior Olympic Games in 2016, to bring more than 10,000 items of clothing, dozens of cases of bottled water and various non-perishable items to those impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

18 Aug 2017

Wrestler Carries Extra Weight at AAU Junior Olympic Games

Wrestler Carries Extra Weight at AAU Junior Olympic Games

Hunter Gandee, a wrestler from Michigan, has carried his brother hundreds of miles on his back to raise awareness for Cerebral Palsy. 

15 Aug 2017

PHOTO GALLERY: Inline Hockey AAU Junior Olympic Games

PHOTO GALLERY: Inline Hockey AAU Junior Olympic Games

10 Aug 2017

2017 AAU Junior Olympic Games Joel Ferrell Award Winners Announced

2017 AAU Junior Olympic Games Joel Ferrell Award Winners Announced

Top athletes from each sport were selected for the AAU Junior Olympic Games' highest honor. 

8 Aug 2017

The 51st Annual AAU Junior Olympic Games Come to a Close in Detroit

The 51st Annual AAU Junior Olympic Games Come to a Close in Detroit

More than 15,000 athletes and 30,000 spectators came to Detroit, MI to compete in the 51st Annual AAU Junior Olympic Game, the world's largest multi-sport event. 

7 Aug 2017

Oral Roberts Students and Hundreds of Others Volunteer at the AAU Junior Olympic Games

Oral Roberts Students and Hundreds of Others Volunteer at the AAU Junior Olympic Games

Oral Roberts University students and hundreds of others volunteer at the 2017 AAU Junior Olympic Games. 

4 Aug 2017

Nothing Can Stop Northern Colorado Athlete from Running at AAU Junior Olympic Games

Nothing Can Stop Northern Colorado Athlete from Running at AAU Junior Olympic Games
John Perales sat on the couch at his home in Greeley, Colo. willing himself not to be sick again. It was less than two weeks before he and his family were set to travel to Detroit, Mich. for the 51st AAU Junior Olympic Games and he knew he would be unable to go to track practice if he was sick again.

28 Jul 2017

Day 2 of the AAU Junior Olympic Games

Day 2 of the AAU Junior Olympic Games

28 Jul 2017

Day 1 of the 2017 AAU Junior Olympic Games

Day 1 of the 2017 AAU Junior Olympic Games
First three of 18 sports kick off the Games

24 Jul 2017

Amateur Athletic Union, USA Pickleball Association to Host First Large-Scale Youth Pickleball Event at 2017 AAU Junior Olympic Games in Detroit

Amateur Athletic Union, USA Pickleball Association to Host First Large-Scale Youth Pickleball Event at 2017 AAU Junior Olympic Games in Detroit

Largest multi-sport youth event in the country to host exhibition event of unique paddle sport; AAU, USA Pickleball Association aim to provide more competitive opportunities in the sport for youth athletes

21 Jul 2017

More Than 15,000 Participants Head to Detroit for 18 Sports Competitions at the AAU Junior Olympic Games Beginning Next Week

More Than 15,000 Participants Head to Detroit for 18 Sports Competitions at the AAU Junior Olympic Games Beginning Next Week

Athletes from 45 states expected to compete in largest multi-sport event in the country; 10-day competition has brought more than $50 million to previous host cities since 2010

12 Jun 2017

AAU Track and Field Reaches Agreement with FloSports to Provide Exclusive Live Coverage of AAU Junior Olympic Games

AAU Track and Field Reaches Agreement with FloSports to Provide Exclusive Live Coverage of AAU Junior Olympic Games
Select regional and district competitions also will be live streamed on FloTrack.com; live coverage will be available for more than 60,000 AAU Track and Field athletes

15 Mar 2017

2017 AAU STRENGTH SPORTS RECOGNITION AND AWARDS PROGRAM

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What Is Pickleball?

Registration for the inaugural AAU National Indoor Pickleball Championships opened today, so we’re taking the opportunity to provide the scoop on all things pickleball.
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AAU Pickleball Serves First-Ever Event in Florida

The AAU Englewood Chill Blast Pickleball Tournament made history this weekend as the first-ever pickleball event hosted for AAU members. (What the heck is pickleball?!) More than 180 athletes from 11 states and Canada – ranging from age 19 to 75 – competed on Florida’s west coast as part of the Florida Pickleball League.

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Best Bats to Use at AAU Baseball Nationals in 2018

Are you in the market for a one-piece or two-piece bat for your upcoming AAU season? Would you rather have an end-loaded or balanced weight distribution? Composite or alloy barrel? That can be a lot to take in. Thankfully, though, our friends at Eastbay are here to help with the best BBCOR baseball bats of 2018.
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Ask an Expert: AAU Alum Lauryn Williams (Part 2)

Once every two years, the greatest athletes from around the world represent their countries with pride and compete to etch their names in the history books. This massive event is truly a spectacle, and there may be no one better equipped to break down what it takes and what the stage feels like more than AAU alum Lauryn Williams. 
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Remember When... Dwyane Wade Visited ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

Back in 2010, before Wade and his buddy LeBron James joined forces in South Beach for the Heat, Wade joined Mickey Mouse and played a special 3-on-3 basketball game with athletes in town for the 16U AAU Girls Basketball National Championships at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort.

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18 AAU Events You Don't Want to Miss in 2018

Summertime is right around the corner and, with that, comes the bulk of AAU national championship season. The AAU is constantly adding new events and new competition opportunities for youth athletes and, in recent years, a larger focus has been placed on developing the whole event – not just organizing a tournament. Complete with social responsibility initiatives and unique family vacation opportunities, take a look at the 18 AAU events you are not going to want to miss in 2018.

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