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2 Feb 2018

Ask an Expert: AAU Alum Lauryn Williams

Ask an Expert: AAU Alum Lauryn Williams
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. 

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

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.

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.

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

18 Jul 2017

AAU Club Championships & AAU Primary Nationals Recap

AAU Club Championships & AAU Primary Nationals Recap

The AAU Primary Nationals and AAU Club Championships came to a close this past weekend. 

5 Jul 2017

Preview: AAU Track Championships

Preview: AAU Track Championships

The AAU Track Championships are set to begin this weekend at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. 

25 Jun 2017

National Youth Track Coaches Association and AAU Track & Field Alliance

National Youth Track Coaches Association and AAU Track & Field Alliance
DECATUR, GA  (June 26, 2017) – The National Youth Track Coaches Association President and Amateur Athletic Union Track & Field National Chair met in Atlanta to discuss the Youth Coaches of Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) joining the National Youth Track Coaches Association (NYTCA).

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

31 May 2017

AAU Member Breaks Record

AAU Member Breaks Record

AAU member Brandon Miller breaks freshman class record in 800m race. 

10 May 2017

AAU Track & Field Partners with The Perfect Method

AAU Track & Field Partners with The Perfect Method

AAU REACHES THREE-YEAR AGREEMENT WITH LEGENDARY OLYMPIC CHAMPION CARL LEWIS’ TRAINING PROGRAM THE PERFECT METHOD TO BOLSTER OPPORTUNITIES FOR COACHES AND ATHLETES

 

20 Mar 2017

AAU CARES at AAU Track and Field Indoor National Championships

AAU CARES at AAU Track and Field Indoor National Championships

Participating athletes donaated new or used books to support the local book bank

29 Dec 2016

MIYS & MITS Series


Sport: Track & Field
Type: Invitational/Tournament/Meet
Date(s): Dec 30, 2016 - Mar 5, 2017

3 Feb 2017

AAU East Coast T&F Championship


Sport: Track & Field
Type: Invitational/Tournament/Meet
Date(s): Feb 4, 2017

3 Mar 2017

BeastMode Throwers Javelin Clinic


Sport: Track & Field
Type: Demonstration/Clinic
Date(s): Mar 4, 2017

29 Jul 2016

AAU Cares: Shoe giveaway at South Texas AAU District Primary Track & Field Championships

AAU Cares: Shoe giveaway at South Texas AAU District Primary Track & Field Championships
AUSTIN, Texas (July 23) - The AAU track and field community continues to show that it cares. During the 2016 South Texas AAU District Primary Track and Field Championships on July 23rd, a shoe giveaway was held.   

20 Jul 2016

Broken Records Aplenty During AAU Club Championships at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

Broken Records Aplenty During AAU Club Championships at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

ORLANDO, Fla. (July 20, 2016) – AAU national records were set and reset in abundance this weekend during the 20th AAU Club Championships at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort.

13 Jul 2016

AAU Region 6 Track and Field Cares

AAU Region 6 Track and Field Cares
ORLANDO, Fla. - During the AAU Region 6 National Qualifier for track and field, coaches, and parents took a moment away from the oval to focus on helping the homeless.
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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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Workout of the Month: Kneeling Exercises

Walk into a gym and you’ll notice a lot of the same thing: athletes standing, sitting, or lying on their backs while they are getting their bodies ready for 2018 AAU competition. Even though these get the job done, there is another position that can help strengthen your body and balance, giving you an edge on your competition: Kneeling.

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