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13 Jan 2017

Powerlifting for a Purpose

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. 

22 Dec 2016

RECAP: AAU Football Nationals Wraps Up at Northeast Regional Park

RECAP: AAU Football Nationals Wraps Up at Northeast Regional Park

ORLANDO, Fla. (January 13, 2017) – The sixth annual AAU Tackle Football League Based National Championships concluded last month (Dec. 15-18) with 38 teams from nine states across the nation. Games were held at Northeast Regional Park in Davenport.

21 Dec 2016

Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Selects CaptainU as the Official Recruiting Partner

Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Selects CaptainU as the Official Recruiting Partner

SAN FRANCISCO (December 20, 2016) – The Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) is proud to announce a strategic partnership with CaptainU to provide athletic development and college sports recruiting tools to their members, teams and sanctioned 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.

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.

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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

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