We want to make sure our parents and players understand how competitive the AAU level is in New Jersey so you can have appropriate expectations. Therefore, Rise as One Basketball assists parents in determining the appropriate level for each player. Many players come to our program as one of the best players in their CYO, Rec, travel, or town basketball team. It seems natural to expect that they will have similar success in AAU basketball, but unless an athlete plays and trains at a competitive level year-round, this is not always the case. Rise as One’s specialty is player development. We recruit travel-level players who are talented but still need to be developed. Many parents and players want the instant success, but this is not how basketball works. Becoming a skilled basketball player takes years of development.
We know this is true because our most successful teams have been together for three years. Unlike many other AAU programs, Rise as One does not make the generic claim that our program is for all ages and abilities. We want players who are dedicated to improving, willing to work hard, and who trust our development process. If a player or parent doesn’t support our method, they should consider looking for a different AAU program which would be a better match for their goals. We are a certified organization of USA Youth Basketball and Jr NBA and we use the methods of these programs.
Our goal here at Rise as One AAU Basketball is to produce fundamentally sound basketball players.
We work with any age from rec player to travel player—with a AAU basketball curriculum designed to develop players who play hard, want to understand the game, and are capable of competing at a regional and national level. At Rise as One, we use the experience of our top coaching staff to help develop your player to reach there full potential. Come join us at the next boys & girls AAU Basketball Tryouts!