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Spring 2018 Teams

Register for the Next 2018 Spring Tryouts Below! Tryouts will be held as follows:
Grades 2,3,4,5,6
January 21, 2018
Grades 2 & 3 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Grades 4,5,6 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

February 4, 2018 (Times TBA)

Grades 7,8,9,10
February 4, 2018 (Times TBA)

Grades 10,11,12
February 11, 2018 (Times TBA)


Grades 2,3,4,5,6 Here

Grades 7,8,9,10,11,12 Here

2018 Coaches Shown Below......More Being Added as they are Approved!

Coaches For Spring 2018

2018 Spring Coaches

Yves Michel - Boys Grade 8
Daniel Blakely - Boys Grade 9
Chris Otto - Boys Grade 3
Avie Lester - Boys Grade HS
Mick Pentoney - Boys Grade 4, Boys Grade 7
Lamar Moore - Boys Grade 5, Boys Grade 7
Don Ledford - Boys Grade 7
Marquel Sanders - Boys Grade HS, Boys Grade 8
Danny Thomas - Boys Grade 6
Avie Lester - Girls HS, Girls 15U
Joey Harrell - Girls HS - Asheville
Mike Tipton - Girls HS - Asheville
Rik Seymour - Girls Grade 8/9 
Jonathan Hawley - Girls Grade 8
Steve Moss - Girls Grade 7
Mark McClendon - Girls Grade 4

* More to be Announced

At Cameron Indoor

For the 2018 Spring Season, All AAU Players take part in Free Advanced Training Sessions Each Week
Training Begins in November!

New starting in November, is a special training regimen exclusive to Team Carolina Raleigh-Durham AAU Players. Registered Team Carolina players will have the opportunity to participate this season in weekly “Sunday Specialized Training Skill Sessions.” These special free advanced training sessions are in addition to practices regularly conducted.

All Skill Sessions are held on Sundays

Contact Us With Questions

Team Carolina AAU Staff
Don Ledford
Vice President, Team Carolina AAU Programs/Events -
Gary Workman
Vice President & General Manager, Hoops City U -
Avie Lester
Director of Skill Development -
Jonas Richard 
National Skills Trainer
Michko Massago
National Skills Trainer

Team Carolina AAU:
An Unparalleled Plan to Player & Team Development which has led to 4 Division I National Championships
2006, 2013, 2013-NCAA Showcase, 2016-Adidas
& MULTIPLE State Championships!

  • Multiple Team Practices (up to 3x a week)
  • New for 2018 Spring, Weekly Skill Training sessions led by Professional Skills Trainers begin in November (3 months before practices start)
  • Speed and Agility training led by certified trainers
  • Structured Curriculum for each grade level
  • Qualified Coaches committed to your child's development!
  • Teams will play  7-12 Tournaments in the Spring
  • Team Building Activities to impact Team Chemistry and Cohesiveness
  • Special Members only Event Nights with Celebrity NBA Trainers 
  • Academic Accountability
  • Recruiting Advisor for NCAA Exposure Team Members
  • Continued Parent Communication on topics affecting your child!
  • Spring Season Practices begin in February & continue till mid June


Click Here To Register for Tryouts

At Team Carolina, we are committed to the complete holistic development of the entire student-person-player. As such, we do things much differently than most AAU Organizations. 

"Our Tryout Selection Process" (below) provides a power point presentation that provides you with a step by step process to our assessment and ultimately, a decision of potential offer relative to the tryout process.