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Club Basketball - Raleigh/Durham

Since 2004 By The Numbers…...

National Under Armour Grassroots Basketball Sponsored Program

4x Division I National Champions! 2006, 2013, 2013-NCAA, 2016-Adidas

Numerous Additional Organization National Championships!

26 AAU NC State Championships

Nationally known NCAA Exposure Program Resulting in 49 College Scholarships (Men/Women)

Annual International Basketball Tour for select Team Carolina players
Atlantis, Bahamas in 2016 (2 Teams)
Atlantis, Bahamas in 2018 (1 Team)

Our Own Home 20,000 Foot Training Facility

91 AAU Teams within Team Carolina

4 Locations in Raleigh, Asheville, Lake Norman & Columbia

Team Carolina AAU: What You Need To Know

Team Carolina has quickly become one of the largest, most comprehensive instructive based basketball organizations in the southeast. This past Spring, Summer and Fall-2019 season, OVER 91 TEAMS participated in the Team Carolina AAU Program (Raleigh-Durham and Asheville). Repetition is the key to success, and all of our teams train consistently on a structured and designed curriculum which dramatically impacts player development.

An Unparalleled Plan to Player Development

  • Multiple Team Practices (up to 3x a week)
  • Weekly Skills/Performance Training led by Professional Skills Trainers begin in December (2 months before team practices start)
  • Tremendous NCAA Exposure Program
  • 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
  • Spiritual Growth Opportunity with Sports Missions Outreach
  • Captain Leadership Training for each Team
  • Parent Education Webinars on topics affecting your child!
  • Spring Season Practices begin in February 

A Professional Strategy

Expanded Parent Education
In addition to our annual Signing Night and Parent Orientation, our Director of Development will be conducting multiple parent education seminars for parents to attend regarding the most important issues affecting players today. These parent education webinar forums will be conducted on topics such as nutrition, playing with confidence, The role of a parent in club sports, stretching and injury prevention, strength and power training, improving your vertical jump, Skills and Private Training Recommendations, summer camp options and many more.

More NCAA Exposure Tournament Opportunities
In addition to our on staff NCAA Recruiting Advisor, our athletes in 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th grades will have an expanded opportunity to attend the large NCAA Invitation Only Exposure tournaments during the open recruiting periods. Here you will play in front of college coaches in locations such as Atlanta, Chicago and other regional city events. Our coaches and staff will also be advising and instructing our athletes through practice "mock" college coach phone calls and "how to communicate" seminars. Further, each participating athlete will have access to their own online website personal recruiting page, and a much more comprehensive emphasis on recruiting preparation.

Year Round Skills Training
Every Team Carolina Athlete will have the opportunity to again attend Weekly Professional Skills Training led by our NBA Trainers John Williams & Michko Massago. These sessions, which begin in December for athletes named to a team from Early Spring Tryouts and will continue throughout the entire Spring AAU season (until June 1). This is included at no additional fee for all of our participants.

Newly added Asheville, Lake Norman and Columbia Team Carolina Locations
Our expansion with six teams in each of our new regions enables you to have access to more effective resources for your continued development and team benefit. All of our supportive staff and trainers are directly involved with each location, the end result........YOU benefit.

Organizational Structure
The Team Carolina Basketball Program which began in 2002, is a Non-Profit 501C-3 under the Amateur Athletic Union umbrella that offers intense competitive AAU Basketball Teams throughout the Carolinas; Lake Norman, NC, Columbia, SC and out of its host facility, Hoops City U in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina. In the past five years alone, over 2,400 athletes have played AAU with Team Carolina which have achieved three (3) AAU Division I National Championships, multiple State Championships and a substantial quantity of players continuing their basketball playing at the collegiate level. We offer AAU opportunities in three levels of competitive play for Boys and Girls Teams Grades 2 thru 11:

                                                      Team Carolina - NCAA Exposure
                                                      Team Carolina - National

                                                      Team Carolina - Regional

Team Carolina Teams become a family over the course of the season. They bond not only while on the court, but also while traveling together, eating together, and through learning and studying together during basketball classroom sessions.



How We Differ From Other AAU Programs

  • We are committed to our mission of Developing the Holistic Student-Person-Player in Basketball, and have been successful for 18 years!
  • The Basketball Court is our Classroom. We believe in constantly teaching, educating, shaping and impacting each young person who participates in our program. Our unparalleled highly qualified Coaching Staff is committed to you!
  • Our own 20,000 square foot Home Facility is dedicated to you, and gives us the advantage of ensuring a positive, quality, safe and inviting location. Our AAU members have access to courts, fitness conditioning, sports psychology, cafe, academic assistance, recruiting guidance and talented staff members. It best reflects our staff, our culture and the environment to be successful!
  • We believe in a fast, high energy environment to better facilitate a lively action packed gym with a higher quantity of practice and training sessions!
  • A Year Round Program - Team Carolina offers year round programs for all athletes in the community and Year Round Training Included!
  • Extra Practice - Members may work out and practice on their own at no additional charge (space and courts available). Private coaching is also available throughout the year to work with players on their performance goals.
  • Custom Curriculum - The Directors have developed a custom curriculum for coaches, unique to AAU. Ultimately, players develop tremendously. The techniques are balanced into skill levels and provide a platform for growth and improvement as they graduate to new levels.
  • Communication is Key - The Team Carolina Staff is diligent about sending frequent email updates on all club activity and keeping the website current for tournament schedules, camps and clinics. The gym also features bulletin announcement boards with all new events throughout the year.
  • Community Service - Team Carolina prides itself on being an organization that is impacting others through community service work. 2019 events included collecting food for those in need, Toys for Tots Christmas Gift Program, "Shoot for the Cure" Shoot-a-thon and "Hoops for the Cure Classic" Tournament. Additional community service hours are available for our players to assist coaching younger players and their teams.