Championship Rings set to return as Spring Madness 2.0 confirmed
Following the amazing success of Spring Madness 2019, AAU Australia has confirmed plans for Spring Madness 2.0 during the term 3 holidays, 2020.
“As our first event, we were blown away by the reception from all participants, and the quality of teams that competed,” says AAU Co-Founder and Head of Sport, Brett Stringer. “The teams that came to Spring Madness were incredibly good quality and confirmed the amazing talent that is playing in this country and the thirst for quality, open events. It was also fantastic to see the community support that created an electric atmosphere in the stands.”
President of RedRoo Basketball club, James Kerr, who fielded 3 teams at Spring Madness, ultimately winning the 18U championship was full of praise for the inaugural event. “My boys were extremely motivated for this tournament. With guys playing rep for different clubs we don’t get many opportunities to play quality opposition together. AAU Australia did an amazing job to get this event together and make it work. Oh, and that ring, wow!”
Stringer confirms Championship rings will again be the individual reward for the winning team which became an enormously popular feature of year one. “We walked around the courts on day one of last year’s event showing off the rings and got some very animated responses from players. And then the reaction from the champion teams as our NBL Ambassador and AAU alumni, Tai Wesley, handed out the rings a on Championship Friday was priceless. We’re just as excited for this year’s version of the ring. I can’t say too much, but it will be thrilling. Something to really aspire to.”
Spring Madness 2.0 will again be live-streamed thanks to major sponsor and broadcast partner, BALLERtv.
“This is a great feature for the interstate clubs we have had commitment from,” explains Stringer.
“To get to watch games live whether you’re in Perth, stuck at the office in Melbourne’s CBD, or sitting in the stands is fantastic.And to then have access to replays, game downloads and even player highlights is a feature that will help players improve. Which is ultimately, what it’s all about. And not to forget all footage and highlights will be shared with our Coach Connex College coaching network which just adds a nice feature to the benefits.”
While the exact date and venue is awaiting confirmation in the light of COVID-19 restrictions, teams can still register interest today without any payment of fees applicable. “It’s a great idea for teams to jump online and complete the team registration form, which will ensure they are kept in the loop when date and venue is announced,” remarks Stringer. “No one really knows what time things will change, so our recommendation is to prepare yourself and your team, and stay up to date.”
To express interest in registration, coaches and team representatives can go here. You can read more details on Spring Madness 2.0 here, or email the AAU Australia team at firstname.lastname@example.org.