Spring Madness 2020 - Be Seen, Get Found, Have Fun

Spring Madness in a COVID-19 World

With the impact of COVID-19 on Junior Sport, AAU Australia management has determined to hold Spring Madness in 2020, but broken into 3 local events in Perth, WA; the Brisbane/Gold Coast region; and Melbourne.

Teams reaching the championship game in each location and each age group will qualify for, and be invited to, a National Championship event to be held during 1st term school holidays, 2021 in either Brisbane/Gold Coast region or Perth, WA.

Spring Madness 2020 will be open to teams from all levels of basketball in the 14U, 16U, 18U and 21U age groups. All games will be live streamed and filmed via BallerTV, with full player and team stats provided through HUDL. Highlight film and stats will be reviewed by and shared with our exclusive Coach Connex recruiting network of High/Prep School and College coaches. 

Teams entering Spring Madness can come from existing domestic or rep clubs, private coaching academies, school teams or even a group of your basketball-loving mates you’re desperate to play with. 

For individuals wanting to play, we will place you in suitable teams with quality coaches to enhance your experience.

 

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What People Say About Spring Madness

How Does Spring Madness Help My Game?

4 Simple Words: Exposure...Environment... Experience...Fun

Like cultivating any living thing, your basketball talent requires the right conditions to flower and bloom

Exposure

Exposure in the AAU Australia context means opportunity. Opportunity for growth, for excellence, and for being seen. You MUST be seen, to move onwards and upwards. If you are not visible to the level you want to play at, whether US College or any other competition, it will be a real struggle to get there. Spring Madness knows growth comes through goals, and goals can only be achieved via exposure.

Environment

The environment in which you play will have huge impact on your capacity to learn. AAU Australia’s carefully curated environment at Spring Madness is one you can flourish and grow in. It’s a positive, supportive, inclusive and respectful. Only this type of mindset can take your game where you want and need it to go. The AAU Australia atmosphere will stimulate your growth in the game and make you a better player. 

Experience

Nothing can replace Experience as part of skill development. While practice and training has its critically important role to play, real-life settings such as live games embed skills like nothing else. If you can make a step-back 3 in training or when practicing, but can’t do it in a game, you understand the importance of game experience to improve skills. Spring Madness will be the place to build your game Experience in a competitive and supportive way. 

Fun

Fun is an underrated and under-appreciated factor in peak performance. It is also mis-understood. It does not mean poorer competition, or zero challenge. Quite the opposite. By opening Spring Madness to teams from all levels of Basketball including existing teams, private academy teams, school teams or even a mates team, enhances the potential for players to experience peak performance in a more enjoyable setting.

The True Worth of Spring Madness

A One-Stop Shop

Spring Madness and AAU Australia offers a full suite of recruiting options under one roof and accessible through low-cost event registration and very low annual AAU Australia membership. Our focus is accessibility to all without barriers.

Money Can't Buy It

You can pay thousands for recruitment programs and software that achieves very little. But who is in your corner, and what are your real prospects? Our expert associates will provide priceless advice, guidance and connection.

Stand Up, Stand Out

How many recruit emails do you think College coaches get per day? So many that most don’t even check their inboxes. But we can help your name, your mixtape, to stand out through our key personnel and their strong relationships.

Expert Guidance

Retired NCAA Head Coach. Former NBA player. ESPN Broadcaster. Experienced college recruiter and scout. NBA Assistant coaching experience. Mentors to thousands of aspiring players. Next level experts who can help you, too.

Athletes First

We put athletes and their interests first, always. AAU Australia events, like Spring Madness, are the most comprehensive, accessible and affordable college pathway available in Australia/NZ. You can not afford to miss this.

Be Seen, Get Found, Have Fun At Spring Madness 2020

Playing at Spring Madness allows your game to blossom in a unique environment and atmosphere where focus is on building you as a basketballer. By playing in Spring Madness you will get:

Statistical Analytics

All games will have full statistical breakdown supplied by HUDL. All players will have their Spring Madness stats added to their player profiles, and accessible to our coach network.

Game Film

All games will be live streamed and recorded by our broadcast partner, BallerTV. Each coach receives a free event pass for their team and special Subscriber offers will be available.

Visibility to College Coaches

Our extensive network of College Coaches will be watching Spring Madness in their hunt for Aussie talent. If you want to be seen, Spring Madness is where to be.

Player Evaluation

Imagine having an experienced retired NCAA Head Coach & former NBA player give you his advice on where your game is at, and the colleges who might be interested in you? 

Unique Rules to Help Your Game Progress

The AAU Style Will Prepare You For Your Future

Spring Madness will incorporate some small but significant rule adjustments designed to help your game be ready to compete at a higher level both locally and overseas. These tweaks include:

  • Inbounds pass to backcourt
  • 1-minute overtime followed by golden point
  • 30-second and full time-outs
  • More physical pressure allowed
  • American-style officiating
  • Time Outs called while in possession
  • Exposure to a variety of conditions, including rules often played in AAU-style events helps you become a more experienced and versatile player. This prepares you to adapt to any situation and be ready to play.

    You Will Be Shocked How Much These Subtle Changes Will Help Your Game

    Spring Madness 2020 Event Detail

    Spring Madness - Melbourne

    Date: September 29 – October 2

    Venue: Dandenong 

    Age Groups: BOYS – 14U, 16U, 18U, 21U; GIRLS – 18U

    Per Player Rego: $120 Early Bird, $135 after 1st Sep.

    Registration Includes: 

    • 4 game minimum. 
    • Free entry for players and spectators.
    • BallerTV to film all games. 
    • HUDL Statistical Breakdown for all games/players. 
    • Top 20 players receive game evaluation and recruitment guidance from retired NCAA D2 Head Coach & NBA player. Click here to learn more.
    • Injury insurance coverage for all participants.

    Mandatory: All players must have current AAU Australia Junior Athlete Membership. AAU Membership year runs 1 September to 31 August.

    Spring Madness - Perth

    Date:  – October 6 – October 9

    Venue: TBA

    Age Groups: BOYS – 14U, 16U, 18U, 21U; GIRLS – 18U

    Per Player Rego: $120 Early Bird, $135 after 1st Sep.

    Registration Includes:

    • 4 game minimum. 
    • Free entry for players and spectators.
    • BallerTV to film all games. 
    • HUDL Statistical Breakdown for all games/players. 
    • Top 10 players receive game evaluation and recruitment guidance from retired NCAA D2 Head Coach & NBA player. Click here to learn more.
    • Injury insurance coverage for all participants.

    Mandatory: All players must have current AAU Australia Junior Athlete Membership. AAU Membership year runs 1 September to 31 August.

    Spring Madness - Brisbane Area

    Date: December 14 – December 17

    Venue: TBA

    Age Groups: BOYS – 14U, 16U, 18U, 21U; GIRLS – 18U

    Per Player Rego: $120 Early Bird, $135 after 1st Sep.

    Registration Includes:

    • 4 game minimum.
    • Free entry for players and spectators. 
    • BallerTV to film all games. 
    • HUDL Statistical Breakdown for all games/players. 
    • Top 10 players receive game evaluation and recruitment guidance from retired NCAA D2 Head Coach & NBA player. Click here to learn more. 
    • Injury insurance coverage for all participants.

    Mandatory: All players must have current AAU Australia Junior Athlete Membership. AAU Membership year runs 1 September to 31 August.

    * Please Note: All player registrations will be fully refunded if event is cancelled prior to commencement due to COVID-19. If cancelled part-way through, pro rata refunds will apply.

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