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AAU World Championships Set To Return This Summer

By Caleb Simpson, The Circuit, 04/02/21, 1:30PM EDT

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The 24-hour period from March 11th to March 12th will be one of our generation's “Where were you?” moments.

Where were you when you heard March Madness was being cancelled?

Where were you when Rudy Gobert tested positive for the coronavirus?

As the public-address announcer at Chesapeake Energy Arena - the site of the Utah Jazz vs Oklahoma City Thunder game - was assuring everyone they were “all safe”, viewers at home felt far from safe. 

They likely felt that it would be a while before our society returned to any semblance of normalcy. 

However, in a time where it would be easy to find excuses, basketball and the world as a whole have been able to find a way to move forward.

The NBA was able to continue it season in June by conducting a highly-scrutinized "bubble". The Association brought all playoff qualifiers to Orlando to compete at the home of AAU, the Walt Disney World Resort.

The NCAA has delivered an incredible NCAA Tournament in a similar format as the NBA,  and the event has gone relatively smooth outside of VCU having to forfeit due to a positive test.

High school programs like Oak Hill Academy and Montverde Academy have also found success with bubble models similar to the NCAA and NBA.

Just over a calendar year removed from widespread sports cancellations, it is clear we are trending toward a return to normalcy this summer. 

Summer wouldn't be normal without AAU basketball.

Basketball fans should be excited to know that AAU is returning in full-force this summer.

With COVID cancelling the majority of AAU events in the past year, players, coaches, parents, and fans alike have been itching to return to the courts this summer.

Our team at The Circuit - powered by grassroots media entity The Season Ticket, looks forward to covering this return to grassroots basketball in a groundbreaking way.

As the exclusive media partner of the AAU World Championships, The Circuit will highlight coverage for the 5th-8th grade Boys and Girls World Championships during June and July.

There will be comprehensive media coverage provided by The Circuit media team throughout the AAU season. Throughout the event, The Circuit will produce special game-day photo and media content, statistical leaders, team focuses, interviews and favorites for each tournament. Following each event, All-Tournament teams will be selected along with honorable mentions. 

In addition to covering the World Championships, there will be several Circuit events throughout the summer in which teams can enter to compete against the best teams in the country, called The Circuit League. Winners of The Circuit League will receive a bid to the World Championships in Mid-July.

Certain elite events will be handpicked to be calculated into our Circuit Score. The Circuit score is a comprehensive measure of a team that takes into account several factors to determine the team’s overall performance. Playing in these elite events held by our event operators will give a team a chance to improve their score against the best competition in the Circuit. Click here to see more information about The Circuit and what goes into our new team-rating system, The Circuit Score (TCS)

Select invitations will be given out to sponsored programs to attend the AAU championships through the summer.  The Boys AAU World Championship will also count as an elite event in our Circuit Score. 

Check out the AAU World Championships schedule below, and stay up-to-date with our comprehensive coverage from The Circuit as the season unfolds. Make sure to give The Circuit a follow on Twitter and Instagram!

 

 

DI, DII & Grade-Based Registration 2021 Dates Location Phone Contact
7U, 8U & 2nd Grade AAU World Championships REGISTER July 2 - 5 Westminster, MD (443) 927-5722 EMAIL
9U DI & DII AAU World Championships REGISTER July 4 - 7 Orlando, FL (407) 934-7200 EMAIL
3rd Grade DI & DII AAU World Championships REGISTER July 4 - 7 Orlando, FL (407) 934-7200 EMAIL
10U DI & DII AAU World Championships REGISTER July 7 - 11 Clarksville, TN (931) 245-4330 EMAIL
4th Grade DI & DII AAU World Championships REGISTER July 7 - 11 Clarksville, TN (931) 245-4330 EMAIL
11U DI, DII & DIII AAU World Championships REGISTER July 4 - 7 Orlando, FL (407) 934-7200 EMAIL
5th DI & DII Grade AAU World Championships REGISTER July 4 - 7 Orlando, FL (407) 934-7200 EMAIL
12U DI & DII AAU World Championships REGISTER July 12 - 15 Hampton, VA (757) 325-7624 EMAIL
6th Grade DI & DII AAU World Championships REGISTER July 15 - 18 Hampton, VA (757) 325-7624 EMAIL
13U DI & DII AAU World Championships REGISTER July 1 - 4 Greensboro, NC (704) 534-7326 EMAIL
7th Grade DI & DII AAU World Championships REGISTER July 1 - 4 Greensboro, NC (704) 534-7326 EMAIL
14U DI & DII AAU World Championships REGISTER July 17 - 20 Orlando, FL (407) 934-7200 EMAIL
8th Grade DI & DII AAU World Championships REGISTER July 17 - 20 Orlando, FL (407) 934-7200 EMAIL
15U/9th Grade DI & DII AAU World Championships REGISTER July 13 - 16 Orlando, FL (407) 934-7200 EMAIL
16U/10th Grade DI & DII AAU World Championships REGISTER July 13 - 16 Orlando, FL (407) 934-7200 EMAIL
17U/11th Grade DI & DII AAU World Championships REGISTER July 13 - 16 Orlando, FL (407) 934-7200 EMAIL
20 & Under AAU World Championship REGISTER July 13 - 16 Orlando, FL (407) 934-7200 EMAIL
International Championships COMING SOON July 17 - 20 Orlando, FL (407) 934-7200 EMAIL

Division I, Division II & Division III AAU World Championships

REGISTER Division Date Location Phone Email
REGISTER NOW 2nd Grade/3rd Grade July 3 - 6, 2021 Orlando, FL (407) 934-7200 aaubasketball@aausports.org
REGISTER NOW 4th Grade DI, DII, DIII July 3 - 6, 2021 Orlando, FL (407) 934-7200 aaubasketball@aausports.org
REGISTER NOW 5th Grade DI, DII, DIII June 25 - 28, 2021 West Chester, OH (Kings Island) (513) 602-4443 mhecquet@gettothebc.com
REGISTER NOW 6th Grade DI, DII, DIII ​June 25 - 28, 2021 West Chester, OH (Kings Island) (513) 602-4443 mhecquet@gettothebc.com
REGISTER NOW 7th Grade DI, DII, DIII ​June 25 - 28, 2021 West Chester, OH (Kings Island) (513) 602-4443 mhecquet@gettothebc.com
REGISTER NOW 8th Grade DI, DII, DIII July 22 - 25, 2021 Hampton, VA (757) 325-7624 wdonahoo1@gmail.com
REGISTER NOW AAU AA Games (8th-11th Grades) July 1 - 3, 2021 Knoxville, TN jerry.codispoti@yahoo.com
REGISTER NOW 9th Grade DI, DII July 20 - 22, 2021 Minneapolis, MN (651) 588-1127 northtartan@msn.com
REGISTER NOW 10th Grade DI, DII July 20 - 22, 2021 Minneapolis, MN (651) 588-1127 northtartan@msn.com
REGISTER NOW 11th Grade DI, DII July 20 - 22, 2021 Minneapolis, MN (651) 588-1127 northtartan@msn.com

 

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