1. Personalized Coaching: Your son will get to know his coach and the coach will know your son!  Our coaches will only coach one team (occasionally two). We are not an AAU factory where one person "coaches" 4 or 5 teams.   

  2. Outstanding professional coaches:  All of our coaches are dedicated to teaching the game the right way.  All of them have several years of experience playing and teaching the game.

  3. An experienced and organized leader who has taught the game at numerous levels: Elevation Basketball Academy Director Rick Kilpatrick coached high school basketball for 28 years.  In addition, he has run basketball camps and clinics for over 25 years.

  4. A focus on Individual Improvement: Every player in the program will create their own Improvement Plan (with help from the staff) which will outline long term skill goals and be a guide to what is worked on during weekly skill sessions.

  5. Set Rosters: unless there are extenuating circumstances (injuries, emergencies), the roster of each team will remain the same all season.  We are trying to build true teams - your son will never come home after a game and say, "There were two new kids on the team today and they got to start".

  6. Parental Convenience

    • Our practice schedule will be set before the season and remain locked into that schedule for the season 

    • Our tournaments will all be within 1 hour of Acton/Concord.  

    • You will receive regular weekly emails from the staff with reminders and updates.  

    • Weekly tournament schedules will consistently be emailed to you by Wednesday evening.  

  7. The RIGHT Priorities: My son is only 7 and not yet played organized basketball, but if he chooses to, and if it's AAU basketball, I will want for him to find a program that has the right priorities...

    • Fun - There must always be JOY in playing the game

    • Improvement - Players learning their strengths and areas to improve and be taught how to improve them

    • Relationships - Players will possibly play with some familiar friends, make new friends, connect with their coach, and have some great memories on and off the court

    • Attention & Opportunity to Play - Players will get the individual attention they desire and need to grow, and the opportunity to build their confidence and put their hard work to the test in game action.

    • Competitiveness - Winning is not everything.  But playing in competitive games is darn important.  Players and teams will play appropriate competition.


I hope this gives you a better idea of WHY ELEVATION BASKETBALL AAU is right for your son.  I hope we see your son at one of our tryouts.