Edge Athletics is excited to announce that we are accepting preregistration applications for our Spring 2024 AAU basketball season. Although the high school season will have concluded by the time tryouts begin, many high school teams may still be in post season play. We will, therefore, make accommodations for all those varsity level athletes that are still playing. Please see the Q & A’s below for details.
Q. When will tryouts begin?
A. The tryout days are Saturday, February 24th, Sunday, February 25th, and Monday February 26th Times for each division are as follows:
Saturday, February 24th
11u and 12u – 09:00am – 10:15am
13u and 14u – 10:30am – 11:45am
15u and 16u – 12:00pm – 01:15pm
17u – 01:30pm – 03:00pm
Sunday, February 25th
11u and 12u – 10:30am – 11:45am
13u and 14u – 12:00pm – 01:15pm
Monday, February 26th
15u and 16u – 06:00pm – 07:30pm
17u – 07:30pm – 09:00pm
Q. There are two tryout days. Do I need to make both of them?
A. In order for our coaching staff to complete a thorough and accurate evaluation, it is strongly encouraged to make both tryout days. We understand that there are some unavoidable conflicts and situations and missing one of the days will NOT prevent you from being considered, but we will need to know in advance if you cannot make both days.
Q. Do I have to preregister prior to tryouts?
A. Yes. In order for our staff to best manage the tryout session, we need to anticipate the number of athletes trying out at each session.
Q. How do I preregister?
A. If you already have an account with us, you simply need to login to your account and select “Spring 2024 AAU.” If you do not have an account with us, please CLICK HERE to create an account.
Q. Where will practices and tryouts be held?
A. All tryouts and practices will be held at the Poughkeepsie Day School, located on Boardman Road in the Town of Poughkeepsie.
Q. Do I need an AAU Membership?
A. Yes. All those trying out must have an active AAU membership and provide us with their membership number in advance of tryouts. To secure an AAU Membership, CLICK HERE
Q. What are the age divisions and how many teams will there be?
A. We will field a team for each age group 11u, 12u, 13u, 14u, 15u, 16u, and 17u. It is possible that we could have more than one team for any particular division.
Q. How long will the program run and how many practices will the teams have?
A. The program will run until the first week of June. Expect to practice at least two times each week.
Q. Do you have coaches already lined up for the spring season?
A. Edge Athletics features some of the finest and most experienced coaches in the area. Although we do not assign coaches until tryouts are held, be assured that only the most qualified High School and College coaches in the area will lead our teams. CLICK HERE to meet our coaching staff
Q. Will Edge teams travel out of state?
A. Edge teams will routinely travel out of state to compete in various tournaments.
Q. How many tournaments can we expect to play in?
A. Each team will participate in six tournaments during the spring season. It is possible that some teams may play in additional tournaments, but the base tuition fee will include six.
Q. Will each team be responsible for finding tournaments to compete in on their own?
A. No. The Edge Athletics Staff will coordinate all tournament play.
Q. There are some programs that are promising college exposure that will lead to college scholarships. Will participating in the Edge Program guarantee an eventual college scholarship?
A. NO. Although most other AAU programs provide great opportunities for athletes to practice and compete, there are some that make lofty claims and overpromise things that they simply cannot deliver on. I suggest you read the article on our website that summarizes the TYPES of AAU programs that exist before choosing Edge Athletics or any other program. Click Here for the article . If you make one of our teams, the only general promise we will make to you is that we will do our best to provide you with and exceptional experience. We have been around for more than 25 years, and, yes, hundreds of our athletes have gone on to play at the college level. But that is a reflection of the type of athlete we attract into our program. It does not mean that just simply playing for us will guarantee that you can and will play basketball in college.
Q. If Edge Athletics will not guarantee that I will play in college, do you promote your athletes to college coaches?
A. Our staff is deeply networked into the college recruiting process. Our programs this past summer, fall, and winter have featured the top basketball players in the area and we have provided them the opportunity to showcase their skills directly in front of D1, D2, and D3 coaches from all over the country. Most of our older athletes are, in fact, currently being recruited by many colleges. If you would like to discuss the logistics of how we get our athletes the needed exposure to college coaches, feel free to contact me directly.
Q. How much is the tuition?
A. The tuition for the spring program is $675.
Q. Is there a uniform fee?
A. Yes, the cost of the uniform is $80. But if you were part of our program in 2022, you can use your old uniform if it still fits.
Q. Is there a tryout fee?
A. Yes, there is a $25 tryout fee that is due on the day of tryouts.
Q. If I have additional questions, can I contact you?
A. Absolutely. Feel free to contact me either by email, text, or phone. By email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Text – 845-264-5078
Phone – 845-264-5078