17U - fill out registration and we will contact you
16U - fill out registration and we will contact you
15U - fill out registration and we will contact you
14U - 8th Grade (2025) - Weds. August 19th 6:30-7:45pm (Completed)
13U - 7th Grade (2026) - Monday August 17th 6:30-7:45pm (Completed)
12U - 6th Grade (2027) - Tuesday August 18th 7:15-8:30pm (Completed)
11U - 5th Grade (2028) - Thursday August 20th - 7:45-8:55pm (Completed)
10U - 4th Grade (2029) - Thursday August 20th - 7:45-8:55pm (Completed)
2020-2021 Program/Team Information Fall/Winter & Spring/Summer Seasons
We have had a number of players reach out about joining the Wisconsin Purple Aces! We have already began building our teams for next year. We start with developing, evaluating and keeping many of our current players and strategically adding the right players when it’s the proper fit. We add players during our tryouts and during our fall skills sessions. Contact us if you have interest in joining one of the top AAU Programs in the state! Due to the unique environment we have found ourselves in with Covid, we are learning as we go and adjusting to the demand of the region. Flexibility this fall/winter will be vital.
New This Season
We have added a hyper-competitive 17U National Team which will compete in The Blue Star League. We will also have a 17U/16U team that will compete in The JR Blue Star League. Our 14U team will compete in The Rising Blue Star League, which will focus on competition and surrounding the teams with evaluators who will get early eyes on young talent and get player's names out to college coaches!
2020 Player Rates (Spring and Summer):
10U/4th Grade/2029: $350.00
11U/5th Grade/2028: $650.00
12U/6th Grade/2027: $650.00
13U/7th Grade/2026: $650.00
14U/8th Grade/2025: $750.00
17U - National Team - Blue Star League: $1000
*Rates listed apply to Spring/Summer. Fall/Winter will be determined based on the needs of the Team.
*$200 Downpayment due at tryout (15-17U can carry over remaining balance from this season or mail it in once roster spot is verified by your coach)
*Half of player rate will be due by Nov 1st.
We will continue to partner with Aurora Baycare - Athletic Republic, Synergy Sports Performance and The Driveway to offer additional development opportunities.
Fall and Winter Season player rates will be based on the needs of each group. We will play in some tournaments with the youth program this winter. You do not have to play in the Fall/Winter to participate on the team in Spring and Summer. If necessary we will have a final tryout in January of 2021. If school districts do not allow their youth programs to play this winter, we will provide opportunities to play based on needs and interest. We will start 1 hour skill development sessions at the Champion Center in Appleton every Wednesdays in September and will adhere to the CDC and Wisconsin Covid-19 guidelines.
What do we look for at Evaluations/Tryouts?
In order to maintain the standard that Purple Aces teams have, we build ONE elite team per age group through 16u and create more college opportunities at the 17U level.
We look for:
- Players that are coachable and will make our teams better.
- Players that we believe have a possibility to play varsity basketball
- Players with the potential and desire to take their game to the collegiate level.
- Mastery of offensive skills (shooting, passing, dribbling, screening)
- Ability/willingness to rebound - both offensively and defensively
- Defensive ability and desire
- Quickness and agility
- Ability to think and react quickly
- Ball handling ability
- Leadership and communication skills
We have learned through experience and conversations with various college coaches that one of the most important evaluation tools used in the collegiate scholarship evaluation process is a potential player's attitude and body language both on and off the court. Purple Aces players are expected to represent their team and our program accordingly.