The GA Pearls Basketball

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2016 Under Armour National Champions

ELITE TEAMS
What are the Elite Teams?         

The GA Pearls have Elite Traveling  for high competitive players. Most players have 2-3 years of playing at a high competitive level.  Our Elite teams are 8th Grade-Junior.

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What tournaments will they play in?                                                       

Elite teams play in college exposure events. These events allow players to play in front of either college coaches or recruiting scouting services.  These events will give players an opportunity to be evaluated for consideration for college athletic scholarships.  Players play in tournament throughout the eastern region.






What is AAU?                              

The Amateur Athletic Union(AAU) is one of the largest, non-profit, volunteer, sports organizations in the US.  A multi-sport organization, the AAU is dedicated exclusively to the promotion and development of Amateur sports and physical fitness.


Each age group will have a GA AAU State Basketball tournament to place qualifying teams to go to the AAU Nationals tournaments.  Teams must compete in the state tournament to go to the National tournament.  Players who do not play with their teams in the state tournament will not be allowed to travel to the National tournament.  The National tournaments are conducted in different cities throughout the USA.

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What is YBOA?

Youth Basketball of America (YBOA) is a international governing body which promotes youth basketball worldwide.  YBOA is a non-profit organization that offers developmental leagues, tournaments, uniforms, educational clinics, scholarship programs, support materials, merchandise and insurance programs.


Each age group will have a GA YBOA state tournament to place qualifying teams to go to the YBOA National Tournament.  You must compete in the State tournament to go to the National tournament.  Players who do not play with their teams in the state tournament will not be allowed to travel to the National tournament. The National tournaments are conducted in Orlando, FLA.  

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What are tournaments?

Unlike leagues, AAU and YBOA tournaments are always during the weekend, and may consist of 3-5 games each weekend. Games start Friday and conclude on Sunday.  Players can have 1-3 games on a Saturday and/or Sunday.

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When will I receive a schedule of games for the weekend?                                                                   

Tournament schedules are set by the tournament directors.  The GA Pearls have no control of when, where and at what time games will be scheduled. Most likely, tournament schedules will be posted the wednesday before the tournament.  However, there have been times when schedules have been revised and we sometimes do not get a final schedule until Thursday or Friday.  

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When will I receive a schedule of games for the weekend?                                                                                                     

Coaches will distribute the tournament schedule for the Spring season the first official day of practice.  You will know in advance the weekends the teams will play, however we will not know the exact times and locations for the weekend until the wednesday before the tournament.

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How can I get my daughter on a team?

Players interested in playing with the GA Pearls will have to attend an evaluation/tryout for their age group.  If tryouts have already been completed. Players will have to contact the coach for their grade to be invited to a practice/workout.  

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How are the teams determined?

Players are placed on teams based on the grade.  In addition, there are grade exceptions, which depends on the players grade and age by September 1, 2013.

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Who are the coaches?

The GA Pearls coaches are experienced volunteer qualified coaches who have coached competitively for a number of years. Some coaches have been with the club since it's inception 2002. All coaches participates in a coaches training program.

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What are the fees to compete?The GA Pearls presents an inclusive package of everything your child needs to compete. Players participation fees range from $270-$500. However, the GA Pearls prefer that all players be uniform. So shoes, uniform and bags are added.


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