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AYBT Basketball Night with the Indiana Fever (Wednesday, June 7th, 2017)

AYBT Basketball Night with the Indiana Fever Indiana Fever vs. Phoenix Mercury Wednesday, June 7th, 2017 7:00PM Doors Open 6PM* *Subject to change ORDER ONLINE: https://www.fevergroups.com/tickets/1392 Passcode: aybt You are invited to participate in a special group night out with the Indiana Fever. Invite your friends and family as we sit together as a group

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EATON RAPIDS (MI) LADY ‘HOUNDS RIDE AYBT SUCCESS TO 2014 STATE BASKETBALL TITLE

By Mark Lewis Local Sports Journal This past spring marked the completion of an incredible journey for the Eaton Rapids (MI) Greyhound varsity girls basketball team. The Lady Hounds of Eaton Rapids celebrating with their first AYBT Nationals title trophy in 2010 after defeating Michawaka 42-36. The win was the first of three-straight such titles

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Helping Kids Win On and Off the Court

By Matt DeLaere, Marketing Powerstroke Grade 6 Boys, AYBT National Champions Congratulations to the Powerstroke Boys Grade 6 basketball team, champions of the American Youth Basketball Tour’s national tournament in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Stahls’ is proud to sponsor the team, which stresses sportsmanship and personal development in addition to athletics. Southfield, Michigan’s Powerstroke Athletic Club

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American Youth Basketball National Tournament coming to Grand Rapids for first time

By Steve Kaminski | Skaminsk@mlive.com on July 20, 2016 at 1:37 PM, updated July 20, 2016 at 1:38 PM Fort Wayne’s loss is Grand Rapids’ gain. The American Youth Basketball National Tournament is in its 22nd year, with the past 12 being played in Fort Wayne. A schedule conflict forced tournament officials to look elsewhere

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AYBT FOUNDER/PRESIDENT INDUCTED INTO MUSKEGON AREA SPORTS HALL OF FAME

By Mark Lewis Local Sports Journal Over 30 years. Five state titles. Jim Goorman, AYBT President Five-hundred-and-four career wins. And a legion of former players and fans that would walk over fire for him. Yes, it’s been quite a career for Coach Goorman. Last year, Jim Goorman, a founding member of the American Youth Basketball

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AYBT Tourney Will Have Large Impact

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What Our Client Say

American Youth Basketball Tour has allow my programs and teams: Indiana Ice, Blackout Basketball, and Hoosier Heat to grow, compete, and get better by playing in their District Series Events and National Tournaments. The Directors are very accommodating with times and scheduling as well as working with you to make sure your teams are placed correctly in the skill and competition level desired. AYBT allowed my teams to play up one grade/skill level to seek the competition level they want as well as play in the correct skill/level for the teams playing at that desired level. AYBT District Events and National Tournaments allow you to play a lot of games for pennies on the dollar. My teams will be back for future games and events.

Dustin Harvey – Director

( Indy Ice Club (Lafayette, IN) )

Our Central Illinois Elite program been participating in the AYBT program for the last 15 years with various age groups involved on the boys and girls side. AYBT has provided a great way for a lot of young players to have the opportunity to excel in advancing their game. Having multiple options for tourneys throughout the country has also given us the flexibility to schedule events around the many other activities that so many young athletes and families have today.

Barry Wolfe-Director

( Elite Basketball (IL) )

Playing in the AYBT circuit has given our players a competitive advantage coming off the summer months. It is well organized and officiated. I would highly recommend playing in the AYBT if you are looking to get better.

Mike Phillips – Coach

( Mona Shores (MI) )

As a parent and high school coach, I have found AYBT to be the ultimate in the building of our program and the confidence in my players and teams. We get to play equal competition that is always challenging us to improve. It becomes a bonding experience for our parents, team and basketball community. It is not uncommon for us to have four or five different teams of all ages at a tournament. When you start adding in parents, brothers/sisters, friends and grandparents the support for all of our teams is fantastic. We enjoy the tournaments in Ludington and Muskegon because so many of our group go to the lake shore in between games. We really like the National tournament because the games are so evenly matched, especially the single elimination tournament on the last day. It feels like a run in the state tournament. I have been bringing teams for over 20 years. It started with my son and three daughters and continues now with all of grade school and high school teams

Scott Carlson – Head Girl’s Coach

( Kent City HS (MI) )

AYBT is a wonderful program for young players to learn to play basketball the right way; the team way. The emphasis of individual players getting better each year within their team framework is critical to success for players and school programs. I have two sons who have participated in AYBT and, without question, they have become better players and teammates through their experience.

Dan Mesyar – Parent/Coach

( Ludington Schools (MI) )

AYBT is a wonderful program for young players to learn to play basketball the right way; the team way. The emphasis of individual players getting better each year within their team framework is critical to success for players and school programs. I have two sons who have participated in AYBT and, without question, they have become better players and teammates through their experience.

Matt Dugener – Parent/Coach/Referee

( Muskegon Catholic School (MI) )

Players for Legit Basketball have played extensively in American Youth Basketball Tour (AYBT) events, and the relationship has worked out pretty well due to both organizations’ focus on skill and character development. “AYBT is a perfect balance for what we believe in our program,” said Gorman. “We stress fundamentals, and we move at a slower pace than others. Having AYBT events in our area allows our program to find events that better fit the skill set of our younger and late-age bloomers. (The AYBT) rule of everyone plays is a great balance of teaching, because it gives everyone an opportunity to see where they are in their basketball development against similar levels of competition. This sets (AYBT apart) from others, because the focus isn’t always about winning.” Players from Legit Basketball take part in a variety of events in Indiana, Ohio, and Michigan. Many of those teams play at the Fort Wayne Nationals event, held in mid-July, and a few of them have won national titles. In fact, Gorman’s first group of players won the 7th Grade girls national title. Gorman said that entire group in now attending college. “All of their first competitive basketball games were AYBT events,” said Gorman. That large network of volunteers has come to relay on AYBT’s focus on skill and team building. “AYBT allows players to feel a part of a team even if their contribution is small,” said Gorman. “Playing in every game lets those players with less basketball skill be a part of a team by given them an opportunity to play.” Then he added, “The AYBT program has been a Godsend to our program in so many ways!”

Juan Gorman – Club Director

( Legit Basketball (IN) )

Our club teams have participated in the AYBT Events for over 15 years. The events are very organized and the AYBT Directors work hard to meet our scheduling requests. We enjoy the format of the AYBT Events and the AYBT Nationals is a great culmination for our teams at the end of the summer!

Steve Klunick – Club Director

( Predators Club (Springfield, IL) )