Thank you for your interest in North City Training and AAU. Please review our details below. If you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Andrew Grinaker (Founder) at 425-753-3035.
Note: If interested, we have provided 4 videos at the bottom of this post/page to showcase our trainers and their approach. Enjoy!
For the past 5 years, North City Training has provided players in King and Snohomish County with a quality spring/summer option. We are focused on improving each player through offensive skills training, an innovative strength/conditioning program and competing against the top AAU teams through leagues and tournaments. This past year we had 80+ local area players ranging from middle school to high school coming from as far north as Mount Vernon and as far south as Seattle.
REGISTRATION FOR TRYOUTS:
For the 2015 season, tryouts will be $10 per player. This registration cost will pay for the gym space and coaching fees involved in the 4 days of tryouts. We have teamed up with Team Sports Admin, a local company, to complete the registration and we have 100% confidence in their tool.
PLEASE VISIT THIS LINK TO REGISTER YOUR CHILD FOR TRYOUTS
(the link will provide dates/times for each age/grade level)
During this registration process, you will be asked to provide player and parent/guardian information. You will also be asked to sign a Liability form and Concussion form utilizing the online signature service, DocuSign.
Please help our organization by walking through this registration process to provide your contact details. The entire process should take 5-10 minutes and will allow us to automate the tryout/registration process
All tryout dates are held at Jackson High School
Jackson High School
1508 136th St Se
Mill Creek, WA
Tryouts will take place the week of March 9-13, the first full week after the conclusion of the WIAA State Championships. The link above will outline the specific dates and times for each grade/age level.
The plan is to have at least 1 team for each grade level and the potential of multiple teams for grades that we have a strong turnout for.
11U – 5th grade
12U – 6th grade
13U – 7th grade
14U – 8th grade
15U – 9th grade
16U – 10th grade
17U – 11th grade
HS Elite – top 15U, 16U, 17U players
COACHES & TRAINERS (videos posted below)
As part of our spring cost, we give our players access to some of the best trainers in the area.
Sgt. Mike Lawson, one of our Founders and Director of Training, (www.coachmiketraining.com)
“Two-Time King5 Best in Western Washington for Adult Bootcamps”
In addition to the trainers listed above, each player will have a dedicated and experienced coach leading their team. All of our team coaches have extensive high school, middle school and/or AAU experience and are required to pass a rigid background check before being hired. Coaching assignments will be finalized 2-4 weeks before tryouts.
SCHEDULE & PRACTICES
The 2015 spring session will run from March 9th through May 30th. Each team will compete in local tournaments (Seattle, Bellevue, Tacoma, Yakima) against the other top AAU teams (more information below). Depending on the talent, we will have teams that will travel outside of the state for tournaments, which would be an additional cost and determined at the start of the season.
Our 11U, 12U and 13U teams will have a Summer session that will run from June through August. This Summer session is a separate cost from spring and details will be provided in April for the players that make the spring team.
Our 14U, 15U, 16U and 17U teams will take the month of June off to play with their high school teams. They will compete in July. This will be a separate cost from spring and details will be provide in April for the players that make the spring team.
All practices will take place at Jackson HS in Mill Creek. Each team will practice either Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday and we will keep that routine for the remainder of the season to help families plan. Each team will have 2 practices each week, lasting 2 hours that will encompass a blend of individual training (40%), team offense/defense (40%) and core strength training (20%).
Based on the talent level of each team, we will build a tournament schedule that challenges each team and provides the most competitive environment possible. Each team will play in a minimum of 6 tournaments over the spring session. Some of the tournaments in consideration are below.
The Tulip Tournament (3/27-3/29)
The SYB Bunny Basket (4/3-4)
NW Premier Spring Showcase (4/10-4/12)
NW Premier Spring Slam (4/24-4/26)
The WTA Spring Fling (4/25-26)
The Best in West in Yakima (5/1-3)
CPC Invitational (5/15-17)
SYB Tournament of Champions (5/16-17)
Northwest Championships (5/23-25)
WTA Memorial Day Classic (5/23-25)
Note: The schedule for our 16U, 17U and HS Elite teams will consist of two Premier Showcase tournaments at Bellevue Community College in April, the Washington Premier League in May, and a tournament over the Memorial Day Weekend. Our HS Elite team will also travel to Oregon and Las Vegas in the month of July.
Our costs are all inclusive and includes all cost for practices/training sessions, apparel package, paid coaches/trainers, and tournaments. The total cost of the spring session is $825.
$425 non-refundable due when teams are announced on March 14th. $200 due April 5th and $200 due May 5th.
Scholarships and fundraising options are available. Please email email@example.com for the scholarship application form and fundraising forms.
We will use the same uniforms as last year. If you are a new player or need a new uniform, they are $100 and will typically last 2 years. When you register for tryouts, you will be asked to provide your uniform sizes for both the jersey and the shorts.
All players competing in the Spring session will be receiving a sweatshirt, a short-sleeve t-shirt and a cinch bag. This is built in to the total spring cost listed above.
CONTENT AND SOCIAL MEDIA
To learn more about our organization please check out our YouTube videos, Twitter account and Facebook page.
SAMPLE TRAINING VIDEOS
>Ryan Appleby Video
Chris Hyppa Video
If any parents, players or families have questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Andrew Grinaker (Founder) at 425-753-3035.