In recent years, all three major basketball sneaker brands have developed spring/summer circuits that represent the modern era model of AAU basketball. On each circuit, teams sponsored by that particular shoe brand play against each other in a league-style format while traveling the country to different weekend sessions. But such a system has left a void, essentially neglecting—even excluding—a large population of other younger hoopers.
The current existing circuits tend to cater to and feature the cream of the crop of high school basketball exclusively—players who are certain to attract scholarship offers from the nation’s top coaches and collegiate programs. But then there’s the other 99 percent of young basketball players, kids who aren’t at that elite level quite yet but who are nonetheless still competitive and passionate enough about the game to want to partake in travel team basketball.
That’s where AND1 is stepping up to provide a platform for the often-forgotten youth players. It plans to introduce its own circuit in 2017 called the “Dominate The Game” Circuit. The goal of our youth grassroots efforts is to introduce our brand to a whole new group of consumers while staying true to our heritage, building brand loyalty, pinpointing those players that could be future endorsers of the brand.
Approximately 150 teams from over 5 states will converge in Phoenix, AZ, for the B4 There were 4 tournament. Operated by The Arizona Sting and has hosted teams from Mexico, Canada, Texas, Colorado, New Mexico, California and Arizona.
Phoenix, AZ- APRIL 1-2 2017
Guaranteed: 3 Games
Format: Pool Play/ Playoffs
Boys: 17U, 16U, 15U,14U,13U,12U,11U,10U
Girls: 17U Gold, 17U Silver, 15U
$300.00 Multiple Team Discounts Available
Approximately 150 teams from over 5 states will converge in Phoenix, AZ, for the AND1 Southwest Cactus Slam. To be held over Easter weekend, this is “The Event” to attend in the Valley of the Sun. SW Cactus Slam has been operated by The Arizona Sting for 5 years and has hosted teams from Mexico, Canada, Texas, Colorado, New Mexico, California and Arizona.
Phoenix, AZ - APR 14-16th, 2017
Guaranteed: 3 Games
Girls:17U, 15U, 8th, 7th, 6th
$300.00 Multiple Team Discount Available
The MAC’s Invitational tournament has hosted the top boys & girls teams from Illinois, Indiana, Iowa and Wisconsin. The MAC Invitational offers Division I and II, each team is guaranteed 4 games. The top teams advance to a single elimination playoff bracket. This tournament has hosted nearly 100 teams the past seven years!
Chicagoland, IL - June 24-25, 2017
Guaranteed: 4 Games
$275.00 Multiple Team Discounts Available
2641 W Harrison Street
Chicago, Illinois, 60612
AND1 Philadelphia High School Basketball Classic
Sat, Jan 28th @ Simon Gratz HS
(match ups to be posted soon)
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