AAU BASKETBALL TEAMS
PHILADELPHIA , PA
Thank you for visiting the official website of Pro Skills Basketball (PSB) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania’s professional AAU basketball club.
Our AAU basketball teams are instructed by experienced and knowledgeable coaches whose focus is the improvement of our individual players, not simply winning championships.
Our mission is to prepare players for the next level of their basketball careers while also teaching them life lessons that will lead to success off the court as well. We teach players skills for basketball, skills for life, skills for success.
PSB ALUMNI PLAYING COLLEGE BASKETBALL
We Love Helping Players Succeed
• Team Practices & Games
• Camps & Clinics
• Optional Skill Workouts
• College Recruiting Guidance
• F.O.C.U.S. Life Skills
Trained & Certified Coaches
• Experienced & Knowledgeable
• Background Checked
• First Aid & Child Safety Trained
• PSB Trained & Certified
• USA Basketball Licensed
Organized Parent Communication
• Full-Time Support Staff
• Emails & Phone Calls Answered
• All Expectations Set Up Front
• Detailed Team Handbook
• Helpful Tech Tools & Platforms
F.O.C.U.S. Life Skills
IMPORTANT: 2020 Policies & Procedures Handbook!
Our 2020 PSB Philadelphia Club Teams Policies & Procedures Handbook will be available soon and will contain ALL information related to our PSB Philadelphia Club Teams. Please read carefully through the entire handbook before signing up for tryouts. If you have further questions after reading, please call or email us!
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It is our policy to provide basketball opportunities to players regardless of financial circumstances. In order to provide players with these opportunities, we offer a limited amount of need-based financial assistance to youth participants meeting the guidelines listed here.
If you would like to apply for financial assistance, please fill out our financial aid form here and email or mail a copy of the official school lunch program letter. If your child does not attend a school that provides lunch, is homeschooled, or attends a school that provides lunch to everyone, please provide a copy of last year’s 1040 form along with the number of people that reside in your household.
We believe that basketball, like every youth sport, should be used as a vehicle to teach young people life skills like dedication, teamwork and overcoming adversity. We also believe that basketball is a great tool to keep kids active and physically healthy.
Our AAU Basketball Teams take our focus on skill development combined with life lessons and put them into a competitive team environment for kids of intermediate to advanced skill level. You can click here to learn more and find teams near you!
All PSB Directors are former or current high level coaches and/or players. You can read more about them here. Coaches are hand picked by PSB Directors based on very specific criteria. Directors and coaches must pass background checks and must abide by strict PSB standards. We recognize the importance of who teaches our children and that it’s not something to be taken lightly.
No, it depends on the city. Simply check out our AAU Basketball Teams page here to see if teams are offered in your city.
We hold AAU basketball tryouts! Typically, the tryouts are held in late January, throughout February, and/or early March.
There is a tryout fee that varies per location. Please see your city team page for specific fees.
It is the goal of PSB to field competitive AAU Basketball Teams, but our focus is not winning championships. While all teams will play in competitive tournaments and/or leagues, the competitive level of each team varies from team to team and season to season. As long as our players and teams get better, have fun, and learn life lessons, we feel we have accomplished our mission!
We limit our teams to at most 10 players, and in some cases, 2 practice players who only practice and do not play.
We categorize our teams based on the grade the players are in at the time of tryouts.
PSB offers teams from 2nd-11th grade, but each location may differ. Please check the Policies and Procedures Handbook on your nearest city team homepage for the grades of teams offered.
PSB expects to field 1-3 teams per grade for each location. If there are enough players at tryouts to create multiple teams in a single grade and location then the teams will typically be created according to skill level. We believe this gives players of different skill levels the opportunity to maximize their practicing and playing time, and thus, their improvement.
Yes! We are excited to offer girls AAU basketball teams in some locations. Please check the Policies and Procedures Handbook on your nearest city team homepage to see if girls teams are offered in your area.
A PSB membership is an 8-month or 11-month commitment, depending on the city, and includes practice gym time, tournament/league entry fees, coaches salaries, and more. It does not include any travel or team gear/uniforms. Please check the Policies and Procedures Handbook on your nearest city team homepage for all the information on the membership.
PSB recognizes that competitive basketball is an investment in your athlete’s development, on and off the court. Costs vary per location. Please check the Policies and Procedures Handbook on your nearest city team homepage for specific investment information.
No. Each player will be required to purchase a gear package that includes a uniform before every season.
Yes! PSB has a limited amount of aid available. PSB bases our financial aid model off the public school “free/reduced price lunch” program. To apply, players must fill out the application on our website here. Also, email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
In the spring/summer, our teams will have 2 mandatory practices per week. Practices will be between 5-9pm at a local gym Monday-Thursday and repeat same day, time, and location each week. For the fall season or fall/winter season (depending on location) there will only be a few team practices. Instead, PSB will run optional skill workouts every week in which players can choose to attend as many or as few as they wish.
Leagues and tournaments will typically take place Friday evening through Sunday afternoons on the average of twice a month, but this varies by city. At the beginning of each season, we do our best to provide a tentative schedule for our families.
All players will get an opportunity to play in games, but the coach will determine the amount of playing time by those players that give the team the best chance to compete and/or win. Players will not simply be given playing time; they must earn it in practice and games.
Most of our AAU Basketball Teams do not travel, especially the elementary and middle school teams. These teams may travel occasionally to another city within reasonable driving distance, but they mostly play local events. Our high school teams do travel when necessary for recruitment or competition purposes. This occasionally requires hotel stays, and every once in a while, a plane flight as well.
As a member of PSB high school teams, players do receive help with college recruiting. However, for more intensive help and instruction, we have a Recruiting Consultancy that offers families peace of mind and the comfort of having well-informed guidance throughout the college basketball recruiting and selection process. Find out more about what our Recruiting Consultancy has to offer here.
We encourage you to read the Policies and Procedures Handbook on your nearest city team homepage for ALL detailed information on our teams, but if you can’t find what you’re looking for please visit our contact us page and fill out the form or give us a call at 866-996-3888!