We’re making a ton of improvements to our club team structure nationally which you can read about in part 1 and part 2 of previous announcements, but we want to also update you on the upgrades we’re making to our PSB Winston-Salem AAU team structure.
PSB Winston-Salem AAU Teams Improvements & Structure
Merger with Twin City Jazz!
We’re excited to announce that the teams/organization formerly known as the Twin City Jazz will now merge in with us to now become a part of PSB Winston-Salem!
This will make our teams and organization even stronger by adding more players, coaches, and parents. We expect to now field 2-3 teams per age group this upcoming spring/summer. Read more about it here!
Along with the Jazz merger, we’re excited to now add the Gateway YWCA as part of our “home-base” along with, of course, Calvary Day School. The initial plan is to house all of our younger elementary and middle school teams out of the Y and our older high school teams out of Calvary.
As we’ve said, the major improvement for 2019 is extending the team membership to 8 months to cover spring, summer, and fall.
The spring/summer season will be team practices and tournaments while the fall season will be optional skill workouts and league play (more on this below). All seasons offer flexibility for players to play other sports or participate in other activities, but putting them together will enable us to truly create the best basketball experience possible as explained in the past emails.
The membership will be broken into even, lower installments of $155/month.
Because of our merger with the Jazz and access to the Gateway YWCA, PSB Winston-Salem now will become a central hub for many NC and southeast PSB events, including a huge competitive camp in July for elementary and middle school PSB players, a big showcase camp at the end of July for PSB high school players, possible leagues/tournaments, and more!
Competitive and Showcase Camps
This summer we’ll offer competitive camps for our elementary and middle school players and a showcase camp for our high school players.
PSB Winston-Salem elementary and middle school players will have the option to attend competitive camps in Winston-Salem or Charlotte.
High school players who are not invited by the NCAA to one of their new live period camps will attend a PSB showcase camp at the Gateway YWCA where we’ll combine high-level skill work and competitions with the opportunity to showcase skills to college coaches and scouts.
NOTE: Our normal week-long summer camps will still be available as well.
We’re extremely excited to now have the fall season (Sept-Oct) as part of the membership. This is going to be so beneficial for every player from elementary through high school.
For elementary and middle school players, we’ll be able to focus on individual skills in the fall without missing a beat team-wise in fall and winter league games as they have practiced and played together all spring and summer.
For high school players, we’ll be able to better help these players make their JV, Varsity, and/or get recruited to play in college (if that’s what they want) through our pre-season and in-season workouts and mini-camps led by high-level coaches and trainers.
All players should be extremely prepared for their school tryouts!
2019 Policies and Procedures Handbook
For literally ALL information on the upcoming 2019 PSB AAU Team membership, please read through our updated 2019 Policies and Procedures Handbook here.
Winston-Salem AAU Basketball Tryouts
Winston-Salem AAU basketball team tryouts will be held on Saturday afternoons February 16 & 23 for boys in grades 3-11, and they’re available for sign up now!