About PSB Charlotte AAU Teams

Thank you for visiting the official website of Pro Skills Basketball (PSB) Charlotte, North Carolina’s premier 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.

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General

Pro Skills Basketball (PSB) AAU club teams are for intermediate to advanced level players. Each team is led by experienced and knowledgeable local coaches and are dedicated to the development of the individual players, not winning championships. We stress hard work and dedication over talent, and teamwork over individual play.

Our directors and coaches stress our “F.O.C.U.S.” acronym of life lessons to our players, which stands for Fun, Overcome, Compete, Unity, and Sacrifice. Through these life lessons, we believe that our players are learning lessons that will help them be successful in anything the do, whether on the court or off.

Leadership

PSB AAU basketball teams are led by Pro Skills Basketball Co-Founder and PSB Charlotte Director, Brendan Winters. Assisting him are General Managers, Jason Snow (north) and Colin Robbie (central & south) as well as Managers, Steve Young (north), Antonio Stabler (central), and Pierre Stines (south). Together, they team up to lead the club and ensure PSB’s vision comes to life.

Mission & Vision

Our mission is to prepare our players for the next level of their basketball careers, whether that be elementary, middle, high school, or college, while simultaneously teaching them important life lessons that will lead to success in anything they do off the court as well.

PSB’s vision is to change the win-at-all-costs, negative youth basketball environment to a more healthier, more positive environment through a focus on teaching, coaching, and learning.

Leadership

BRENDAN WINTERS

Brendan Winters PSB Co-Founder and Charlotte Director

BRENDAN WINTERS

PSB Charlotte Director

Brendan grew up throughout the US and went to college and played basketball at Davidson. After college, he played 5 years professionally in Europe. Brendan co-founded PSB and is currently oversees all operations of PSB in Charlotte. He is happily married with a daughter in Charlotte, NC.

JASON SNOW

Jason Snow General Manager for PSB North Charlotte

JASON SNOW

General Manager, North CLT

Jason works with Brendan Winters to run all of Pro Skills Basketball in the north Charlotte area. He graduated from Canton McKinley Senior High School in Canton, Ohio in 2005 after reaching two state Final Fours and winning the Division 1 State Championship.

COLIN ROBBIE

Colin Robbie General Manager for PSB Central and South Charlotte

COLIN ROBBIE

General Manager, Central & South CLT

Colin works with Brendan Winters to run all of Pro Skills Basketball in the central and south Charlotte area. He grew up in Old Bridge, New Jersey, and attended Timothy Christian School where he was a 3-sport letter winner in soccer, basketball, and baseball.

Managers & Coaches

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General

We have boys teams from 2nd-11th grade in north, central, and south Charlotte. Each team is led by experienced and knowledgeable coaches and dedicated to the development of the individual players, not winning championships. We stress hard work and dedication over talent and teamwork over individual play.

Our mission is to prepare our players for the next level of their basketball careers, whether that be elementary, middle, high school, or college, while simultaneously teaching them important life lessons that will lead to success in anything they do off the court as well.

Read more about our teams below!

Areas

  North Charlotte

Our North Charlotte AAU basketball teams are based out of the north Charlotte and Lake Norman areas.

Team practices are held at various school and recreational gyms around the area. Games will mostly be played in local Charlotte and surrounding areas.

We expect all teams to be competitive.

  Central Charlotte

Our Central Charlotte AAU basketball teams are based out of the Dilworth, Myers Park and SouthPark areas.

Team practices are held at various school and recreational gyms around the area. Games will mostly be played in local Charlotte and surrounding areas.

We expect all teams to be competitive.

  South Charlotte

Our South Charlotte AAU basketball teams are based out of the Ballantyne, Waxhaw, Fort Mill areas.

Team practices are held at various school and recreational gyms around the area. Games will mostly be played in local Charlotte and surrounding areas.

We expect all teams to be competitive.

Travel/Elite Teams

  Travel/Elite Teams

Our Travel/Elite teams are not based out of a specific area, but rather include all of Charlotte and surrounding areas. We have one middle school Travel team option for each grade 6-8 and multiple high school travel team options which we refer to as our "Elite" teams as many of these players have gone and will go on to play in college.

Team practices are held at various school and recreational gyms around Charlotte. Team tournaments will include local and regional events, and possibly national events for our Elite high school teams.

These teams are our most competitive teams and require more commitment from players and parents. Travel costs are extra and not included in the membership.

General

The PSB Charlotte AAU team membership is 11 months long from March-January. AAU basketball tryouts are held in February. The spring/summer season runs from March – July. In August, players are off. The fall/winter season runs from September – January.

See below for specific season info!

PSB Spring/Summer AAU Season Charlotte, NC

Spring/Summer Season

The spring/summer season is our “main” competitive basketball season which includes mandatory team practices and weekend tournaments. For our 2nd-8th grade teams, they practice and play from March-June. In July or August, these players will have the option to attend one summer camp as part of the team membership. For our 9th-11th grade teams, they practice and play from March-July, but are off for 3 weeks in June in order to play summer ball with their high school teams.

Teams in grades 2-5 practice 2 hours per week while teams in grades 6-11 practice 3 hours a week. Teams in grades 3-11 play 1-3 weekend tournaments per month, with an average of 4-6 games per tournament. Second-grade teams do not play games in the spring/summer season. They only practice in order to prepare for the fall/winter season when they’ll begin to play games.

We understand occasional conflicts, vacations, other commitments, etc., but players must commit to all months of the membership regardless. Note: Teams will be off for standard holidays such as Spring Break, Easter, etc.

PSB Fall/Winter AAU Season Charlotte, NC

Fall/Winter Season

After taking a “break” during the month of August, teams will start back up in September for the fall/winter season which runs through the end of January.

Teams in grades 3-8 will have optional group skill workouts and afternoon league games every other Sunday. High school teams have optional group skill workouts, but instead of league games, they will have “mini-camps” every other Sunday afternoon that will be led by a high-level instructor/coach.

Fall workouts will be a sort of “pre-season” style geared to prepare players for their upcoming school tryouts while winter workouts will be of the “in-season” style to keep the skills, such as shooting and ball handling, sharp that are normally overlooked during the school season.

We understand occasional conflicts, vacations, other commitments, etc., but players must commit to all months of the membership regardless. Note: All teams will be off for Thanksgiving Break as well as Christmas Break.

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CLASS OF 2019
Caleb Mills – University of Houston Marcus Henderson – Evansville University
Jake Boggs – UNC Wilmington Caleb Stone-Carrawell – UNC Charlotte
Stephen Clark – Citadel College Gavin Rains – Queens University
Sidney Dollar – Lees McRae College John Crump – Sewanee University
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CLASS OF 2018
Josiah Jeffers – Longwood University Nick Scibelli – Macalester College
Adrian Martin – Western Michigan University John Ingram – William Peace University
Madison Monroe – Army Brett Swilling – Roanoke College
Satchel Hester – Anderson University Marcus Neil – Bluefield State College
Scott Harvey – Lander University Blake Preston – Liberty University
Connor Arnold – Virginia Military Institute Torey James – University of South Carolina Upstate
Hunter Tyson – Clemson University Milo Galogaza – Belmont Abbey College
CLASS OF 2017
Bryant Thomas – UNC Charlotte Reece Bogan – Walsh University
Walker Miller – University of North Carolina Brandon Reeves – Mars Hill College
Bates Jones – Davidson College Quay Kimble – Lees McRrae College
John Meeks – Bucknell University Andrew Metcalf – Pfieffer University
Jordan Mackenzie – Stony Brook University Shawn Morrison Jr – Nyack College
Ryan Schwieger – Princeton University Matthew Statile – Guilford College
Wes Morgan – University of North Florida Nick Dietrich – Newberry College
Marcus Thomas – Western Carolina University Francis Sio -Wingate University
CLASS OF 2016
Jordan Shepherd – Oklahoma University Bo Blight – UNC Charlotte
Michael Buckland – Lipscomb University Caron Copening – Wingate University
Ben Robertson – Bucknell University Hugh Crump – Washington & Lee University
Ray Kowalski – Southeast Missouri State Jack Larkin – Roanoke College
Joe Hartman – Haverford College Greyson Kelley – Olney Central JUCO
David Reynolds – Bowdoin College Stephen Misenheimer – Wingate University
Myles McGregor – Presbyterian College Caleb Jordan – Roanoke College
Raekwon Long – Chattanooga State College Patrick Tape – Columbia University
Mac Brydon – Mercer University Luke Gibson – Newberry College
Parker Julian – Washington & Lee University Grant Stoller – William Peace University
Spencer Kirkpatrick – North Greenville University Nathan Slack – Methodist University
Drew Kelly – Catawba Valley College
CLASS OF 2015
Kishawn Pritchett – Davidson College
Hunter Seacat – William & Mary University
Steven Santa Ana – Elon University
Trey Phills – Yale University
Charles Minlend – University of San Francisco
Kenny Hairston – Limestone College
Trey Ford – Appalachian State
CLASS OF 2014
Jordan Watkins – Davidson College
Connor Burchfield – William & Mary University
Rusty Reigel – Davidson College
Stefan Kostic – Pfeiffer University
Justas Narusas – Lyon College
Andrew Howard – John Wood College
Greg Childress – Catawba College

Financial Aid

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. For any questions, please email us at info@proskillsbasketball.com or call us at 866-996-3888.

FAQ

What is PSB about?

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.

What are your PSB AAU teams?

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!

Who are PSB Directors and Coaches?

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.

Are AAU teams offered in every city?

No, it depends on the city. Simply check out our AAU Basketball Teams page here to see if teams are offered in your city.

How do I join an AAU basketball team?

We hold AAU basketball tryouts! Typically, the tryouts are held in late January, throughout February, and/or early March.

Does it cost to tryout?

There is a tryout fee that varies per location. Please see your city team page for specific fees.

Are Our AAU basketball teams competitive?

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!

Does everyone that attends tryouts make the team?

We limit our teams to at most 10 players, and in some cases, 2 practice players who only practice and do not play.

Are PSB AAU teams age or grade based?

We categorize our teams based on the grade the players are in at the time of tryouts.

What are the ages/grades of the teams?

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.

How many AAU basketball teams do you have per grade?

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.

Do you have girls AAU basketball teams?

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.

What is a PSB membership?

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.

How much does it cost to be on the team?

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.

Is a gear package and uniform included in the membership?

No. Each player will be required to purchase a gear package that includes a uniform before every season.

Do you all offer financial assistance for the teams?

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 admin@proskillsbasketball.com for more information.

How many times a week do the teams practice?

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.

When are the games?

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.

Does everyone on the team get to play in each game?

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.

Do Our AAU Basketball Teams travel?

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.

Does PSB help with college recruiting?

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.

I want to learn more. How can I get more information?

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!

IMPORTANT: 2019 Policies & Procedures Handbook!

Our 2019 PSB Charlotte AAU Basketball Teams Policies & Procedures Handbook literally contains ALL information related to our PSB Charlotte AAU Basketball 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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