CLUB TEAMS

CHARLOTTE, NC

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About PSB Charlotte AAU

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

Our 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.

Charlotte AAU Team Tryouts & Workouts

ABOUT

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.

DIRECTOR & MANAGERS

PSB club teams are led by Pro Skills Basketball co-founder, PSB Charlotte Director, and former Davidson Wildcat and professional player, Brendan Winters. Assisting him are Jason Snow who is the North Charlotte General Manager and Colin Robbie who is the Central and South Charlotte General Manager. 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.

GENERAL

Our spring/summer season runs from March – June/July with tryouts held between February and early March. Our fall/winter season runs from September – January with tryouts held in early to mid August. Our main season is the spring/summer season when ALL teams are reset before tryouts and ALL spots are open.

Our secondary season is the fall/winter season, and we simply fill in the open spots on our teams. If a player makes a team and plays during the spring/summer season then they will have the option to continue on for the following fall/winter season. However, if a player chooses not to continue then their spot will be forfeited and given to another player at tryouts.

See below for specific season and tryout info!

PSB Spring/Summer AAU Season Charlotte, NC

SPRING/SUMMER SEASON

The spring/summer season is our “main” competitive basketball season for boys and girls and runs from March through June for our 3rd-5th grade teams and March through July for our 6th-11th grade teams.

Teams in grades 3-5 practice 2 hours per week while teams in grades 6-11 practice 3 hours a week. All teams play 1-3 weekend tournaments per month, with an average of 4-6 games per tournament.

Players must commit to all months of the season. We understand occasional conflicts, vacations, other commitments, etc. and that is ok, but players still must commit to all months regardless.

Spring/summer season tryouts will be held throughout February. All teams are reset before these tryouts and all spots are open to any players wanting to tryout. Players who make the team and play in the spring/summer season have the option to continue on into the fall/winter season, and should they choose to do so, their spot will be guaranteed.

2019 Spring/Summer Season Details

  • Tryouts coming in February, 2019

MANDATORY: Please read through our very detailed
Spring/Summer Season Club Policies & Procedures Handbook to get a thorough understanding of our club!!

PSB Fall/Winter AAU Season Charlotte, NC

FALL/WINTER SEASON

The fall/winter season is our secondary competitive basketball season for boys teams and runs from September through January for our 4th-8th grade teams and September through October for our 9th-12th grade teams.

Players will have the option to attend skill workouts during the week and will have team practices on non-gameday Sundays. Teams in grades 4-8 will play on Sunday afternoons in a fall and winter league while teams in grades 9-12 will play on Sunday afternoons in the fall only.

Players must commit to all months of the season. Note: All teams will be “off” for Thanksgiving Break as well as Christmas Break.

Fall/winter season tryouts will be held between early and mid-August. During these tryouts all spots are NOT open like in spring/summer tryouts, but instead we will fill in any open spots on teams. Players who make the team and play in the spring/summer season have the option to continue on into the fall/winter season, and should they choose to do so, their spot will be guaranteed.

2018 Fall/Winter Season Details

MANDATORY: Please read through our very detailed
Fall/Winter Season Club Policies & Procedures Handbook to get a thorough understanding of our club!

GENERAL

We have boys and girls teams from 3rd-11th grade in north and south Charlotte. Each team is led by experienced and knowledgable 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.

Please note: Our Elite Team program is separate from our local Club Team program.

Read more about our teams below!

NORTH CHARLOTTE TEAMS

  Lake Norman Area Teams

Our Lake Norman teams are based out of the Huntersville, Cornelius, Davidson and Mooresville area.

Team practices are held at various school and recreational gyms around the area.

We expect all teams to be competitive.

  Concord Area Teams

Our Concord area teams are based out of Cox Mill High School.

We expect all teams to be competitive.

CHARLOTTE TEAMS

  Central Charlotte Area Teams

Our central Charlotte area teams are based out of the Dilworth, Myers Park and SouthPark area.

Team practices are held at various school and recreational gyms around the area.

We expect all teams to be competitive.

  South Charlotte Area Teams

Our south Charlotte teams are based out of the Ballantyne and Waxhaw area, specifically Ardrey Kell and Marvin Ridge high schools.

Team practices may also be held at other local area gyms, such as Charlotte Latin or Providence Presbyterian Church.

We expect all teams to be competitive.

DIRECTOR & MANAGERS

BRENDAN WINTERS

Brendan Winters PSB Co-Founder and Charlotte Director

BRENDAN WINTERS

Club 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

North Boys Teams Manager

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

South Boys Teams Manager

Colin works with Brendan Winters to run all of Pro Skills Basketball in the 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.

TEAM COACHES

**Schedule is subject to change

NORTH BOYS TEAMS:
3rd Gold Brent Williams
4th Gold Tony Watson
5th White Nick Noel
5th Black Chance Smith
5th Gold Tramaine Pride
6th Black Jason Barnes
6th Gold Jim Chandless
7th Black Cassidy McCorkle
7th Gold Kevin Walk
8th Gold Jeff Matuszko
9th Cameron Cruz
10th Gold Will Merrell, BJ Spencer
10th Black Nick Noel
NORTH GIRLS TEAMS:
8th Grade Jay Martin
10th Grade Charese Allen
SOUTH BOYS TEAMS:
3rd Gold Dowell Harmon
4th Black David Garber
4th Gold Austin Marsh
5th Black Cam Niesler
5th Gold Ryan Winters
6th Black Alex Johnson
6th Gold Steve Sorenson
7th Black Jacob Wilmot
7th Gold Judson Hall
8th Black Zach English
8th Gold Lamar Hull
9th Thomas Carlos Thomas
9th Gordon Lawrence Gordon
9th Gold Kenny Hairston Sr.
10th Gold Collin Wade
11th Black Alex McDonald
11th Gold Patrick McCarthy
SOUTH GIRLS TEAMS:
10th Grade Jacklyn Marshall
NORTH BOYS TEAMS:
Teams Manager Jason Snow
4th Grade Brent Williams
5th Grade Gold Brent Williams
5th Grade Black BJ Spencer
6th Grade Gold Jim Chandless
6th Grade Black Jason Barnes
7th Grade Dorian Albritton
8th Grade Black Ryan Chester
8th Grade White Jason Snow
9th Grade Gold Jeff Coble
9th Grade Black BJ Spencer
10th Grade Kenny Hairston
11th Grade James Moye
NORTH GIRLS TEAMS:
8th Grade Logan Hartman
SOUTH BOYS TEAMS:
Teams Manager Colin Robbie
4th Grade Austin Marsh
5th Grade Gold Ryley Beaumont
5th Grade Black Tony Sabato
6th Grade Bryan Williams
7th Grade Kyle Musemeci
8th Grade Gold Geno Malpas
8th Grade Black Colin Robbie
9th Grade Reggie Hairston
11th Grade Chris Nugent

GENERAL

While we expect all of our teams to be competitive, our Elite Teams are for advanced/elite level players in grades 9-11 who are on track to potentially play in college and committed to the work required to get to that level.

This is a separate program from our other local club teams as these teams are more intense and require a larger commitment all around from coaches, parents, and players.

The mission of PSB Elite teams is to help serious, advanced-level high school players who want to play in college achieve that goal. We do this through increasing basketball skills and IQ, running a team system that gives players the best chance to be successful, and playing in tournaments that maximize players chances of being recruited. On top of that, we also work to educate players and parents on the college basketball recruiting and admissions process.

Please take time to read our 2018 Elite Team Club Policies and Procedures Handbook for ALL details!

TENTATIVE SCHEDULES

Elite 17U
April 13-15 Queen City Showcase Charlotte, NC
April 20-22 Phenom Hoop Challenge Spartanburg, SC
April 27-29 Terrific 24 Westfield, IN
May 18-20 Bob Gibbons TOC Suwanee, GA
July 11-12 On the Radar Hoops Atlanta, GA
July 12-15 Phenom Summer Havoc Spartanburg, SC
July 18-21 UAA Finals Emerson, GA
July 21-22 On the Radar Hoops Acworth, GA
July 26-29 Las Vegas Fab 48 Las Vegas, NV
Elite 16U
April 13-15 Queen City Showcase Charlotte, NC
April 20-22 Phenom Hoop Challenge Spartanburg, SC
April 27-29 On the Radar Hoops Atlanta, GA
May 12-13 TBD Charlotte, NC
May 18-20 Bob Gibbons TOC Suwanee, GA
July 12-15 Phenom Summer Havoc Spartanburg, SC
July 18-21 UAA Finals Emerson, GA
July 21-22 On the Radar Hoops Acworth, GA
July 25-29 AAU Super Showcase Orlando, FL
Elite 15U
April 13-15 Queen City Showcase Charlotte, NC
April 20-22 Phenom Hoop Challenge Spartanburg, SC
April 27-29 Phenom Grassroots Greensboro, NC
May 12-13 TBD Charlotte, NC
May 25-28 Phenom Memorial Day Greensboro, NC
July 12-15 Phenom Summer Havoc Spartanburg, SC
July 18-21 UAA Finals Emerson, GA
July 25-29 AAU Super Showcase Orlando, FL
Academic 17U
March 24 PSB Academic Showcase Charlotte, NC
April 13-15 Queen City Showcase Charlotte, NC
April 27-29 Pitt Jam Fest Pittsburgh, PA
May 12-13 TBD Charlotte, NC
May 25-28 Phenom Memorial Day Greensboro, NC
July 12-15 Phenom Summer Havoc Spartanburg, SC
July 20-22 Summer Jam Fest Manheim, PA
July 25-29 AAU Super Showcase Orlando, FL
Academic 16U
March 24 PSB Academic Showcase Charlotte, NC
April 13-15 Queen City Showcase Charlotte, NC
April 20-22 Phenom Hoop Challenge Spartanburg, SC
April 27-29 Pitt Jam Fest Pittsburgh, PA
May 12-13 TBD Charlotte, NC
May 25-28 Phenom Memorial Day Greensboro, NC
July 12-15 Phenom Summer Havoc Spartanburg, SC
July 20-22 Summer Jam Fest Manheim, PA
July 25-29 AAU Super Showcase Orlando, FL

Sign up for our Elite Team tryouts below by registering for either the Lake Norman or Central
Charlotte 9th-11th grade tryouts!

ALUMNI

CLASS OF 2018
Josiah Jeffers – Longwood University Nick Scibelli – Macalester College
Adrian Martin – TBD John Ingram – TBD
Madison Monroe – Army Jaylen Bynum – TBD
Brett Swilling – TBD Connor Reed – TBD
Satchel Hester – TBD Trey Jones – TBD
Scott Harvey – TBD Tyler Luther – TBD
Blake Preston – Liberty University Jalen Harris – TBD
Connor Arnold – Virginia Military Institute Holden Schachte – TBD
Torey James – University of South Carolina Upstate Isaiah Abbot – TBD
Hunter Tyson – Clemson University Seth Capizzi – TBD
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 – TBD
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 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 704-288-1710.

DONATIONS

PSB Select is a 501c3 non-profit. ALL funds donated will be used to help players who require financial assistance. If you would like to make a donation, please click the button below. Thanks for your generosity!.

GENERAL

A: 1. Our dedication to the individual improvement of our players. Of course we play every game to win, but having the most talented teams and/or winning championships are not our goals. Our goal is solely to make every child a more skilled and smarter basketball player than when he or she joined the team while also teaching them important life lessons such as hard work, overcoming adversity, teamwork, etc. Read about our club history here.

2. We hand select knowledgable and experienced coaches who are passionate teachers of the game. Not just anyone can coach with us. We do not hire fathers as coaches unless they are overly-qualified, and even that is rare. All coaches are also subjected to a background-check to ensure a safe environment for the kids. Read about our boys coaches here and our girls coaches here.

3. Our exclusive partnerships. We want to make playing for PSB an incredible experience for all players, so we partner with great companies that offer awesome benefits to our players and families, including Under Armour, Dick’s, Champions Sports Performance, and many more!

4. Last, but certainly not least, our intense and demanding, but positive environment. We are trying to change the negative culture of youth basketball through a more positive focus on teaching and coaching our players. Players, parents, and coaches are all required to sign our “Codes of Conduct”, which ensures a positive experience for everyone involved.
A: Teams are coached by experienced and well-qualified local coaches. Most of our coaches are former college and/or professional players and/or coaches. Some are even current college players or high school coaches. Click our coaches link to see our past and current coaches.
A: Our club teams are NOT for beginners, but rather, for intermediate to advanced level players. Unfortunately, not everyone will make a team. Players are selected by ability and attitude. We offer player development programs through our parent organization, Pro Skills Basketball, for beginners and those who do not make a team.
A: There are typically 10 players on a team and that is the max, but some teams may only have 8 or 9.
A: No. Although every player will get game minutes, playing time is earned based on each player’s performance in practice and games. Playing time is earned, not given.
A: If enough players try out to make a second competitive team then another team may be formed. These teams are typically divided into “A” and “B” teams.
A: We are looking for committed players, but we understand how busy kids are these days so we are flexible when conflicts come up. We ask that you at minimum make 90% of your teams practices and games.
A: Yes. We have some players who play multiple sports. Some conflicts may occur, but players should be able to attend the majority of the practices and games, unless given special permission.

LOGISTICAL

A: The “main” competitive club basketball season is the spring/summer season when the teams play weekend tournaments. We hold tryouts between the middle and end of February after the school season and then start the season the first week of March and go through June or July depending on grade.

Our “secondary” season is the fall/winter season when teams play in Saturday or Sunday leagues. We hold tryouts between the middle and end of August and then start the season after Labor Day in September and go through January. Please click here to read more specific info about each season and for tryout information!
A: Yes. We reset all teams each spring beginning with tryouts. Once those teams are formed, each player who played in the spring/summer has the option to continue on into the fall/winter season (3rd-9th grade only). The players already on the team must attend tryouts, but will already have a spot on a team. There may, however, not be any openings if all players decide to continue on into the next season. For this reason, we highly encourage players to attend the big tryouts in the spring when we are looking to fill 10 spots per team. To see when the next tryouts are, click here!
A: Practices will be held two days per week, between Monday and Thursday. The times are typically between 6-9pm. In some cases, younger teams may only practice once per week.
A: Practices for our north Charlotte teams are held at local gyms in the Lake Norman area, which include schools and gyms in Huntersville, Cornelius, Davidson, and Mooresville. Practices for our south Charlotte teams are held at local gyms in the Ballantyne area. See our Gym Locations page for possibilities.
A: All PSB teams will play in local Charlotte or surrounding area tournaments and leagues. However, in the spring/summer season, middle school teams may finish the season with a travel tournament and high school teams will travel for recruiting purposes.
A: Tournaments are held on Friday evenings (sometimes), Saturdays, and Sundays during the spring/summer season. Typically, each tournament has a 3 game minimum guaranteed. Leagues are either on Saturdays or Sundays during the fall/winter season.

TOURNAMENTS & LEAGUES

A: After teams are formed, we will judge the level of competition that we feel suits each team. All types of tournaments will be considered, but we will do what’s best for the players and team in order to get the best experience possible. We may move a team up or down during the season depending on its level of success.
A: YBOA stands for Youth Basketball Organization of America. NTBA stands for National Travel Basketball Association. USBA stands for United States Basketball Association. USSSA stands for United States Specialty Sports Association. AAU stands for Amateur Athletic Union.
A: They are all similar organizations in that they all put on youth basketball/sports tournaments, but they vary in the level of competition. In our opinion, AAU div. 1/2 has the best competition, followed by NTBA, USBA, and then AAU div. 3, USSA, and YBOA are all about the same.
A: Yes, you will be required to purchase your individual $15-20 AAU membership if the team is playing AAU, but your team will purchase any of the other organization’s memberships for you.
A: We play in leagues in the fall/winter season.
A: Fall league games are typically on Saturdays, and winter league games are typically on Sundays.

FINANCIAL INVESTMENT

A: The team fee varies by grade and gender, but is typically between $165-$225/month depending on player division and season. In the spring/summer season, all players will be required to purchase a $130-200 discounted Under Armour player pack one time at the beginning of their season, which is the players to keep.
A: The club fee covers gym time for practice, coaches fees, tournament entry fees, game uniform rental, insurance, and a Pro Skills Basketball team membership.
A: The club fee covers gym time for practice, coaches fees, tournament entry fees, game uniform rental, insurance, and a Pro Skills Basketball team membership.
A: This membership gives each player a discount of 20% off various Pro Skills Basketball programs, including Training, Clinics, and Camps!
A: The Under Armour player pack is a steeply discounted pack of UA basketball gear and shoes. Again, it varies depending on grade and gender, but typically includes a practice uniform, 2 shirts, and a bag. The older teams are typically required to buy shoes as well.
A: “Scholarships” based strictly on ability are not given. However, a limited amount of need-based financial aid is available. In these cases, the player and family must provide certain documents to prove financial aid is needed. Please see our Financial Aid page for more info.

We also have a “sibling discount” available. After the first full-price child, each other child that plays receives 25% off the monthly membership.