Blue Wave Basketball will hold Spring AAU Open Assessments for our 2019 season for Girls and Boys grades 4th – 8th on Wednesday January 30th and Thursday January 31st.
For Girls and Boys 9th – 12th Grade Assessment Date will be Saturday February 9th.
All registered participants will be placed on a team and team rosters will be limited to a maximum of 10 players.
Blue Wave will have a select Elite Level teams that will play in a combination of IN state and Out of state events and Regional teams that will play in Maine ONLY. You will receive a complete event/game schedule at the beginning of our AAU season for your team coach once your child has been placed on a team.
AAU Spring Season Begins: Week of March 3rd
AAU Spring Season Ends: Regional Teams - End of April / Elite Teams – May / June
What to Wear / Bring: Athletic shorts & T-shirts, Reversible Jersey (will be provided & should be brought to camp daily), Gym Shoes, Water & Bagged Lunch. There will be a camp store open daily where kids can buy snacks, gatorades and lunch items. You will have the option to put cash in a locked camp store envelope for your child to access throughout the week if you wish.
Blue Wave Summer Camp is designed to teach basketball fundamentals in a controlled and fun setting.
Five days of basketball skills/ drills, games, competitions and guest speakers.
TIMES: 8:30am – 4:00pm /Friday 8:30am to 12:00pm
8:00am – 8:30am Registration/ Check-in 8:30: Camp Team Stretch 8:45: Drill Stations (60 minutes - stations) 9:45: Water Break 10:00: Drill Stations (45 minutes - stations) 10:45: Water Break 11:00: Team Competitions (30 minutes) 11:30: LUNCH (30 minutes) 12:00: Guest Speaker (30 minutes) 12:30: Guest Speaker Competition 12:45: Team Competitions (45 minutes) 1:30: Team Games (60 minutes) 2:30: Water Break 2:45: Team Games (60 minutes) 3:45: Announcements/Awards 4:00: End of Day
As most of you already know, Blue Wave Basketball is a non-profit organization that prides itself on the fact that we have never turned a kid away for inability to pay. This is a vital part of our identity here at Blue Wave and will remain a part of our culture even as we grow.
The amazing growth that we have seen as an organization has also increased our scholarship out-put. In order to maintain our identity, allow kids who otherwise would not have an opportunity to afford the invaluable experiences of playing AAU basketball and still maintain competitive pricing for our non-scholarship kids; we have identified a need to enhance our fundraising goals.
We have recruited two Blue Wave Mom's who are eager to jump in and really drive our fundraising efforts. They have some great ideas planned and they are excited to see how we can all come together as a program to make sure that all kids who want it, have the ability to learn and play basketball with Blue Wave.
It's important to remember that this is bigger than just basketball... helping these fundraising efforts is giving kids an opportunity to cultivate new friendships and networks, a safe place when they need it most and for some of our players- travelling out of state to AAU tournaments is the only opportunity they have to travel and experience being out of Maine. For some of our scholarship players- playing Blue Wave basketball is life altering and opens doors that they wouldn't otherwise be able to walk through. It is an amazing feeling to be able to give that chance to a child who needs it... so whenever and however you can jump in to help our fundraising efforts and events will be most appreciated and rewarding.
Andrea Jackson (207-332-0810) and Rene Hoglund (207-712-4701) will be the primary force behind our fundraising. They will be organizing several events throughout each year to benefit Bluewave Basketball. They can also be reached at:
If you have any fundraising ideas- Andrea and Rene want to hear them! If you own or work for a business that looks to donate to non-profit organizations- please let them know.
We sincerely appreciate all of your support and look forward to some fun filled events and basketball!
Steve, Shawn, Dajuan, Pils & Bluewave Fundraising Committee