2010 Basketball Stars of America AAU
Tryout Registration Form
Basketball Stars of America recruits top coaches from
around the area and from around the country to coach
their teams. All of the Basketball Stars coaches share the
common goal of individual and team improvement. Below
Date of Birth: __________________________________________Age: _________
are some of the Basketball Stars of America directors.
Basketball Stars of America AAU
Grade: _________ School: _____________________________________________
Height: ________ Primary Position: ________
Daryn Freedman, AAU Program Director
Tryouts and Information
Uniform Size: ________ Sneaker Size: ________ Sex: Male/Female
Home Street Address: and Head Coach:
Coach Daryn Freedman has served on the staff of the New Jersey Nets and
Philadelphia 76ers of the NBA as well as Division 1 Schools University of Memphis,
UMass, Northeastern University and most recently Duquesne University. Freedman
City: _______________________________________________________________ served as Assistant Coach and Recruiting Coordinator at Duquesne University, where
State: ___________________________Zip: _______________________________ he signed two straight National Top 25 Recruiting Classes, including 2006-07 Atlantic
10 Rookie of the Year Robert Mitchell.
Phone Numbers: Freedman has also served as Head Coach at Brimmer and May School in Boston,
___________________________________________________________________ Massachusetts, where he led his team to four straight league championships and the New England Prep School
___________________________________________________________________ Championship in his four seasons at the school. Freedman has coached and worked with top players such as Chris
Email:______________________________________________________________ Paul, Lebron James and Dwyane Wade.
In the Summer of 2009, Coach Freedman was named the Head Basketball Coach at the Kiski School in Saltsburg,
Which level team are you trying out for? PA. Kiski School is a boarding school for boys in 9th through 12th grade and Post Graduates. The Basketball team
(You may choose more than one or rank them if interested in more than one level) was listed among the Top Prep Basketball programs to watch in the country by ESPN.com.
_____ Elite (Advanced) Prior to starting his coaching career, Freedman was a member of the 1996 UMass Men's Basketball Team that
_____ Competitive (Intermediate) advanced to the NCAA Final Four. Freedman earned a degree in Sports Management at the University of A Nike Elite Basketball Program and The Official Elite AAU
_____ Starter/In-House (Beginner) Massachusetts and a Law degree at Seton Hall Law School in New Jersey. Coach Freedman currently serves as the Basketball Program of Western Pennsylvania
President and Director of Basketball Stars of America LLC and Hoop Mountain PA Basketball, companies that pro-
Which Practice Site do you prefer? vide year round basketball programs in the Western Pennsylvania area. Coach Freedman and his wife Dana reside Ranked in 2009 by National AAU as 1 of the Top 20 AAU
(You may check off the one you want or rank them if more than one will work) in Robinson Township with their daughter Hannah. Programs in the Country!
_____ Sewickley Academy During the Spring and Summer of 2009, Coach Freedman coached the Basketball Stars 15 & Under and 17 & Featuring Boys Teams ages 8 to 18 & Girls Teams ages 8 to 18
_____ Hempfield Athletic Complex Under Nike Elite teams. Both were considered to be top teams in their age groups in the country. The 15 & Under
_____ Hillcrest Christian Academy (South Hills) team earned an invitation to the AAU Super Showcase in Orlando, Florida and performed very well in that event. Tryout/Practice Sites in 2010: Sewickley Academy, Hempfield
_____ Shady Side Academy The 17 & Under team wound up winning the 2009 AAU National Classic Championship in Orlando. In 2010, Coach Recreation Center, Hillcrest Christian Academy (South Hills)
_____ Erie Saint Benedict Community Center Freedman will be coaching the BSA 16 & Under Boys Nike Elite Team. and Shady Side Academy in the Pittsburgh Area and
Do you have any Teammate or Coach Request? (These are not guaranteed!)
Almamy Thiero, Associate Director and Head Coach: Saint Benedicts Community Center in Erie.
__________________________________________________________________ Coach Almamy Thiero graduated from the University of Memphis, where he played
under Head Coach John Calipari for teams that went to the NCAA Elite Eight and won
Do you have any uniform # requests? _________________________ (Not guaranteed) the NIT National Championship as well as a Conference USA Championship. Because
Thiero had a medical redshirt one season, he transferred to Duquesne University,
Are you registering for any of the preparation programs where he spent one season as a graduate student and member of the Men’s
(Boot Camps/ Academies/Elite Workouts)? Basketball team. Thiero played a major role in Duquesne’s upset wins over Boston
_____Sewickley Programs: College and St. Louis, scoring big baskets down the stretch in each game. Thiero helps
____ Boot Camp ___ PG Academy ___ Post Academy direct the Basketball Stars of America year round development programs has
___ Shooting & Scoring Academy ___ Elite Workout coached successful Basketball Stars of America AAU teams the past 2 seasons. In
Please List Dates: _______________________________________ 2010, Coach Thiero will be coaching the BSA 15 & Under Boys Nike Elite Team as
_____ Presidents Day Basketball Camp at Monroeville Sports Center ($60) well as another BSA team.
_____ Special Boot Camps:
___ 2/14 @ SSA ___ 2/21 @ SSA ___ 2/27 @ SSA ___ 2/20 @ Hillcrest Steve Brodzinski, Director of Basketball Operations and
___ 2/27 @ Hillcrest ___ 2/28 @ Hempfield Head Coach:
____ Hoop Mountain Recruiting Showcases: ___3/20 @ North Allegheny HS Coach Steve Brodzinski joined Basketball Stars of America in the Summer of 2009 and
___5/8 @ Kiski School has done a tremendous job since. Coach Brodzinski played College Basketball at NYU
Waiver: I understand that I am enrolling my child in the Basketball Stars of America AAU Program and that the Basketball and then coached College Basketball at both Clarion University and at Division 1 NJIT.
Stars of America, Coach Daryn Freedman, Hoop Mountain, any facilities that are used or any coaches will not be liable for Coach Brodzinski is considered one of the top young coaches and instructors in the
any injuries incurred during participation in the program. I also understand that there are no refunds! If a player is injured nation and leads the BSA Individual Skill Development program. In 2010, Coach
and can’t continue, he or she will receive a prorated credit towards another BSA or Hoop Mountain program. Brodzinski will be coaching the BSA 17 & Under Boys Nike Elite Team as well as
another BSA team.
Signature of Parent/Guardian: _______________________________________________
The Basketball Stars of America Coaching Staff includes many top coaches from
Please mail completed registration form along with a check made out to: Basketball Stars of
America LLC To: Basketball Stars of America LLC, c/o Coach Daryn Freedman, 547 Burkes Drive, around Western Pennsylvania and from around the country. www.basketballstarsofamerica.com
Coraopolis, PA 15108
ATTENTION HIGH SCHOOL BOYS: Hoop Mountain PA Basketball will be running two
Recruiting Showcases in the Pittsburgh area this spring. They will be held on Saturday, March 20th at North Allegheny
Online Registration is available at High School in Wexford, PA and on Saturday, May 8th at Kiski School in Saltsburg, PA. Cost is $125 per player per
showcase if paid by March 1, 2010. More info is available at www.hoopmountainpa.com or by calling 412-375-7420.
www.basketballstarsofamerica.com Hoop Mountain PA also offers Recruiting Assistance and Educational Consulting Services.
Basketball Stars of America AAU 2010 Spring AAU Tryout Schedule: Tryouts @ Hillcrest Christian Academy (Cont.)
Information In 2010, Basketball Stars of America will be hosting their Spring AAU Tryouts at 5 fantastic sites. They Saturdays, February 20th and 27th:
are Sewickley Academy, Hempfield Recreation Center, Hillcrest Christian Academy (South Hills), 10:00 am to 11:30 am – Special Basketball Boot Camp for Boys & Girls in 1st through 12th Grade
• Basketball Stars of America has brought a true AAU Basketball Program that combines – extra cost of $30 per player.
Shadyside Academy and St. Benedict’s in Erie. We will also be using these as our 5 main practice sites
competition, instruction and development to the Western Pennsylvania area. this season.. Players and their parents may choose which of these sites they would like to practice at. 11:30 am to 12:30 pm – Tryouts for Boys in 1st through 6th grade
• All Basketball Stars Teams are coached by professional coaches. Basketball Stars Please look below for Tryout Dates and Times. 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm – Tryouts for Boys in 7th & 8th grade
recruits around the country 12 months a year to find the best coaches available. * Cost of tryouts is $35 per player if pre-registered and $40 per player if registering in person. This is a 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm – Tryouts for Boys in 9th through 12th grade
• Over 700 Boys & Girls Basketball Players from Western Pennsylvania, Central one-time fee and players may attend as many tryouts as they would like to. All players who attend try- 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm – Tryouts for Girls in 3rd through 6th grade
Pennsylvania, Eastern Ohio and West Virginia played on Basketball Stars AAU teams in outs will be notified via email within 2 weeks of their first tryout whether they made a team. If they do 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm – Tryouts for Girls in 7th through 12th grade
make a team, $35 of tryout fee will go towards their tuition. Players may try out for Elite (Advanced),
the Spring of 2009. Tryouts @ Shady Side Academy – 423 Fox Chapel Road, Pittsburgh,
Competitive (Intermediate) or Starter/In House Teams (Beginner). Many players prepare for their tryouts
• Basketball Stars Teams have won more than 100 Tournament Championships and over PA 15238 (BSA Pittsburgh Northeast)
and the upcoming season by doing the Boot Camps and other development programs earlier in the day.
1,500 games in the last 2 seasons. There is an extra cost of $30 per player for each of these sessions. Sundays, February 14th and 21st:
• Basketball Stars Teams play in many of the top tournaments in the area. Older High We are expecting over 1,000 Basketball Players to try out for Basketball Stars this spring! To Noon to 1:00 pm – Special Basketball Boot Camp for Boys & Girls in 1st through 12th Grade –
School Elite Teams travel around the country. Basketball Stars of America teams play avoid long lines, we are asking everybody to pre-register for tryouts by filling out and mail- extra cost of $30 per player.
in more tournaments than any other program in this part of the country! ing in the attached Registration Form with payment or registering online at www.basket- 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm – Tryouts for Boys in 1st through 7th grade
ballstarsofamerica.com 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm – Tryouts for Boys in 8th through 12th grade
• Currently, over 30 Basketball Stars players are being recruited or signed at the Division
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm – Tryouts for Girls in 3rd through 12th grade
1 College Basketball Level. Saturday, February 27th:
• Basketball Stars of America has expanded to include players from many areas and of Tryouts @ Sewickley Academy – 315 Academy Ave, Sewickley, PA 15143
Noon to 1:00 pm – Special Basketball Boot Camp for Boys & Girls in 1st through 12th Grade –
many different levels by adding some great new practice sites, as well as having more (BSA Pittsburgh) extra cost of $30 per player.
Elite Teams, Competitive Teams and Starter/In House Teams. Sundays, January 31st, February 7th, 14th & 21st and 28th: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm – Tryouts for Boys in 1st through 7th grade
• This year, all players who try out for Basketball Stars Teams will receive a Nike t-shirt 9:30 am to 11:00 am - Boot Camp for Boys & Girls in 1st through 12th grade – extra cost of $30 per 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm – Tryouts for Boys in 8th through 12th grade
player per session. 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm – Tryouts for Girls in 3rd through 12th grade
and a $25 discount to all Basketball Stars and Hoop Mountain Summer Basketball Camps. 10:00 am to 11:00 am – Point Guard Academy & Post Player Academy for Boys & Girls in 4th through
• At least half of each Basketball Stars practice will focus on individual skill development! 12th grade – extra cost of $30 per player per session. Tryouts @ Saint Benedicts Community Center – 320 East Tenth
• Basketball Stars of America has been named the Official Elite AAU Basketball Program of 11:00 am to 12:15 pm – Tryouts for Boys in 1st through 6th grade Street, Erie, PA 16503 (BSA Erie)
Western Pennsylvania and has also been named a Nike Elite Basketball Program, one of 12:15 pm to 1:30 pm – Tryouts for Boys in 7th & 8th grade Saturdays, February 13th & 20th:
less than 50 in the USA! 1:30 pm to 2:45 pm – Tryouts for Boys in 9th through 12th grade Noon to 1:00 pm – Tryouts for Boys in 1st through 6th grade
• Tryout cost is $35 per player if pre-registered or $40 in person. Final tuition will be 2:45 pm to 4:00 pm – Tryouts for Girls in 3rd through 12th grade 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm – Tryouts for Boys in 7th through 12th grade
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm – Shooting & Scoring Academy for Boys & Girls in 4th through 12th grade – extra 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm – Tryouts for Girls in 3rd through 12th grade
announced when players make a team and tuition varies by age and level.
cost of $30 per player per session. Sunday, February 28th:
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm - Elite Player Workout for Boys & Girls in 7th through 12th grade - extra cost of Noon to 1:00 pm – Tryouts for Boys in 1st through 6th grade
Prepare for Tryouts and for the AAU Season $50 per player per session. 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm – Tryouts for Boys in 7th through 12th grade
with Basketball Stars Programs: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm – Tryouts for Girls in 3rd through 12th grade
Tryouts @ Hempfield Athletic Complex – 220 Forbes Trail Road,
Sewickley Academy Player Development Programs: Basketball Stars of America Schedule
Every Sunday, January 31st through March 21st: 9:30 am to 11:00 am - Boot Camp for Boys & Greensburg, PA 15601 (BSA Pittsburgh Southeast) Below is an example schedule that many Basketball Stars of America Pittsburgh AAU Elite and
Girls in 1st through 12th grade – cost: $30 per player per session. Saturdays, February 6th, 13th & 27th: Competitive teams will follow for the 2010 Spring Season. Erie teams will play a separate sched-
10:00 am to 11:00 am – Point Guard Academy & Post Player Academy for Boys & Girls in 4th 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm – Tryouts for Boys in 1st through 7th grade ule that will be announced before the season. Competitive Teams will stay in Pittsburgh area.
through 12th grade – cost: $30 per player per session. 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm – Tryouts for Boys in 8th through 12th grade Please note that there may be changes to this as it is still early:
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm – Shooting & Scoring Academy for Boys & Girls in 4th through 12th grade 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm – Tryouts for Girls in 3rd through 12th grade January 31 to February 28 - Tryouts
– cost: $30 per player per session. Sunday, February 28th: March 1 - Team Weeknight Practices begin
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm - Elite Player Workout for Boys & Girls in 7th through 12th grade – cost: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm – Special Basketball Boot Camp for Boys & Girls in 1st through March 6-7, March 13-14, March 20-21 - Team Weekend Practices
12th Grade – extra cost of $30 per player. March 26-28 – Eastbay National Spring Tip Off Classic in Pittsburgh, PA
$50 per player per session.
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm – Tryouts for Boys in 1st through 7th grade April 2-3 - Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Easter Weekend Shootout
Presidents Day Basketball Camp: 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm – Tryouts for Boys in 8th through 12th grade April 9-11 – Teams will attend various tournaments including Solon Cage Classic in Ohio
Monday, February 15th at Monroeville Sports Center – 855 Macbeth Drive in Monroeville, PA 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm – Tryouts for Girls in 3rd through 12th grade April 16-18 – Teams will attend various tournaments including Pitt Jam Fest
9:30 am to 3 pm for Boys & Girls in 1st through 10th Grade. Cost: $60 per camper. T-shirt
April 23-25 - Hoop Mountain National April Invitational in Pittsburgh, PA
included. Tryouts @ Hillcrest Christian Academy – 2500 Bethel Church Road, or King James Tourney in Ohio
Special Boot Camps: Bethel Park, PA 15102 (BSA Pittsburgh South Hills) April 30 to May 2 - Western PA AAU National Qualifier in Pittsburgh, PA
Sundays, February 14th and 21st and Saturday, February 27th at Shady Side Academy – Noon Saturday, February 13th: May 8 – Mother’s Day Weekend 1 Day Shootout in Pittsburgh, PA
to 1:00 pm – Special Basketball Boot Camp for Boys & Girls in 1st through 12th Grade – cost: 4:30 pm to 5:15 pm – Tryouts for Boys in 1st through 6th grade May 14-16 – Pittsburgh Super Regional Qualifier
$30 per player per session. 5:15 pm to 6:00 pm – Tryouts for Boys in 7th & 8th grade May 21-23 – Pittsburgh Spring Challenge
Saturdays, February 20th and 27th at Hillcrest Christian Academy - 10:00 am to 11:30 am – 6:00 pm to 6:45 pm – Tryouts for Boys in 9th through 12th grade May 28-30 - #1 Cochran Pittsburgh Slam Fest
Special Basketball Boot Camp for Boys & Girls in 1st through 12th Grade – cost: $30 per player 6:45 pm to 7:30 pm – Tryouts for Girls in 3rd through 6th grade
per session. 2010 Spring Season Ends on May 30. Elite High School Teams and any teams advancing to Nationals
7:15 pm to 8:00 pm – Tryouts for Girls in 7th through 12th grade will play in at least one event during the summer. Basketball Stars staff will work with players and
Sunday, February 28th at Hempfield Athletic Complex – 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm – Special
Basketball Boot Camp for Boys & Girls in 1st through 12th Grade – cost: $30 per player.
Tryouts @ Hillcrest Christian Academy continued on next panel parents on setting summer basketball schedules including camps and tournaments!
Note: In House Teams may play in some of these events and when not playing will have In House Games instead.