To promote the growth of a core group of basketball athletes to better themselves as team players and individuals with the purpose of developing leadership skills, sportsmanship, self discipline, academic excellence, and athletic conditioning both on and off of the court
In an effort to accomplish these goals, our focus is to teach the individual the mental and physical skills required to succeed at the game of basketball. Our practices are focused on drills designed to enable the player to “Get Better” and to help them learn how to react in different situations. We monitor grades and any disruptive behavior at any time will result in immediate dismissal from the team.
The mission of the Seattle Pride AAU Basketball Organization is to provide young men and women the opportunity to learn and enjoy the game of basketball at a highly competitive level. We offer a program, which will develop and improve individuals as well as team skills, promote good sportsmanship, and team spirit. The Seattle Pride Basketball Organization demands a high degree of ethical conduct by all its coaches, players, volunteers, and parents so that it provides a good example for the community, opponents, and its participants, thus helping their growth to adulthood. By accomplishing these goals, the Seattle Pride Basketball Organization will provide our players with additional exposure to the game of basketball thereby enhancing their opportunity to play at the junior high and high school level or beyond. The Seattle Pride Basketball Organization will always stress the importance of grades and how important education is to ones success.
Of utmost importance in achieving our mission for our youth members is that we focus on the development of our youth members as individuals and as a team. Our AAU team program aims to teach young women and men the importance of teamwork by learning to meet, develop relationships, and work with new people in their lives to achieve excellence on and off the court. Personal fitness both physical and mental is developed through the medium of competitive youth basketball.
As a member of Seattle Pride and the Pacific Northwest AAU, we also subscribe to the mission and vision of the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU): “To offer amateur sports programs through a volunteer base for all people to have the physical, mental, and moral development of amateur athletes and to promote good sportsmanship and good citizenship. To offer amateur athletes volunteer opportunities to develop to their highest level through a national and local network of sporting events. Through participation in AAU, we achieve our dreams as athletes and as valued citizens of our communities.”