Posted On: 08/7/18 8:32 AM

updated Sept. 4

The grassroots summer season has barely concluded and AAU clubs are already hunting for next year’s players. While there is plenty of horse-trading going on behind the scenes, most clubs also hold open tryouts and/or workouts where players can showcase their skills and try to earn a roster spot for next season. Below is the most current information we have on when and where tryouts will be held.

We are making every effort to standardize the way we communicate grades and ages. With credit to Nick Storm of the Minnesota Fury, the most logical way to list teams is by year of graduation. That way there is no question about whether we are referring to last year’s grade or next year’s grade, not to mention the never-ending confusion about U13, U15, etc.  By using the player’s graduation year, a team can maintain its name throughout its AAU lifespan instead of having to change every year. Thus, a 2022 team will always be called 2022 until they head off to college.

A couple of other notes:

  • Clubs are listed in alphabetical order.
  • We list tryout dates unless open gyms are the primary way of evaluating players.
  • We provide basic information on dates, times and locations. Refer to the club’s website for more information.
  • We include tryouts for years 2023-2020 because those are the years we will cover next summer.

Note to clubs: If your organization is not included here, or your information needs to be updated, email me (gmachoops@gmail.com) and we will make the updates as soon as possible.

43 HOOPS

Tryouts are Sept. 8 at 43 Hoops Basketball Academy in Hopkins from 4 to 6 p.m. (2024-26) and 6 to 8 p.m. (2023 to 2020). 

43hoops.com

AIR MINNESOTA

Tryouts are Sept. 30 and Oct. 7  from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. (2024-25) and 3 to 4:15 p.m. (2023-20) at 5155 55th Street NW in Rochester. Email heidisonju@gmail.com for more information. 

CROSSFIRE

Tryouts are at Maple Grove Middle School on Sept. 8 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (2023) and Sept. 9 from 9 to 11 a.m. (2022), 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (2020) and 1 to 3 p.m. (2021).

crossfirebb.org

DEVELOPMENT THROUGH ATHLETICS (DTA)

Tryouts will be held on Sept. 9 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Athlos Academy in St. Cloud. For more information contact Marqus McGlothan 414-349-3678 or email dtaperformancemm@gmail.com.

MINNESOTA BASKETBALL ACADEMY

Tryouts will be held Sept. 8 at Chaska HS as follows

  • 2022: 9 to 10:30 a.m.
  • 2023: 10:30 a.m. to Noon
  • 2021: Noon to 1:30 p.m.

Contact Steve Brown for more information (brownies24@msn.com)

MINNESOTA FURY

Tryouts are on Sept. 8 at Bloomington Jefferson as follows:

  • 2023: 10 to 11: 15 a.m.
  • 2022: 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. (Yellow team only)
  • 2021: 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
  • 2020: 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. (Yellow team only)

minnesotafury.com

MINNESOTA HEAT

Tryouts have been held. See the website for additional information on playing for the Heat.

minnesotaheat.net

MINNESOTA METRO STARS

Tryouts will be held at Bloomington Jefferson for the 2020 and 2021 classes from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Sept. 9. Check website for registration and program information.

mnmetrostars.com

MINNESOTA NICE

Players should attend skills sessions at Waseca Intermediate School to be considered for 2019 teams. Sessions will be held Sept. 8 (11 a.m. to 1:20 p.m.); Sept. 9 (1 to 3:20 p.m.); and Sept. 15 (11 a.m. to 1:20 p.m.)

nicehoops.com

MINNESOTA RISE

Tryouts have been held. Visit the website for more information on playing for the Rise.

mnrise.com

MINNESOTA STARS

Tryouts will be held on Sept. 8, 9, 11 and 12 at Kennedy as follows:

  • Sept. 8: 2:15 to 3:45 p.m. (2023), 4:15 to 5:45 p.m. (2022)
  • Sept. 9: 3 to 4:30 p.m. (2022), 4:30 to 6 p.m. (2021-20)
  • Sept. 11: 7:45 to 9 p.m. (2023-24)
  • Sept. 12: 6:30 to 8 p.m. (2021-20)

minnesotastars.org

MINNESOTA SUNS

Tryouts will be on Sept. 8 and 9 at the New Hope gyms on the back of Cooper HS. Below are the Sept. 8 times. (Check website for Sept. 9 session times.)

  • Session 1: 9 to 10:30 a.m. (2023)
  • Session 2:  11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (2022, 2024)
  • Session 3:  1 to 2:15 p.m. (2025-2027)
  • Session 4: 2:30 to 4 p.m. (2020-2021)

mnsuns.com

MN/WI FORCE

Tryouts for all grades will be held Sept. 9 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Stillwater Activity Center adjacent to Stillwater HS. Contact Craig Wyse at 651-587-5581 for more information.

leaguelineup.com/mnwiforce

NORTH TARTAN

North Tartan evaluations have been completed.

northtartan.com

TOP FLIGHT

Tryouts have been held. See the website for more information on playing for Top Flight.

topflightbasketballacademy.net

UVA LADY REBELS

Tryouts for classes 2023-2020 will be at the Colin Powell Center in Minneapolis on Sept. 22 (Noon to 2:30 p.m) and Sept. 23 (7:30 to 9 p.m.)

athletics.urbanventures.org