2022 ESYC Elite / J. Radio Legacy BOYS & GIRLS FALL/ WINTER AAU Tryouts




Fall AAU Program

  • Boys & Girls Grades 4th – 8th (5th Grade Allowed to Tryout for 6th Grade Teams) 
  • Weekly Team Practices
  • Maximum of 9-11 Players per Team
  • Highly Qualified Coaches
  • Competitive Teams
  • Intense, Skill-Driven Instruction
  • Focus on Student-Athlete

Season Information

  • Tryouts – Saturday, October 1st @ East Side Youth Center
  • Our Fall season has a strong emphasis on preparing our players for their respective Winter Teams. Practices will revolve around skill development through intense drilling.
  • Practices
    • 4th-8th Boys & Girls: 2 per Week – 1 Training Practice per Weekday (Monday or Wednesday choice), 1 Team Practice on Sundays at East Side Youth Center
  • Game Schedules (4 Weekend Tournaments)

Returning Players (From 2021/2022)

  • Current players who played for East Side Youth Center in the Spring of 2022 are guaranteed a roster spot this Fall (team placement to be decided after tryouts).
  • All players MUST attend tryouts on September 18th There will be a $20 FEE assessed at the door. If you have any questions, please email us by Clicking HERE.
  • Options
    • $450 — Full Team
    • $200 — Practice Player (No Games)
  • Boys & Girls AAU Basketball: Grades 4th through 9th REGISTER ONLINE NOW
  • Players please arrive no earlier than 10 minutes prior to tryouts.
  • Players should wear a jersey with a name and number on it so coaches can get to know each and every player.
  • Tryouts held at the ESYC: 1140 Clair St, Allentown, PA
  • Review these AAU tryout tips!


All players should try to make both tryouts and wear a jersey with the players name and number on the back.

Each Player Will Receive The Following:

  • At least 25- 30 Hours Of Practice Time With AAU Certified Coaches


  • 10U 4 Tournaments $450
  • 11U 4 Tournaments $450
  • 12U 4 Tournaments $450
  • 13U 4 Tournaments $450
  • 14U 4 Tournaments $450
  • 15U 4 Tournaments $450

Tournaments are across the northeastern coast and are 3 + plus games each.

ESYC Elite’s 2022 AAU Program fee is TO BE DETERMINED per player (if paid by Credit Card) as we are in the process of selecting 4 tournaments (4 for 10u) and 1 practice per week for each team; fees will cover AAU Insurance, tournaments, gym rental fees, equipment, and administrative costs. Player AAU Memberships, Coaches’ salaries for games, hotel lodging, and other miscellaneous expenses are not included within the AAU Program fee and will be handled separately.

What is AAU?
The Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) is one of the largest, non-profit, volunteer, sports organizations in the United States. A multi-sport organization, the AAU is dedicated exclusively to the promotion and development of amateur sports and physical fitness program.

How much does it cost to try-out for the ESYC Elite / J. Radio Legacy AAU basketball program?
The cost of the tryout is $20 (Fall AAU) for each participant.

How many tryouts does my child need to attend and what is the selection process like?
It is recommended that each player attend all tryouts because selections will be based on coach evaluations of performance during the tryout period.

Does the ESYC Elite AAU program have different levels for each team?
We project that we will have a Team A and Team B program for each age group. Final decision on the number of teams will be made during assessments. The clear delineation between the two will assist in scheduling, player development programming, and playing time issues. This is always an area of debate, as evaluations with regards to talent level and “right fit” are somewhat subjective, but we always strive to do our best with player placement.

If my child is selected to a team, how much does it cost to participate in the AAU program?
Fall AAU: Registration Costs for 2022 Fall AAU Season is 450.00 The first payment installment will be due the week of selection. The balance will be due in 14 days. This fee covers tournament entries, Coaches AAU fees, and insurance. Travel costs such as meals and hotels are NOT included in your registration. For any overnight events, ESYC Elite / J. Radio Legacy will provide advance notice of the event.

Who will be the coaches for the AAU programs?
Our Director of Basketball Operations will be assigning coaches to each team. Each team will be notified of their coach after tryouts are completed.

During the AAU season, where will the events be held?
All of our teams will be scheduled to different tournaments, many of which will be held at East Side Youth Center. We are fortunate to be hosting tournaments on our home courts. As we are a travel basketball organization, all teams should expect to participate in at least one overnight tournament this Fall 2022.

How many events will my child be participating in during the AAU season?
10 u teams will participate in 4 events between October and January. 11u and above teams will participate in 4 events between October and January.  Players will be issued a calendar of “On-Weekends” and “Off-Weekends”. This will give you dates where we expect that your team will be playing, but not necessarily the name of each event.

How will we receive information during the season?
ESYC Elite / J. Radio Legacy is a website-driven organization. We will provide updates on tournaments and practices via the Team Snap online application. If you have Schedule Query, always check our with your head coach and /or team mom first before calling or emailing. Also, coaches will be issued emails for teams, in order to provide any necessary dialogue with families during the season.

For more information, contact Marlon Thomas at 610-842-1606, or email esychoops@gmail.com.

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