AAU National Championship

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6/17 Update
15HP Cheat Sheet
18HP Cheat Sheet

6/16 Update
-Minor Waivers and Proof of age due ASAP
2021 AAU Waiver and Release for Minors
Adult Release & Waiver

6/10 Update
no masks needed while playing on court, but masks everywhere else
-no handshakes or changing courts
-social distance
-CONFIRM results/schedule before leave site each day
-using North/South (cts 1-130) & West buildings (131-171)
-no outside chairs or coolers allowed by courts
-concessions and team cooler room available
-uniform #’s must be the same throughout the tourney
-Dig Pink day- 6/23 & 6/27
-coaches can nominate an All Academic from their team.
Let your coach know if your daughter might be eligible.
-live streaming available through ballertv.com
-virtual recruiting seminars

6/2 Update
-Playing Waves- 15HP- am or pm; 18HP- am wave (Sat/Sun/Mon), Tues is bracket play
6/1 Update
-Spectator limits lifted; Online Spectator Ticket info now available. Click here
All spectator tickets must be purchased online. There will be no onsite cash ticket sales. Spectators will be required to follow all protocols and guidelines, including wearing a face mask at all times.
-A 4-day session pass can be purchased for $60.00 per adult and $47.00 per child ages 4 to 9. Daily tickets are available for $18.00 for adults and $13.00 for children (ages 4-9).  Children 3 and under are free. After purchasing your ticket, you will receive an email and text with a QR code for each ticket. All tickets are for the designated individual. The QR code and a form of identification for adults (driver’s license, passport, etc.) will need to be shown onsite to gain admittance.
-All spectators, adults and children, MUST bring a signed waiver to be submitted upon admittance. If you purchase a 4-day session pass, you will only need to submit the waiver one time. If you purchase multiple daily passes, you will need to submit the waiver each day.  Please print, sign and bring your waiver.
Adult Release & Waiver
Minor Release & Waiver
Click here to purchase your tickets.

4/29 Update
-Team flight change for both teams. See new flight info below.
-Airport Transportation & I-RIDE Trolley. See below.

4/28 Update
– See Coach Return Flight info below & New AAU Travel Form

4/27 Update
Spectators: Due to the pandemic, this year there will be limits on the number of spectators. Each team may have up to 18 spectators per day. Children 3 & under will be permitted into the event at no charge and will not count towards the 18 spectators per team. Different spectators can attend each day with the appropriate ticket, but the total per team may not exceed 18 per day. Tickets cannot be switched between spectators in the same day. All spectator tickets must be purchased online through the tournament. The amount of spectators is subject to change to comply with state and local guidelines. Additional ticket information will be posted online soon. Spectators will be required to follow all protocols and guidelines, including wearing a face mask at all time.

Teams Attending: 15HP, 18HP

Player Fee: $700 *This is a slight increase over last years fee due to rising van rentals…
*Payment is due in full by 6/1 or in two installments of $350 each on 5/15, 6/1.

Dates: 15HP– Travel 6/21 on Team Flight, Competition 6/22-25  or
18HP– Travel 6/25 on team Flight, Competition 6/26-29

Team Flight to Orlando: *Players/chaperones fill seats first, remaining seats open for families.
4/29 Update- *Flight changed from O’Hare to Midway + earlier time.
15HP– 6/21/21- Southwest #482 leaves Midway 8 :05am, arrives Orlando 11:35am
18HP– 6/25/21- Southwest #482 leaves Midway 8 :05am, arrives Orlando 11:35am
*Players will meet at the first Southwest door at Midway at 6am on 6/21 (15HP) or 6/25 (18HP).
*We will take charge of the players from here and get them checked in and to the gate.

Orlando Airport Transportation: Local bus, Hotel Shuttles, Mears Shuttle, Ride Sharing, Cabs…

I-RIDE Trolley: Get around the Convention area on International Drive.

Return Flight to Chicago:
Updated 4/28:
15HP– Fri, June 25th- Southwest #1403 Leaves Orlando 10:45pm, arrives Midway 12:25pm
18HP- Tues, June 29th- Southwest #5657 Leaves Orlando 8:50pm, arrives Midway 10:39pm
*Families are responsible for player’s return flight/transportation (not part of Player Fee). To be safe, return flights should be booked late on the final day or the next day if possible. *Tournament states that matches could be scheduled as late as 8pm on the final day.
*We typically have the players go with their parents once play is complete on the final day. Let us know if your player will be traveling alone and doesn’t plan to join another family. Coaches will take charge of them after the tournament if they book the same return flight above. Contact us if other flight arrangements have been made.

Mandatory Forms/Information: DUE by Wed, May 5th
1.  AAU Team Flight Form Full name of player (Last, First, Middle) + birth date, Southwest Rapid Rewards # (optional)
Updated 4/28:
2. AAU Travel Form– Update us with your player/family travel arrangements
3. Copy of player birth certificate, passport or drivers license.

Main Location: Orange County Convention Center, Orlando North & South Halls-
South Concourse- 9899 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819
North Concourse- 9400 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819
Secondary Location: ESPN Wide World of Sports Center- 700 S Victory Way, Kissimmee

Parking: Orange County Convention Center- $10 (same day re-entry)
ESPN Wide World of Sports- Free parking

Team Accommodations: Team stays as a group in 6 bedroom homes with a chaperone in Windsor Hills Resort, Kissimmee. Go to VRBO.com, type in Windsor Hills Resort and your dates to check out the area. Condos, townhouses and houses available. Coaches stay in same area. *You would need a rental car. It’s about a 20-30 minute drive to the Orange County Convention Center where most play will take place. Wide World of Sports is about a 10 minute drive but only has 18 courts so fewer teams play there.
Typical 6 bedroom floor plan

House Pool:

Windsor Hills Resort map

Windsor Hills Club House/Pool

Team Food: Teams will compile a menu before leaving for Orlando and make most meals at the house. Teams typically try to do one meal out during the trip. Food cost is responsibility of players, typically $25-$30 per person.

Chaperone: *One chaperone per house. Chaperone gets free accommodation & entry to tournament.
15HP- Mrs Yang
18HP-Mrs Trazo

Parent Accommodations: Responsibility of the parent.
*AAU offers local hotel options  or check out Windsor Hills Resort, Celebration or other resort area. Most competition will be at the Orange County Convention Center so you may want to start your search near or on International Dr, Universal Blvd or I-4. This map will show you the area around the Convention Center and some hotel options. *Competition will be in the North and South building only, we do not use the West building at all.

Competition Schedule: *will update as info is released
15HP-
Tuesday, June 22Competition Pool Play AM or PM wave
Wednesday, June 23 Competition Pool Play AM or PM wave
Thursday, June 24Competition Pool Play AM or PM wave
Friday, June 25Competition Brackets & Finals**Matches may start as late as 8 PM Single Elimination
18HP-
Saturday, June 26 Competition –Pool Play AM wave
Sunday, June 27 Competition –Pool Play AM wave
Monday, June 28 Competition –Pool Play AM wave
Tuesday, June 29Competition –Brackets & Finals**Matches may start as late as 8 PM Single Elimination