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Wednesday, April 16, 2014


So my buddy Adam Folker used to be un-athletic, weak and couldn't even touch the backboard.

But now he's dunking like a beast in every game, won a pro contract, travels the world and has a massive fan base.

So I asked him the secret to his success and he told me that learning to dunk is what made him the explosive, dynamic player that he is today. And to do that he had to add over 11 inches to his vertical jump with some pretty wild body hacks that he explains on his website:


He's also teamed up with the world's highest dunker Justin Darlington and somehow convinced him to share the secrets he used to notch up a 50.1" vertical leap, win countless dunking contests and even train NBA players to dunk better.

I don't want to give too much away but this stuff just gets me so pumped.

Here's a video where you can see some of the truly crazy dunks his buddy Justin can pull off:


I didn't even know these were humanly possible.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014


Pre-Memorial Day Tournament
May 17th & 18th
Sacramento, Ca
Boys & Girls
$225.00 Per Team
All Grades D1-D2-D3
All Grade Levels Division 1-2-3
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Hosted By: Sac Area Sports
May 17th & 18th Sacramento, Ca

Friday, February 28, 2014


AAU Boys Basketball
West Coast Division III National Championship

DATES: June 26 – June 29, 2014
Boys 3rd-4th-5th-6th-7th-8th
Register Here

All materials must be RECEIVED via Online Registration by THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 2014. All participating teams must have a roster submitted online at Entry fees must be submitted via Online Roster System.
Folsom Sports Complex Folsom, Ca
Folsom High School Folsom, Ca
Vista High School Folsom, Ca
Folsom Middle School Folsom, Ca
Sutter Jr High Folsom, Ca
Daily admission will be available for $10.00 per adult, $5.00 per youth (ages 6-14) and under 5, free.
More information can be found at
THURSDAY, JUNE 26, 2014 – 5:00 PM at TBA. Your time for registration will be assigned upon receipt of entry and posted on and All players and coaches must be at registration at assigned time.
First coaches’ meeting: FRIDAY, JUNE 27, 2014 - TBA.
Only teams that have qualified in AAU Qualifying Tournaments will be eligible to compete in the National Championships. (See 2014 Boys’ Basketball Handbook at and click on Rules/Info).
The National Championship Tournament will be played under the 2013-2014 National Federation of State High School Association rules, except where amended by the AAU Boys’ Basketball Handbook. Please visit and click on the Rules/Info tab, then Rules/Handbook.
Schedules will be posted at and will be emailed to each team that provides a valid email address in the Online Roster System.
3rd-4th-5th 6th Grade
7 minute quarters
5 minute halftime/warm-up – 3 minute overtime.
7th-8th-9th Grade
8 minute quarters
5 minute halftime/warm-up – 3 minute overtime.

June 27 – Pool Play
June 28 – Pool Play/ Bracket Play (Championship or Classic)
June 29 – Conclusion of Bracket Play (Championship or Classic)
The home team will sit on the left side of the official scorekeeper, facing the table from the floor. A team may have on its bench only eligible players in uniform and four non-players. Violation of this rule shall result in a two shot technical foul. The violator will be removed from the bench. At least one person age 18 or older must be on the bench at all times.
Teams ahead by 20 points or more at any point in the second half must play defense behind their three-point arc. First offense: Warning, Second and all additional offenses: 2 shot technical.
Each athlete and registered coach on the top ten finishing teams in the Championship Bracket will receive a finalist medal and a team trophy. Each athlete and registered coach on the top four finishing teams in the Classic Bracket will receive a finalist medal and a team trophy.
All athletes and non-athletes allowed on the bench must hold a current AAU membership. A team that qualifies for a National Championship Tournament may add a maximum of seven (7) players to its District Roster for the purpose of participating in the National Tournaments. Pick-up/replacement players listed on the roster are subject to the following restrictions: These players must have been able to satisfy all eligibility requirements (regarding grade, age, residence, etc.) unless approved by the Eligibility Committee. Teams may not add players from the rosters of other teams advancing to the National Championship Tournament. A team advancing to a Division I National Championship may not add a player from another team advancing to a Div. I National Championship in the same age group without the written permission of the Eligibility Committee. For further clarification, please refer to the 2012 AAU Boys Basketball Handbook at (click on Rules/Info).
4th Grade - An athlete must be in the 4th grade as of October 1, 2013 and can be no older than 11 on August 31, 2014.
5th Grade - An athlete must be in the 5th grade as of October 1, 2013 and can be no older than 12 on August 31, 2014.
6th Grade - An athlete must be in the 6th grade as of October 1, 2013 and can be no older than 13 on August 31, 2014.
7th Grade - An athlete must be in the 7th grade as of October 1, 2013 and can be no older than 14 on August 31, 2014.
8th Grade - An athlete must be in the 8th grade as of October 1, 2013 and can be no older than 15 on August 31, 2014.
If an athlete wishes to play down a grade division, please verify if they are eligible based on the criteria in the Rule Book.
Any questions pertaining to the eligibility of a player or team shall be directed to the National Chair or his designee in attendance. No member of the local Tournament Committee shall have the authority to rule on eligibility. The AAU Boys’ Basketball Eligibility Committee will handle all of these matters.
Each team MUST present "ELIGIBILITY MATERIALS" for review. The "ELIGIBILITY MATERIALS" must contain: 1. Copy of the team AAU Online Roster to be used at the event. 2. Copy of each athlete's Proof of Grade. 3. Copy of each athlete's Proof of Age. The "ELIGIBILITY MATERIALS" will be collected at your assigned registration time for review by a member of the AAU Tournament Staff. All collected materials held for review will be returned to the team at the 2nd Coaches Meeting. Failure to have proper documentation at registration or during the event may result in athlete or team disqualification. Acceptable documents can be found at in the Rule Book. PROTESTS: For National Championship play, any eligibility protest that is turned in the first day of competition by 6:00 pm will be reviewed by the eligibility committee, and a decision will be made prior to bracket play. Any eligibility protest that comes after the first day of competition will be reviewed at the Eligibility Committee’s discretion. All non-eligibility protests will be reviewed by the Eligibility Committee at their discretion. A fee of $100.00 cash (refunded if protest is upheld) must accompany all protests. Protests must come from a non-athlete member listed on the official online roster for the event. The written protest must be submitted to the National Commissioner-in-Charge. All decisions of the Eligibility Committee shall be final.
Players', coaches' and spectators’ conduct should be above reproach, on and off the court. Misbehavior or misconduct may result in disqualification from the tournament. Coaches listed on the official team roster are responsible for the conduct of their players and any damages incurred to the hotel or facilities used by the players. If a coach or a player is suspended during a game, the suspension does NOT include forfeited games. The suspension will be for the next game played EJECTIONS a) Any player recorded on the official score sheet as ejected for fighting by the officials (striped shirts) will be prohibited from playing in the next scheduled game. b) If a coach or player is ejected from a game, he/she will be placed on probation (unless ejected for fighting). c) If a coach or player is ejected a second time, he/she will sit out that game and the next game. d) If a coach or player is ejected a third time, he/she will be suspended from the tournament. UNIFORM: The top team on the bracket or the team listed on the left side of pool play schedule shall be the home team and shall wear WHITE. Players’ jerseys must have numbers on both the front and back. Numbers can be 00-99. Minimum size of numbers shall be 2" on the front and 4" on the back. Teams competing in National Championship tournaments must have WHITE and DARK jerseys. Violation of this rule shall be penalized by a two (2) shot technical foul for each illegal jersey, to be assessed at the time the player with the illegal jersey enters the game.
All non-uniformed persons on bench shall wear long pants, shirts with collars and sleeves and dress shoes or tennis shoes during play at the National Championships. Jeans, jean shorts, sweat pants, mesh shorts, tee shirts, hats and open-toed shoes are not permitted. Any non-uniformed person on the bench will be removed until properly attired. Violation of this rule shall result in a two shot technical foul. The violator will be removed from the bench. MANDATORY COACHES: The AAU National Office is happy to announce to its members, FREE Coaches' Education for all EDUCATION: AAU Non-Athletes. This exciting program is MANDATORY for all AAU Non-Athletes and will be administered by Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA). Please visit and click on JOIN NOW in order to enter and take the MANDATORY AAU/PCA coaches educational course. Membership may be revoked from non-athletes who do not complete course prior to competition.
Visit for a list of AAU approved hotels.
The AAU can not and does not guarantee the appearance and/or participation of specific participant(s) and/or teams (as applicable) in this event. The AAU has sanctioned (approved) this Event as an official AAU Event (competition), but the AAU is not and shall not be responsible for any participant's or spectator's expenses related to this Event (nor reimbursements for same) in case of dissatisfaction of any participant, friend, family, or spectator, this includes, but is not limited to all travel, hotel (lodging), food, entry fees and/or any other expenses related to the event. SAC AREA SPORTS, INC.

Charles Baldwin
Pacific AAU Boys Basketball Sports Director
(530) 363-0007


Spring AAU 16 and Under "Napa Valley Elite" Basketball Try Out:
Napa Valley Basketball Alliance (NVBA), a local Non-Profit AAU Club is holding player Try Outs this Saturday March 1st 1-3 pm at Grace Church 3765 Solano Ave, Napa CA 94558 (Gym is in back of property). This is the first of two required Try Out sessions, the second will be announced on the NVBA website and provided to registering players. Current AAU Youth Athlete Membership is required for participation = $16 available on-line only for Extended Insurance Coverage at:

REQUIREMENTS: Bring AAU membership proof and completed NVBA Player Registration Form as signed by adult parent or legal guardian: Forms Downloadable from : Elgibility for players in the 9th, 10th and 11th grade is determined by player AAU's National Date of Birth rules: 10TH GRADE DIVISION An athlete must be in the 10th grade as of October 1, 2013 and can be no older than 17 on August 31, 2014. For an athlete that is in the 11th grade as of October 1, 2013 wanting to play down, they can be no older than 16 on August 31, 2014. (If an athletes’ age is outside the 24 month window for their grade, the athlete must play up to the grade division that is normal and customary for their age.)

PLAYERS: Interested players should bring their own ball, water and be ready for an intensive evaluation of basketball skill, speed, agility, teamwork, attitude, sportsmanship and game performance. These Try Outs are for a Travel Team to compete in highly competitive AAU Tournaments and the focus will be player development for readiness of players at High School Varsity level. Players need to be committed and serious about improving and working together. A meeting with parents will be held after the end of the Try Out for Q & A. Try Outs are open to Napa County players, referrals and players attending Napa Valley High Schools.

COACHING:Head Coach is Carson Carattini, who is a veteran AAU Varsity level Coach, former High School Coach and current Canada College Asst Men's Coach and Head Strength & Conditioning Coach for the Canada College Basketball Program. Coach Carson brings a wealth of successful Coaching experience in addition to the unique advantage of being a certified youth physical trainer, to optimize player development. Coach Carson led the NVBA 15U Spring AAU Team to a 70% overall win ratio in 2013. This Team will also feature an experienced Asst Coach and Team Manager.

COST & SCHEDULE: For players selected for the Travel Team, the Team Fees are $450 per player for twenty-two 2 hour practice sessions, a minimum of 3 AAU Tournaments and will require a uniform deposit of $55 for NVBA provided hi-quality game uniforms. Team Practices will start March 11 at Napa High's Big Gym and end on May 22. One SF Bay area College Exposure Tournament is planned and parents are responsible for player transportation to all practices and Tournaments.

Napa Valley Basketball Alliance (NVBA) is a locally managed and community supported non-profit youth basketball development organization that forms and facilitates competitive team formation, player development programs, clinics and opportunities to improve the quality of basketball. For more information see their website : and Facebook page: . For specific questions please contact Teams & Programs Manager Cliff Sherlock at : with emails under subject "16U AA Spring 2014 Team".

Tuesday, February 11, 2014


No need to travel for a Memorial Day Tournament, we will be hosting a great event right here in the Bay Area.
Multiple age groups including Boys and Girls!
Registration is now open for the annual Soldiers Memorial Day Classic 2014. This years event will include more divisions to give more teams a chance to play. Registration is now open for the following divisions:

Boys Divisions:
Elite High School
Boys Youth Divisions:
8 & Under-14 & Under
Girls Divisions:
11 & Under - 17 & Under
$350 per team and multiple team discounts are available on registration page.
Get a $50 per team rebate if you also signed up for 2014 Soldiers Spring Extravaganza.
This will be a sell out, so register soon.


Date: Saturday, 3/15/14 or 3/16/14
3 Game Minimum
Location: Bay Area gyms
$225 per team/$200 per team with 3 or more teams
Team trophy and player medals for 1st place teams
Certified referees
Divisions: Boys 3rd Grade - High School

Register Online at:
You must register on the website and submit payment to confirm your spot.

Send payments to: Bay Area Mambas, PO Box 15504, Fremont, CA 94539

This tournament will fill up fast, so reserve your spots now! Please call or email me with any questions.

See you on the court!
Garrett Anaya
Bay Area Mambas
4th & 7th Grade Gold Coach/Co-Tournament Director
408-892-8881 cell (club website) (tournament website)


1-Day Saturday Only Tournament Series
Boys & Girls - Grade Levels
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, JV & Varsity

2 or 3 Games!!!
Every Saturday!

Phone: 925.222.5955
Where: Livermore, Martinez, Walnut Creek, Alameda, Hayward & Other Local Gyms

Feb 15,22,29 March 1,8,15,22,29 April 5,12,19,26 May 3,10,17,24,31 June 7, 14, 21, 28 July 5,12,19,26 August 2,9,16,23,30 September 6,13,20,27