Frequently Asked Questions
#1 Question: If I want my child to play on North Ga Elite, what do I need to do?
Answer: You will need to contact the appropriate coach for the age group of your child. The coaches’ names and contact information are listed on our website under the Coaches Section. You may also contact the Directors of the North Ga Elite under the About Us Section.
#2 Question : What type of experience should a player have before trying out for the North Ga Elite?
Answer: Players can have a wide variety of basketball experience. It is important to remember that because we are drawing from multiple communities, cities and states, AAU/club/travel basketball is generally more competitive than recreational, church and school teams.
#3 Question: How will the players be selected?
Answer: The process varies with different teams. Some coaches hold tryouts, arrange personal workouts, or will have your child come to practice and others will come to observe your child during a recreational, middle school or high school game. Players will be evaluated based on their basketball skills, knowledge, athleticism and attitude. Coaches weigh all these factors in selecting team members.
#4 Question: How many times a week do teams practice?
Answer: Practice times are set by the specific coaches for their team. Generally, teams will practice twice a week. This can vary some weeks depending on a number of factors: holidays, coach's schedule, tournaments, school events, etc.
#5 Question: How much travel is required to play with the North Ga Elite?
Answer: The travel varies. In general, most teams participate in approximately 7 tournaments. Most of the tournaments are in Georgia. Generally, teams travel to events on Fridays, play games on Friday, Saturday and Sundays. Usually, in order to play on Sundays, you need to win to advance to championship play. The days can vary. Often teams will begin play on Saturday morning.
#6 Question: What is the difference between AAU, travel or club basketball?
Answer: AAU is a specific organization that organizes local, regional and national tournaments. There are many other formats for tournaments such as YBOA, USAAA, and a growing number of exposure oriented groups sponsoring tournaments. AAU was one of the earlier programs. The North Ga Elite operates a club basketball program; we often use club, exposure and travel teams to describe ourselves. We generally participate in a variety of formats that we feel will benefit our players. Often we will pick our events based upon the quality of competition that will be attending the event.
#7 Question: How long is the travel ball season?
Answer: Depending upon the age of the teams, AAU generally begins after the school’s basketball season end. Younger teams not playing school ball can practice and play year round. Older teams general begin in the February/March period. The season generally ends in June/July. The specific coaches set the calendar for their own teams.
#8 Question: What is the cost to play club basketball with the North Ga Elite?
Answer: The cost varies by teams. This is a question that should be directed to the specific coach of the team your child is interested in joining.
#9 Question: Where do the North Ga Elite practice?
Answer: The teams practice in various location. This is a question that should be directed to the specific coach of the team your child is interested in joining.
#10 Question: What other programs are offered by North Ga Elite?
Answer: North Ga Elite offer a variety of programs that include one-on-one training, skill camps and clinics, as well as, pre-season workouts. For details regarding these services, please contact our organization through our contact page.