During a recent meeting with a very astute and visionary executive in the sports industry, I was asked what is AAU all about and where is it going. It made me stop and give those questions some serious thought.
My first thought was to go back and read the the Vision and Mission Statements of the AAU Basketball. I thought it would be good to share with everyone to get us thinking about what we are about and what should be our goals.
AAU Basketball shall be the most influential, respected, trusted and relevant leader in youth basketball locally, nationally and globally.
The AAU Basketball program shall meaningfully engage, stimulate and provide opportunities for amateur athletes through participation in events. We shall promote leadership, sportsmanship fitness and skill development, in an organized, safe and positive environment.
There is a great deal more to think about but this is a good start for all of us.