The American Youth Basketball Association (AYBA) Championships will be held June 30 – July 5, 2013 at the Carolina Courts in Concord, N.C. . Carolina Courts offers two separate facilities in the Charlotte area, totaling 92,000 square feet and housing 13 basketball courts.
The six-day event will feature opening ceremonies, basketball skills competition and team banner contest. Each team is guaranteed at least five games.
The opening ceremonies will be hosted by the Kannapolis Intimidators, a local minor league baseball team, at their 4,700 seat stadium. The Intimidators, a Chicago White Sox affiliate, will play the Greenville Drive following the ceremonies.
Charlotte is the largest city in North Carolina and within a day's drive of many Northeastern, Mid-Atlantic and Southern locations. The international airport is the sixth busiest in the country. Three Amtrak routes serve Charlotte daily.
Charlotte is home for the Carowinds Amusement Park, the NASCAR Hall of Fame and Charlotte Motor Speedway, the US National Whitewater Center (man-made whitewater rapids), and one of the largest shopping malls in the country. Check out the Carrabas County Visitors Bureau.
11th Grade Boys
CHAMPIONS - STATEN ISLAND STINGRAYS(NY)
Runners-Up - PG All Stars(MD)
MVP - Jack Shanahan (Staten Island Stingrays-NY)
9th Grade Boys
CHAMPIONS - WE R 1 (DEL)
Runners-Up - Edge Elite (VA)
MVP - Damion Desgoute (WE R 1-DEL)
8th Grade Boys
CHAMPIONS - FAIRFAX STARS (VA)
Runners-Up - Team Clutch (NJ)
MVP - James Butler (Fairfax Stars-VA)
7th Grade Boys
CHAMPIONS - VIRGINIA ELITE (VA)
Runners-Up - South Jersey Jazz (NJ)
MVP - MVP – David Wells (Virginia Elite-VA)
6th Grade Boys
CHAMPIONS - LOUDON TRIPLE THREAT (VA)
Runners-Up - Top Ten (VA)
MVP - Jayde Pierre (Loudon Triple Threat-VA)
THANKS TO ALL THE PLAYERS, COACHES AND FANS WHO ATTENDED
Special Thanks To:
JOHN STENSON, WEB DEVELOPMENT
ERIC KULCZYCKY, VISIT FAIRFAX
CHRIS PAUL, EVENT PHOTOGRAPHY
TIM LEGLER, ESPN SPORTS
NORMAN REYNOLDS, DJ NOSE
RAY BULLOCH, MID-SOUTH BASKETBALL OFFICIALS
MARK PARTONEN, BURKE SPORTING GOODS
TODD STUBBLEFIELD, SPOT ME WEAR
KEN BROADBENT, THE ZENITH GROUP
Portraits and Action Pictures. Chris Paul of C.rescent P.hotography took team and individual portraits on Sunday. He was also on hand Monday taking shots of the players and teams in action during the first day of games. These pictures are avaialable at the C.rescent P.erspectives Photography Website. Just use the password 'basketball'. He has everything from wallet size to poster size including trader cards with customizable stats!Review AYBA Rules and Regulations