and not just going through the motions..
given the best opportunity to improve your game and it is up to you to be active in that
About the BullDawgs
The BullDawgs are a year round program that was created to help basketball players improve their basketball skills and
gain playing experience at an advanced and challenging level. The emphasis of the program is to foster an environment
where academic excellence is encouraged and expected and individual skill development is achieved.
Our goal at BullDawgs Basketball is to provide our youth in the Bay Area/Peninsula with a wholesome avenue for positive
personal development by promoting academics and physical activity and to recognizing their dedication and achievements
through basketball. BullDawgs Basketball offers the opportunity to build self-esteem and sportsmanship while learning the fundamentals of basketball.
The BullDawgs Basketball Club, coaches and players are members of the AAU (Amateur Athletic Union). The AAU is
one of the largest sports organizations in the United States. The difference between AAU basketball and other basketball
leagues is based on the use of full high school rules. No developmental limitations are placed on the game such as
participation and no-press/fast-break rules. This promotes competitive play and the broadest exposure to fundamentals
and advanced techniques of the game.
We will base our roster on grade versus age based. Current players of teams moving up will be given 1st consideration
during tryouts. Prior commitment, attended practices and tournaments will also play a factor in the final roster. We are
not a recreational team. The teams are composed of 9-11 Boys and Girls that love basketball and who want to develop
their skills and understanding of the game. All emphasis will be on basic fundamental skills and team work.
We emphasize development of the individual player.
Every effort will be made to ensure players have an opportunity to demonstrate their basketball abilities during the tryout
period and will be evaluated on as ball handling, shooting, and passing along with demonstrating a positive attitude,
work ethic, knowledge of the game and satisfactory academic performance. If a player does not make one of the teams,
they are encouraged to continue to develop their abilities and try out again in the future.
This 2017/18 season (Aug 2017 - Jan 2018 ) we anticipate having the following
High School Divisions
Fall 2017 Girls Divisions:
Varsity Girls Black Travel
Middle School Divisions:
Fall Girls Divisions:
5th Grade Local
6th Grade Local
7th Grade Local
4th Grade Local
4th Grade Travel
7th Grade Local (Fall only)
Teams will practice at least 3 hours a week. Practices and Training program will be added after the team is established. Practice times to be scheduled based upon availability of gyms, Coach’s and trainers
AAU Registration and Membership:
All players must have a current AAU “Added Benefits” membership in order to participate in any BullDawgs tryout, practice
or game. AAU membership runs annually from September 1st through August 31st. All players added in the Spring along
with High School players returning/selected to the AAU High School Tournament team, will receive an AAU Card which
covers them for tournaments, practices and league play.
Fundraising and Sponsorship
Throughout the season the BullDawgs will be running snack bars during tournaments to minimize costs to players.
Additional ideas for fundraising and sponsorships are always welcome. Please ask for a “Sponsor Packet” if you know
of someone or company that would be interested.
Players are expected to commit to 6-8 tournaments over the course of the program season. Some tournaments will be
local (within the bay area) and others will be out-of-town (Sacramento, Reno, etc.) and may require an overnight stay.
The coach and Team Manager will select the appropriate number and location of tournaments after receiving input from
parents as to player availability for tournaments under consideration. Once tournament schedule is finalized, it is
expected that players will attend all tournaments and be ready to play.
(Possible league play may be played in place of tournament. Availability information for the next 4 months will be
needed as soon as possible. Tournament dates are subject to change.)
All costs associated with travel to tournaments such as transportation, food and hotel stay are the players responsibilities.
Handbook with club rules will be distributed and must be signed before participation
(Birth Certificate & Report Card required with registration form)Forms and information: