2017 AAU East Coast Girls Basketball Championship
Fencor is proud to announce that it will again host the 2017 AAU East Coast Girls Basketball National Championship. A total of 86 teams participated in 2016!
The event will be held June 30-July 2, 2017, in King of Prussia & Philadelphia, PA.
Opening ceremonies will be held the evening of June 30 at the Upper Merion High School Stadium. Renowned Montgomery County event planning firm 'Party Décor by Randi' has been hired to coordinate the program. Discounts to area businesses and attractions will be made available upon registration.
CLICK HERE to download flyer.
Tournament Pass (all events June
30-July 2, includes opening ceremonies):
Adults (16-and-up): $35
Youth (ages 3-15): $25
Children 2-and-under: Free
Adult (16-and-up): $15
Youth (ages 3-15): $10
Children 2-and-under: Free
Opening Ceremony Only: $10
NOTE: Wristbands MUST be worn and shown when entering the building. If you lose your band, you MUST purchase a new one. NO ONE will be allowed to enter without one.
Note: Teams do NOT have to play in a regional or district qualifier to participate. All bench personnel and players must have AAU cards.
CLICK HERE to register. If you experience any registration problems, please call the national AAU office at 407-934-7200 and ask for Girls Basketball.
Or you may mail a check, made out to Fencor, for $485. Checks for entry must be received by June 6 (can register online thru June 12)
3806 Bensalem Blvd., Unit 96
Bensalem, PA 19020
One of the most exciting parts of an AAU national event is being part of opening ceremonies. All players and coaches affiliated with a team in the East Coast Championships are invited to take part. Spectators are welcome, there will be an admissions fee for non-participants to help cover expenses.
Entertainment - Shelby Lenhart
Shelby Lenhart is a recent graduate from Upper Merion Area High School, and a member of the International Thespian Society. She will be attending Marymount Manhattan College in the Fall to study Theatre in New York City.
Coaches will be emailed specific details involving their team and opening ceremonies in the weeks right before the tournament.
Site: Upper Merion Area High School football stadium (at school gym if raining)
7:00 PM: Parade of Athletes
7:30 PM: National Anthem
7:35 PM: Welcoming speech
7:40 PM: Entertainment
7:50 PM: Keynote speaker
8:00 PM: Entertainment
8:15 PM: The tournament flame arrives at stadium
8:20 PM: East Coast champs officially declared open
8:25 PM: Players invited to come down for salute from fans (also pin exchanges if teams brought them)
8:30 PM: Ceremonies end
Click here for complete hotel information.
TSS Photography will be providing coverage of all events. They will be offering specialized coverage for those looking to get pictures of specific players or teams through opening ceremonies and the games. TSS Photography has been working with leagues, schools and other groups for over 30 years, providing lasting memories to parents and children More information to follow.
The Valley Forge Visitors & Convention Bureau has created an app to help those visiting the King of Prussia area with information on area restaurants, hotels, things to do and special offers. It also includes information specific to the East Coast Championships. Click here to learn more.
(Note: This is word-for-word same policy as West Coast nationals)
Unsportsmanlike conduct will not be tolerated. This is your warning. If you are asked to leave the event, you son or daughter may be asked to leave with you. Your team may also forfeit the game.
Do not get embarrassed; if
you notice someone acting inappropriately, take out
your phone, video tape him or her, and show it
to the tournament director. We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone. This is a family atmosphere. Please have a great
event and respect the competition, players, staff and coaches.
AAU requires that all parents and spectators maintain good sportsmanship throughout the course of the event. We promote a great youth sports atmosphere, and we encourage everyone to cheer and get loud and support their son or daughter's team. But do not let it get out of control. As an adult, please set a good example for all the children at this great event.
AAU will not tolerate any of the following
- Cursing by any parents or spectators
- Yelling at game officials regarding calls
- Yelling or arguing with fans of the opposing team
- Any negative or derogatory comments towards opposing players
Inappropriate behavior will result in the fan being removed from the game. The fan must leave the facility entirely. Your child may be removed from the game as well.