If your child did not make the team this year, please know this is not a statement about their basketball future. We strongly encourage you to find the best possible coach and play on a team at the most competitive level you can find locally. More than anything else, work on the fundamentals and skills of the game, specifically ball handling, Left/Right handed layups, and shooting. AAO basketball training programs are designed for and attended by all levels of players, not limited to AAO team members. Consider basketball training classes. As well, our friends at the Fayetteville Boys & Girls Club provide a fine resource for recreational basketball team participation.
Here is a link to their website: http://www.fayettevillekids.org/sports/basketball
Their basketball director is: firstname.lastname@example.org or 479-442-9242 ext. 112
No matter where you find skill development, players who want to improve, commit yourself to working hard over the next year and come out strong for your next tryout!
Woodland 7th Grade Boys Teams
Coach Reid is a former point guard in the National Basketball Development League. He played college basketball for the University of Arkansas Razorbacks, and went on to play professionally in several leagues in the United States and Europe over an 18 year career. In high school he was one of the top rated point guards in the country as a senior, Reid was named a McDonald's All-American and signed a basketball scholarship with the Arkansas Razorbacks. Opening the 1995-96 season as a freshman, Reid led the Razorbacks to the Sweet Sixteen of the 1996 NCAA Tournament, and the NIT Final Four as a sophomore. He finished his Razorback career as the all-time leader in assists with 748, and third all-time in steals with 251. Reid is on the staff of Arkansas Athletes Outreach (AAO), the Director of Basketball Events, is a certified AAO ASST basketball trainer and also serves as head coach of AAO Flight Girl's summer team.
Practice will begin Wednesday, October 4 at 6 PM.
For 3 weeks, Oct. 4, 11 and 18, we will practice on Wednesday nights instead of Tuesday.
Gage Jensen attended Alma High School, class of 2013, where he played basketball, football and baseball. Gage's athletic accomplishments include all conference in football and basketball, his sophomore year, All-State in football and basketball his junior and senior year. Gage helped the Airedales win the 2011 5A state championship in basketball, and runner-up in the 2013 state championship. Gage is attending the University of Arkansas, working toward a degree in K-12 education, in hopes of becoming a vocational coach. For the past four summers, Gage has been the coach for the Alma summer basketball teams. Gage currently works as a certified AAO ASST basketball trainer and is also a trainer at AAO MOTIV Performance Center.
Practice will begin Tuesday, October 3 at 6 PM.
E.J attended the University of Arkansas, first coached at the Boy's and Girl's Club in 1990, US Army (82nd Airborne 1st/504th P.I.R.), proud father of AAO Flight players. Head/Assistant Coach at AAO since 2014.
Sean Siler grew up in and played several sports in Alma High School. While at Alma, Sean and his 2013 basketball team reached the state finals. After graduation in 2014, Sean attended Arkansas State. University. After completion of his freshmen year, Sean moved up to Northwest Arkansas where he is now currently enrolled at University of Arkansas. Sean has coached summer basketball for the Alma summer basketball team for each of the last four seasons. Sean looks forward to becoming a coach after he earns his degree in K-12 Education and Kinesiology. Sean has family history in coaching, with his 7 family members being in the coaching field in Eastern Arkansas.
I’m Coach Jim Ed Edmiaston. I’ve been involved with AAO for the last several years. Associated with AAO has given me and our past teams the chance to reach goals I did not think were achievable. The coaches, parents and kids have made this experience a family!! I look forward to coaching your kids, and more importantly look forward watching them grow into young men.
This league takes a lot of effort and commitment, but it does pay off. My beautiful wife Kelly, daughter Avery, and son Carter cannot tell you what AAO has done for our family.