AAO WAS BUILT ON THESE FOUNDATIONAL BELIEFS: 

1. SPORTS IS ONE OF THE GREATEST “TRAINING GROUNDS"  FOR LIFE.

2. COACHES ARE SOME OF SOCIETY'S MOST POWERFUL MENTORS.

3. ATHLETES SHOULD UTILIZE THEIR PLATFORM TO DO GOOD.  

4. SPORTS PROGRAMS SHOULD EMPHASIZE CHARACTER, TEAMWORK AND EXCELLENCE ABOVE WINNING. 

5. FACILITIES NEED TO PROVIDE A CARING "SPORTS COMMUNITY" THAT WELCOMES, INSPIRES AND ENCOURAGES KIDS TOWARD A LIFE OF EXCELLENCE.