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2012 spring open tryout dates - times

Congratulations to our own Playground Elite - team member - Rashad Vaughn - 6'6 F Golden Valley, MN

for being selected to the 2014 McDonald's All American Game as part of the West Team roster.

» ESPN Story

Congratulations to the 2013 National Champions:

  • 5th grade boys - AAU National Champions (back to back National Championships 2012 & 2013)
  • 7th grade girls - North American Youth Sports National Champions
  • 6th grade girls - North American Youth Sports National Champions

Congratulations to the Playground Elite-Girls with current Scholarship Offers!

Playground Elite was established to provide talented young athletes with quality instruction, fundamental teaching, competition, exposure, great teammates, and a unique "family" atmosphere outside of their school basketball programs. The Playground Elite basketball program is the only “NIKE” Sponsored Grassroots program in Wisconsin.

The Playground Elite program begins in the spring season with 7 strong, competitive boy teams and provides each team with local and national tournament exposure. These basketball tournaments are opportunities for some of the most talented student-athletes of Wisconsin to compete against the very best competition in the country.

The program is made up of boys from throughout the state of Wisconsin. The Playground Elite program will field 7 boys' basketball teams (grades 4th – 11th). We will also add 8 girls’ basketball teams (grades 5th – 11th) to our portfolio for the 2009 AAU basketball season.

The program will continue to field talented boys and girls teams each year. Team members will consist of elementary, middle, and high school students, ranging from ages 9 through 18.

Each age group will participate in a various tournaments in the spring and summer months. Teams may consist of 10-12 players per team and all teams are coached by NCAA certified coaches. In the past, the teams have traveled to tournaments in Arizona, Missouri, Minnesota, North Carolina, Georgia, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Kentucky, Tennessee, Florida, and Nevada, as well as many local tournaments throughout Wisconsin.

Playground Elite is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization monetary donations to the program are used to help defray traveling expenses for athletes and to help pay for tournament entry fees.

To make a monetary donation, please make checks and money orders to:

Playground Elite
PO Box 511008
Milwaukee, WI 53203

Thank you for your support!

Duane Wilson

President of Basketball Operations

Jeffery "Coach Money" Smith

Executive Director / Girls Program Director

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Kris Teague

Director of Player Scouting & Recruiting - HS boys

Dupree Fletcher

Youth Boys Program Coordinator

Baron Crowder
Director of Player Scouting & Recruiting

Al Hanson

Associate Director - High School boys



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4th - 11th Grades
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6th - 11th Grades
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