Fall/Winter

AEF Academy "FAMILY FIRST" REGISTRATION PROGRAM

The AEF Academy “Family First” Program provides an opportunity for our current athletes, family members, and their friends to sign up for the next Fall/Winter season before March 1st to receive extra program benefits.  By registering now, AEF athletes receive discounted fall/winter fees, free skill camps and academies over the summer months, discounted rates for additional summer  programming, and continued access to open gym at the end of this current fall/winter season. 

FAMILY FIRST
PROGRAM FEES

*Fees below are for current AEF athletes, family members, and their friends and will increase by $50 – $100 (based on grade level) on March 1st for Open Enrollment. Fees below do not include the price of our new fall/winter 2024-2025 uniform. 

8th girls. full team
AEF ACADEMY FALL/WINTER PROGRAM

The AEF Academy Fall/Winter Youth Basketball Program is open to all athletes who will be in the 2nd thru 8th grade NEXT Fall/Winter season (2024-2025)!  Tryouts are held in March and while players are accepted into our program at that time, they are not placed on teams until after the AEF Player Evaluation / Team Placement Camp in August.

AEF player evaluations are objective and professionally run by skilled basketball coaches, and EVERY athlete gets multiple sets of eyes on them throughout the entire tryout.  We use evaluation software to get an accurate read on each player’s ability levels in regards to shooting, ball handling, rebounding, and offensive and defensive strategies and mechanics.  The software helps to ensure that each athlete is placed on a team that will give them the opportunity to maximize their development to become an impact player.

Athletes who join AEF in March will be able to take advantage of the extra benefits of immediate open gym membership, summer camps and academies, and discounted rates for additional AEF programs. 

2024-2025 FALL/WINTER TRYOUTS

(Based on Grade NEXT FALL)

TUESDAY, MARCH 5TH – BOYS

*2nd thru 5th Grade – 5:15pm – 6:45pm

*6th thru 8th Grade – 7:15pm – 8:45pm

 
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6TH – GIRLS

*2nd thru 5th Grade – 5:15pm – 6:45pm

*6th thru 8th Grade – 7:15pm – 8:45pm

AEF ACADEMY COACHES

Player development begins with their coach! AEF coaches are under the direct supervision of Coach Beck and are evaluated multiple times throughout each season.  In addition to being skilled and knowledgeable, they communicate positively with our athletes, turning mistakes made into immediate learning opportunities.  All AEF coaches must pass an annual background screening and complete our Abuse Prevention Program.

"A good coach can change a game. A great coach can change a life."

AEF ACADEMY PRACTICES

All AEF practices are held in our NEW 3-court facility, located at 9226 S. 99th Circle in Papillion. AEF practices are held two nights per week, with each practice running 90 minutes. Each team shares a court with another team of similar age/ability, which allows us to put our offensive and defensive team concepts into motion. 

AEF CAMPS
AND ACADEMIES

AEF Summer Camps and Academies allow for additional opportunities for skill development outside of the traditional fall/winter season, enabling our players to continue to grow and develop over the summer months!

Registered athletes are encouraged to participate in the AEF Skills Camp held in early June. This camp will focus on the fundamentals, and athletes will learn specific drills to run on their own this summer, giving them an edge over the competition. 

Summer Academies are 90 minute skill sessions that occur twice per week in June and July. AEF athletes may participate in an academy of their choice at NO ADDITIONAL FEE! 

AEF ACADEMY COMPETITION

AEF Academy Fall/Winter teams play a competitive game schedule, with the number of games dependent on grade level. 

The number of games each team will play varies based on grade level:

  • 2nd/3rd grades – 24 – 27 games, with league play in the fall and winter seasons, as well as a couple of local tournaments.
  • 4th/5th grades – 30 – 35 games; League and Tournament combination; 1 travel tournament for most teams
  • 6th/7th/8th grade – 38 – 42 games;  League and Tournament combination; 2 travel tournaments for most teams

For tournaments that require travel, families are responsible for getting their athletes to tournaments, as well as for their accommodations and meals. 

two youth basketball players in Omaha playing basketball