AAU BASKETBALL TEAMS

AAU Basketball Teams Mahwah, NJ

Conveniently located in Mahwah, New Jersey so we attract basketball players from Bergen, Passaic, Rockland, and Orange Counties

What is AAU Basketball?

AAU Basketball, which is short for Amateur Athletic Union Basketball, is competitive basketball for girls and boys players ages 6-18. AAU Basketball was originally created to help get players exposure to colleges and to give younger players a more competitive environment than the typical high school, town travel, or recreational programs.

STACK AAU Basketball has quickly been recognized as one of the premier AAU basketball programs in Bergen, Passaic, and Rockland Counties because of our philosophy and state-of-the-art training facility. Our 15,000 square foot basketball and sports performance training facility provide an incredible basketball experience for its players for games, practices, and training.

AAU Basketball is about Learning!

At STACK Sports in Mahwah, New Jersey, we believe and understand that basketball is a team sport and it is meant to be played that way. Our philosophy is much more than just playing basketball, as we put an extreme emphasis on players learning and understanding the responsibilities of being a part of a legitimate AAU basketball program. 

The STACK AAU Basketball Coaching Staff is filled with very successful x-basketball players as well as some of the best high school coaches around. All of our coaches have bought into the STACK AAU Basketball philosophy and we do our best to instill it into our young players. 

The STACK AAU Program has teams at all levels and we try to have spots on teams for all players who want to learn from us. We even have Elite AAU Basketball Teams for the player who wants to be completely committed to playing at the highest level possible.

If you are a basketball player who is willing to listen, learn, work hard, and be a part of a program that is all about its athletes then the STACK AAU Basketball Program is for you. If you want to see what really separates the STACK AAU Basketball Program from other click here: 10 Reasons why STACK Basketball is the best AAU Program in Bergen, Passaic, and Rockland Counties.

STACK TEACHES STUDENT-ATHLETES
TEAMWORK, SPORTSMANSHIP & BASKETBALL

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“I THINK STACK DOES A GREAT JOB OF LETTING HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETES KNOW THEY CAN MAKE IT AND GIVING THEM ROUTINES GUYS LIKE US DO EVERY DAY”
– KEVIN DURANT

2x NBA CHAMP, 2013-14 NBA MVP, 5-TIME NBA ALL STAR, 4-TIME NBA SCORING CHAMP

STACK BASKETBALL PHOTOS

STACK Basketball Facility in Mahwah, NJ

WHY PLAY FOR STACK BASKETBALL?

  • STACK Basketball is run by Coach Williams.
  • 15,000 sq ft basketball training facility for games, practices and training.
  • We teach basketball player to be team players on and off the court.
  • Our teaching is consistent so players can come to additional practices.
  • We teach a pass first offense so all players are involved during the games.
  • We teach Man to Man defensive principals and zone strategies.
  • We help players become calm, composed confident teammates on the court.
  • STACK players will become students of the game and thinkers on the court.
  • Our players conduct themselves as representatives of the STACK Program.

A STACK BASKETBALL SEASON INCLUDES

  • Spring, Fall, and Winter 3 Months Each – Summer 2 Months.
  • Minimum 10 games, 2 practices per week, skills classes offered 5 times a week.
  • We schedule around other sports and potential conflicts, as best as possible.
  • Email/Text alerts and 24-hour online access to your team schedule.
  • Players can now attend unlimited, skills classes in our Elite Package.
STACK AAU Basketball Mahwah, NJ

STACK DEVELOPS TEAM PLAYERS!

Owner of STACK Basketball

Paul Anthony Williams

Professional Basketball Career:

Player Accomplishments in Spain

  • Spain LEB Gold Defensive Player of the Year
  • Spain LEB All-Imports Team
  • Spain LEB All-Defensive Team
  • Second Team All Spain LEB 

Player Accomplishments in England

  • British League Center of the Year
  • First Team All-British League, British League All-Defensive Team
  • BL Finalist, BBL Cup Finalist, BBL Trophy Finalist
  • All-British League Honorable Mention
  • BBL Cup Champion

Player Accomplishments in Asia

  • ASEAN League Playoff Semifinalist
  • Japan BJ League Player of the Month (Dec)
  • Japan BJ League Playoffs Conference Semifinalist
St. Bonaventure University:

  • 2 Seasons in Top 10 for total rebound and rebounds per game
  • 2 Seasons in Top 10 for blocks and blocks per game
  • 2 Seasons in Top 10 for 2-Point FGP & Free Throw Attempts

St. Patrick’s High School:

  • Named “Best Big Man” in the NJ by High School Coaches Association
  • First-team All State
  • Union County Player of the Year
  • Averaged 18 points, 8 rebounds, and 2.5 blocks per game

Our Director Coach Paul Williams brings over  25 years of basketball experience to the STACK Basketball Program. Not only was Coach Williams a 1st Team All-State basketball player, he was also named Best Big Man in the State of NJ in 2002.   He played Division I Basketball in college and a professional career overseas for over 9 seasons. He was lucky enough to have learned team basketball from legendary Coach Kevin Boyle, who is now the coach of the elite Montverde Highschool in Florida. 

Program Philosophy

Coach Paul Williams is dedicated to sharing the same values and mindset that helped him become a great player with all the athletes at STACK. He is determined to make STACK a place where kids can come and work hard to chase their dreams. Not just a 2 practice a week place but instead a program that encourages players to come in for practices and training up to 7 days per week.

Coach Williams is constantly looking for ways to make basketball better for the players at STACK. He does this by always relating to his playing days and what coaches taught him. Trying to help players understand the commitment and work that goes into getting better is something he does on a daily basis. He is always telling his players that all they have to do is ask for some extra opportunity and the answer is YES. He always finds ways to get players extra work and to challenge them to get out of their comfort zone so they can mature into respectful individuals. 

Player Requirements

Coach Williams has only a few requirements of his players and they are: listen, learn, and work hard. All of his players understand the importance of these 3 requirements and if they practice them, they will improve. To read what parents and players are saying about STACK you can visit the page STACK Sports Reviews

Our Coaches are:

USA Basketball Certified

AAU Basketball Certified

Private, Small Group and Team Basketball TrainingSTACK Basketball Certified


Our Basketball Coaches/Trainers

Atom Johnston

Coach/Trainer 

25+ Years Coaching Experience

Played 4 Years HS Basketball

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Mawel Soler basketball trainer and coach STACK Sports Mahwah

Mawel Soler

Coach/Trainer 

Player Professionally 8 Years

Played Bowling Green  4 Years

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Giancarlo Rodriguez

Coach/Trainer

10+ Years Basketball Experience

Played 4 Years High School

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Natalie Mileski

Coach/Trainer

10+ Years Basketball Experience

STACK Certified Trainer/Coach

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Connor Cyran

Coach/Trainer 

Plays Mount St. Mary’s

10+ Years Basketball Experience

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HOW STACK CHOOSES TEAMS

 

Our tryouts help organize our teams based on the things below.

We make sure all players get the most out of their STACK Basketball experience.

  • Commitment Level – The amount of time a player has to commit to STACK.
  • Opportunity – Giving players the best opportunity to develop.
  • Skill Level – To help all players and teams get competitive games.
  • Car Pooling – We try to meet requests to keep friends together on teams.

COVID-19 Safety Precautions

At STACK Basketball our top priority is the health and safety of our players, parents, and staff. In accordance with federal, state, and local regulations we have implemented new systems to help ensure the safety of everyone who visits our facility. To help ensure the safety of all people who enter the STACK facility we have implemented the following things: heavy-duty commercial air filtration system, cleaning of bathrooms and all equipment regularly, encourage non-vaccinated people to wear a mask.   As the situation surrounding COVID-19 is always changing please note policies may change as regulations are updated.

WE OFFER MORE BASKETBALL THAN ANY OTHER PROGRAM, JUST COMPARE AND SEE!

 

Summer Tryouts

Boys – 5/29 & 5/31
Girls – 5/28 & 5/30

STACK Basketball
101 Corporate Drive Suite G
Mahwah, NJ 07430

$25.00 covers all tryouts.

Boys and Girls ages 7-18.

Players are only required to attend 1 tryout.

Summer Season runs early June through late July.

 

If you can’t make tryouts call 201-684-9190.

Tryout Schedule

Players should try out for the grade he/she is in as of 9/1/2023

If you have missed the tryout dates and still want to play we may have a spot for you. Please contact us 

Tuesday – May 28th
(GIRLS) 
Wednesday – May 29th
(BOYS) 
5:00pm – 6:00pm
3rd-5th Girls
5:00pm – 6:00pm
3rd/4th Boys
6:00pm – 7:00pm
6th-8th Girls
6:00pm – 7:00pm
5th/6th Boys
7:00pm – 8:00pm
HS Girls (9th-12th)
7:00pm – 8:00pm
7th/8th Boys
8:00pm – 9:00pm
HS Boys (9th-12th)
Thursday – May 30th
(GIRLS) 
Friday – May 31st
(BOYS)
5:00pm – 6:00pm
3rd-5th Girls
5:00pm – 6:00pm
3rd/4th Boys
6:00pm – 7:00pm
6th-8th Girls
6:00pm – 7:00pm
5th/6th Boys
7:00pm – 8:00pm
HS Girls (9th-12th)
7:00pm – 8:00pm
7th/8th Boys
8:00pm – 9:00pm
HS Boys (9th-12th)

For More Info

coach@stacknj.com

or

201-684-9190