About the Tarheels


The Triangle Tarheels Basketball Association is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that is affiliated with the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) and oversees the selection and training of AAU select basketball teams for girls in grades 2-11 and Boy’s 4th grade and under in the Raleigh/Durham/ Chapel Hill areas. The organization was established in the fall of 2010. The 2011-2012 season saw the Triangle Tarheel 5th grade team win the Youth Basketball of America D1 National Championship.


Our teams have won a total of 52 Tournament Championships, 8 Regional Championships, Top 25 National Rankings, 2 National runner- up finishes, and 1 National Championship. As a Tarheel we have one standard "Excellence". 

Our organization provides the opportunity for boy’s and girls’ that have an above average level of basketball skills for their grade level, to play with and against players of similar abilities. Each player in our program will improve her basic fundamental skills, in addition to learning advanced skills, through multiple practice sessions each week. In addition, each athlete will gain valuable experience by participating in highly competitive tournaments throughout the Fall, Spring and Summer. Most of our teams average 30-60 games per season. Our teams play in tournaments hosted by other local and regional AAU/Select organizations, as well as, tournament organizations like YBOA, USBA, USA, JSA, Premier Basketball, and the AAU. Most of our teams attend at least one National Tournament each year. Some teams will participate in several National Tournaments.


We strive to work with Middle School and High School coaches to provide additional skill development and game experience for their players outside of the regular school season. We do not conflict with school schedules. We want players from our organization to return to their school coaches each year better than when they left the previous school year. One of our goals is to help our players become leaders in their school programs. For boy’s and girls’ who strive to earn a basketball scholarship to college, we provide assistance and guidance in the recruiting and selection process.

Our organization also offers Fall open gym, Fall leagues and skill/conditioning sessions from October to December for those girls who wish to
their training and prepare for the upcoming season.


Our mission is to help each player prepare him or herself physically, mentally and emotionally to advance to her next level of play, whether that be a local recreation league, a Middle or High School team or a College team. Each player will not only improve their basketball skills each season, but will also develop a strong work ethic while learning about the concepts of teamwork, dedication, and self discipline.

All of our Head Coaches have Varsity and/or College playing experience and have coached for many years in local organizations, Junior High Schools and/or High Schools.