Twin Falls coaches looking to expand AAU opportunities

Published: May. 28, 2021 at 2:28 PM MDT|Updated: May. 28, 2021 at 2:29 PM MDT
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TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — A trio of coaches from the Twin Falls area are trying to help promote AAU basketball in the area.

Mike Amaya, as well as Tia and Tony Standlee started the Magic Valley Basketball Club.

What began with a group of high school girls, they’re looking to expand and go as young as fifth grade.

The goal is give kids an inexpensive opportunity to play travel ball and the tools necessary to gain exposure.

“Unless there’s a parent grabbing players to try and go and play, there’s no AAU basketball,” explained Tony. “So we have basically all of our best players go and play in Boise and Utah when they’d rather practice and play here.”

“And we feel like it’s gaining a little momentum and we want to give them an opportunity locally at an affordable cost,” added Amaya.

Tryouts will potentially be at Canyon Ridge High School on July 6 and 7. No specific times have been announced as of yet.

Anyone interested in coaching, can email or call 208-539-4248.

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