PA Yellow Jackets is a 501(c)3 non-profit basketball organization. Our program serves girls in the Western and Central Pennsylvania area. Our girls, ages 8 through 18, play basketball year round in the areas longest running AAU basketball programs. The PA Yellow Jackets program will begin its 9th season beginning in the fall of 2018. Also, the PA Yellow Jackets will begin the inaugural season of having boys teams. Our boys, ages 8 thru 12, play basketball from November thru March in what we hope to be a fast growing and competitive program.
Our reputation is based on offering players a healthy and safe environment where confidence in their athletic abilities can soar, they can hone their basketball skills, while enjoying the camaraderie of their fellow teammates and coaches and the thrill of playing the competitive game of basketball. As an organization we do not emphasize basketball as the number one priority over other areas or sports for our development age athletes. Our commitment is to complete the personal growth of our players.
The PA Yellow Jacket developmental teams include girls and boys in grades 5 and 6. These players will develop their skills through practice, learning game situations, and participating in exposure tournaments as well as leagues. We want our players to grow and love the game of basketball and be prepared to become a member of our ELITE teams one day.
The PA Yellow Jacket Elite teams improve their basketball skills while getting a chance to receive exposure to Division I, II, and III colleges. Our players have received Division I, II, and III scholarships while playing in the PA Yellow Jackets Organization. The PA Yellow Jacket teams compete in city leagues as well as various NCAA college showcases, where their dream of playing college basketball can be realized.
In 2016 the PA Yellow Jacket Organization won its first National Championship. The PAYJ ELITE team traveled to Washington D.C. and competed in the USJN/NIKE U17 National Championship and won the Copper Division.