What is the Pittsburgh Basketball Club?
The Pittsburgh Basketball Club is a non-profit organization that organizes and operates summer and fall basketball leagues throughout Western PA. The Club also organizes Grade School and Junior High tournaments through out the regular season as well as the Holiday Festival games held in early December and the High School Classic in January every year. Now approaching its 18th year, virtually every basketball prospect in Western PA has participated in the league. With 10 sites for its Varsity league alone, The Pittsburgh Basketball Club is the home to the premier leagues and tourneys in Western PA.
Who participates in the leagues?
For the most part, the Pittsburgh Basketball Club host’s school based teams for their programs. These teams are normally made up of players from the same school district and coached by their respective school coach. Unless specified otherwise, no AAU or All-star teams are allowed to participate in the school-based leagues.
Are the leagues compliant with PIAA Regulations for off-season workouts?
YES! The PIAA rules are followed to the letter so that no off-season violations occur. Though there are some programs out there that do in fact skirt the rules, this league insures to the letter that we are PIAA compliant.
How do we sign up?
High School Coaches are sent all pertinent information for participation in the league. They may also download an application on line. Like wise, any program for individuals can be both mailed and downloaded. Will the Pittsburgh
Basketball Club hold a camp?
Our camp links outline several camps hosted by our area Division I colleges which I feel are worth your consideration. The PBC is planning several programs with area High School coaches for lower level programs.
Are there any programs for individuals?
YES. The All America Showcase is held annually to host the top individual players throughout the tri-state area.
Several other programs and camps for younger individual players are in the planning stages and will be announced on this site in the near future. In our camps section, we provide links to several camps in our area should you be interested.
If an individual program is by invitation only, how do I get invited?
If you are not invited, your coach may recommend you for an invitation to the event. This does not guarantee an invitation to an invite only program, but will merit you strong consideration.
Is the Pittsburgh Basketball Club affiliated with AAU?
NO. The Pittsburgh Basketball Club, in conjunction with several of our corporate partners, assist in sponsoring travel basketball teams that participate in AAU programming, but per say, we have no direct affiliation with the AAU. The AAU is an all-star team based structure, where as the Pittsburgh Basketball Club is a school based structure.
Will an AAU tournament be hosted by the Pittsburgh Basketball Club?
The merits of holding a tourney in conjunction with several sponsors in town has been discussed. No final decision of this has been made.
What AAU/ Travel team tourney do you recommend?
Depends on the age. There are several good local tourneys held every year for all ages and genders. Should the Pittsburgh Basketball Club host an event in the future; you can be assured the tourney will be top flight.
Will there be tryouts for the travel teams?
Yes. Should the PBC enter the world of travel basketball, tryouts will be announced.
I would love to obtain some shorts and shirts with the many Pittsburgh Basketball Club Logos. How may I obtain them?Our site will have a merchandise section where several of these items can be purchased utilizing a PayPal account. We hope to have this running sooner than later!
How may my corporation become involved with sponsoring a Pittsburgh Basketball Club event?
There are many ways a company or an individual may contribute or sponsor the Pittsburgh Basketball Club and its many events. Feel free to contact me through this site for more information