First let me say that every team that participates in summer basketball is a NOT an AAU team. There are several organizations that host basketball tournaments that are not part of the AAU brand. AAU is a non-profit organization that you must be a member of and host several AAU certified events. Don't get me wrong there are some really good organizations out there besides AAU that your team can compete in. Locally here in Arkansas we have Get Smart Sports, HoopPlay USA, and Arkansas Hardwood Basketball Tournaments to name a few.