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Uptown AAU



At Uptown Basketball Academy of Malvern, Chester County, we're not just building basketball players but cultivating character, resilience, and a passion for the game.

Our AAU boys basketball program is more than a team; it's a brotherhood dedicated to pushing boundaries, fostering growth, and leaving it all on the court. Whether your athlete dreams of a collegiate career or seeks to refine their skills and build lasting friendships, Uptown Basketball Club is the premier destination for boys' basketball in the Southeastern Pennsylvania area.

Uptown AAU Boys Basketball will be forming boys teams at the 15U, 16U and 17U levels for the 2024 year. Teams will be drawing from the Chester, Montgomery and Delaware county areas.

Open Run Sessions

Registration is open for an addditional open run session on Feb. 24th 11:30-1PM. The fee is $10 per session and is open to all boys eligible for 15U, 16U and 17U. Payments can be made via Paypal, Venmo @GVCOCommunity. Cash or checks will be accepted at the door.

Tryouts

Registration is open for Uptown tryouts on Sunday, March 3rd at 1:30PM and Wednesday, March 6th at 7PM. The tryout fee is $30 and is open to all boys eligible for 15U, 16U and 17U. Payments can be made via Paypal, Venmo @GVCOCommunity. Cash or checks will be accepted at the door.

Boys 15U or 9th Grade Division

An athlete can be no older than 15 on or before August 31, 2024. Grade Policy: An athlete who is in the 9th grade as of October 1, 2023 and who is no older than 16 on or before August 31, 2024 is eligible to play in the 15U/9th grade division.

Boys 16U or 10th Grade Division

An athlete can be no older than 16 on or before August 31, 2024. Grade Policy: An athlete who is in the 10th grade as of October 1, 2023 and who is no older than 17 on or before August 31, 2024 is eligible to play in the 17U/10th grade division.

Boys 17U or 11th Grade Division

An athlete can be no older than 17 on or before August 31, 2024. Grade Policy: An athlete who is in the 11th grade as of October 1, 2023 and who is no older than 18 on or before August 31, 2024 is eligible to play in the 17U/11th grade division.

About Shawn Werdt

With over 15 years of coaching experience at both the High School and NCAA levels, Shawn is committed to helping athletes reach their highest potential. In addition to being a proven High School Head Coach, Shawn also served as an assistant coach at Philadelphia University for five seasons, under the legendary Herb Magee. Throughout his career, Shawn has trained and coached dozens of international professionals as well as countless NCAA DI, DII, and DIII athletes. Some clients have gone on to attend some of the top universities in the country, including the University of Maryland, Colgate, Lafayette, and Duke.