Players will participate on traveling teams that, dependent upon grade level, play in tournaments in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Illinois. We focus on having our teams play the best competition in their particular age group when competing. Many of these tournaments are National Tournaments and attract many college coaches looking for recruits. We provide girls with the opportunities to play in front of these coaches and ultimately be recruited or offered scholarships if the player wishes to pursue playing basketball on a collegiate level.
Mark Demerath, is the founder of the Purple Aces Basketball Program which started in 1994. We are a "not-for-profit" organization with all of our coaches volunteering their time and talents. This makes the Purple Aces unique in that most other clubs have paid coaches. Our intent is to work with players who want to play basketball collegiately to achieve a maximum learning experience with a focus on improving their basketball and team skills with an eye toward the future. Our tournament participation is carefully chosen to provide the best competitive atmosphere from the 5th Grade level through High School. Our High School level teams (Eight Graders, Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors) participate in "College Exposure" tournaments such as the USJN Windy City Classic, USJN Nationals in Washington D.C., NIKE Showcase in Chicago, Louisville - Run 4 the Roses, and the Minnesota North Tartan Summer Jam and Meltdown with a focus on "showcasing" our players before the many NCAA coaches in attendance. If you are serious about playing basketball at the next level - - we would like to help you realize that dream!
- Teach and develop leadership skills.
- Promote sportsmanship and teamwork.
- Develop player’s communication and time management skills.
- Prepare players for high school or college basketball.
- Provide opportunities for players to showcase their skills in tournaments that attract college coaches.
PLAY HARD - PLAY SMART - PLAY UNSELFISH - HAVE FUN