2017 2nd Annual Winter Throwdown!
Play, Brackets and Tournament Information coming soon.
Elite is a high level AAU basketball program that
focuses on the mental,
fundamental aspects of the game. PAE prepares it's players to understand
basketball and compete
at their highest potential. Thank you for visiting our website.
click here to contact
program director Gale Johnson.
Peoria Area Elite
(PAE) competes in AAU tournaments
throughout the Midwest during the summer months.
We host 3-5
local competitive tournaments per year. On the books for 2016
we will host 2 tournaments in Peoria native Shaun Livingston's
(current NBA world Champion) honor. The first tournament will
be the Shaun Livingston March Madness dates tba & the second
will be the Shaun Livingston Showcase May 21st & 22nd.
PAE requires a serious commitment from both it's players
and their parents. Our goal is to develop
both basketball and life skills in the young
men in our program and that can not happen
without considerable sacrifice
from both the players and parents.
PAE will play in a
select number of tournaments that will give it's players the
exposure they need to showcase their skills while not
overwhelming their summer or preventing them from participating
in other activities. We also limit our practice and play
in June so that our players can participate with their high
We strongly believe the
development of fundamental skills is deteriorating at all levels
of basketball as noted in the quote below. To prevent this in
our program, we insist on regular attendance at practices and
strive for an appropriate balance between practice and game
play. We firmly believe players will not reach their potential
by simply playing in AAU games. Practice and fundamental skill
development is where the majority of improvement takes place.
Ultimately our goal is to help
young men that have made a commitment to the game of basketball reach their highest potential and prepare
them for success at the next level.
PAE participants use basketball
to understand citizenship, responsibility, trust, work ethic,
competitiveness and more in a healthy environment that promotes
pursuing a spirited high school and college education
If you have questions regarding PAE Basketball please contact
“If you look at a wide variety of
AAU programs nationally, you will find young kids traveling the
country playing games, and not being able to practice or work on
their games. It is really that simple. While young kids are busy
traversing the country to play in AAU competitions, they are
spending hour upon hour running up and down the court in a
helter-skelter atmosphere where, 95 percent of the time, they do
not have the ball in their hands. What this does is cement bad
habits -- and habits, good or bad, are what players revert to
Now you can order customized
PAE gear and a percentage of
goes back to the Peoria Area Elite program!