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Naismith National Youth All American

NYAA "Finding Tomorrow's Star's Today"

NYAA "Finding Tomorrows Stars Today"

Recognized by: USA Today, Bleacher Report, NBC Sports As The Nation's Leader of Youth Basketball Coverage

One Stop Shop For Youth Basketball: Get New's Updates, National, Local Tournaments, Tryouts, Camps, Clinics, Games, Events for Travel Teams Local and National. Our messages boards allow youth basketball enthusiast to interact with each other and learn about the ever-changing climate of youth sports.


We rank Male and Female Youth Athletes.

The National Youth All American Report has been instrumental in spring boarding today’s youth athletes to tomorrow stars. Our scouts spend countless hours at youth basketball events. 

We rely a lot on word of mouth, if you know of someone you feel is deserving of being on this report just compete our watch list form and we will send a scout the area to observe the players skill set.

As a matter of policy, we never share which coaches said what about whom, so that coaches will be free to share their assessments. Another policy is that parents’ opinions about their own children are not considered, but you are welcome to provide feedback about honors and other details that may be of help to us in keeping their profiles up to date as well as our challenge of sifting through thousands of players nationwide. That kind of data can be helpful, but the: “How can you not have rated my kid? He/She is awesome” communication, while compelling, will be deleted.


NYAA Exposure Packages:

8th -12th grade is a critical time for potential college athletes regardless of the sport they play. NYAA is doing our part to help with that aspect. NYAA Introduces Exposure Packages - If you are unsigned and feeling anxiety about the recruiting process or perhaps your not happy with the offers you are getting. If you are Major D1, Mid Major, D2, D3 or NAIA, NYAA can and will help.  Our exposure packages will put you in front of the schools you want. Also. we will provide you with the necessary feedback you need to determine why you’re not getting the looks you feel you deserve.



My son is a 2019 Senior from Tampa Fl. I signed him up for the Gold Package. After one week of me signing my son up, he received 7 calls from NCAA college coaches.  The simple fact these coaches showed interest in my son, immediately picked up his spirits and gave him a new found confidence. Believe me, our entire family has been attacking this dream of his since he was 8 years old.  It was heartbreaking having my son watch others get offers and see them with so much joy and my son being left out in the cold.  We are still in our initial stages but thanks to NYAA we have hope.  

William K

Tampa Fl


My daughter is in the 8th grade from Salt Lake City Utah, I decided to give the NYAA Gold Package a try.  Almost immediately we begin to get phone calls and emails from ESPN and college coaches.  My daughter works really hard and seemed like she played well but she never really was recognized for her accomplishments.  It's great that NYAA will give our children an opportunity to publicized their achievements. 

Heather P

Salt Lake City UT


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National Youth All American Gatorade Trick or Treat Showcase & Evaluation Camp

NYAA Gatorade Trick or Treat Showcase National Ranking Camp Open to Boy's and Girl's Grade 3rd -11th grade.  This camp is designed for players that feel that they can compete on an elite level.  This is NOT a Development Camp, This is a highly competitive camp in which athletes will compete against the nation's best in their respective class. 

Date – October 30-31st

Location -Atlanta GA

Cost - 225.00

Register Here



Showcase Event For Team Play:

National Youth All American Trick or Treat Showcase

Open to teams 3rd – 8th grade will play in a Showcase event. This means teams can pick the team they would like to compete against for bragging rights.  Each team can play a maximum total of 3 full games.

October 30-3st

Atlanta GA

Cost -300.00

Register Here






Problem with youth basketball in the United States of America


*Too much focus on individuals not enough on teams. 

*Offensively- Players suffer from lack of ball movement. Players with the ball do not see two passes ahead. Also player movement without the ball is non existent. Lots of standing around watching and hoping to receive a pass. Current Youth Tournament formats is layed out so each team plays a certain amount of games no matter what. There is zero emphasis on the team, and promoting winning basketball. Basketball is a team sport and the youth is losing that concept. 

* Defensively- what we are seeing is players are gambling for on ball steals, leaking out for cherry picking layups to try and score at the other end, with little regard for stopping their opponent and just as importantly securing the defensive rebound. 

Our plan is to put more emphasis in the team winning, create a league that tracks team accomplishments and make sure teams are incentivized  to keep a team together throughout the season. We believe this will force teams to practice together and develop a legitimate team environment. 


Grades 3rd - 8th  a series of regional events that cumulative into a National Tournament based seedlings are based on records of the teams during seasonal play. 

Rules - 

Players can play up but never down. 

Age based tournaments 

Players must be on the roster the entire season each team will be allowed to add one player throughout the season as long as that player was not on another teams roster. 

Age verification will be extensive any team caught cheating will be disqualified and will have to forfeit any money spent. 

Each weekend event a team will play at least  4 league games 


Northeast - 






Mid Atlantic


The National Championship Tournament will be a Single Elimination Tournament for Championship Play.  There will be extra games played for end of year team rankings.

20 game season  6 weekends  plus nationals  


3rd - 9u

4th - 10u

5th - 11u

6th - 12u

7th - 13u

8th - 14u


March 4th-6th

March 18-20

April  8-10

April  22-24

May  6-8

May  20-22


June 16-19 NYAA National Championships


Cost per team - 2500.00 

 1500 prior to November 31st



Latest NYAA Update Regarding COVID-19

As COVID-19 has impacted each region of the country differently, states are re-opening on varying schedules, with some already working to get back to pre-coronavirus levels of activity and commerce, while others are taking it slowly. But there certainly seems to be at least some light at the end of the tunnel.

Wherever you are we hope you and your family are healthy! 

We hope to have NYAA back in the fall so that you and your family can enjoy the best that youth basketball has to offer!! However, we need to take measured steps, accounting for the latest developments, just like schools, large public events, and other sports leagues.  That means we have to prepare for different scenarios, which include timing of schedules, and additional safety precautions for players, coaches, volunteers, and families. We are working through it and hope to have a much clearer picture shortly. 

We continue to take guidance from our Medical Advisory Committee, the CDC and local public health officials.

We appreciate your support as we all continue to take the steps that we feel are most appropriate for our student athletes, their families and communities during this time.


Thank You,


National Youth All American Staff

National Exposure Give Back Program

Naismith National Youth All American offers The "Exposure Give Back Program".  Players grades 8th -12th can send in your highlight videos for our scouts to evaluate.  Our Scouts will provide feedback on hoe to make your highlight video more appealing.  Also, if your video impresses us enough, we will submit your video to our affiliate College Basketball programs.  Due to the NCAA having suspended its in person recruiting period, this is the best way to gain exposure from your talents.  This program is completely FREE!!! Just submit your videos to:

Keeley Parks #4 Ranked Player 2025 Oklahoma

NYAA Basketball

NYAA Basketball

Phone: 414-203-1438