Tryout based Boys & Girls AAU program focused on expanding the culture of elite basketball in Pittsburgh
PA Roadrunners is a highly competitive, tryout based Boys & Girls AAU program focused on expanding the culture of elite basketball in Pittsburgh. Founded by former Division I and Pro basketball player Mychal Parker – PA Roadrunners is committed to the development of athletes ready to compete at the next level. As a travel AAU Program, we participate in competitive tournaments locally and across the country.
Each of our coaches are former collegiate athletes with years of experience competing at some of the highest levels. Because of this, we understand what it takes and are dedicated to getting our athletes the exposure necessary for recruitment to top colleges, universities, and basketball programs. This is not a “show up and shoot around” type of environment. As a staff, we believe it is necessary to go the extra mile with practice and personal development to prepare our athletes for the next stage in their basketball careers. During practices, our athletes should be prepared to maintain a fast pace and high level of intensity – and can expect a significant amount of individual attention aimed at strengthening their game. We believe that a high level of focus and commitment to hard work beats out raw talent.
At PA Roadrunners, we are a family. We teach our young athletes to push and support each other’s development by requiring them to be vocal and subscribe to a “lead by example” mentality. Teamwork is our #1 value, and pushing one another toward achievement produces strength as a unit. Our basketball family believes that every individual goal met is a win for the team. Being surrounded by a network of like-minded peers who have a “whatever it takes” work ethic not only helps our athletes develop confidence on and off the court – but also teaches them about leadership, respect, teamwork, and loyalty. Members of the PA Roadrunners family will come to understand our mantra – “US AGAINST THE WORLD!” – and be embraced by a team who wants to see them be their best on and off the court.
By forcing our players to compete at an elite level and stay sharp at every moment, PA Roadrunners serves young hoopers by preparing them to execute under pressure and adapt to any situation on the hardwood. As a highly competitive and tryout based program – everything is earned based on player performance. So, if you are a driven individual ready to compete at the highest national level - you’ve come to the right place!