Originally Posted by SourPatchKids
So does your CYO teams compete play in AAU tournaments or do you guys have your own league?
Most leagues around here will have a 10 - 20 teams, some specifically CYO, and others more like all star travel teams that do participate in the league as well. We all play in one league over the course of the winter, but the all star teams are removed from the postseason tournament, because the winners are sent to state parochial tournaments, then to regionals, New England's for us.
We play in the one CYO Parochial league (that's sort of the point), then one of the Catholic High Schools, St. Joe's in Trumbull CT, which has a rich basketball history, does a second league. And then there are various Church Tournaments. Usually 8 teams invited, single elimination over the course of a long weekend, Thursday through Sunday. We do ours in February just before State parochials. A lot of teams do them over the Christmas Holidays. Some teams try to cherry pick to win their tournaments. Ours is usually pretty strong, and we invite a non-parochial travel team or two, but our team is usually pretty good so our focus is to win our parochial, win state, and make it to New England's, which we actually won a couple years back, so we treat our tournament more as a prep for our actual goals rather than a victory parade. I get that approach too though.