About the Tucson HEAT
Team Basketball for Boys & Girls Grades 3-12
Student-athletes are drawn from all over Southern Arizona with players coming from Nogales, Sierra Vista, Benson as well as the Tucson community. The purpose of the Tucson HEAT is to infuse, grow, and help develop the passion and love of basketball necessary for student-athletes to compete and reach their greatest potential.
The function of the Tucson HEAT is to send players to national tournaments that are held throughout the country. NCAA coaches from Division III to Division IA as well as NAIA college programs attend these A.A.U. or BCI tournaments. This offers an ideal opportunity for Tucson HEAT players to display their talent, thus affording them recruiting opportunities that they might not have in their local high school program.
For our younger age groups, we teach the basic fundamental skills of basketball as well as to introduce the importance of developing great team work, a sense of commitment, the ability to handle new challenges and the importance of good sportsmanship and fair play. By learning these traits at a young age our players will be better prepared to compete at higher levels, and more importantly, to be positive leaders in their everyday life experiences.