By Mark Lewis
Local Sports Journal

There will be tons of American Youth Basketball Tour (AYBT) action throughout the Midwest this weekend, including Kalamazoo (MI), Springfield (IL), Detroit (MI), Sidney (OH), Louisville (KY), and Mackinaw City (MI).

Ohio’s lone AYBT event this weekend is in Sydney, where teams have traditionally competed at four locations, including Lehman High School (2400 St Marys Ave.), at Sidney Middle School (980 Fair Rd.), at Fairlawn High School (18800 Johnston Rd., in nearby Perry) and at Sidney Christian (2151 W Russell Rd.)

The event is directed by Jim Clay. For more information, contact Clay at 419-771-9508 or by email at

The AYBT footprint extends further south than in previous years with the Louisville Super Slam, held June 28-29.

The event is set to benefit the Louisville Prospects Foundation, a civic and social association serving in northern Kentucky/southern Indiana. The

The Super Slam will take place at the UAW 862 Hall (3000 Fern Valley Rd., Louisville), and will follow the AYBT’s traditional five-game District Series Event (DSE) format.

The event is for girls fourth-through-eleventh grades and boys third-through-eleventh grades.

For more information about the event in Louisville, contact DSE Director Brian Pearison at 574-361-9590 or by email at

Finally, DSE Director Steve Albertson has found a new location for his event, choosing to move Northern Michigan’s chance at AYBT play to the Mackinaw City Area.

Mackinaw City, often confused with Mackinaw Island, which the furthest-most northern city in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.

The event will follow the AYBT’s traditional five-game DSE format.

For more information about this event, contact Albertson at 989-615-2682 or by email at


The American Youth Basketball Tour is America’s foremost leader in team basketball skills and character development. For more information on AYBT district tournaments and events, head over to

Be Sociable, Share!
Categories: Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio

Leave a Reply