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Offseason development classes update- May 26

Offseason Development will resume June 9Stay tuned for more information! 

Please know that the health and safety of our basketball community is our top priority. We are currently working on the logistics to ensure the safety of all out athletes, coaches, and families during our Offseason Development. As we continue to adequately respond to developments with COVID-19, we want to thank you for your patience and understanding.

Volcanoes Update - April 16

Volcano Community,

As we continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation we are planning ways for us to all get back together again in the future months ahead. Right now our planned checkpoints of reevaluation are May 1, mid-May, and June 1, as those are the dates we are expecting to hear more guidance with local and state authorities.

We will wait until at least June 1 to see if we can successfully get back together and resume basketball in the months to follow. We are discussing and taking into consideration any and all opportunities that would allow us to give our athletes the remaining full 2 months of basketball that they were promised.

The last thing we want to do at this time is to break up these teams, have to collect uniforms from each of you individually, and return to you a partial refund. Instead, we would rather continue to work to deliver you virtual at home workouts, and to look ahead at all of our options that will be available to us in the Summer and Fall months. Athletes need to put in the work by themselves and to wait patiently on local and state guidelines to be lifted. We are confident that this talented group of kids can improve if they are putting in the work at home.

Please know that we already have several creative ideas as to how we might be able to give our athletes a full 2 months of basketball regardless of the circumstances: we are working to be prepared to immediately begin indoor practices or to take to outdoor courts if necessary, to host competitive games within our own organization and run by our own organization, and/or to find atypical opportunities that would allow the Volcanoes to get better at playing the sport they love.

As we have mentioned before, we have all put in a lot of hard work and long hours to get this season underway and we do not want it to have been for nothing. These kids deserve the opportunity that they earned and were promised, and we want to deliver that to them anyway we can! We hope to return some form of basketball normalcy to our athletes as soon as possible.

We fully understand the current concerns of the COVID-19 virus. The health and safety of our community is our first and foremost priority; however, we also know the mental and physical health benefits of playing basketball, and how important team camaraderie and the mentorship from coaches is for our young athletes. We do not want to give these important aspects up at a time when they are perhaps more important than ever.

As we continue to monitor the situation we want to thank you for your patience and understanding. We will continue to send updates as we evaluate the situation in the coming weeks.

Updated- Friday, April 3

We hope that this update finds you and your family well. Thank you for being patient and supportive this past week as we transitioned to at home basketball workouts for our Volcano athletes. We are working as hard as we can to keep our athletes healthy, learning, and involved with the game of basketball while the gym doors are closed, and the fight to stop the spread of COVID-19 continues. 

Last Monday, we launched our virtual workouts, and now have a total of 4 workouts available, with the lated released earlier today. We hope that our athletes are being encouraged and motivated at home to take advantage of this resource, and that they are pushing themselves to get better during this time apart. 

Be assured that we have not stopped and will not stop putting in the work for our players and basketball families. We are hopeful and cannot wait to get back into the gyms with our teams once it is deemed safe. Until then we are doing all that we can to adapt. 

Here is our recent announcements in regard to closures:

Development Classes: All development classes canceled until Friday, April 24.

Volcano Practices/Skills: No full team practices until Friday, April 24.

Volcano Tournaments: TBA; however, expect ALL tournaments to be cancelled until April 24th. 


To further combat the spread of COVID-19, the Knox County Health Department has issued a Safer at Home Order — directing all residents of Knox County stay inside their homes, and immediately limit all movement outside of their homes beyond what is absolutely necessary to take care of essential needs. Until further notice, all businesses not performing essential services have been ordered closed for 14 days beginning at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, March 24.

This announcement has resulted in the following change:

Volcano Practices/Skills: No full team practices until at least Tuesday, April 7th. Could be in different gyms rather than the Knox County School gyms that we were previously in.

UPDATED- Monday, March 23

We know how important basketball development is to each of our athletes! Which is why we are working hard to find ways to keep our athletes active, thinking, engaged, and hopefully having a little fun while doing it.

Beginning Monday, March 23 we will be releasing weekly developmental skill workouts and learning materials that will allow our WBBL and Volcano athletes to keep practicing while also increasing their basketball IQ on some of the most important aspects of the game. Nobody can afford to take a month off of training, and we are doing our best to continue to push you to get better!

WBBL Offseason Development Athletes:

Click here to participate in our WBBL Offseason Development Home Workouts

TN Volcano AAU Players:
Click here to participate in our TN Volcano AAU Home Workouts

Updated- Tuesday, March 17

WBBL and Volcano Community,

Recently, concerns over the COVID-19 (“Coronavirus”) have largely impacted day-to-day life, social gatherings, and events around the world. We recently announced the following cancellations:

Development Classes: All development classes canceled until Tuesday, April 7.

Volcano Practices/Skills: No full team practices until Monday, April 6.

Volcano Tournaments: TBA; however, expect ALL tournaments to be cancelled until April 10th. 

** Volcanoes community please note: any news from the national level of corporate AAU does NOT control our practices or the tournaments we planned on going to. Please stay tuned.**

Nicky Anosike Spring Break Camp: Canceled


As of today, March 17th, we are following local and state guidance on the best response to combating this illness and adhering to the guidelines and closures that are being put in place to prevent the spread of this virus. 

We also kindly ask that anyone who becomes a confirmed carrier and positive of the virus reports to us if they have recently attended any of our events.

We will continue to update you on the impact of COVID-19 on our basketball related events. The decision to cancel any future events is now in the hands of our school facilities that we use for development classes and Volcano practices and the tournament directors who continue to make the decision for us as to whether or not to cancel their upcoming tournaments. We plan to resume WBBL Offseason Development and continue with our Volcano season as soon as we are cleared to do so; however, we strongly encourage players, coaches, and family members to continue to stay home from any events if they are ill. 

We want to assure you that our organization takes very seriously the safety and welfare of all the players, coaches, and families involved in our basketball community. We are attempting to make the best decisions possible for each of you, as well as our broader communities. We are committed to playing our part in protecting your health and safety and we appreciate everyone's cooperation and patience as we work to adequately respond to developments with COVID-19. Please stay safe!