One of the kids has been invited to play on an AAU hoops team starting next week. We have avoided these things because of the strain on the rest of the family, but are leaning toward saying 'yes' to this, this one time. I know there are lots of athletes on this board and those whose children are participating in all manner of sports, including basketball.
My question to the MgoParents, and I guess some of you who played AAU, is basically this: What were your experiences with AAU hoops (other AAU sports?) in terms of time invested, travel, coaching, improvement of your athlete and visibility for possible college and any other relevant metrics that you care to share?
EDIT: I want to say 'Thank You' to you all that have posted. Great info and insight, which was exactly what I was hoping for. Very helpful.