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The Colorado Titans is a club basketball program for basketball players along the Front Range. The Colorado Titans is classified as a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation, meaning all donations are 100% tax deductible. In 2020 the Colorado Titans reached a total of 35 teams and over 200 players in the program which has been the largest group of Titans since the creation of the program in 2006.
The Colorado Titans Program pride themselves on helping our players become better basketball player and more importantly ensuring they become great young men. The ultimate goal is by the end of their time within the Titans program, players will be able to take their success's and experiences to future endeavors.
Over the years, the Colorado Titans have traveled to Milwaukee, Chicago, Kansas City, Dallas, Houston, Anaheim, Portland and Las Vegas. Throughout their travels the players have been able to play against other outstanding national competition while building life long friendships with fellow teammates and coaches which evolves into a very close Titans Family!
The Colorado Titans commit to develop players through hard work, practice, and inspired coaching. Our teams practice 2-3 times per week, beginning in early April and concluding in late July. Titans’ coaches emphasize individual skill development, teach team concepts both on the offensive and defensive end, and require all players to give 100% effort. We expect our teams to compete at the highest level, and the coaches distribute playing time with that goal in mind.
Our program has become a family over the years and we are once again excited about bringing the family back together for our 16th year. We are very fortunate to have great young men, families, coaches, and administrative staff come together in 2021 to form life long bonds and memories to cherish!
Come be part of the Family that continues to grow every year!
The Colorado Titans is an AAU Club Basketball Program founded in 2006 by Bruce Gamble. The Colorado Titans is a 501c3 non-profit organization that allows young men and women in the state of Colorado to play the game of basketball. In 2020, the Colorado Titans fielded 35 teams throughout the course of the year with players coming in from all parts of the state of Colorado and Wyoming!
The number of players who participate in tryouts each season determines the number of teams that we field each year. We are a competitive program and not all of the kids at tryouts will be selected for a team. For the 2021 season, we are projecting at least two teams for each age group, ranging from U9 to U17 or 3rd grade to high school juniors for the 2018-2019 school year.
Colorado Titans have a 2-day tryout for 2 hours each day in March. Players are evaluated by the Titans coaching staff, then ranked individually overall as well as by position. Following a thorough and objective evaluation process, players selected for the Gold team are offered roster spots first. When the Gold team has been confirmed, players selected for the Black team will receive team offers. If there are enough players for a third team, players will be offered spots on the White when the Black team has been filled.
Our goal is to have 10 players on each team. This allows the organization to be more cost effective. Additionally, 10 player teams ensures that we will have enough players to field a team in tournaments when players can’t play due to injuries, vacations, school functions, family functions, etc. There are some circumstances in which we do carry more than 10 players, but our players’ families are aware of this unique situation.
Practices will be held at local schools throughout Boulder County.
April and May – two to three times per week. One day of designated player development. June and July – two times per week. Team Practices are last an hour and a half. Player Development Sessions last for an hour.
U14 – 17 seasons will start with practices in late March/early April and will conclude in late July. Our teams usually play in nine to ten tournaments over the course of the spring/summer season. For these age groups we will not officially practice during the month of June so that all players can attend camps with their High School Programs. During the month of June, we will offer open gyms for our teams/players to come in and play in the evening.
U9 – U13 season will start with practices in late March/early April and will conclude in July. This age group of teams will play in leagues/tournaments, April through July. We will take a two-week break from May 20 until June 2.
Our fall season begins in September and runs through November 10 for all age groups. Our winter season begins in November and runs through February. This season is only for our U9 - U14 age groups. We will play in the Gold Crown League, Power to Play or the Premier League as well as local tournaments.
Our Staff comprises 25 coaches who have been selected by the Director and approved by the Board of Directors. Many of our coaches have been with our program for more than 10 years! Our coaches all have extensive backgrounds with the game of basketball and communicate exceptionally well with young men and women. Many of our coaches are currently coaching at the high school level or have done so in the past. We also have some coaches who were once Titan players and are now giving back to the players in our program. We have two coaches per team.
We do travel to out of state tournaments each year so that our players will be able to receive exposure on the national scene. The national tournaments that we play in are viewed by many college coaches from around the country. Over the years, we have traveled to California, Nevada, Kansas, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Illinois. The main teams to travel are the older age groups U15 – U17; Gold and Black Teams. We do travel once or twice with our U14’s.
The Colorado Titans is an all-inclusive organization, meaning that once the fees are set by the Board of Directors for the 2021 season they will not be changed. All travel is included in our fees for the teams that travel to out of state tournaments. This includes flights, hotels, and van transportation.
U13 – U17 team costs will range from $1900 - $5800 dependent on the number of out of state tournaments.
U9 – U12 team costs will range from $1400 to $2000.
The fees you pay go to the following: Gym time, tournament fees, Team Snap, uniforms/gear, coaching costs, administration work, and insurance. Costs vary from team to team.
Families have the option to make monthly installments or to pay the entire fee at the parent/ player meeting in March. For families who choose to make payments, the first payment will be due before the parent/player meeting to hold their player’s spot on the team for which they were selected. After the initial payment, other due dates will be April 1, 2021, and May 1, 2021. Traveling teams will have additional dates of June 1 and July 1, 2021.
When we travel, daily food and entertainment is not covered. We do try to stay at hotels, such as Embassy Suites, that include a daily breakfast.
We will do everything possible for every player in our program to reach the next level. We believe in player development and teaching the game through fundamentals. We have many contacts at the college level and our success rate over the past few years has been remarkable in terms of players playing at the collegiate level. You can look at our alumni page here: http://coloradotitans.com/Alumni
If your son/daughter is selected to play for our program and they accept, we expect our program to be their first commitment during the season. We do understand the values of family functions, school functions, church functions, and spring sports at the Middle School and High School level. We expect all players to attend all practices and games. This is a competitive program, and we need everybody’s full attention as we teach our brand of basketball. Our brand consists of 100% effort at all times, willingness to take constructive criticism, leave your attitude at the door, and be the best teammate possible. If you embrace our brand, you will be become a better basketball player and be part of the Titans Family for Life!