Welcome To Our

AAU Program

Our AAU is partnered with New Balance, and our team is called DefyTheOdds. We are focused on having our kids get exposure to these college coaches so they can play at the next level. We focus on Winter AAU and Summer AAU, we do not tolerate kids trying to hop from team to team. We also set a standard of having your grades at a 2.5 GPA, so we are able to help you get into the next level. 

The age groups we have are 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th &11th grade boys. We are working on adding a 6th-grade girl’s team and an 8th-grade girl’s team. 

If you have any further questions please email us at higherexpectations49@gmail.com

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Meet The Coaches

Kamari Robinson

DEFYTHEODDS Head Coach – 8th Grade Boys

Robinson played basketball for (2) years as a forward. During his time with the Golden Eagles, he was a 1,000 point scorer, earned the Basketball Hall of Fame League and Hoop Hall Classic Game MVP along with Massive Dunk of the Year award, and was part of the Division I State Championship Team. Played Collegiate basketball at Texas A&M He averaged 10.8 points per game shooting 48.3% from the field, 34.7% from 3-point range and 70.7% from the free throw line. Had a team-high 167 rebounds with 60 of those coming on the offensive glass which is the eighth-most in a single season in program history. Reached double figures in 18 games including a career-high 21 points in the Dustdevils’ Heartland Conference opener against St. Mary’s. Recorded two double-doubles with the first coming courtesy of a 19/13 performance against rival Texas A&M-Kingsville and the second came against St. Edward’s. Had a 3-pointer in 20 games including a career-high six straight during one point of the season. His 14 blocks were also a team-high.

Tawana “TC” Caldwell

DEFYTHEODDS Head Coach – 10th/11th Grade Boys

Tawana “TC” Caldwell played at Springfield Renaissance High School. Averaging a team high at 15 ppg, 5 rpg, & 7 apg. After his senior year of high school Tc did a graduate year of the Commonwealth Academy. Member of the basketball team.TC ended up getting recruited by Fitchburg State University.