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Cortland Regional Sports Council and Central Western AAU Hosting 2023 Cortland Shootout

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This year will be the 18th year for the AAU sanctioned basketball tournament. The Cortland Regional Sports Council and the Central Western AAU have teamed up again to host the tournament in Cortland.


The tournament continues to grow after being canceled back in 2020 due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, and with a smaller event held the following year (2021). For 2022 and this year, the event continues to build.

Beginning tomorrow, March 18th, the tournament will begin at the Park Center/Corey Gym at SUNY Cortland. Groups with ages ranging from 11 to under 17 will compete and will go through Sunday, March 19th.

“The field for this year’s tournament is similar to last year.” said Machell Phelps, executive director of the CRSC. “In a collaborative effort with Central Western and SUNY Cortland, we are putting our best foot forward in an effort to help rebuild the event and enhance the participants experience.”

The Cortland Regional Sports Council has recently taken over running the Empire State Senior Games and has brought the NYSPHSAA Girls State Soccer Championships to Cortland, is now inviting the community to come, enjoy, and support the tournament.

A nominal entry fee will be asked for spectators with the age group finals taking place on Sunday around 1pm. A complete schedule of the games may be found HERE.

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