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The academy offers various opportunities for development led by USAB Gold Certified Coaches through camps, shooting clinics, AAU and Travel teams, and programs designed specifically for student-athletes in grades K-12.  The academy works with novice to advanced basketball student-athletes. Our programs are designed for student-athletes to learn about the game of basketball and take their skills to the next level on and off of the court.  We believe that excellence comes from within by doing the hard work in the classroom, on the court, and for the love of the game.  You have to want it more and work harder than the other team. 

Travel Teams

The Central PA Lions organization is a travel basketball program coached by USAB Gold Certified Coaching Staff.  The travel teams within this program participate in high level tournaments and college showcases within Pennsylvania and surrounding states.  Student-athletes and families should expect to practice bi-weekly, have weekend workouts (optional), and participate in 5-7 high level tournaments.   The Central PA Lions welcomes student-athletes to tryout for their 2023-2024 tournament season. 


Tryouts will be held on the following dates:

  • Sunday, October 22nd, 2023

    • 8:00am-9:00am, Grades 3-6 (Boys)

    • 9:00am-10:30am, Grades 7-12 (Boys)

    • 11:00am-12:00pm, Grades 7-12 (Girls)

    • 12:00pm-1:00pm, Grades 3-6 (Girls) 

      • ***Note: Registration Packet due by Saturday, October 7th, 2023 for this tryout 

  • Sunday, February 18th, 2024

    • 8:00am-9:00am, Grades 3-6 (Boys)

    • 9:00am-10:30am, Grades 7-12 (Boys)

    • 11:00am-12:00pm, Grades 7-12 (Girls)

    • 12:00pm-1:00pm, Grades 3-6 (Girls)

    • ***Note: Registration Packet due by Sunday, February 4th, 2023

Tryouts will be held at the Philipsburg-Osceola Middle School located at 200 Short Street Philipsburg, PA 16866. 

Ways in which to register:

2023-2024 Registration Packet (online signups) 

2023-2024 Registration Packet (pdf) 

***Note: all student-athletes will need to submit a copy of their birth certificate with their registration.  For returning student-athletes, please email us at to confirm that we have your birth certificate on file. 

For those submitting a hard copy registration, please send your completed registration packet to the address listed below:

Central PA Lions/2024 Tournament Season
7410 Sportsman Road

Alexandria, PA 16611

The non-refundable fees are as follows:

  • $750 (individual)

  • $1,300 (2 person family)

  • $1,800 (3 person family)

The registration fee is non-refundable and is due upon enrollment in the program and no later than February 24th, 2024.  As a team, we will be conducting fundraisers for our program.  The fundraiser opt-out fee is $200.on-refundable fee for student-athletes to participate in the program. You can submit payment securely online by visiting or submit a check or money order made payable to Central PA Lions to the address listed above.

To Try Out

  • Click on "Log In" in the upper right hand corner of our page.

  • Create an account.

  • Wait for member approval from the site administrator.

  • Once approved, you can access the necessary forms to try out.

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