Testimonials

On behalf of the Foothill High School Women's Basketball Program, this letter is to thank you for your support over the past several years. We thank you for allowing both our JV & Varsity teams to compete in your organized tournaments at no cost throughout the years. This has been a huge help not only with keeping our program costs low but also with the development of our program. Without your support our women's program would not continue to progress year over year. We look forward to continuing our relationship and support for the Foothill High School Women's program.
Coach Dave Sanders

Sac Area Sports has been providing quality tournaments throughout the Sacramento area for a very long time. The Cameron Park Bruin Club has always relied on SAS to provide competitive, organized, well officiated tournaments for well over a decade. Many organizations have started doing their own tournaments, but no organization compares to the consistent high quality experience that we have had with SAS. I highly recommend SAS to any team or organization. Charles Baldwin, while holding the title of President and CEO, really is a caring man who wants nothing but the best for all who participates in his tournaments. He has dedicated more time to the improvement of youth basketball than can be expressed here. His dedication is greatly appreciated by myself, our club, and many others throughout California.
Tom Arstingstall
Cameron Park Bruins

In my experience, Sac Area Sports runs the most professional tournaments we have had the privilege to attend in our 8 years of tournament play in Northern California. Charles and his staff have always treated our teams (and others) fairly, had quality refs and top-notch facilities for the kids to play. What I appreciate most is that Sac Area Sports takes care of the players first (as it should be) and on the rare occasion when there is an issue, it is always handled swiftly with the players' best interest in mind. We are loyal attendees of Sac Area Sports events and highly recommend that everyone come and enjoy a quality tournament experience.
Craig Iaconis
Director / Head Coach / Sacramento Sting Basketball

After competing in many AAU and non-AAU tournaments around the country for the past eight years including super regionals, district qualifiers, AAU Nationals and exposure tournaments, I can honestly say that Sac Area Sports tourneys are the standard by which I compare everything else. Without question the District Qualifier was consistently the best run tournament that we attended each year and that includes anything that we ever saw in Las Vegas. Thanks for all your time and effort.
Drew McDonald
Coach - Pure Hoops Basketball

As a long time AAU basketball coach, I know that my teams improved by playing in Sac Area Sports tournaments. The quality of competition, officiating and organization was consistently outstanding.
Andy Beal
Max Preps
Former Coach - Cameron Park Bruins

Our Cameron Park Bruins AAU Boys Youth Basketball program has been participating in SAS tournaments since the 1990s. SAS tournaments provide the opportunity for individual and team development against top notch local and regional competition, their tournaments are always efficiently run using Sacramento area high school facilities, and competent certified officiating.
Dave Millhollin
Cameron Park Bruins

I have been playing SAS tournaments since 1997, Charles does a great job and is a good person. The tournaments are well organized and I will continue to support SAS.
Vince Hardy
Coach - The Franchise Boys

I just wanted to let you know we enjoyed every tournament you put on. It was run well and organized great, we never had missed games and you were very helpful to our team. I will always speak highly of your program.
Mario Goins
Coach - United Student Athletes

I have coached girls AAU basketball for the past 10 years in the Sacramento area. I have had the pleasure of working with Charles Baldwin and SAS. They have been very accommodating and create a great environment for my teams to compete. I look forward to working with the staff at SAS in the future.
Steve Hare
Former Director Pacific Pistols
Coach - AAU Lady Eagles

We have enjoyed our tournaments at SAS. Our kids have grown into good players thanks to the excellent competition and terrific organization. We will continue to play whenever we can.
George Roach
Coach - Marin Ducks

SAS Tournaments have consistently delivered quality competition, good gym sites, and superior customer service over the past few years. When Charles makes a commitment, we can count on it happening. The prices are fair and the overall experience is excellent.
Russ Fong
Coach - Sacramento Believers 2014

You have created an outstanding program for girls and boys basketball in Northern California. Your system has evolved to a point where the players can play basketball the whole weekend or on Saturdays only. I think this has helped traveling families plan great weekend events around the games, while at the same time fulfilling other commitments. The quality of games fit the competition, by your system allowing higher level teams to play each other,or the lower level teams being comfortable with their match-ups. The refs have been fair, and I do think they understand the kids needs. Thank-you for your commitment to the community.
Nate Rankin
Coach - No Fear

SAS AAU tournaments have proved be a great training ground and will benefit our girls for years to come.
Reggie Smith
Coach - EDH Cyclones

I have had girls teams participating in SAS tournaments for three years now. The tournaments are competitive and well organized. The positive experience is enhance by the great communication Charles Baldwin has with tournament participants, referees and his site coordinators. Definitely worth the trip from the East Bay! Thanks Charles
Mike Casten
Coach - Sport Strong Basketball

My AAU teams have been participating in SAS tournaments for 8 to 10 years, and I believe they are best organized, most reliable age group basketball tournaments we have attended. From the officials to the scorekeeper, everything runs smoothly, on time, and at a reasonable cost. Congradulations on your success!
John Welch
Coach - Lincoln Hoop Club

CAL Elite has been participating in Sac Area Sports tournaments for several years. They consistently provide well run and competitive tournaments that gives us the opportunity to play a variety of teams from all over Northern California.
Brad Staplin
President - CAL Elite

I have been participating in Sac Area Sports events for the past 5 years and I have not found a more honest, understanding, caring and professional organization than this one. Sac Area Sports is giving in more ways than one. Sac Area Sports is definitely in a league of their own.
Delvekio Rudd
Coach - Ceres Shock Girls Basketball

The Sacramento Fury girls basketball club has attended many national and local tournaments the last six years. Our club is very fortunate to have professional, well run tournaments in our own backyard…SAS tournaments are the best!
Ron Gully
President - Coach - Sacramento Fury Girls Basketball

Our teams have been attending SAS tournaments for many years. We have always found them to be well run, reasonably priced and good competition for our players. We'll be back next spring!
Jennifer Winter
Coach - Sierra Storm Girls Basketball Club

The Flying Eagles Basketball club and its affiliates have been participating in SAS tournaments for the last 10 years. We have sent several teams to AAU National Championships after qualifying through SAS events -- experiences that have enriched the lives of all the players. I know I can depend on the integrity of SAS President Charles Baldwin and the quality of his referees and gyms. I can truly say that no organization has done more for Northern California basketball over the years than SAS under the leadership of Charles Baldwin; and as a result, there are literally hundreds of players who have gone on to play college basketball due to the opportunities to play year-round basketball through SAS. Thanks Charles!
Robert A. Jackson
Founder - Coach - Flying Eagles Basketball

I have been bringing teams to the Sac Area Sports tourneys for 12 years. We have a great competition, good officiating and an over all excellent experience. Charles Baldwin, tournament director has been very good at communicating with me to make sure we were in the right brackets, times were correct (in that we had to travel from Chico) and we had challenging games whenever possible. I would highly recommend other teams and programs to participate in Sac Area Sports events.
Greg Martin
Coach - Chico Blazin Heat (formerly Chico Mustangs)

Your tournaments were some of the first ones I started playing in over 10 years ago. You were always very accommodating regarding schedules and competition. Whether I had a team that qualified for Nationals or a team that…well…needed quite a bit more work, you worked with us to provide the level of competition we needed. You always put on quality tournaments and cared about the kids. As a result, you’ve always been my first choice when it was time to pick tournaments.
Dave Pistone
Coach - SNBA

Charles and his group SAS does a fantastic job!!! When I think of SAS I think of affordability, consistency, and great local competition. Thanks SAS for being there the original 3 game Saturday director.
Shawn Osborne
Coach - Nor Cal Ballerz

Barrett Middle School utilizes Sac Area Sports tournaments as a pre season preparation league for our normal season. The SAS program is well run and always competitive. Our boys and girls ball players gain valuable experience that helps them have a successful school season.
Patrick Hush
Coach - Barrett Middle School

"Our AAU Club Teams have participated in the SAS tournaments over the last 5+ years. The experience continues to be positive as we return each year. Everything from directions to the venues to help with hotel specials has been extraordinary. Thanks for allowing our boys and girls teams the opportunity to play in a safe and competitve environment."
Els Prigmore
Coach - Redding Rockets

I have been coaching the Tracy Storm girls 13-U team now for 11 years and we have been attending the SAS tournaments for almost a decade now. I am always ensured a well run tournament that is organized and provides for varied competition depending on the strength of my team that given year. Charles Baldwin is always willing to balance our schedule, allowing me to enter two teams and juggling the schedule to accomodate the fact that I am a single coach. I would highly recommend SAS tournaments to anyone interested - you certainly will get your money's worth!
Kelly Conrardy
Coach - Tracy Storm

"I have coached teams in dozens of SAS tournaments, and they are always well organized and well run. Charles does a great job!".
Kennan Bridge
Coach - YBA

ICP California has participated in SAS tournaments for the past 7 years. Charles has always had well organized and competitve tournaments. SAS is a great venue for the complete AAU experience.
Rod Greene
ICP California Director
Ultimate Basketball Championship Director
Adidas Regional Phenom 150 Director

"Thank you to Charles Baldwin and the staff at Sac Area Sports for providing the youth the opportunity to play basketball year round. Your tournaments have always been ran well and we look forward to being a part of them for years to come."
Rob Galindo
Coach - Team WDLD

“ The Pacific Pistols Girls basketball club has been playing in tournaments organized by Sac Area Sports for the last 8 years. We have found the tourneys highly organized, great venues, and very competitive. Charles has been very accommodating scheduling our teams around the many player club soccer games making it much easier to have your full team play. Now, with the option of playing “Saturday” only tournaments, Sac Area Sports tourneys are even more accessible for year round play.
Norm Schoenhoff
Coach - Pacific Pistols

Just wanted to say 'Thank You' for all the hard work your organization has put in for the kids. I have been fortunate enough to have had my team participate in your tournaments since 2000 and we have had nothing but positive experiences in all the games we have played. Thanks for all the work you have put in & we look forward to participating in your tournaments in the future.
Constantine Acejas
Coach - Nor Cal Tarheels Basketball

Sac Area Sports tournaments are always top quality. The 3rd/4th Yellow Jackets look forward to a long future with Sac Area Sports!
Robert Robards
Asst. Coach/Team Manager
Yellow Jackets

“SAS has consistently provided my kids with excellent competition and experience. It’s great to know an organization that’s so dedicated to facilitating quality youth basketball. Keep up the good work.”
Stan Caldwell
Youth Program Coordinator
Downtown Berkeley YMCA

As a coach of an AAU team since 2004 we have had a lot of experiences with tournaments throughout Sacramento and the Bay Area. The “SAS” tournaments were always the easiest to join, flexible in game times, and the opposition was at our same talent level. The tournaments always started on time and the refereeing was fair. I have recommended the SAS tournaments to all the coaches/parents that are interested in providing enhanced competition for their kids.
Jeff Stone
AAU Vacaville Blue Devils (2004 – 2007)
Vacaville High School (2007 – 2009)

Charles and SAS are both top-shelf. The six years we have been associated with Charles and SAS have been an amazing six years. The tournaments have been well-organized from officiating to gym organization, but even more special is the communication and support Charles provides for all his teams.
P. Thomas Frederick Pavelchik
Green Table Basketball

The Fairfield Ballers Family supports SAS tournaments because they are well organized and Charles does a good job with competition and scheduling request! With a working relationship since 1996, keep up the good work Charles!!
Steven Carter
President/Coach Fairfield Ballers

I have been going to Sac Area Sports for the past 5 years, and have had nothing but positive experiences with the organization. The use of high school officials, favorable schedules and the quality of teams has been some of the reasons we will continue to use Sac Area Sports as our AAU basketball tournament location.
Gary Kron
Central Valley Cavaliers & EUHS Basketball

SAS Year Round Tournaments has been and will continue to be an integral part of our AAU basketball program. SAS gives us exceptional value. We get a good variety and level of competition and the venues are excellent - everything from facilities, referees and tournament scheduling is top notch. We know that when we participate in a SAS event, we are getting a real high school experience and can count on the event to be well run. We also appreciate the low cost, flexibility and convenience that SAS has to offer. SAS gives us exceptional quality at the best price. Compared to other alternatives, SAS is a slam dunk!
John Alves
Head Coach
Tracy Hurricanes AAU Boys Basketball

As the Director of Rimshaker Girls AAU Basketball it is always a pleasure to be part of a Sac Area Sports tournament! They are always well organized, great competition, and willing to work with our schedules. We also like the frequent emails with great information on upcoming tournaments!
Michael Woodel
Director/Coach
Rimshaker Girls AAU Basketball

Over the last three years I have entered various teams (7th, 8th, JV and V) into SAS tournaments. We have really enjoyed the one day tournaments. They are close for transportation purposes and the competition is good. The tournaments are well organized and the gyms are great. Winning and losing, my players have liked the experience. As a coach trying to organize times/places…etc, Charles always works with everyone to accommodate what ever you need. A huge thank-you to Charles and Beverly for what you do for Youth Sports! We will be back at it again in the Spring!
Karen Foster
Coach - Davis Basketball

We have played several SAS tournaments. All have been good experiences. Though we have never won we are certain to come back. All our kids enjoy the trip and the experience. We have played the best competition around and the organizers have their act together. Thanks again SAS and we'll see you soon.
Rick Cordova
North Bay Fusion, Santa Rosa

I have been continually impressed with the quality of the AAU tournaments put on by SAS. SAS tournaments get the highest marks for efficiency, reliability, organization and quality of both referees and facilities. Charles Baldwin has been great in providing scheduling flexibility and ensuring that match-ups are competitive. I find myself often choosing to by-pass tournaments closer to home and to make the long drive to Sacramento to take advantage of the superiority of SAS tournaments.
Jeff Facter
Coach - Marin Mayhem

The Nor Cal Pharaohs appreciate Charles Baldwin offering competitive opportunities for young athletes. S.A.S. provides a fantastic opportunity for athletes, family and coaches to bond and grow within competitive sports.. I think we often taken for granted the value of tournament directors such as Charles, who provides an honest and much needed service to our community. Thanks Charles.
Cuzear Ford,
Skills Trainer, Nor Cal Pharaohs

We have been going to S.A.S. tournaments for several years, have always felt the draw to be very fair, and each game treated with the same importance as the next.The staff has always acted in a professional manner which is ultimately what we all want to teach our players.
Jim Migasi
Chico Rim Rockers

We’ve been bringing our Flight Elite teams from the East Bay area to SAS tournaments for over ten years. SAS has the most well-run, organized tournaments in the Sacramento Area. We have had over 50 different teams compete in SAS events and look forward to many more.
Chris Whirlow
Flight Elite Basketball

I see some wonderful things are happening for your Organization. I am glad to see the improvements. Our experience with SAS has always been great and have no complaints. We would like to thank you for having us play in the Amateur Athlectic Union (AAU) tournaments and we will continue our relationship in Pacific AAU tournaments with SAS.
Nathan Bailey, Jr
Director
Vallejo Knights

Sac Area Sports always have quality tournaments with quality Refs. Which is the reason why I have and will continue to support them. I have been coaching for several years and there has not been a year where my team did not participate in at least a couple of tournaments.
Coach Crusto
Blue Collar Preps Elite

The reason I participate in Charles' tournaments, is because I can trust him. Two years ago, I began coaching a 5th-grade AAU girls' team up in Chico. I attempted to schedule tournaments in advance, so the families in my club could plan ahead. I soon realized that it was difficult to consistently find teams to play at our grade level. Charles was always available by telephone and/or e-mail, and was always honest with me about what types of teams we would meet up with in Sacramento. I will continue to participate in Sac Area Sports tournaments, because I know I can trust Charles to be honest about the participants, and work hard to provide a quality experience for my players.
Kari Christensen-Applegate
Chico Elite 7th-grade Coach

The Davis hot shot teams love to play in the SAS tournaments. Thank you for teaching kids the game of basketball, WE LOVE IT.
Coach D. Clark
Davis Hot Shots

Charles Baldwin and the entire staff at Sac Area Sports has proven itself to remain one of the leaders in organized youth sports in our community. Not only do they take the necessary time and preparation to ensure that their events are well organized and competitive, but they also strive to ensure that every player, parent, and team is welcomed with open arms. SAS truly personifies how important it is to encourage young talented athletes to stay focused and excited to learn and grow. The Yellow Jackets always feel like part of the SAS family and will maintain our support for many years to come."
Erika Terrell
Yellow Jackets AAU Basketball

You really do a good job with your tournaments. Good locations, officials, on time & fair price.
John Hardin
Porterville Storm
Girls Basketball

Marin Hornets is going on two years in playing in the SAS tournaments, and had nothing but positive experience in all our games with them, not to mention the high level of competition that has helped our ball club improve game after game. We've had such a great time and learning experience that we already referred three other teams from Marin County to play in the SAS tournaments who also was very pleased on how smooth everything went for them, especially the Saturday games in one day. Thanks for all the time, dedication and hard work that the crew of SAS has put to hosting these tournaments. We will definitely continue to support and refer other teams to your tournaments.
Martin Sanz
Marin Hornets

Thank you Charles for everything that you do. My son has graduated from High School and he always remembers how well you have treated him along with his team mates.. Its been 13 years and we have had some of the greatest moments playing in Sac Area Sports. My Daughter is in her final years of High School and you have made the girls divisions just as exciting. Your dedication to the sport of basketball, along with the quality of events is remarkable. Your always on top of things and have always asked for input in order to set the bar just a little bit higher. We will always support you and Sac Area Sports. Thank you for all that you do. Stevie and Erin still have the 1st pictures you took of them when they were in the 4th grade. What a Kodak Moment!
Alfonso "Fonzs" Joo
BullDawgs Basketball Club
www.DawgsClub.com

Sac Area Sports and Charles Baldwin tournaments have been tournaments Modestos Cen Cal Raiders return to several times a year for the last six years. We find the tournaments organized, accomodating and fun. The most important thing is we always feel welcome. Thank you Charles and we hope to keep returning year after year.
Mike Wilson
Cen Cal Raiders

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