Connecticut Elite is recognized as the premier youth basketball and development program in Connecticut. The Elite organization provides a complete basketball experience with quality teaching and coaching that emphasizes the athletic growth of each player.
The Connecticut Elite Basketball Program was established to enhance the character of each player by developing their appreciation of teamwork, commitment, and personal success. Through the development of a strong work ethic, commitment to team, and personal successes; we help prepare each student-athlete for success on the court, in the classroom, and for the ever changing challenges of life.
The Connecticut Elite Basketball Program was established by Jason Riccitelli in 2001-2002, has been a member of the (AAU) Amateur Athletic Union, a non-profit, 501(3) (c) charitable organization, to provide basketball skill training, exposure, competition, education help and financial assistance to all players of all levels in Connecticut.
The Connecticut Elite Basketball Program is known Nationally by the top executives in grassroots / AAU basketball. Coach Jay Riccitelli has been working on the National level with Under Armour, Reebok, adidas, Hoop Group, Nike, and other top National basketball officials for over 18 years. Connecticut Elite also works with the Amateur Athletic Union's (AAU) National Office to host the East Coast AAU National Basketball Super Regional Tournaments in Connecticut. Connecticut Elite coaches are in contact with hundreds of recruiting services and college coaches throughout each year and have the connections to help their student-athletes into any Regional and or National basketball camp in the country including the All-American Camps.
Elite Coaches make the Difference!
All Connecticut Elite Coaches are experienced adults who share love for basketball and dedication to teaching the sport at the highest level. Most of our coaches are former college players and high school coaches who have a strong understanding of the game.
The coaches monitor not only the on court development of the players, but their off court social and academic development!