OUR PROGRAM FOCUSES ON DEVELOPMENT, TEAMWORK, AND CULTURE TO HELP OUR PLAYERS GROW ON AND OFF THE COURT.
The Mid Ohio Pumas are a non-profit organization that was started 8 years ago as a mix of 2nd and 3rd graders from Hilliard, OH, who had never played basketball before and are now in the 9th and 10th grade. That 2020 team has since integrated with other young men across Central Ohio, and has now won over 60 championships and over 500 wins in 8 years while competing at the highest level of AAU.
That group finished 2017 ranked #1 in the state of Ohio for the 7th consecutive year and 3rd Nationally by Indi Hoops in 2016 and 24th Nationally by Prep Hoops in 2017.
Our program has accumulated more than 170 championships overall. This year we will have 35 teams covering the great State of Ohio!
With over 30 current or former College, High School and Middle School coaches leading teams in the program, we can confidently say that no other AAU program in the State has this type of leadership guiding their young men.
We are also proud to have a working relationship with Denison University Associate Head Coach Chris Sullivan and former Capital University player Tyrel Jackson as our official Puma Trainers.
Our mission is to foster a culture that demonstrates how fundamentals, families and friendships can exist as ONE – on and off the court. Our culture recognizes life after basketball, and strives to ensure each player cares for each other first and basketball second. We believe “Success” is not made by the number of points scored or individual rankings, but by the contributions we make to each other and society.
That does not mean we don’t make basketball a priority, it means we believe we can achieve more for these young men then just basketball.
We wear the slogan “Brick by Brick” on our practice jerseys to remind each kid and parent that this is a process, and to embrace the process by allowing your son to value each learning opportunity.
Don’t rush the process!!