About Dunwoody United Basketball

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In 2011, a group of parents whose sons loved to play basketball got together to discuss what alternatives were available in addition to the host of recreational programs in the area. What they discovered is that there were none.

With determined hearts and an optimistic outlook, a 6th grade team which was affectionately called the “Dunwoody Dash” was formed. The 9 boys on the team played a short spring schedule of competitive games.

Despite the fact that they didn’t win one game and their average margin of defeat was 25 points, the boys had a great experience. They enjoyed the higher level of competition and playing with other players who shared a similar passion for the game. Just as the boys learned a great deal, so did the coaches (dads).

They learned that despite being stars in their rec leagues, when their players were put together as a team in this new setting; they required a different type of preparation to play with and be competitive against high level competition.

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Growth

In the 7 years that have followed, DUB has slowly and strategically grown. We have partnered with MJCC of Atlanta to now call it our home. With 3 state of the art regulation sized courts in an inviting and safe environment, we now are able to offer a comprehensive array of programs. All of which are led by non-parent coaches who have vast basketball experience and a history of being positive influences on young men and women. These include:

  • An intensive fall training program which this year included more than 60 players from grades 6th-11th.

  • A try-out only winter season for middle school players with weekly practices and weekend games in a competitive league.

  • Our signature spring program which in 2018 included 5 teams and 60 players. In 2019, we plan to field at least 6 teams with the addition of several girl’s teams so we can offer this unique opportunity to the young women in our community.