AAU/Travel Basketball is designed for kids who would like to play in team competitive tournaments, these tournaments can range from prizes, exposure, and team ranking on the east coast. CST Elite offers AAU basketball for grades 3rd - 12th and gives every kid the same opportunity to play in a competitive atmosphere. Not all kids are big-time prospects; there are a lot of kids who are just going to be good high school players. But for those who are college recruits, there is no question that playing AAU will increase their chances of getting noticed. College coaches want to see their prospects competing against other good players.