Our Philosphy & Mission

The Bruins of Western Pennsylvania is a highly competitive AAU Girls Basketball non-profit organization founded in 1987. It is the Bruins’ intention to help grow girls’ basketball in Western Pennsylvania through extensive player development and exposure to competition at the highest national level.

Our teams are staffed with dedicated and highly qualified volunteer coaches to offer high-level instruction, guidance and motivation for players who are serious about working on their game.

The Bruins’ ultimate goal is to help the development of each and every team member so she may reach her fullest potential as a basketball player and as a person.

It is also our goal to provide players with the maximum opportunities to receive the kind of exposure and recognition needed to be recruited at the next level.

We are a very competitive tryout-based organization as we believe that competition brings the best out in every player and only those serious about being committed to working on their game and paying the price necessary to improve need apply.

Our Program Structure

Grade School

  • January: tryouts
  • February – July: the season
  • August & September: down time
  • October – December: fall workouts

High School

  • February: tryouts
  • March – October: the season
  • October – December: fall workouts
  • January: down time
Code of Conduct

WPA Bruins Code of Conduct

We want to clarify our values and the standards of conduct fundamental to our success
Code of Conduct