James River Blaze (JRB) formally known as James River Athletic Club, the first premier girls AAU organization in the Richmond area, is entering into its 33rd season of girls. As the first AAU program for girls in the Richmond Metro Area, the club continues to provide a quality basketball program for all youth. JRB began with 3 teams in 1985 and now fields up to 8 teams with players ranging in age from 10-17. JRB offers youth an opportunity to play at Regional, State, and National competitions every year. It also provides playing time in fall and summer leagues, instruction at quality clinics, and individual instruction by a staff of outstanding coaches.

  • Exposure to DI, D2, D3 colleges
  • Master basic fundamental of basketball
  • Learn how to play in a system
  • Travel
  • Gain higher basketball IQ
  • A chance for players to have fun
  •  Learn to compete 
  • Individual growth

Congratulations to James River 11th Grade Team for winning Zero Gravity  Southern Regionals Champsionship. 

Catch our 8th, 10th, & 11th Grade teams in Washington , D.C. for US Junior Nationals July 25th- 28th . Each team is equipped with Division I, II, & III prospects. Our 5th and 7th will be competing to win the Virginia Commonwealth Games July 27th- 29th.

James River IS THE MORE THAN BASKETBALL IT IS A DIVERSE FAMILY

THE BLAZE TOOK ON KENTUCKY TO KICK OFF OUR SUMMER COLLEGE EXPOSURE !

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For the first time in James River history we have partnered with an outside basketball training organization, Foundation Basketball Group. We are extreme excited for what this opportunity has to offer and encourage each one of our players to take advantage of this opportunity. 


Read more about Foundation Basketball Group.

The oldest AAU establishment in Virginia
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Some of the Benefits You Will Enjoy Include :

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James River History

Congratulations to James River 5th Grade Team for winning Virginia Division

 I State Tournament.

Congratulations to James River 7th and 8th Grade Team for placing 2nd  Virginia Division II State Tournament.

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Congratulations to James River 10th Grade Team for winning the Stealers Schowcase as well as placing 2nd in Zero Gravity Southern Showcase.

JRB Partners with FBG

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Lastest News

Congratulations to James River 6th Grade Team for winning Hanover Havoc Invitational

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Website update July 13, 2018

  • New pictures added