CMEK was founded in 1997 by Chad Mekles. Originally the acronym CMEK stood for C
xpert with K
ids. As the program has evolved and developed, the following motto has been established.
C - Commitment, Confidence, Courage
M - Mental Toughness and Strength
E - Excellence, Energy, Enthusiasm
K - Killer Instinct on the Court
Basketball has always been the centerpiece of the CMEK program. Last year, the Elite Boys Teams in Grades 3, 6, and 7 teams made it all the way to the Final Four of the New Jersey State Basketball Tournament, earning berths to the National AAU Tournament. The boys 7 team became the first team of all Bergen County Players to travel by airplane to Memphis to participate. This year, with a dedicated group of players, coaches, parents and families, we hope to send a group in every grade level for the boys. Surely, not everyone is as experienced; we have teams of different levels so everybody can be in a situation to learn and develop.
We also took a major step forward this year with out Girls AAU Program. With a dynamite, versatile, and committed coaching staff, we feel our girls program is growing and we plan to have competitive teams in each group year-round. So far, the improvement on the girls' skills has been awesome.
Aside from AAU Travel Basketball, we offer group clinics for boys and girls starting at age 3. Usually, these programs are put together by parents who create the group. We also provide private/small group training, host birthday parties, run camps year-round including every week in the Summer, and host special events.
Mission Statement and about Chad Mekles - Click Here.