The Middlesex Magic enters its 23rd season this spring, and is one of the most respected AAU clubs in New England and in the Country. The Middlesex Magic was founded in 1993 by the late Michael Crotty Sr., and currently directed by his son, Michael Crotty Jr.
The goals of the Middlesex Magic are simple: work hard, have fun and get better. We have a plethora of talented coaches on our staff with experience at high school, college, and the NBA level. We practice multiple times a week to help our players develop better skills, while stressing the importance of team work and consistent, excellent effort. Middlesex Magic teams participate in the top level AAU tournaments regionally and nationally. The Middlesex Magic Junior Boys team won the 2010 & 2011 New England Super Regional Championships as well as the 2012, 2013 & 2015 Division 1 State Championships, and the 2014 Hoop Group Summer East title. Our players get better throughout the season, and our teams grow together through chemistry built in practice and during our participation against top-level competition. The Middlesex Magic currently has 54 alumni playing Division I, II and III NCAA Basketball. In the 20-year history our program has helped hundreds of student-athletes realize their dream of playing college basketball! Our goal is to assist and guide each player in the recruiting process, with the top priority being that each student-athlete finds the best academic and athletic fit for a College or University.
The Middlesex Magic has programs for boys and girls grades 3 through 12. Tryouts are open to all.
Our pre-season practices begin in September and run into November. We participate in 4-5 tournaments, including our Fall Classic.
Post-season practice begins in February and runs through mid-June, and consists of 4-10 tournaments, depending on age group. The Middlesex Magic “First Shot” Tournament starts the spring season, and our tournament has consistently been one of the top ranking tournaments in the state, attracting teams as far south as Florida. Our top high school teams consistently play in elite tournaments during the spring NCAA “live recruiting period” which occurs in April.
Many of our teams travel throughout the summer to National tournaments, and our 11th grade boys team has attended the AAU Division 1 Nationals for 20 consecutive years! Our high school teams participate in national level tournaments throughout the NCAA summer “live recruiting periods” giving our student-athletes the exposure to Division I, II, and III coaches from across the country. Our teams have traveled all over the country to play the highest level of competition. Our destinations have included Las Vegas (NV), Houston (TX), Orlando (FL), Atlantic City (NJ), Albany (NY), Bronx (NY), Greensboro (NC), Kingsport (TN), Memphis (TN), Philadelphia (PA) and many more.
Michael Crotty Jr., Director/Head Coach
Middlesex Magic is an active member of the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU). All participants in the program must register with the AAU.
AAU Club Code: WW6BAD
Middlesex Magic Personal Conduct Policy
The Middlesex Magic Basketball Program is committed to the physical, intellectual and emotional development of its participant. In furtherance of this objective, the program embraces a zero-tolerance policy respecting any form of harassment, demeaning behavior or insensitivity toward the social and personal boundaries of others.