About Us

WHO WE ARE

Our program places a strong emphasis on fundamentals, work ethic, sportsmanship and developing leadership both on and off the court. As coaches, we are dedicated to helping each athlete reach his/her potential by being mentors and teachers of the game. Each member of the RAB coaching staff brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the program from their days of playing college/professional basketball. Our focus and purpose is to initiate, stimulate and improve opportunities for competition while teaching the fundamentals of basketball from the ground up, and making sure to stay within the pace of today’s style of play.

TESTIMONIALS

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Can’t say enough great things about the Rise Above AAU Program and especially founder, Brendan Carter for all of his hard work with Andrew Rocci both on and off the court! There are so many good/ impact players playing at colleges all over New England thanks to RAB & Brendan. If your son or daughter plays basketball in Boston, or the South Shore and they’re looking to take their game to the next level than this truly is a program you want to be a part of! #RABFamily

Rich Rocci
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Rise Above Basketball is a top-notch AAU basketball program that I would recommend to anyone with boys or girls that want to learn how to play basketball the right way. Brendan Carter and his staff of coaches not only work to develop basketball skills, but life skills. They instill confidence in their players and ensure that they learn sportsmanship, teamwork and how to be a leader on and off the court.

Dan & Christine White
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Rise Above is very organized and communicates well with their players and parents. The coaching staff keeps the practices fast-paced and fresh with new practice plans every week. My son absolutely loves playing basketball for RAB. From the practices to the tournaments, this program has helped my son development on and off the court.

Dave Pesko
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The program stresses the importance of one’s education and the fact that the basketball can open doors but without a strong academic portfolio, your options will be limited. In addition, Brendan is an incredible asset during the college recruitment process. He ensures that each player creates a realistic list of colleges, showcases their talent with a well-rounded highlight tape, and communicates in a professional manner with coaches. I am confident that Brendan will be a mentor to our young men long after their playing days are over.

Dan & Christine White
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My son learned more in this first to months with RAB than he has in the past four years of playing basketball with other club programs. Our son's experience with RAB has exceeded our expectation. The coaching, training and camps are unbeatable.

Christina La Tanzi
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Rise Above Basketball has established itself as the premier program on the South Shore for elementary, middle school and high school basketball players. RAB knows what it takes.

Shawn Sullivan

Meet Our Team

We take pride in helping our athletes achieve their goals of playing at the next level. Since 2019, we’ve had over 40 athletes go on to play at the collegiate level.