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The RI Warriors is a non-profit AAU basketball organization located in Southern Rhode Island.  It was founded in 2015 by Justin Mathews. Robert Simoes, who had been a coach with the RI Warriors, transitioned to Director in the Fall of 2018 which is also when they acquired Level 3 non-profit status.


We are looking to bring athletes in to the program who understand the level of commitment and dedication that it takes to excel both on and off the basketball court.  We are committed to building a competitive program that is not only dedicated to improving basketball skills, it instills responsibility, dedication and respect while having fun. 


Players participate in tournaments that attract the best competition and provide them the greatest exposure. They gain experience and learn the importance of strong competition through tournament play. This experience will enhance their playing ability and prepare them for higher levels of competition.


The most important factors in becoming a Warrior is hard work, dedication and body language. It is our continuing desire to be more than just an AAU organization. We wish to not only service our past and present players but also provide services in their home communities.


Our mission is to provide a positive environment with a high-level basketball coaching for each athlete. The RI Warriors focus is on the entire athlete, reaching our players academically, socially and mentally with a focus on character growth and sense of community.


We Believe That Youth Sports Is a tool and opportunity to grow our youth not only athletically but mentally and through character development as well.