The Flood City Lightning Basketball Club was founded in 2018 by Patrick Gruss, and his daughter Taylor, as a girls travel basketball program serving the Western Pennsylvania region and operating out of Johnstown, PA. The goal of the Flood City Lightning Basketball Club is to, through the medium of basketball, provide opportunities in which local amateur athletes may grow and develop both on and off the basketball court. It is our hope that by providing a safe, healthy, and fun atmosphere with dual emphasis on athletics and academics that our athletes will cultivate positive self-esteem and meet new people fostering new relationships that will construct the foundation necessary to make a positive impact in their communities and schools.
The Flood City Lightning Basketball Club is a nonprofit organization maintaining tax exempt status and is an affiliate member of the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU).
2022-2023 Season Tryouts
Sunday February 5th 2023
The Grove Recreation Center (Westmont)
1000 Edgehill Drive Johnstown, PA 15905
4pm - 5pm -- 5th/6th Grade
5pm - 6pm -- 7th/8th/High School
Tryout fee is $30 ($16 refundable AAU membership & $14 non-refundable club tryout) please make checks payable to 'Flood City Lightning'. Please come with the try-out forms completed with a copy of the players birth certificate attached and payment for fees attached, this will allow us to expedite the check-in process.
Please feel free to call/email with any questions. We are looking forward to seeing you all there! With COVID-19 still a presence in our area, we are asking all who attend to use their best judgement in regards to social distancing and masks, however, masks will not be required.
Additional tryout dates/times will be posted as scheduled, please check back often for more details
Gruss Basketball Camp
Gruss Basketball Camp started over 15 years ago at Coach Pat Gruss's personal gym. Gruss Basketball Camp is comprised of a 6 week summer camp and year round weeknight and weekend sessions offered to local area players grades 4 through 8. The goal of Gruss Camp is to provide our athletes the opportunity to work on basketball fundamentals during the off-season and to help turn areas of weakness into areas of strength. Over the years, dozens of local area players have attended and the results speak for themselves. If you are interested in attending, or having your child attend, Gruss Camp next summer or the weeknight/weekend workouts please reach out to Coach Pat Gruss or send us a message in the contact area below.
Instructors: Patrick Gruss and Taylor Gruss