Worcester Team United (WTU) and its founders, Adrian Machado, Luis Ojeda, Al Pettway and Ryan Connor welcome you to learn more about our Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Basketball Club. To learn about our coaches hover over the coaching staff link and it will allow you to see the individual coach bios.

WTU’s mission is to develop young athletes to compete and perform at high levels, with a focus on preparing them for the opportunity to be recruited and play at top echelon basketball academies, colleges and universities. WTU emphasizes fundamental basketball playing skills, confidence, positive work ethic and a “team first” attitude. Our goal is to expose all athletes to high-level competition across the region and consistently bring elite talent to the national level.


Through in depth and rigorous elite training, our experienced college and high school level coaches support each individual as they grow within our program. Each player is provided attentive and dedicated coaching that teaches the basic principles of commitment, integrity, toughness and hard work. We aim to have every player demonstrate continuous improvement over time.

Adrian Machado - Director / Head Coach

Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Head Coach

2004- Present Head Coach - Shrewsbury High School

2012 - 2013 National Championship Tournament Appearances

2014 - 2015 National Championship Qualifier

2010-2011 Back to Back Mid Wach League Champs

2010 Central Mass Coach of the Year

1997-1999 Stonehill College Head Assistant - coached 4 different teams to Nationals

As a player Adrian won back to back District Championships at Burncoat High School in 1990 and 1991. He received an athletic Scholarship to Stonehill College where he graduated in 1996. Adrian played in pro league in Puerto Rico from 1993 to 2002 and was a National team member in 1998.

In 2015 Adrian was inducted into the Worcester Public Schools Hall of Fame and was a Galaxy of the Stars Award recipient.

You may contact Coach Machado at AMachado@worcesterteamunited.com

Al Pettway - Director / Head Coach

Head Coach, North High School Boys Varsity Basketball

Inter-High Champs 2010

Div 1 District Finals Runner Up 2010

Div 1 District Finals Runner Up 2009

Inter-High Champs 2009

Inter-High Holiday Champs 2009

Div 1 Central Mass Champs 2005

Div 1 Central Mass Coach of the Year 2005

Inter-High Champs 2004

Inter-High Holiday Tournament Champs 2004

Pettway is a graduate of Worcester State University, where he earned his undergraduate degree in Health Science and his M. Ed. in Counseling Psychology from Cambridge College. Pettway played four years at Worcester State for Tom Moore, currently the head men’s basketball coach at Quinnipiac University. Pettway is Worcester State's all time leading scorer with 2,204 points and a former All-American. In 2000 he was inducted into Worcester State University's Basketball Hall of Fame. Pettway served as an assistant coach at Worcester Academy, Worcester State University and Assumption College. Pettway currently works as a School Adjustment Counselor for the City of Worcester.

You may contact Coach Pettway at APettway@worcesterteamunited.com

Luis Ojeda - Director / Head Coach

Head Coach, Main South Boys Varsity Basketball

District 4 Final Four 2015, 2014 and 2010

Assistant Coach, Amateur Athletic Union (AAU)

National Championship Tournament Appearances 2012, 2013; qualifier 2014 and 2015

Former: Athletic Director/AAU Program Founder and Director

Boys and Girls Club of Worcester

9th grade team ranked 2nd in New England, 2009

Assistant Coach, Quinsigamond Community College, 2000

As a player Luis Ojeda was the Captain of the Men's Basketball Team at Quinsigamond Community College where he led them to become National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) State Champions in 1997 and have a Regional Final Four appearance in 1997.

Luis Ojeda is entering his sixth year as Head Coach of the Main South Cougars (Claremont Academy and University Park Campus Schools). As the Head Coach, Ojeda led his team to three District 4 Final Four appearances; won the 2015 Colonial Athletic League Championship; won the Worcester Technical Holiday Classic Tournament Championship in 2015; was runner up in the 2015 Worcester Telegram and Gazette Hometeam City Tournament and won the Worcester County Athletic Conference in 2010.

Prior to and during his time with the Cougars, Ojeda spent twelve years developing, managing and coordinating basketball and AAU programs for the Worcester Boys and Girls Club. He continues to serve as advisor to their Fall Basketball League Program, and as a youth mentor.

Ojeda’s coaching career spans over fifteen years. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sports Management from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, has a Fundamentals of Coaching certification and is also a certified CPR/AED instructor.

You may contact Coach Ojeda at Ojeda@worcesterteamunited.com.

Ryan Connor - Director / Head Coach

2017 - Present - Assistant Coach, Shrewsbury High School Boys Varisty Basketball

2011 - 2017 - Head Coach, Burncoat High School Boys Varsity Basketball

2005-2011 - JV Coach, Wachusett Regional High School

District 4 qualifier 2012

Inter High Champions 2012

Assistant Coach, Amateur Athletic Union (AAU)

National Championship Tournament Appearances 2012, 2013; qualifier 2014 and 2015

In 2015 Connor was a Galaxy of the Stars Award Recipient. In 2014 Connor coached Burncoat to their first District play in over ten years and was awarded Massachusetts Basketball Coaches Association Central Division 1 Coach of the Year. Connor currently works as a Guidance Counselor for the City of Worcester.

You may contact Coach Connor at RConnor@worcesterteamunited.com