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Classics Basketball - Friday Night Hoops - Spring Session Announced
3/11/17 - 08:34 AM

Classics Basketball's Friday Night Hoops Player Development clinic for Spring 2017 will begin Friady April 7 and run for ten weeks through June 16th. Sessions are held at Maryvale ES from 630-830pm. Complete details and the registration form can be found on the Player Development link above.

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Classics Spring-Summer Team Tryouts Schedule Posted
2/12/17 - 05:36 AM

The Classics AAU Basketball Club Spring-Summer team tryouts schedule is now
posted on the tryouts page.
2nd-8th Grade Boys and Girls March 4th-5th
HS Grades Boys and Girls March 11th-12th 
Please click on the link above for complete schedule details!

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Winter Speed and Agility Training - Begins Sunday Jan 8 for 8 weeks
12/28/16 - 03:19 PM

Classics Basketball is please to announce the TrueAP Winter Speed Training Series beginning January 8th for 8 weeks on Sunday afternoons from 2-3pm at Redland Middle School 6505 Muncaster Mill Road, Rockville MD 20852
Specific dates are Jan 8, 15, 22, 29 and Feb 5, 12, 19, 26

Drop in Cost is $20 -  attend the full 8 sessions $100.

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Classics Under Armour Winter Gear Promotion Dec 6-16
12/5/16 - 06:15 AM

Classics Under Armour Gear Winter 2016 Promotional Holiday Sale is on NOW! Click here for Excel order Sheet (2.1MB with images). Fill it out and email it to classicsgear@classicsbasketball.com

UA Winter Promo Sale Order Days only from Dec 6-16 to place orders!!! Orders will be delivered in early January.

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Happy Thanksgiving Classics Family!!
11/24/16 - 12:14 PM

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Information on Coaching with Classics AAU Basketball
11/11/16 - 07:09 PM

Classics AAU Basketball is always looking for individuals interested and commited to join our coaching group with a focus on enabling youth to develop their full potential through the medium of basketball to learn teamwork, mental and physical fitness, and leadership and life skills.  

Classics coaches are all volunteers and are selected based on their desire to coach and support their players' growth and development. A coach's resume and references are submitted, reviewed and assessed by the President and other club coaches. Also, before getting officially involved with a team, a coach must: (1) obtain their AAU membership which includes a background check thru Lexis-Nexis by the AAU National Office, and (2) complete the Classics AAU Basketball multi-agency background check using our Intellicorp Inc volunteer screening portal. Within 24-48 hours, this checks local, regional, national and international systems on all of our volunteers through the Intellicorp-Classics volunteer portal located at - 
https://classicsbb.volunteerportal.net.
 

Any anomalies even speeding tickets and moving violations within the past 7 years are reported and any issues are reviewed with each prospective coach before they are accepted or rejected as a club coach. AAU Memberships must be renewed every year and the Classics-Intellicorp system is re-run for each coach continuing in the program each year in late summer.  In addition, coaches are required to read and review the AAU Youth Protection Handbook with the President and demonstrate an understanding on best practices for youth protection.

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!
10/29/16 - 11:26 AM

Classics AAU Basketball wishes all to have safe tricks 'n treats this weekend!

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Classics Update Sep 19th
9/19/16 - 06:44 AM

CLASSICS BASKETBALL PLAYER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS - UPDATED 9-19-16 FOR FALL-WINTER 2016

Classics AAU Basketball Player Development Program Overview
Besides team practices which are typically 1-2 times per week, Classics AAU Basketball also encourages players to further develop their athletic and basketball skills outside of the normal team practices by participating in individual training programs to improve athleticism and/or basketball specific skills.

These training programs are also designed for players who may not have been selected for a Classics club team, have decided to take some time off from a team and focus on improving themselves, or for High School grade players to prepare for their High School team tryouts in November or to get ready for the Spring-Summer AAU team season.

Classics AAU Basketball offers several different options and programs for players to participate in through either other training organizations that Classics has affiliations with or directly run by the Classics AAU Club.

For Fall-Winter 2016-2017, the following  programs will be available for players to participate in to augment their skills.

1. Harding Hoops-Classics Basketball Skills Academy - Tuesdays 730-9pm Twinbrook Elem School 9/27- 12/20 and then 1/3-3/28 for winter
2. Brad Pinchback Basketball Player Development Academy - Coming soon in October
3. Classics Friday Night Hoops - Fridays 630-830pm: Sept 6- Nov 18 Hoover Middle School then Twinbroolk ES for Winter session
4. TrueAP - Summer Speed, Consitioning and Jump training - Call TrueAP directly

Details about each program are provided on the Player Development Page - Link above under Information Header

 

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Pre-Tryouts Outdoor Workouts, Skills Clinics and Grade/Age Open Gyms - UPDATED 9-4-16
9/4/16 - 02:15 PM

UPDATE as of 9-4-16 - From August 31 through September 9th, Classics Basketball has been and will be holding a series of outdoor conditioning workouts, skills clinics, and grade/age-based open gym practices. The event schedule below is updated to reflect the remaining events from Sept 5-9. These sessions are open to any and all interested players both boys and girls.  The skills clinics have a small fee for attending. Below is the detailed schedule.

Monday September 5:
- Outdoor Speed Agility and Conditioning - 930am - Tilden Middle School Track

Tuesday September 6:
 - 11u/5th Grade Boys Open Gym - 7-830pm - Pyle Middle School
 - 3rd-4th Grade Girls Open Gym - 6-7pm - Hoover Middle School 
 - Post Player Clinic Grades 6-8 Session 1 of 2 by Coach Lakowski - Grades 6-8 - 7-8pm - Hoover Middle (Cost $50 for both sessions)*
 - Post Player Clinic Grades 9-12 Session 1 of 2 by Coach Lakowski - Grades 9-12 - 8-9pm - Hoover Middle (Cost $50 for both sessions)*
* For registration form
click here

Wednesday, September 7:
- TRUEAP - Athlete Pre-Tryout Evaluation Clinic** -  3rd-5th Grades 615-730pm; 6th-8th-715-830pm; 9th-12th -745-9pm - Cost is $20 at the check in table - Newport Mill Middle School
REGISTER FOR TRUEAP EVAL SESSION THRU THIS LINK:
 http://doodle.com/poll/i77uchu4nz6xqzn7
- 7th Grade Girls Open Gym - 730-9pm - Pyle Middle School
- 15U/16U Boys Open Gym - 730-9pm - Einstein HS Aux Gym
** Players will be evaluated on an objective scale by TrueAP trainers in the following 6 areas:  Athleticism Performance - 20 yard sprint, Agility Shuttle, Vertical Jump and Basketball Skills - Layups, Catch and Shoot, Cone Dribbling.  A detailed scoring and evaluation assessment will be provided by TrueAP.


Thursday, September 8
 - Girls 5th Grade Open Gym - 6-730pm - Earl Wood Middle School
 - Girls High School Grades Open Gym - 730-9pm - Earl Wood Middle School
 - Girls 6th Grade Open Gym - 7-9pm - Kensington-Parkwood Elem School

Friday, September 9:
 - Post Player Clinic Grades 6-8 Session 2 of 2 by Coach Lakowski - Grades 6-8 - 730-830pm - Redland Middle (Cost $50 for both sessions)*
 - Post Player Clinic Grades 9-12 Session 1 of 2 by Coach Lakowski - Grades 9-12 - 830-930pm - Redland Middle (Cost $50 for both sessions)*
* For registration form
click here

....and don't forget about team tryouts September 10-11 at Churchill HS. See the Tryouts page for complete details.
 

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Dawg Daze of Summer Workouts Aug 13 - Sep 5 Schedule
8/28/16 - 09:18 PM

Wow what a hot one today - you could almost fry an egg on the asphalt! The "dawg daze" of summer are upon us and it's time to start getting ready for the new AAU Basketball year.  We'll be starting up some outdoor workouts to get players (and parents if interested) tuned up for tryouts on Sep 10-11 and get back into basketball mode.  The outdoor sessions will focus on conditioning, speed and agility work. The specific dates and times are listed below. 

These will be held at Tilden Middle School on Old Georgetown Road in North Bethesda -  a block and a half north of the I 270 East Spur.  These are open workouts (open to both boys and girls from 3rd-12th grades).  

The sessions will begin typically on weeknights at 630pm and go until about 8pm+.
On weekend days they ll start at 9am and go until about 1030am. 
Sessions will be held rain or shine and cancelled only due to thunderstorms or tornadoes.
Workout participants should wear running or training shoes - not basketball shoes, and bring at least a half gallon of water. (There are no outdoor water fountains or bathroom access).
Participants should have eaten no later than 530pm to avoid getting sick during the workouts.
Participants who may already be involved in other sports practices or workouts during the day may not benefit from these workouts.

What does an Agility, Speed and Conditioning workout cover?
Sessions will focus on agility, speed and conditioning elements with a core portion focused on conditioning or speed work.
- The first segment of a session will include dynamic stretching and warm ups for about 15 minutes
- The second segment or core portion will have an emphasis on conditioning or speed work for about 30 minutes. Conditioning would be like a lap ladder or a timed run around the Tilden cross country course(~1.5 miles). Speed work would include timed speed ladders up to 100 yards and some combination of track and hill sprinting.
- The third segment will include agility work and some elements of speed work or conditioning when not emphasized in the second core portion of the workout. Agility will include Nike Sparq elements with ladder, hurdle and cone drills along with footwork, balance and coordination drills. This segment will go for about 20-30 minutes followed by a few minutes of cooldown drills.
After that we ll be up on the Tilden outdoor courts for those who want to get in some bball work either thru some 3on3 pickup games or  individual skill work such as shooting or dribbling for players who want to focus on that.

Dates - Start Times
(Start time means be down at the Tilden track and ready to go, not arriving then in the parking lot)
Saturday August 13 - 9am
Monday, August 15 - 630pm
Tuesday, August 16 - 630pm
Wednesday, August 17 - 630pm
Monday, August 22 - 630pm
Tuesday, August 23 - 630pm
Wednesday, August 24 - 630pm
Wednesday, August 31, 630pm
Saturday, September 3, 9am
Monday, September 5, 9am

Also, stay tuned for details about open gyms, pre-tryouts workouts, post player and shooting clinic, and a player skills evaluation and rating sessions that will be happening on these September dates - Sep 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, and 9 prior to Tryouts weekend. Details on all these will be sent out by August 28th.

Stay cool and hydrated!

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Planning Ahead - Late Summer Workouts and Fall-Winter Tryouts!
8/6/16 - 09:16 PM

The Classics dawg daze of summer workouts will be starting up the week of August 15th. More details of dates, times and locations will be out shortly.

The preliminary schedule for the new AAU 2016-17 program year Fall-Winter tryouts is now up on the Tryouts Page or you can get the pdf version here

 

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