Player Development


Potomac Valley Region AAU

Located in Montgomery County,


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 the 2018-19 school year, the following programs will be available for players to participate in to augment their skills - additional information on each is below.  

1. Julian Vaughn Pro Fit Athlete Training - Any day - by appintment through Pro Fit website
2. Harding Hoops-Classics Basketball Skills Academy
- Monday evenings schedule below
3. Classics Basketball's Friday Night Hoops! - Back for Winter and Spring!

4. Brad Pinchback Basketball Player Development Academy - By appointment
5. Clyde Singleton Exploive Motion Basketball Academy - Contact to schedule

6. TrueAP - Speed, Consitioning and Jump training - Contact Coach Daniels to schedule

Details about each program are provided below:

Julian Vaughn's Pro Fit Basketball - SPRING PLAYER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS!

Tryouts are over and it is now time to get serious about team and player development as our club teams head into the spring-summer season! Developing high perfromance requires more effort than just two practice per week, and the Classics-Pro-Fit Academy is the place to be for the spring series. 

Based on very valuable feedback from the 50+ athletes and their parents who were in our Winter Player Development Program (PDP), we will be tweaking things a tad for the spring season, and beyond:

There will be two Options for the Spring Player Development Program!

There are now two options of classes to choose from:

1. NEXT LEVEL SERIES TRAINING  - For those who feel their children are already at the intermediate/ advanced level, or members of the Winter PDP class looking for more of a challenge in skill development, you will be able to jump right into our NEXT LEVEL classes.

Everyone interested in NEXT LEVEL will be able to use the promo code Spr19 from February 7th - March 15th for 35% off on all Next Level Training Packages. After March 15th has passed, Classics members will get a new promo code for 10% off all training packages for the duration of spring training!

In addition, the NEXT LEVEL classes are interchangeable with our sports performance classes for those looking for gains in speed, agility, strength and vertical jump. For more information on these classes, please click here

Note: The Next Level classes in terms of Basketball IQ and speed, are much more accelerated and difficult than PDP workouts. But are perfect for the intermediate/ advanced player looking for a huge jump in their development, and those who feel they are ready to move on from the PDP sessions! For more info on our Next Level classes, please click here

2. CLASSICS PDP SPRING 2019 - The PDP will continue as before: an accelerated, results driven program designed to introduce participants to NBA level footwork, attacks and concepts. The strength development program will also continue, and each player will get homework packets to continue their development outside of the gym! 6 Lessons will be given for $160 (a $255 value) to be used in a 3 month period. However, participants are NO LONGER  pre scheduled for certain days of attendance. You now can schedule your own times to come in via the Pro-Fit website, and even purchase more lessons if you opt to come on a more frequent basis. For more information, please click here:

Note: The PDP option is HIGHLY Recommended for those who have athletes who are:
13 years old or younger
Never participated in a PDP before, or who would classify as a ‘beginner’ level of player


Regardless of the Player Development path you choose for your player, they can do all workouts whenever they can get them in. No penalties for rescheduling, just cancel and find another day that works within the 3 month timeframe. Logging in to reseerve, check, change your desired training session  will take place on the Pro-Fit Basketball website thru the accounts you will set up at signup.


MARCH 18 - JUNE 18

PDP Planned Scheduled Sessions   REGISTER HERE -

MONDAYs 630p-730p

TUESDAYs 630p-730p, 730p-830p

Next Level Scheduling   REGISTER HERE -

Subject to change weekly, but will have at least 2-3 offerings every day listed on the schedule page for you to sign up between the Basketball and Sports Performance training sessions, except for Sundays!

As always, please direct any questions or concerns with the information above to Julian directly at

MORE ABOUT PRO FIT BASKETBALL - At Pro Fit Basketall, we offer Basketball & Strength Training programs for boys and girls of all ages, regardless of skill level. If your goal is to just improve your general skill set or to have a chance to compete at the collegiate level and beyond, Pro Fit has a program for you. Training is always done in small groups to ensure maximum one-on-one attention is given to all our athletes. Our certified trainers have years of high-level collegiate (NCAA D1) and professional experience (NBA/ Overseas) in their respective sports. We bring college/ professional level drills, attacks, concepts, and techniques to our clients early to better prepare them, and give them an advantage over the competition. In addition, we have NASM certified strength trainers to help our clients reach their maximum potential as athletes.
Pro-Fit Basketball Training – Sessions are held everyday (By appointment only) and scheduled through the Pro Fit website.
Be sure to use your Classics Basketball club member discount code to get reduced rates!! (If you dont have the email with that code, please contact Coach Andy).

Harding Hoops - Classics Basketball Skills Academy 
The Classics-Harding Hoops training program is designed to provide advanced basketball skills development training in small groups for Classics players who want to further improve their basketball skills outside of regular team practices. There are multiple evenings to choose from so players would not miss a team practice session. The skills academy program will provide several key elements to enhance a player's development to a higher level of performance.

Harding Hoops-Classics Skills Academy Program Cost: 
$100/5 Sessions; $190/10 Sessions; $25 Drop In (pro-rated if continue)
Harding Hoops Sessions will be on Mondays for 2018-19.

MONDAYS - Sep 10 - Nov 26  630-8pm at Loiderman Middle School, 12701 Goodhill Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20906, EXCEPT Nov 5 and Nov 12 will be from  7-830pm at Shriver ES, 12501 Greenly St, Silver Spring, MD 20906

MONDAYS - Dec 3 - Mar 25, 7-830pm at Shriver ES, 12501 Greenly St, Silver Spring, MD 20906, EXCEPT Dec 24 and Jan 1 (Holidays) and Mar 18 and 25 from 7-830pm at Weller Road ES, 3301 Weller Rd, Silver Spring, Md 20906

MONDAYS - Apr 1 - Jun 10, 630-8pm at Loiderman Middle School, 12701 Goodhill Rd, Silver Spring, MD EXCEPT Apr 8, Apr 22, Apr 29, nad May 27 (Spring Break/School Events)

To register for the Classics Basketball-Harding Hoops Skills Academy - CLICK HERE
Harding Hoops Elite Player Development program is available for players seeking additional private training opportunities. Former professional player Andrew Harding works with players at all levels –grassroots to Professional. The goals of the program are to develop elite individual basketball skills, confidence and overall understanding of the game. For more information contact Andrew directly by email at or Call 301.785.3517 and visit

Classics Basketball's Friday Night Hoops Clinic
Friday Night Hoops is a non-team, open session and is ideal for younger athletes including 1st-5th graders and for other players who may not make or be able to commit to one of the Classics AAU club teams and wish to work on improving their fundamentals.   These clinics are designed to improve your skill level, build a foundation, and keep you in the basketball mix.  We will be focusing in on dribbling, passing, shooting and offense and defense techniques along with team drills and team play.  It is very important to remember the more you practice, the better player you become.   You should expect to improve your fundamental skills and learn team-work skills.   We hope to be able to form competitive teams out of the participants or refer them to our current AAU Club teams and coaches to further growth and development.

Sessions are Fridays 630-830pm and run through the rest of the 2018-19 school year as follows:
Nov 16-Hoover Middle, 8401 Post Oak Rd, Potomac, Md 20854
Nov 30 through Mar 29 (except 12/28) - Twinbrook Elementary, 5911 Ridgeway Ave, Rockville, Md 20851
Apr 12 through Jun 14 (except 4/19) - Meadow Hall ES, 951 Twinbrook Pkway, Rockville, Md 20851

Player costs are either for seasonal package or number of sessions and include an AAU membership. 
Drop in anytime $30;  5 or 10 session packages: 5 Sessions $100; 10 Sessions $160.
Winter Season Pack - Nov 16 - Mar 8 - 15 sessions - $200
Spring Season Pack - Mar 15 - Jun 14 - 12 sessions - $170
Sibling discount available. Current Classics team members, please ask for your pricing plan
Click Here for registration form - print out fill out and bring to first session!

Brad Pinchback Classics Basketball Skills Academy
Starting about September 12th and runs thru school year thru June 13th

Classics Basketball in partnership with Brad Pinchback Basketball offers additional player development programs for Classics AAU Basketball club members.  Brad and his trainers are full-time basketball player development coaches, who work primarily with players from the middle school level all the way up to the professional level (Brad has played in the professional Premier Basketball League).  Brad has trained or coached over 100 college basketball players including current and former Classics players now in high school and college such as Chynna Smith, Emanuel Hylton, Enzo Bascon, and Bryan Knapp to name a few.

Sessions will focus on accelerating a players individual skills and instilling an understanding of the games fundamentals.  More information on Brad can be found at,, or you can follow Brad on Twitter @bradpinchbackbb. He also has several videos on Youtube. 
Brad Pinchback Classics Skills Academy Costs: 10, 1 hour sessions - $250: 5 sessions- $150; Drop in $35
Locations, Dates and Times - Contact Brad directly 

To register, email Brad at, and sign up directly with Coach Brad.
For information on additional training sessions on different nights, please contact Coach Brad for dates, times, locations and pricing.  

Clyde Singleton's Explosive Motion Hoops Basketball Academy Now Available for Classics AAU Club Basketball Players Monday Nights 

Classics AAU Basketball is pleased to announce an additional player development opportunity with trainer
Clyde Singleton and his Explosive Motion Hoops Basketball Academy. The academy is available for players seeking additional private and/or small group training opportunities.  Training will focus on basketball skills, development training, and strength and conditioning.

Academy Training packages/costs: 10- 1.5 Hour sessions - $200: 5- 1.5 Hour sessions- $125, Drop in $30
Locations, Dates and Times - contact Coach Clyde directly

To register email Coach Clyde at:,
For information on additional training, please contact Coach Clyde directly to discuss Coach Singleton has played basketball at the collegiate level as well as for the United  States Army. He went on to coach both AAU club and High School teams in the WCAC Conference at both Holy Cross Academy (WCAC Champions) and Saint John’s College High School. Clyde has over 25 years coaching experience and has coached, developed, guided and trained countless players to take the journey from middle school to college and professional both in the NBA and WNBA. One thing remains the same with Coach Clyde his passion for helping young people reach their goals while preparing them for life's challenges.



TrueAP Speed, Jump and Conditioning Training

On the field. On the court. And even when it comes to getting the scholarship or the contract…those athletes come out on top.  That’s why we’ve partnered with True Athlete Performance for a Speed & Jump Training Clinic.

How would you like to get this competitive edge and gain the confidence knowing that you’re going to be able to go through or by a defender…That is exactly what we are going to help you unlock with this clinic!

This program does NOT teach basketball skills.  It is TrueAP's job to produce great athletes that have the power, speed, agility, and quickness to make those skills much, much more valuable!

TrueAP trained athletes become explosive and fast have a huge competitive advantage over those who simply focus on sport skills. You’ve seen how much importance has been placed on combines, showcases and other ways of measuring an athlete’s athleticism…and with good reason.  9 times out of 10, the stronger, faster athletes win.

Here’s What You Can Expect At TrueAP's Speed & Jump Training Clinic:
  • Learn how to unlock their athletic power by starting to train explosively.
  • Discover how to properly prepare for competition to maximize performance and prevent injury.
  • Maximize movement technique to gain speed, agility and quickness in just a few short weeks.
  • Employ specific drills that will help improve foot speed and change of direction

Questions? Contact  Josh Daniels
Mobile: 301-992-7953

For more information or questions on any of the above training programs or if you are looking for other days/locations of training programs , please email ( or call Coach Andy at 301-706-6902.

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