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 2019-2020 school year, the following programs will be available for players to participate in to augment their skills - additional information on each is below.  

JUST ADDED FOR WINTER 2019-20 - Friday Night Hoops Starts Dec 6th!
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. Landon Richie All or Nutt'n Academy - By appointment Fall, Winter-Spring M-W-F

4. Brad Pinchback Basketball Player Development Academy - By appointment
TrueAP - Speed, Consitioning and Jump training - Contact Coach Daniels to schedule

Details about each program are provided below:

Back by popular demand, we'll begin Friday Night Hoops sessions beginning Friday December 6th from 630-830pm at Twnbrook Elementary School.  FNH is geared for both boys and girls from 1st-5th grade and they do not have to be on a Classics team to participate. Great for younger siblings of current players.  

16 Sessions for Winter Series  - Dec 6, 13, 20, Jan 3,10, 17, 24, 31; Feb 7, 14,, 21, 28; Mar 6, 13, 20, 27
Drop in fee - Classics team members/younger siblings of team members $15; non team $25
5 sessions - $65 (team/sibling); $105 (non-team)
10 sessions - $120; $190
All 16 sessions - $165; $275

Click here for registration form to fill out and bring to first session!


Julian Vaughn's Pro Fit Basketball - 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 to get to the next level. 

Based on very valuable feedback from the 150+ athletes and their parents who have been through our Pro Fit Player Development Programs, training sessions are booked by the team or individual player through the Pro Fit Website at or by emailing Coach Julian at

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.

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 Elite Player Program 
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.  The 
Harding Hoops Elite Player 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

Harding Hoops-Classics Skills Academy Program Cost: 
$125/5 Sessions; $200/10 Sessions; $30 Drop In (pro-rated if continue)
Harding Hoops Sessions will be on Mondays for 2019-20 mainly at Mario Loiderman Middle School.

2019-2020 Training Series:
MONDAYS - Sep 23 - Jun 8, 630-8pm at Loiderman Middle School, 12701 Goodhill Rd, Silver Spring, MD EXCEPT 12/23, 12/30, 01/20, 02/17, 04/13, 05/25 (Holidays) and at Weller Road ES on 11/11, 11/18, -1/13, 04/20, 0504, and 05/11 (School events at Loiderman)

To register for the Classics Basketball-Harding Hoops Monday Skills Academy - CLICK HERE

Landon Richie All or Nutt'n Academy - By appointment Fall, Winter-Spring M-W-F
Contact Coach Richie at 240-606-9229 or

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.  

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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