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 2017-18 school year, the following programs will be available for players to participate in to augment their skills - additional information on each is below.  

1. Harding Hoops-Classics Basketball Skills Academy - Tuesday evenings
2. Brad Pinchback Basketball Player Development Academy - Wednesdays/Thursdays
3. Classics Friday Night Hoops - Fridays 630-830pm
4. TrueAP - Summer Speed, Consitioning and Jump training - Call TrueAP directly

Details about each program are provided below

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: 
$120/5 Sessions; $195/10 Sessions; $35 Drop In (pro-rated if continue)

FALL SERIES - Tuesdays, 730-9pm - September 12 though October 24 at Meadow Hall Elem School, 951 Twinbrook Parkway, Rockville, MD 20851 and then continuing from November 7 through Novembers 21 at  Twinbrook Elem School, 5911 Ridgeway Ave, Rockville, MD (No session on Halloween October 31.)

WINTER SERIES - Tuesdays, 730-9pm - November 28th through March 27th, EXCEPT Winter Break Dec 26th.
Twinbrook Elem School, 5911 Ridgeway Ave, Rockville, MD

SPRING SERIES - Tuesdays, 6-7pm or 7-8pm - April 3rd through June 12th. 
Ritchie Park Elem School 1514 Dunster Road, Rockville, MD 20854

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

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 - Coming Soon (by 9/9/17).  

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.  

Classics' Friday Night Hoops, 630-830pm
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.

FALL SERIES: 10 sessions, 630-830pm - Hoover Middle School, 8810 Postoak Rd., Potomac, MD 20854 (Gym entrance back left corner down stairs at end of bus drop off area)
Starting September 15 - Sept 15, 22, 29; Oct 6, 13, 20, 27; Nov 3, 10, 17

WINTER SERIES: 10,12,  or 14 sessions, 630-830pm - Twinbrook Elem School,  5911 Ridgway Ave, Rockville, MD 20851 (Gym entrance behind drop off circle in rear parking area)
Starting December 1 - Dec 1, 8, 15, 22; Jan 5, 12, 19, 26; Feb 2, 9, 16, 23, Mar 2, 9 (Mar 2 and 9 are  Snow/closure day make ups if needed) 

SPRING SERIES: 12 sessions, 630-830pm
2 sessions at Twinbrook Elem School,  5911 Ridgeway Ave, Rockville, MD 20851 (Gym entrance behind drop off circle in rear parking area) 
 March 16, and 23 at Twinbrook, then
10 sessions at Maryvale Elem School  1000 First St, Rockville MD 20851
Starting' April 6 - Apr 6, 13, 20, 27; May 4, 11, 18, 25; Jun 1, 8

COST - $30 drop in; 5 Sessions $100; 10 Sessions $150; (12 -14 Winter Sessions $180-$210) - (sibling discount available)  (Current Classics team members, please ask for your pricing plan)

To register, please click this link for the Friday Night Hoops registration form


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  Hector Feliciano Ayala ( or Andy Stadnik (

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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