WHY PLAY FOR VIRGINIA ELITE
Virginia Elite is the PREMIER BASKETBALL PROGRAM a pre-collegiate Grassroots basketball program in Northern Virginia. Virginia Elite serves the cities of Herndon, Ashburn, Purcerville, Alexandria, Annandale, Reston, Chantilly, Centreville and counties of Fairfax, Prince William, Loudoun and Winchester. States include Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C. (District of Columbia) and surrounding areas. As the premier youth basketball program Virginia Elite competes throughout the nation against some of the premier programs in the country.
SEASONS: Virginia Elite is a year round program that fuses training, development, practice and tournaments.
NATIONAL EXPOSURE: The collection of exposure events that ALL Virginia Elite teams participate in annually. These events provide a platform of high level competition which over the years Virginia Elite has excelled and will continue to play in to provide our players that competition required for the program. By participating in these national event Virginia Elite provide a provides a platform that exposes our players to the type of competition that will challenge their skill and determination to succeed.
JUNIOR ELITE DIVISION: The initial entry point to the program is the Junior Elite program (09U - Rising 8th grade ) which is the only National Elite Middle School program based in Northern Virginia. As with the High School program the Junior Elite teams competes in national level tournament events throughout the country. The development phase for the junior elite division is a combination of training, skills development and gaining knowledge of the game.
UA Future replicate the UAA model for travel teams at the middle school level, offering a regional league format for teams in the 14U-10U age groups, leading to the UA Future National Championship at HyVee Arena in Kansas City. This league will set the new standard for grassroots circuits at this age group by modeling the format of the UAA and becoming the foundation of our youth basketball platform. UA Future will seek to advance the development of young players, teams and coaches to set the course of grassroots basketball for the near future.
HIGH SCHOOL DIVISION: The High School Elite program (9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grade) focuses on competing in national elite level events and NCAA regulated events that exposes our players to opportunities that could result in a college scholarship.
UA Rise is a complimentary circuit to the UAA high school aged travel teams, launched in the Spring of 2019 and focused on promoting high-level competition as its core purpose. The league consist of teams from North America in the 15U, 16U, and 17U age groups. During the NCAA-certified live periods in April and July, UA Rise and UAA teams will play under the same roof, creating one of the most powerful recruiting and evaluation showcases for college coaches in the land.
Virginia Elite competes in the most competitive grassroots events across the nation! Both youth and high school teams travel throughout the nation and possibly even internationally. 15U age level teams play in “NCAA Live Viewing Period Events” in which our players will get opportunities to play in front of collegiate coaches who may be recruiting them. Depending on level and age group, tournament locations in the past have included: Las Vegas, NV; Philadelphia, PA, Kansas City, MO; Houston, TX; Washington, D.C.; and many others!
VISION - COLLEGIATE ATHLETE
The program mission is to provide a athletic platform as a tool the enhance players opportunities to extend their academic opportunities beyond high school. Throughout the years Virginia Elite has elevated the programs status to a national level by competing in the premier national level programs and tournaments throughout the nation.
As a result the alumni of Virginia Elite have gone on to be awarded scholarships from various division 1, 2 and 3 colleges. The basketball court is our platform and the game is our vehicle to teach lifelong lessons. Together, we create memorable experiences, have fun and build character in our student-athletes.
Attitude, commitment, discipline, and sacrifice has been the key elements used to build on our program's rich history and its tradition to succeed. Our plan is to always expose student-athletes to a family atmosphere in the hopes that they will build on this tradition and understand the responsibility to hand it down to younger counterparts.
Lastly, our mission is to continuously pursue excellence and overcome adversity. We will always prepare, practice, and play to WIN on the court, in the classroom, and in life.
Virginia Elite serves all parts of Northern Virginia, Washington, D.C., Maryland and West Virginia. The premier AAU Grassroots Basketball program in Northern Virginia. Established in 2008 Virginia Elite has maintain a level of excellence that has resulted in many players playing at the highest level of high school and collegiate basketball.