Virginia Elite is the PREMIER GRASSROOTS BASKETBALL PROGRAM a pre-collegiate Grassroots basketball program serving the Northern Virginia area.
Area: Herndon, Woodbridge, Gainesville, Ashburn, Purcerville, Alexandria, Annandale, Reston, Chantilly, Centreville and counties of Fairfax, Prince William Loudoun and Winchester counties. States include Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C. (District of Columbia) and surrounding areas.
As one of the few premier youth basketball programs in Virginia and in the Washington, D.C. market, our team of experienced coaches and talent evaluator are guided by the many years of leadership, coaching and mentorship development for over 50 years.
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.
UNPARALLELED SUCCESS: Since the conception of the program Virginia Elite has created a national brand that has resulted in many of the players expanding their athletic and educational careers beyond high school.
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.
Under Armour (UA) Rise circuit league was created to bring the best high school teams and players to have a consist platform to showcase their talents. Team from throughout the US and Canada in the 15U, 16U, and 17U age groups comprise of one of the three major grassroots circuits in the country.
Additionally, our teams compete 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!
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 Under Armour high school 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 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.
VISION - COLLEGIATE ATHLETE: The program mission is to provide an 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.