The DistinXion AAU program is designed to be a player development program that prepares players for their next steps in basketball and in life. For those looking to play college basketball, this will be excellent. For those looking to maximize their high school careers and then go to college as a student, this program will teach you skills beyond basketball. We want 100% of our program participants to be successful.
DistinXion AAU doesn't just practice. We have Training Camps. These are immersive basketball workouts that are designed to challenge and encourage players in their basketball, character, and leadership development. Here at DistinXion, we believe the summer is when players should not just PROVE, but IMPROVE.
Each Training Camp will give players a full day of development; including 4 ON-court sessions and 4 OFF-court sessions. For more information on Training Camps, please see our Player Development page.
DistinXion AAU Teams will play in 6 tournaments throughout the summer. Teams will participate in tournaments during all 5 college exposure time slots (times when college coaches are allowed to attend tournaments and watch players). Teams will also play one non-college exposure tournament in May.
All tournaments will be in the near Midwest region and within driving distance -- Indianapolis, Bloomington, Cincinnati, etc.
Regional Weeknight Workouts (Optional)
Regional Weeknight Workouts will be a new addition to our 2018 AAU Program. Starting the week of March 17 and continuing throughout the summer, we plan to offer optional regional week-night training sessions that will be open to all AAU players. These workouts will provide players some extra time in the gym to compliment our primary Saturday Training Camps.
All regional workouts will be led by a certified DistinXion Trainer. Each session will focus on individual skill development along with competing.
Locations for these regional workouts are currently to-be-determined. Our goal is to strategically choose 3-4 host locations throughout Southern Indiana to provide every player an option within a reasonable distance.
In partnership with Force Fitness, DistinXion AAU provides it's players with elite training in the areas of strength training, speed and agility, and nutrition. At Training Camps, DistinXion AAU players will get the opportunity to work with and learn from Force Fitness trainers in the areas of:
- Strength training
- Speed and agility training
- Jump training
- Technique, form, and safety in the weight room
- Dynamic stretching
- Nutrition guide for basketball players
- Improving flexibility and mobility
- Stress management
- Injury prevention for athletes
- And much more...
On top of their involvement at Training Camps, Force Fitness will also be hosting a "DistinXion Night" at their gym in Bloomington. For more details, please visit our Player Development page.
To learn more about Force Fitness, please visit their website: Force Fitness.
The DistinXion AAU Program will begin with our first Training Camp on March 17th and run through the end of July. Players are given the entire month of June off to focus on their respective HS programs. DistinXion AAU will have either a Training Camp (extended Saturday practices) or a Tournament all weekends in March, April, May, and July.
Players are expected to attend AT LEAST 75% of Training Camps, and 75% of Tournaments. We know summers can get busy with vacations, baseball, etc., so though this is our standard, we are willing to be flexible with families. As as organization, we are fully supportive of multi-sport athletes.
Lastly, players are expected to have DistinXion AAU as their primary team throughout the summer. Players ideally will not be playing for another AAU team during their time with DistinXion.