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 include a morning session focused on individual skill development, a lunch break, a speed and agility session with Force Fitness, and an afternoon session focused on team development and competing.
DistinXion AAU Teams will play in 5 tournaments throughout the summer. Teams will participate in tournaments during all 4 college evaluation periods (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, Louisville, Fort Wayne, Chicago, etc.
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 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 many 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 mid-March and proceed to the end of July. Players are given the month of June off to focus on their respective high school programs. DistinXion AAU will have either a Training Camp (extended Saturday practices) or a Tournament all weekends in March, April, May, and July. For a full 2019 program schedule, please visit our 2019 Schedule Page.
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 are not allowed to play for another AAU team during their time with DistinXion.