Positively Different Training
DistinXion AAU Players will have a number of training opportunities to improve both on and off the court. These include our unique Training Camps, weekly Regional Workouts, training and information sessions with Force Fitness, and our custom Core 5 take-home skills workout.
“Under pressure, you don’t rise to the occasion, you sink to the level of your training. That’s why we train so hard.”— United States Navy Seals
DistinXion AAU players will have 9 Training Camps throughout the summer. Training Camps will be held on non-tournament weekends and allow players to focus more on individual development both on and off the court. Training Camps will be an all day occasion that includes 4 ON-court segments and 4 OFF-court segments for players to experience.
ON-Court Development Segments
AM Practice: This 90-minute morning practice will consist of light-contact drills heavily focused on individual and team development. Players will be put through an array of general and position-specific skill development drills, walk through offensive and defensive breakdowns, and dive into the DistinXion playbook.
Fundamentals & Skill Development: In this 45-minute segment, players will be given time to work on the basic fundamentals of passing, dribbling, and shooting. Drills will progress from the most basic fundamentals into new and challenging concepts.
Force Fitness - At each Training Camp, players will also get to participate in a 45-minute session with certified Force Fitness trainers. These sessions consist of speed and agility work, strength training, jump training, and dynamic stretching exercises. Force Fitness will also use this time to provide knowledge on concepts like athlete nutrition, stress management for athletes, safety and form in the weight room, injury prevention, the importance of rest and sleep, etc.
PM Practice: This 90-minute afternoon practice will be full-contact and heavily focused on competing. Players and teams will compete in a variety of half-court and full-court segments; getting the opportunity to learn and execute at game speed.
OFF-Court Classroom Segments
Team Meeting: This 30-minute segment will give teams and their coaches valuable time to dive into individual player goals, team goals, roles, and simply get to know each other. Team Meetings will also include guest speakers / info sessions to cover subjects like college preparation, professionalism, academics, NCAA recruitment regulations, and much more.
Leadership: This 30-minute leadership segment will focus on providing valuable lessons to players about how they can develop as leaders on and off the court. DistinXion AAU utilizes the "Habitudes" curriculum which provides insightful videos and lesson plans regarding leadership development for young athletes.
Chapel: This 30-minute segment will give players an opportunity each week to grow and be challenged in their character and faith. Over the course of the season, Chapels will consist of devotionals, small group sessions, Q&A's, and teachings on DistinXion's CHAMPIONS acronym.
Film: This 30-minute segment will consist of watching film; from both our Training Camps / Tournaments and film from collegiate/NBA teams. This is a great opportunity for players to study our offensive sets and defensive schemes, as well as study fundamental offensive and defensive breakdowns.
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 training sessions will be led by a certified DistinXion trainer. Each session will have a heavy focus on individual skill development, along with giving players the opportunity to compete against each other.
Locations for these regional training session are currently to-be-determined. Our goal is to strategically choose 3-4 host locations throughout Southern Indiana as to give every player an option within a reasonable distance.
Force Fitness Training Nights
Through a partnership with Force Fitness, DistinXion AAU players will get an exclusive reduced-price deal to participate in week-night training sessions at Force Fitness's one of kind gym in Bloomington. These sessions will be offered both during the AAU season (summer) and in the Fall. All AAU players will be welcome to join these sessions to dive deeper into strength, speed, and agility training. To learn more about Force Fitness, please visit their website: Force Fitness.
Core 5 is a custom-made skills workout that players are able to take home and complete throughout the week. The Core 5 is a 30-45 minute workout that aims to cover all areas of a player's basketball development. DistinXion also provides Core 5 Trackers that give players the ability to record their scores/times with the Core 5 drills and track their improvement throughout the summer.