Preseason Prep Info & FAQ’s

Evolution’s Preseason Prep program runs a bit different which tends to bring up a lot of questions.  No worries, we’re here to help!
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Why?  The Fall is so incredibly important to a basketball player, so we ramp up the time, intensity, and frequency of training to prepare each player for tryouts and the season.  This allows us more time to prepare players both physically and mentally.
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You will find on this page a quick video that will answer a lot of your questions along with an in-depth FAQ’s section.

When you are ready to register for Preseason Prep you can return to the main training page or go straight to the registration by clicking the blue “Registration” button.

The answers to all of your questions (hopefully)!

If this section answers all of your questions you can proceed to registration.  If not, feel free to email us at info@evobball.com or call at (703) 282-2944
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What is Preseason Prep?
 Preseason Prep is the absolute best way to get players prepared for the upcoming season.  Each player will have:

  • One weekday workout focusing on individual skills (1 hr)

    • Weekday Individual Skills workouts are in small groups of approximately 5 players where we focus on position specific skills.
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  • One weekend workout focusing on team based skills (1.5 hrs)

    • Weekend Team Skills workouts are in groups of 10-12, similar to a team practice, so we can focus on team concepts and have live play.
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  • You can add Performance Training (Speed, Agility, & Strength) for $20/hr. Choose once or twice a week giving you up to 4 workouts a week.

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Who can join Preseason Prep?  
The program is available to both boys and girls from 6th grade through 12th grade.  Of course, we will have separate groups for gender, ability, age, etc.  We recommend that all players in 6th-8th grade have Travel or AAU experience.  Preseason Prep is open to all High School players.
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Are there any team or group discounts?  
Yes.  Workout with your Team this Fall!  Group Discount – $50 off per player


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When does Preseason Prep begin?
The week of Monday, September 11th.  That does not mean your first training session is necessarily on Monday the 11th, though it could be.  We will begin that week and your first session is the day/time that you will be scheduled.
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When does Preseason Prep end?  The end of Preseason Prep is the weekend of Saturday, November 4th and Sunday, November 5th depending on which day you are scheduled.
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How does the schedule work?  We do not have a preset schedule.  We take the input from all participants to schedule groups based upon the availability of players of similar ability. We will do our best to create a schedule based upon your first request, however this is not always possible, so we appreciate your flexibility in advance.  Our goal with the schedule is to create extremely competitive groups while providing the most convenient schedule possible.
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When will I get my schedule?   As soon as possible… Sorry for the sarcastic answer!  The way Preseason Prep works is that we schedule everyone individually and create the most competitive groups possible.  That takes time and there are A LOT of factors.  We generally are able to get the schedule to people 1-2 weeks prior to the start of the program.
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What if I don’t know my availability right now?  No problem, just give us what you know now during the registration process, and if anything changes let Doug Howard know asap (doug@evobball.com)
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How many days of training is there each week?  We have a few options for that depending on if you would like to add Performance Training to your Preseason Prep schedule.

  • Preseason Prep Skills Training Only – 2 total sessions each week.  One during the week and one weekend session.
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  • Preseason Prep + 1 Performance Session – 3 total sessions each week.  One skills session during the week and one skills session on the weekend.  Plus one Performance Training session each week.
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  • Preseason Prep + 2 Performance Sessions – 4 total sessions each week.  One skills session during the week and one skills session on the weekend.  Plus 2 Performance Training session each week.

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What if I have to miss a session, do you provide makeups?  Yes we do, here’s the makeup policy…

  • Preseason Prep (Skills Only): You will receive 2 total makeups over the course of the fall.

  • Preseason Prep + 1 Performance: You will receive 3 total makeups over the course of the fall.

  • Preseason Prep + 2 Performance: You will receive 4 total makeups over the course of the fall.

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If I also do Performance Training can I do those sessions on the same days as my Skills Training?
 Yes you can, but you don’t have to.  We leave that completely up to you and your child.  Some kids can handle two tough workouts back to back and others choose not to.  Some people prefer to do Performance on the same day as Skills because it saves them time in their schedule on other days.  As with all of our scheduling, Performance Training times are subject to availability.
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What locations do you hold Preseason Prep?

  • Fairfax – We use Evolution’s Merrifield Training Facility as well as Accotink Academy which is in Springfield (next to West Springfield HS).  You can choose your training location.

    • Merrifield Facility 2940B Prosperity Dr. Fairfax VA 22031

    • Accotink Academy 8519 Tuttle Rd. Springfield, VA. 22152
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  • Ashburn – Training will be held at Evolution’s Ashburn training facility as well as the Potomac Athletic Center (PAC).  The PAC is located in Ashburn about half a mile from our Ashburn facility.

    • Ashburn Facility 21760 Beaumeade Circle #150 Ashburn‎ VA‎ 20147

    • Potomac Athletic Center 44600 Guilford Dr. Suite 100 Ashburn VA 20147

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If I play a Fall Sport can I still do Preseason Prep?  Yes, please email doug@evobball.com for complete information, pricing, and scheduling options.
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Who will my trainer be?  That will depend on the location and the day you are available.  If you have a pre-existing relationship with one of our trainers, don’t hesitate to let us know so we can try to put you in their schedule.

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Can I do Group or Private Shooting Training in the fall?  We do not offer Shooting Training during the fall for a very specific reason.  It is our feeling that we should not be changing players shots right before the start of the season and before tryouts.  During the fall you should focus on shooting repetition which is something we do a tremendous amount of in our Preseason Prep groups.  If you want to change your shot, that’s something we should begin doing immediately after the season ends.