About Evolution

/About Evolution
About Evolution 2018-10-28T11:25:48-04:00

Our Mission

EVOLUTION is changing the lives of players by creating success in the game and beyond!
We succeed by empowering our players to find their personal success and potential.  By utilizing a holistic approach, our staff inspires players to reach their goals both mentally and physically through the absolute best training, clinics, and camps.

Core Values

Players First:
We do what is best for the player, their development, and them as a person.  We achieve this goal by building long-term, meaningful relationships with our players and their families.


We instill the love of the game in every player by using basketball as a platform for teaching success in life.

We act and think as professionals.  As role models, we help players reach their goals and be successful in their future beyond basketball.

Protect the Game:
We make decisions based on preserving the game we love through a fundamentals first approach and honoring basketball as an avenue for opportunity.

Brief History

  • Evolution has been changing the lives of players through basketball training for nearly 15 years mainly in Northern VA, but also across the entire DC area.  

  • We estimate that over 15,000 players have trained with Evolution since 2002 starting with our humble beginnings of training at outdoor courts or any gym we could sneak into.

  • We got our first, very small, training warehouse in Merrifield (Fairfax) in 2004 and upgraded to a slightly large facility in 2007.  In 2013 we opened up our facility in Ashburn; two years later in the fall of 2015 we built out our current facility in Merrifield.  See our locations!

  • More than 225 players who have trained with Evolution have gone on to play College Basketball.  We take pride in the fact that most of those players started training with us in Elementary and Middle School.  See the full list!

  • Evolution has cultivated a staff of professional trainers who bring diverse backgrounds with high level playing experience.   We are very proud of our staff and their personal success, as well as the mentorship they provide the players they train.  See the staff!

  • Through our extensive training experience, Evolution is proud to provide a variety of programs for players to help them each achieve their unique goals.  See the programs below!

  • Evolution is proud to work with some community based groups in our area and around the world.  They are organizations that are near and dear to our hearts.  See how we like to give back!

What Programs Fit My Child Best? 

Junior Development Programs:

For all players 3rd-4th grade and 5th-8th graders with House or CYO experience.


Elite Development Programs:

For All High School Players and 5th-8th Graders playing Travel and AAU.


Not sure about training with Evolution? How about a free trial session...

Good players train, Great players EVOLVE!
Evolution provides a focus on skills that coaches are unable to provide in a team environment, yet are critical to an individual’s development. The Evolution staff is extremely knowledgeable in the detailed elements of skills development, and have the ability to translate into digestible and fun training techniques
Clay Buckley, National Champion at Duke and Parent of 2 of Evolution's Players
He had nothing but positive things to say about the camp and staff. He was excited to attend all three days. The kid even practiced at home! Happy kid, happy parent 🙂 Thank you for the positive experience! Keep the great job and we look forward to enrolling Jalen in future programs.”
Parent of Camper
Just wanted to let you know how fantastic Davis and I thought Wednesday night’s training session was. I love the teaching aspect and immediate feedback on methods of play and strategy! Davis was so excited about the experience that he was not able to fall asleep until the early morning hours today!
Lynda Luethke, Mother of Davis (Penn St Harrisburg)
I have had the pleasure to watch Alex work on numerous occasions. I am always impressed by his ability to conduct a demanding and skill intensive workout that his players enjoy doing. Through his 10 years of training players of all different ages and skill levels, Alex has developed an understanding of the learning process which enables him to teach the game of basketball at an incredibly efficient and high level.
Jay Larranaga (Asst Coach, Boston Celtics)

Several of our Alumni

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