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Merrifield Training Programs

Evolution is a proven training program.  Having developed numerous Pros, over 225 College Players, and thousands of High School stars, we have what it takes to get YOU to the next level!
Our Training Programs are designed for players who are 6th-8th Grade with Travel or AAU experience and all players 9th grade and older.  If you are younger or less experienced, please see Clinics, Camps, or Team Evolution.
For more information, please contact Doug Howard our Vice President & Merrifield Facility Manager 

Our Training Programs have 3 main areas of focus you can choose from: 

Basketball Skills Training 

Our Basketball Skills Training is done in a Small Group and in special circumstances we offer Private Training.  All of our 200+ College Players trained in competitive Small Groups… it works!

Basketball Shooting Training 

Evolution has developed some of the best shooters in the entire country.  We’re not exaggerating,  John Schoof led the NCAA in in 3 point shooting percentage in 2013!

Basketball Performance Training 

Our Performance Training is built on three main principles, 1) Flexibilty and Mobility 2) Speed and Agility 3) Power and Strength.  In today’s game, basketball skills is not enough to compete.


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

For questions, please contact Doug Howard our Vice President & Merrifield Facility Manager


Preseason Prep

Preseason Prep
Boys & Girls from 5th-12th Grades
September 9th – November 3rd (8 weeks)

What is Preseason Prep?  

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Group/Team Discount Information

  • Preseason Prep is the absolute best way to get players prepared for the upcoming season with 2 or more training sessions per week.  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.

    • 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.

    • 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. 

Preseason Prep Training Options

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Group/Team Discount Information

  • Option 1: Preseason Prep Program – 2 total sessions each week.  One during the week and one weekend session. $585

  • Option 2: 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. $750

  • Option 3: 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. $915

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.


The Preseason Prep schedule is not preset. During the registration process, you will provide us with available times & days which will help us create extremely competitive groups while providing the most convenient schedule possible.

If you have any questions about our Training programs or would like help deciding what areas to focus on, please contact:

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Full list of FAQs
Group/Team Discount Information .


Our Training programs are designed for players with Travel, AAU, and/or High School experience.  If you are a beginner or only have House League experience please register for our Clinics program.


.If you are interested in our Accotink Academy location (springfield VA) for Preseason Prep, Please Register for “Merrifield” and then send an email to Doug Howard at requesting Accotink Academy. Thank You!

UPDATE SEPT 9th: Space is currently limited! Please email to check availability! Thank you!

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Training All Year Round!

Upcoming Seasons:

  • Preseason Prep (Fall Season): September 9 – November 3

  • Winter Season: November 11 – February 9 (no training over winter break)

  • Early Spring Season: February 17 – April 5

  • Spring Season: April 13 – June 14

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Why Evolution

  • Over 225 players have come through our program to go on to the college level.  No one else in the area can come close to that!

  • Our staff is comprised of former college players, college coaches, and professional players with nearly 20 years experience developing players.

  • Training is available almost 365 days a year… We’re always available!

  • With facilities in both Fairfax, Loudoun, & Prince William Counties, we’re close to you.

  • Ask around and get someone’s opinion who’s trained with us, don’t just take our word for it.

What Clients Say

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.
Jay Larranaga, Asst Coach, Boston Celtics
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
I believe that Evolution Basketball Training is superior to other programs because of the experience of the staff, knowledge of what it takes to play at the next level; and a track record of elevating player skills from good to great.
Chuck Kuzma, Former player at Navy and parent of Richard Kuzma (Navy)
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