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2024 - 2025 Premier Hoops Tryouts Announced

4March, 2023

PPA Premier is excited to announce tryouts for its Hoops Premier Program. Tryouts will be held June 3 - 7 for players rising into grades 2nd-9th.

Overview of the Premier Hoops Program:

A highly competitive travel basketball experience in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia region with a focus on advanced player development. The goal of this program is to provide talented players with a competitive club experience, and to build pathways for players to reach high school, collegiate and professional levels. Check out the program guide to see full information. 

Tryout Schedule:

*Please refer to the Tryout Registration for the most updated schedule.

Key Highlights of the Program:

Competitive Leagues & Tournaments: Our teams compete in some of the most prestigious leagues and tournaments in the DMV area, including:

  • Puma NXTPro Circuit

  • Soaring Stars

  • Force One

  • Zero Gravity

High Level Coaching: All PPA Premier coaches have in-depth coaching experience that includes a basketball certification from the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) and a USA Basketball Gold License.

Access to Exclusive Events: PPA Premier players have access to exclusive events at the collegiate and professional arenas in the DMV area.

Tryout FAQ's:

Who should come to Tryouts?

We're looking for committed young athletes who are serious about basketball and look to play travel basketball year round. Tryouts are open to boys and girls in grades 1st-11th.


What should I bring to Tryouts?

Athletic attire, a basketball, and a water bottle.


What should I expect at Tryouts?

At the tryouts, players will be organized according to their grade and compete in a series of full-court scrimmages. Tryouts will take anywhere from 60-120 minutes.


How soon will I find out if I made the team?

We expect to reach out to players between 7-10 Business Days after the tryout.


If I get invited to join a team, what happens next?

If you get invited to join a team, we'll give you all the information you might need for what's included in the program and give you a few days to review the information and let us know your decision. If you decide to join the team, programming could start as soon as this summer.


Do you have a high school travel program?

Yes, we offer 8u -17u AAU Program


Are current/returning PPA Premier players required to attend tryouts?

Yes, tryouts are mandatory for returning players, as well. During tryouts, each age group/gender is re-evaluated. New rosters are then formed for the subsequent academic year, with teams solidified for the proceeding fall, winter, and spring seasons.


How many roster spots are available for my player's age group?

The number of Premier teams formed, and number of roster spots available, depends on the size of the talent pool that attends our tryouts in June.


What Shoe Circuit does PPA Premier play on?

PPA Premier is partnered with Puma and select teams within our program play on the NXTPRO Circuit


What is the difference between PPA's Premier Program and Development Program?

The Premier Program is a select program, meaning players need to try out to be invited to join a team. Players are organized by age and skill level and play on teams that compete year round in competitive leagues and tournaments. Teams normally practice 2 times/week.


Who should I contact if I have questions?

Age Group Directors

Elementary School:

Middle School:

High School:


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