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Announcement: PPA Premier Hoops Program Joins Puma's NXTPRO CIRCUIT!


Player Progression Academy (PPA) Announces Landmark Partnership with NXTPro and Puma, Elevating Its Premier Hoops Program

Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area - 1/25/2024

Player Progression Academy (PPA) is excited to announce a groundbreaking partnership with NXTPro and Puma, marking a significant leap forward for its Premier Middle School and High School basketball teams. This strategic collaboration integrates select Boys and Girls PPA Premier teams into the NXTPro Circuit, a prestigious nationwide grassroots exposure series officially sponsored by Puma. This alliance heralds a new era of opportunities, offering PPA athletes a platform to display their skills on a national stage at the forefront of college recruiting competitions.

Key benefits of this partnership include:

  • Exclusive Puma-sponsored gear for NXTPro teams

  • Official Puma affiliation for the PPA program

  • Exclusive media coverage

  • Opportunity to become one of NXTPro's elite Pro-16 teams

  • Entry into the NXTPro circuit for national-level competition

This partnership strengthens PPA's position as a premier choice in the DMV area for aspiring athletes seeking national-level competition and exposure to leading college basketball programs. Damario Clarke, Managing Director of Premier Hoops at PPA, noted, "This collaboration with NXTPro and Puma is a game-changer for our program. It not only provides our players with incredible exposure and competitive opportunities but also places them on a national platform where their talents can shine. We're committed to nurturing the next generation of basketball talent, and this partnership is a testament to that commitment."

In light of this partnership, PPA is also announcing its inaugural Winter Exposure Tryouts in early March for players aspiring to join our Premier Program's advanced competitive basketball teams. Tryout dates are as follows:

🏀 7th-8th-grade girls

🗓️ Save the Date: March 11th

📍 Norwood School

🏀 7th-9th-grade boys

🗓️ Save the Date: March 12th

📍 Norwood School

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About Player Progression Academy (PPA): Player Progression Academy is the leading youth sports club in the DC/Maryland region, offering a range of programs in soccer and basketball. Known for its exceptional coaching and focus on player development, PPA is dedicated to creating excellent player experiences from developmental to the most advanced competitive levels.


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