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ELITE BASKETBALL TRAINING offers premier skills assessment and development, and basketball training programs. These are design for athletes to learn the game of basketball and benefit from our integrated training programs.  Our training program is more than dribbling around chairs, shooting without a purpose, it's preparation for success.

Are you ready for the 2015-16 high school season? Preseason preparation is design to prepare players for their high school season. We conduct weekly sessions that focus of being prepared and getting you ready to make your team.


START TIME: 12:00PM - 2:00PM


The expectation of our training program is to prepare every player to make their middle school, high school, and most of all increase their ability to excel on the basketball court.  Our program takes in account preventative measures to ensure players are capable of playing high level basketball. Our CERTIFIED coaches are the best at what we do.


Coach Vaughn with 2016 F Grant Golden (Over 25 Division 1 Scholarships Offers and 2018 F Bryce Golden (Has received 6 Division 1 Offers and interest from Creighton, Virginia, Georgetown, Alabama and Florida) both attends Saint James H.S.)


Strength Training with Coach Julian Vaughn ('11 Georgetown) and Junior Guard Alex Huff (Broadrun H.S., Ashburn, VA)

Reason 1. Our assessment and development programs have resulted in many players excelling in high school and many players receiving college scholarships. 

Reason 2. Our team of coaches have developed  more college level basketball players in the Northern Virginia in the last  9 years, more than any other program. 

Reason 3. Our coaches have over 30 years of elite level competition experience, knowledge and understanding of what it takes  to excel at a competitive level.


Certified Coaches and Trainers

Our coaches and trainers are not just your everyday come in the gym and run around chairs or put up meaningless shots. 

Though over 40 years of professional training, first hand knowledge of how to develop players and increase their potential our staff have developed the best techniques to enhance a players abilities.

Natalie Butler (UCONN, 2015 National Champion), James Butler (Lake Braddock H.S., Burke, VA. Premier Player in VA) and Coach Julian Vaughn (Professional Basketball Player and '11 Georgetown University) 


The Program -  Coach Gadson started Premier Training program with the same philosophy as Virginia Elite Basketball to develop an integrated program with expected results. 

Fusing basketball, performance training and education has resulted in many of the athletes excelling on the court.

As a result of the initial plan Virginia Elite basketball program has risen to become the premier program in the Northern Virginia region. 

Paul Rowley (William and Mary/Loudoun Valley H.S.) and Director Thomas Gadson

Thomas Gadson,  Program Director

Contact: (703) 725-4878 




Individual Sessions: 12:00pm - 2:00pm (Separate Cost)

Individual (One-on-One) Sessions Available by Request


Group Session Sunday:   2:00pm - 3:00pm


August 22, 2016 - Phenom Strength and Conditioning Specific programs are designed to provide PERFORMANCE and ENDURANCE training to athletes with the necessary muscular development and core strength needed for athletes of all ages and genders. Our integrated program fuses each discipline to provide our players the advantage of being mentally, physically and skillfully prepared to complete.

Lemar Marshall, Former Washington Redskin and Owner of Phenom Strength and Conditioning provides the program with NFL level professional services in the development for our Middle and High School players. We develop players ability to compete nationally, focusing on players development on the court as well as developing capabilities outside the court which will be key indicators for success.

Functional Movement Development - Being prepared means more than shooting hoops, its being physically and mentally ready to play while feeling exhausted, this is a development skill that we infuse in every training session. Working with Explosive Performance we are able to develop a strategic program that is designed to maximize each players capabilities.


Our 4 Phase Assessment and Training program features core basketball patterns that has been created to accelerate individual development and on-court production, which leads to team success. 

  Whether you're touching a basketball for the first time or an advanced player looking to sharpen your skills our premier basketball training programs are a perfect fit.

Accomplishments: 95%  of our players have successfully make their high school and youth league teams! 

Whether you're touching a basketball for the first time or an advanced player looking to sharpen your skills our premier basketball training programs are a perfect fit.


Each session consist of a 60 minute of physical muscular  and basketball skill development learning sessions, which focuses on developing ball handling skills, shooting, conditioning, acceleration and other facets of the game. In order to provide our players with an effective development program we provide a video assessment for the player and parent to view as we take each player through a series of skills development session.



Development Stage

Grades: 3rd - 6th

Alternate days available



Progressive Training

Grades: 7th - 10th

Sunday Session


Advance Training

Grades: 10th - 12th

Sunday Session

Alternate Days available


Accelerated Training

Grades: 10th - 12th 

Sunday Session

Alternate Days available



Post Position, 


Wing Position



TEAM (12) - GROUP (5)



Virginia Elite Premier Basketball Training