Junior Elite News

Throughout the season the Junior Elite teams have played against competition throughout the Washington,D.C., Maryland and Virginia area as well in out of the area to gain valuable experiences in competition.  The objective of the Junior Elite program is not just about playing basketball, we strive to create an experience for our players and their families to learn about the Virginia Elite experience and what it takes to advance through the process.  

As the game of basketball has evolved evolution of the game of basketball teaching and development skilled basketball players has always been part Virginia Elites DNA.  With many of Virginia Elite players now playing college basketball and having great success the program has a proven track record and a proven process that has resulted in delivering success to many college  program.  

Virginia Elite Junior Elite program has been selected to participate in the UA Future Middle School Circuit, this is one of the premier circuit for 4th-8th Boys & Girls with professional events.

Virginia Elite "ELITE" Youth program is developed around providing a comprehensive program that provided young players with more than playing allot of game but dedicated to the develop of their skills to compete at a high level. The program is not for every player but ones who want to compete against top Y/MS program throughout the nation.  

It's always said coaches need good players at Virginia Elite we will develop good players first through good coaching and development. The program is focused on developing good basketball players and developing players skills as they advance through the years.

Charm City Halloween Classic

December 9, 2018  Charm City  Tournament, Jessup, MD - As the junior elite continues to roll, the 10U team continues to captures championships.

Results: 10U Champions

National Holiday Classic

October 28, 2018  Charm City Tournament, Jessup, MD - The  junior elite season continued with a great showing and success. With all teams playing on Sunday each team and players played to the potential with two teams losing at the buzzer and two capturing championships. 

10U Champs                                      12U Champs


June 10, 2018 - Boyds, MD, Virginia Elite 09U, 10U and 12U advanced to the division championships. The competition provided competitive play during each round of competition.


Results: 09U, 10U and 12U Championship Finalist 


May 13, 2018 - Severna Park, MD . Virginia Elite 09U captured the Capital City Hoops Classic 9U division championship on a game winning bucket by the combination of Russell Robinson and Athan Martin. Many coaches have always stated the game comes down to fundamentals, with 5.2 second remaining in regulation Russell stepped to the line missed the first shot and ran down the rebound missed and then it all happened Athan grabbed the rebound and with .2 seconds remaining made the winning bucket. 

The 10U, 12U and 17U all went undefeated until the final championship games. Being under-man was an understatement for Monday championship games but the games must be played. Each game was highly contested the crowed was in a frenzy and the games were exciting to say the least. The Capital City Hoop Classic was an exciting event with great competition.

Hoop Group Fall Jr. Jam Fest

October 7, 2018  Neptune, NJ - The inaugural junior elite season tournament was a tremendous success. Coach Daren Rowe 10U elite team went 3-0 to capture the Hoop Group Spring Jr. Jam Fest Championship.


May 13, 2018 - Fairfax, VA. Virginia Elite 10U captured the Big Shots Virginia Invitational Tournament. The team is now preparing for a West coast grassroots tournament that will surely advance their abilities as they continue to experience competition. 

12 and Under - The team bounced back from the previous week at the Big Shots Richmond Team Loaded event where the team lost a tough game that knocked them out of championship bracket play to end the tournament in the 12U Championship game.


November 19, 2017 - McLean, VA. The 11U team captured the Wootten Fall Classic 11U Division Championship. 

The teams compete in a two-day tournament with an opportunity to compete for a championship at each age level.

The 10 and Under team had a great showing, continuing on their success from the Hoop Group tournament, New Jersery, the team showcased their abilities to be a force in their upcoming tournaments.

Results: 11U Champions and 10U Championship Finalist


October 7, 2017 - Neptune, New Jersey, Virginia Elite 10 and Under captured the Hoop Group 10U Division Championship.  

The tournament provided a great opportunity to compete against teams from New York, Philadelphia, Delaware and New Jerseys.

Results: 10 and Under Champions

Jr. NBA - Wizards vs Boston Celtics

December 12, 2018 Washington, D.C. - The Junior Elite teams once again visited the Capital One Center and got an opportunity to see hoe the professionals prepare for a game. This is was the Eastern Conference Boston Celtics. Below are some of the photo highlights of the event.

Wootten Fall Classic

November 19, 2018 Arlington, VA - Congrats to the 10U for capturing the division championship. As the team prepares for the rigorous 2019 season. The team led by Coach Daren Rowe showcase their ability to play at a high level.  The 10U Black team was able to capture second place.

Results: 10U Champions and 9U Championship Finalist

Jr. NBA - Pre-Season Activity

October 1, 2018 Washington, D.C. - The Junior Elite teams was provided the opportunity to play at halftime on the Washington Wizards preseason game at the Capital One Arena.  This was an exciting opportunity that our players and their parents experienced, as the players scrimmaged each other and the halftime was broadcast on nation television.



June 2, 2018 - Fairfax, VA, Virginia Elite 09U and 12U captured the National Hoop Fest division championships. The 09U teams has captured BACK-TO-BACK championships and continues to improve and follow the process that has led to man receiving college opportunities. The 12U team continues to improve on their abilities to play at an elite level. 


April 8, 2018 - Manhiem, PA. Virginia Elite 10U advanced to the 10U Championship game and fell short to Team Delaware. Before advancing to the championship game the team finished pool play with a 3-0 record.

Results: Champion Finalist


January 14, 2018 - Richmond, VA. Virginia Elite 10 and Under captured the Junior Phenom MLK Kickoff Silver Division Championship.  

The weekend started slow but the team continued to forge ahead the team begin playing Virginia Elite basketball.  Moving into Sunday the team played great basketball against some the top youth teams in the region. 

Results: Silver Division Champions

Virginia Elite serves all parts of Northern Virginia, Washington, D.C., Maryland and West Virginia. The premier AAU Grassroots Basketball program in Northern Virginia. Established in 2008 Virginia Elite has maintain a level of excellence that has resulted in many players playing at the highest level of high school and collegiate basketball.

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