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NOVA Cavaliers Basketball

The Northern Virginia Cavaliers (NOVA Cavs) Basketball Program has been playing competitive AAU basketball since the team’s inaugural season in 2005.  The Cavaliers compete in AAU sanctioned and non-sanctioned events throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.  Cavs are members of Potomac Valley AAU District.  Our season runs from March through July.


Player Development

It is important to us as an organization that the players on our team be prepared for the next level.  We value the fundamental aspects of the game and try to develop those skills necessary for our players to succeed at the high school level.  Practice time is very valuable because that is where players improve their game skills.  Our coaching philosophy is to spend more time teaching basketball skills than running plays in practice.  Practice will be mandatory unless an absence has been pre-arranged with the coaching staff.

Team Chemistry and Cohesiveness

Team chemistry and cohesiveness is underrated in most team sports.  In the past, we viewed our team’s chemistry and cohesiveness as one of our major strengths.  In a team sport, not everyone is going to get the playing time they want; but it is imperative that everyone understands their role in order for the team to be successful.  Being a good teammate is just as important as becoming a better basketball player.  It is expected that our players will be unselfish and willing to sacrifice their personal goals for the greater good of the team.

Player and Team Improvement

One of our most important goals is improvement-  for both the player and the team.  Our players will be expected to understand their roles on the team and will be pushed to compete hard in practice to earn playing time.  Consistent improvement for both the players and team is part of our most essential principle.  Our coaching staff is committed to help each individual in our program.

Learning Experience

Basketball can be utilized as a gateway to connect people and provide valuable skills in life.  The experiences our players learn through basketball, such as hard work, achieving goals, and working with others will be paramount to them as young adults.  The enjoyment they have and the relationships they form will be remembered for a lifetime.