MENTAL: preparing players for competition, performing under pressure, as well as balancing their experience with the priority of “student first.” We want players to love coming to practice and working hard to get better academically and athletically.
PHYSICAL: improving strength and conditioning in order to play hard throughout practice and games.
UNITY & SERVICE: development of discipline, commitment, and interpersonal relationships essential to be productive and positive contributors on the team and in the community. Do what it takes to make your teammates more effective and productive. Basketball is a team sport. So is life. A group that works together can accomplish greatness. Team success always comes first!
SKILL DEVELOPMENT: The coaching staff and trainers are dedicated to improving the individual skills of each player. Helping master individual skills necessary to participate/compete at the next level.
SPORTSMANSHIP: The players will respect each other and our competition.
FUN: Kids are traditionally attracted to basketball primarily because it is fun. We intend to keep it fun.
THE POTOMAC VALLEY THUNDER GIRLS BASKETBALL CLUB AKA PV Thunder
is a 501c(3) tax-exempt, non-profit organization affiliated with the National Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) and member of the Potomac Valley AAU region.
In the spring of 2012, PV Thunder was formed by joining young female athletes who resided in and around the Bethesda, MD and Washington, DC area. It provided girls the opportunity to develop advanced basketball skills and knowledge, and to play in a very competitive environment. PV Thunder emphasizes player development starting in 3rd grade up through the high school years. Our approach contributed to the development of many top basketball players across the DC-MD-VA area.
We equip our PV Thunder athletes with the skills to succeed on and off the court. While basketball is the main focus, we realize that there is more to life than basketball. The coaching staff at all levels of the PV Thunder organization adheres to the following principles:
Potomac Valley THUNDER GIRLS AAU Basketball
HUMILITY & PASSION: playing with confidence and having an identify about who you are as a player and what we are as a team. Play with passion but most importantly, practice with passion. Give it all you got. Be energetic and fully embrace the hard work that is needed in achieving whatever goal that has been set.
TACTICAL: developing knowledge of offensive and defensive patterns of the game of basketball to be successful players.