Metroball DC Basketball Club Training & Workouts

Metroball DC Basketball Club Training & Workouts

It’s 2018 and Metroball Youth Outreach Basketball Club has already started workouts for youth ages 8-18. The workouts consist of basic conditioning and basketball drills to help get youth prepared for school teams and the 2018 AAU season. The workouts are open to EVERY youth in the DC area (boys and girls) and not just those on the Metroball DC AAU teams. By providing this type of training for all youth regardless of what team or club they normally play with, helps to raise the competition level in the DC area, and keep youth prepared to perform well during the school and AAU season. We believe that raising the skill level of the youth in this region and preparing them for competition will help bring more recruiting, education, and recognition to all area basketball clubs.

Training/Workout Schedules

Boys & Girls (11u-17u)
Mon & Wed – 5pm-7pm
Terrell Rec Center (Walker Jones MS)
155 L St. NW
Washington DC
Boys (8u-10u)
Tues & Thurs – 6pm-8pm
King Greanleaf Rec Center
201 N St SW
Washington DC

Metroball DC AAU Has The Best Season Ever!

Metroball DC AAU Has The Best Season Ever!

The last LIVE weekend on July closed the travel season for most of Metroball DC’s AAU teams.  Only 4 teams played into August while they finished up the Potomac Valley Summer League.  This season began a little rocky in March with several changes in coaches, players, and practice locations but once the dust settled by April, Metroball DC AAU was up and running stronger than ever!

The focus this year was to get our youth experience competing against the top competition in the country.  For those that weren’t ready for that competition, we wanted to train them to be ready to take that leap for 2018.  Metroball’s growth to 15 teams and 22 Coaches in 2017, proved to be the most challenging year ever.  Each coach did an excellent job working to prepare the youth for the grueling competition schedule.  While our older travel teams were making a name for themselves across the country, the younger teams were making a name for themselves by winning local leagues and tournament championships.

There were many notable wins this year by every Metroball team.  The most wins came from the Maryland Future Stars Tournament, Boyds MD in May.  At this tournament, Metroball DC won 6 of 8 Championships.  The most impressive wins came from the 10/11u and the 17u teams.  Both battled tough teams to win the Championship.  This event earned 17u standout Sean “Mouse” Riley a full scholarship to Delaware State where he began this fall. This followed a string of wins by the 12u team and the Metroball DC Ladies Team.  The Ladies have won their most championships this year in all of their existence.

During the Live period, Metroball DC 15u and 17u racked up wins against some of the top ranked teams in the country including River City Reign, DC Blue Devils, DC Premier, and Team Felton.  Other notable games came down to the wire in semi-finals or championships.  The 13/14u Team won both Big Shots Myrtle Beach Live events.

The younger teams racked up wins in the Potomac Valley League.  Metroball DC 12u, 13u, & 14u each won either the Spring or the Summer Leagues.  The 13u team ended up winning both the Summer and Spring Leagues.

Metroball wants to send out a thank you to all of the coaches that helped to make this year a success:

Allen “Ricko” Williams

Greg Boykin

Angela Richmond

James Tyson Jr.

Anthony Parry

Keith Jones

Aspen McNair

Kevin Thomas

Charles Asiana

Kevin “Moose” Jones

Danny Bates

Mark Jordan

Daquan Farmer

Rob Nickens

Darrell Dorman

Shonda Cole

 Dominique Rogers

Steve Mitchell

Earl Brandon

Terrance Judge

Girma “Jimmy”  Teweldeberham

Wilbur Thompson

William Langford


It’s About Time, Coach Rob Nickens Joins Metroball Staff!!

It’s About Time, Coach Rob Nickens Joins Metroball Staff!!

Metroball Youth Outreach has been in existence for 17 years now and for more than half of those years, we have worked closely with the Head coach of Theodore Roosevelt High School, Rob Nickens.  Many of Roosevelt’s Basketball Alumni have started with Metroball very young and then attended Roosevelt High School where Coach Nickens developed their skills.  He has done so well with these youth that over the last 9 seasons, Roosevelt HS Boys have been to the DCIAA Championship Game 7 times!

Metroball has called on Coach Nickens to help prepare our Middle School youth and young freshmen to play High School Basketball at the highest level.  He will use his many years of High School experience to condition and develop the Metroball DC Local Team youth so that they will be prepared to play with the Metroball DC Travel Team.  Coach Nickens’ expertise is a very valuable asset to the Metroball Program.  He has always shared the same goals as our program, and has the commitment to the welfare of the youth he serves.

We look forward to a long term relationship with Coach Nickens and helping Metroball Youth reach their potential.  No matter where these kids ultimately choose to play High School Basketball, they will be up for the challenge.  We hope that they will choose a program like Roosevelt and make their contribution to the Milk House and Coach Nickens!!

Coach Nickens credentials – 3 DCIAA Regular on Conference Championships, 3 DCIAA Tournament Championships, 1 State Championship.  Roosevelt Over-All Record of 311-98!!  The only coach to win a championship at Roosevelt HS.

Metroball DC 12u/13u Wins Gold at Big Shots Maryland Certified Tourney

Metroball DC 12u/13u Wins Gold at Big Shots Maryland Certified Tourney

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The Metroball DC 12/13u Team won the gold championship last weekend at the Big Shots Maryland Certified Tournament in District Heights, MD. They had to beat a very tall and athletic Dynamic Disciples team. The Metroball DC 12u/13u team just played and won against this team in bracket play, so when they met again in the finals, both teams knew what to expect. Metroball DC jumped to a 10 point lead with the excellent play from their youngest guards, Allen Conception and Milton Milling. Markel Norman also showed why he is the top scorer of Big Shots in this division this year by finishing with the most points and taking home MVP Honors.



The Metroball DC 17u team also competed in this event. They went 2-1 and lost a very close Overtime game in the Semi-Finals. This concluded their outstanding AAU season that has sparked a lot of interest from college recruiters.

Metroball DC AAU Dominates MD Future Stars Tournament

Metroball DC AAU Dominates MD Future Stars Tournament


This past weekend marked a special achievement for Metroball youth and Metroball as an Organization. For the first time in our 15 Year history, we were able to have 6 Metroball Teams compete in a tournament in several divisions (12u, 14u, 15u, 16u, 17u Boys, and 17u Girls). All teams looked sharp and competed well the whole weekend. 3 teams made the championship game and one made it to the semi-finals in their respective divisions. We walked away with two championships.


The highlight of the weekend was the 12u team that despite being under sized, went 3-1 and beat some very tough teams on the way to their first championship as a team. Led by dynamic 11 year old guards Allen Concepcion and Milton (Mike) Milling, this team rallied to a 20 point win in the championship game!!


The other big winner was the 9th Grade team with new coaches Derek Norman & Kernis De Faison, this newly formed team went undefeated the whole weekend.  Look for this team to do big things in the future.

The other newly formed teams led by Coach Angela Richmond (10th Grade boys & 11th Grade Girls), Coach Joy Yancey & Coach Rob Brown Jr (8th Grade) competed but came up short in pool play.

The Metroball DC 11th Grade team dominated all weekend but underestimated their opponents and fell short in the championship game by 2 points.  It was a good learning experience.

All in all, Metroball AAU as an organization had a great weekend!!