WILLIE DIGGS BASKETBALL ACADEMY
Willie Diggs Basketball Academy is a fundamentally focused basketball training program dedicated to improving the athletic and academic life of boys and girls ages 8-21.
WDBA teaches the fundamentals of basketball and the latest techniques in ball handling, passing, shooting, rebounding, offense, and defense to improve each player’s individual and team skills.
From 3rd graders to high schoolers, the Academy stresses the importance of academic achievement, discipline, hard work, respect, teamwork, and community.
This extraordinary program helps to develop leadership and communication skills, build self-esteem and confidence, and – ultimately creating a rewarding experience that will last a lifetime.
Known for taking your game to the next level!
Coach & Trainer, 'The Shot Doctor'
Known as “The Shot Doctor”, Coach Diggs has over 30 years of basketball coaching and training experience, and is not only widely known and respected but is also among the most highly sought after trainers in the entire DMV.
Coach, Speed & Agility Trainer
What Our Players & Parents Have To Say…
Andrea JonesWILLIE IS AN EXCELLENT TRAINER AND COACH
Willie Diggs has been working with my son since he was in 6th grade. Willie is an excellent trainer and coach because he teaches the players to play as a team and not as an individual. However, he trains each player to increase his/her own individual skills such as ball handling, shooting, and footwork that will help them grow as a team. Dominic Jones has played in several big tournaments in Atlanta, Myrtle Beach, Boston, Pittsburgh, DC, MD, and VA with WDBA and other Elite AAU teams and has demonstrated higher skills and basketball IQ through Coach Diggs’s training. I would recommend Coach Diggs to any player who is looking to increase his/her basketball IQ and skills. My son really loves his training even though it is hard work!
Aryan BhupalamI DIDN'T KNOW HOW TO DRIBBLE OR SHOOT THE BALL
3 years ago, I didn’t know how to dribble or shoot the ball. I kept on practicing and got a little better. When I went to the Willie Diggs Basketball Academy, Coach Diggs showed me how to dribble in many different ways and how to shoot right. Within one year, I became an amazing basketball player and started competing against skilled players. The next year I tried out for the school basketball team and made it! Unfortunately, I didn’t get to play due to a broken leg. Soon after I took a break from basketball. But 9 months later, here I am back at the academy getting better each day and learning new skills and plays. Anybody who wants to play pro basketball, come to this academy. Coach Diggs will show you not only how to play pro basketball but he will also show you how to be disciplined at the same time.
Carol JohnsonWHAT WILLIE WAS ABLE TO DO IN JUST 2HRS/WK WAS INCREDIBLE
Becoming part of the WDBA program has been one of the best decisions our son has made. In 6th grade he decided that he was ready to focus more on basketball and started training with Willie Diggs 2 days a week and playing for a WDBA team. What Willie was able to do for him in just 2 hours a week was incredible and more than any coach could do in twice the time. His basic skills and fundamentals as well as his Basketball IQ improved very quickly. We saw big results in a short amount of time. We also noticed that his confidence was growing. Nothing could intimidate him anymore. He grew stronger physically and mentally. The individual attention that you get from this program is like no other in the area. Willie has a personal interest in every athlete that trains with him. He sees the potential in each player and has a unique way of bringing it out. Our son has been with Willie for 3 years now. WDBA has become a family for him. He has enjoyed every minute and has never looked back!
Charles HowardIT GETS NO BETTER THAN WILLIE DIGGS BASKETBALL ACADEMY
To those of you in and around the Northern Virginia area and looking for a program where your kids will be loved and challenged and develop as players and as people - it gets no better than Willie Diggs Basketball Academy . It’s not for the faint of heart but for those who wants to see the best brought out of their kids. Never about wins or losses but about preparing them for tomorrow’s life challenges. I highly recommend it wholeheartedly and I guarantee your child and you will win in the end because of your association with the program. I’m speaking off of 25 years of coaching at the Division 1&2 college and high school level. I wish my boys could stay through graduation.
Brittany CrowellTHIS ACADEMY TRULY MADE ME THE PERSON I AM TODAY
This academy truly made me the person I am today. I learned what hard work and dedication to a craft really is. Now that I am in the working world now and my basketball career is over, I still use the tools that Uncle Willie instilled in us everyday. I am glad that he helped me understand that what I learn on the court will not only help me now but will help me in the future when I pursued other career opportunities. Thank you for making my life change for the better.
Chelese McclainHE MEETS HIS PLAYERS WHERE THEY ARE
Willie Diggs has a vision for each player that joins the academy. From the least skilled and least athletic he meets his players where they are. He works to bring the best out of everyone in the academy. Coach Diggs is tough on his players but he is fair and the players always know that his coaching style comes from a deep passion and understanding of what it takes to play the real game of basketball and an even deeper passion for developing his players.
Steve AndersonWILLIE IS THE MOST CARING PERSON I'VE MET
Willie is the most caring person I’ve met, both on and off the court. When our son, Britton, had a potential career ending injury with a torn ACL weeks before his high school senior year, Willie provided our son with encouragement and our family with emotional support needed. He helped give our son the courage to persevere and the results were phenomenal. Britton finished all conference, team MVP, and he is now a member of the Wake Forest University basketball Team.
Tamyra LathonI WENT FROM BARELY KNOWING BASKETBALL TO A COLLEGE RECORD HOLDER
Man what can I say. I went from a high schooler barely knowing about basketball to a 1000-point college point guard still holding Conference records! I can LARGELY thank the Academy and Uncle Willie for his overall talents. You turned individual basketball players into sisters ranging in crazy ages...You made a family without even knowing it.
Sean McBrideTAKING YOUR GAME TO THE NEXT LEVEL
The Willie Diggs Basketball Academy motto is “taking your game to the next level,” and that is exactly what Willie and his team have done for my son and daughter, now 18 and 13. How do they do it? Willie proves to his players that hard work and mastery of specific techniques works – pure and simple.