Community Notices

AAU Basketball Tryouts

Does your basketball player want to take his “game” to the next level?
Pro Skills Basketball (PSB) is a local AAU league and will be hosting tryouts in March for our 2023 Season.

Elementary School Tryouts

2nd-3rd Grade: March 18th & 25th: 10:00-11:00 AM

4th Grade: March 18th & 25th: 11:15 AM-12:15 PM

5th Grade: March 18th & 25th: 12:30 PM-1:30 PM

3/18: Sligo Middle School (1401 Dennis Ave Silver Spring, MD 20902)

3/25: Silver Creek Middle School (3701 Saul Road, Kensington, MD 20895)—grades-2nd-3rd-4th-5th

How is PSB different from other leagues? At PSB we differentiate ourselves from the “traditional” AAU basketball model in three main ways:
1.) Comprehensive Development: We only keep 10 players per team and the expectation is that they will play together for 11 months. Our players have access to practices, games, tournaments, 3v3, skill development, camps, clinics, and more. Our main priority is development. We want to win, but it is not the priority. We want all of our players to have a positive youth basketball experience where they grow as people and as players.
2.) Organized Parent Communication: Our local PSB director sends out monthly newsletters with upcoming information. Our coaches connect with parents weekly for upcoming focuses in practices and practice/game schedules. We will have practice and tournament schedules communicated at least a month in advance.
3.) Positive, Certified Coaches: Our coaches have a growth-mindset mentality and are committed to the “PSB Way.” There are growth opportunities through wins, losses, and everything in between. Our coaches complete a PSB orientation, are CPR certified, and many are USA Gold Certified.

If you have any questions or are interested in learning more about our program, you can reach out to PSB’s DMV Director Patrick O’Connor. You can also reach out to Keith and Jennifer Vaughan, parents of Owen Vaughan, a PSB player since 2021.

Follow PSB on social media @ProSkillsDC.
See you on the court!

Chevy Chase Neighborhood Library has exciting, upcoming events for students aged 9-12!
 A kids-only book club for students aged 9-12 where we will talk about a book each month.  What did you like, what didn’t you like?  Share your thoughts! A few copies have been pulled at the children’s desk so you can check out the book of that month.  The next meeting is Tuesday, February 28 at 4:00.  We will be discussing Belly Up by Stuart Gibbs.
DIY BOARD GAMES for kids DIY Board games for kids:  Thursday, February 23, 4-5pm.  For children ages 9 -12, learn how to create your own board games using different shapes and how to create your own dice.  Registration is required, as supplies are limited.  Register on the website calendar: DIY Board Games – DC Public Library (  
Questions?  Stop by or call Chevy Chase Library and talk to your friendly children’s librarians!
Fillmore Summer Arts Camp
Fillmore Summer Arts Camp is back this July 2023 offering a variety of art focused classes in two 2-week sessions from July 3 – July 28, 9am-3pm. After Care available until 5:30pm. Swimming at Jelleff Boys and Girls Club. This summer we have partnered up with Duke Ellington School of the Arts and are very excited to continue bringing arts to children of all wards of the city. For more information check out our website: Scholarships available. $100 off if you register your camper for both sessions by March 1st.