Do you or your child want to get as much exposure to college coaches as possible?
Did you know that players are considered recruitable athletes as soon as they hit 9th grade? Any letters yet?
Want to be seen by more college coaches?
Are you familiar with the NCAA Clearinghouse process?
What We Do:
  • Mentor student-athletes ages 13-20
  • Provide exposure for High School basketball players Girls and Boys
  • Player development
  • Prepare student-athletes for the college experience
  • NCAA rules and regulations workshops
  • Parent/Player consultation and guidance
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Get A.M.P.ed!, Inc. (Athletes Mentoring Program) was founded in 2006 by former college student-athletes, Tesha Nixon-Cunningham and Leon Cunningham. The mission of Get A.M.P.ed!, Inc. is to assist in the preparation of high school student athletes (primarily basketball players) for the college recruitment experience and the college experience as a student-athlete.

Our Staff

Leon Cunningham, Co-Founder and Director of Player Development
Tesha Nixon-Cunningham, Co-Founder and President of Event Operations
William "DINK" Peters, Director of Scouting and Evaluating
Miesha Perry Thompson, Event Coordinator and Planner
Leon has been a fixture in the High School Basketball scene in the DMV since 2006.  A former student-athlete (basketball) at Archbishop Carroll High School, c/o 1992, Hampton University 1993 and the University of the District of Columbia c/o 1998, Leon curently is an assistant Varsity basketball coach at Central High School.  Leon has coached with numerous AAU and High School progams, including DC Blue Devils ,PG All-Stars, Oxon Hill High School and Archbishop Carroll High School.  Leon was a coach on the undefeated Freshman team at Archbishop Carroll High School in 2008-2009
Tesha has been considered one of the best girls basketball coaches in the DMV.  She has won the coach of the year award in the WCSAA 3 consecutive seasons.  Tesha is currently the head girls basketball coach for Friendship Collegiate Academy. Friendship Collegiate Academy has won 3 consecutive WCSAA championships.  Prior to joining Friendship, Tesha was a part of George Mason University's Women Basketball Coaching staff from 2000-2003.  Tesha is also a former-student athlete who played high school basketball at Friendly High School and went on to star at Georgetown University.  Tesha played professionally with the Philadelphia Rage of the ABL.
William better known as "DINK" is one of the most popular and recognizable players that has ever played in the DMV.  Dink was a 2-time All-Met player at Potomac High School and went on to star at San Jacinto Junior College and East Carolina University.  After college Dink went on to play for several professional teams overseas and before ending his career Dink had a stint with the Harlem Globetrotters
Miesha Perry Thompson A Certified Personal trainer, Miesha has trained numerous track althletes over the years, and now she is incorporating her knowledge of strength and conditioning to the game of basketball.  Miesha is also our Event Coordinator and Planner





We all have hoop dreams, but not everyone we share those dreams with will give us the truth as they know it.

Whether its parents who want their kids to succeed on the hardwood or players who want to know if they are on the right path, the Get AMPed staff is here for you.
The responses provided are merely the honest opinions of the Get AMPed staff and you are encouraged to do further research before making any major decisions related to your basketball career.

Coming Soon
Annual Unsigned Seniors Exposure Event
NCAA Certified!

Saturday, April 28, 2018
Model Secondary School

Girls (Indiv. + Teams) 9AM-12:30PM
Boys (Indiv. + Teams) 1PM-4:30PM
*JUCO, Prep School and c/o 2019 players will also participate*

Click here to register as an individual player participating in our 2018 Exposure Event.
Click here to register a team participating in our 2018 Exposure Event.
Click here to register as a college coach planning to attend our 2018 Exposure Event.

All D2, NAIA, and JUCO schools have been invited! Do Not Miss This Opportunity!!

$30 Per player (can be paid online to reserve a spot; walk-ups are accepted until we reach capacity)
$250.00 Per team (please contact rep.)

Payments accepted: Cash, checks, money orders or paypal
All checks and/or money orders can be made out to Get A.M.P.ed. Inc.
Payments can be made the day of the event, or mailed to P.O. Box 674, Brandywine, MD 20613
Payments may also be made using the paypal link on the events payment tab
We are still open for AAU teams
Girls and Boys. (Grades 9-12)
Only $250.00 per team!!!
2 Game Guarantee in front of College Coaches and Scouts

This event is ideal for:

  • Student-Athletes who desire to get a scholarship to play on the next level;
  • College Coaches who are looking to get a "Diamond in the Rough", or get a jump on the next year for recruiting;
  • Serious travel and AAU teams that want to play good competition and capture college looks at the same time;
  • Student-Athletes who want a personal trainer for individual skill improvement;
  • Parents and Guardians who want the inside information about the recruiting process.

Payment may be made using the PayPal link below.

Payment may also be made using check or money order.  Checks and Money Orders should be made out to Get A.M.P.ed, Inc. and mailed to P.O. Box 674 Brandywine, MD 20613.

Payment may also be made on the day of the event.  If you plan to make payment on the day of the event please submit the information on the Player info Page so that your informatiomn will be included in the coaches packet

  • 2018 Exposure Individual Player Registration Fee

    Get A.M.P.ed! Inc's 2018 Exposure Event Individual Player Registration Fee $20.00

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  • 2018 Exposure Event Team Registration Fee

    Get A.M.P.ed Inc's 2018 Exposure Event Team Registration Fee $250.00

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  • 2018 Exposure Event Coaches' Packet

    Get A.M.P.ed Inc's 2018 Exposure Event Coaches' Packet $50.00

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Get A.M.P.ed, Inc's Exposure Event/4th of July Weekend Shootout was a success. The day started out with the Girls' AAU teams (DC Heat, Mid Penn Motion, Team SOL and MD Lady Cougars) preparing themsleves for the upcoming Nationals. DC Heat came away victorious in both of their games, and looked like the most impressive team.

The Unsigned Seniors/JUCO Sophomore girls were put through a series of drills by Curt Yarborough and then they played several full-court games in front of the college coaches in attendance. G Brittany Taylor probably was the most impressive of the group, showing a wide array of talent and ability, especially her ability to knock down jumpshots.

The boys teams (Central HS, Friendship Collegiate Academy, High Octane Basketball Club and Kids First Basketball) took the court at 1pm. There were 4 hard fought games and FCA came away victorious in both of their games, without their best player Mike Warren. F Obie Oleka (Kids First Basketball) was probably the most impressive player.

The Unsigned Seniors/JUCO Sophomore boys were put through a series of drills by Curt Yarborough and then they played several full-court games in front of the college coaches in attendance. C Robert Folk and SF Deon Maddox were the most impressive players from the boys Exposure Event. Folk standing 6'10", showed his ability to be a force in the paint, finising around the rim with power dunks. For his size, Folk runs the court pretty well. Maddox, standing 6'4" impressed with his ability to get out in transition and finish at the rim with high-fyling dunks and alley-oops. He was the most athletic player at the event and will be a great addition to a lot of college teams.
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