Overview of Basketball Program and Team
Fierce is helping young women grow more fiery, focused and fun as they develop their skills and confidence both on and off the course. Other programs may discuss fundamentals in their curriculum but may actually focus on the tactics and plays of their “offensive systems.” We focus on creating stronger athletes, more aggressive minds, better teammates, and confidence in our players. The program runs March 1st thru June 13th.
Philosophy & Training
Fierce is dedicated to playing full court man to man defense and to playing fast-break basketball all of which allow your children to grow each year, rather than learn a different set of plays each year that provide little progressive or foundational learning. Life lessons we focus on include:
- Servant Leadership
- Joy & Fun
Basketball Tournament Schedule
Fierce will play approximately 8 Austin Select basketball tournaments or a 26 game schedule. We may add more tournaments depending on the availability of families once the team makeup is decided. We may add in a few scrimmages if we find other teams interested in scrimmaging. We will avoid travel unless we started to dominate the Austin schedule and would then re-assess with the consensus of parents. Next year we would reassess and perhaps add tournamentw in San Antonio. We will most likely try to play at some of the same tournaments with the older Fierce team as we try to foster a “Little Sister” program between the older and more proven players and the younger ones.
Austin Select Basketball Tournament Schedule Tryouts Are Individual And By Appointment this Week
When: Weeknights & This Sunday afternoon at Fitzhugh Baptist Church Gym. Tryouts are free to attend. Text Chris @ 512-921-4444 to RSVP as soon as possible. He can also call you and answer any questions you have.
Where: Fitzhugh Baptist Church Gym
Bring: A water bottle, basketball, and a relaxed attitude.
Announcements of cuts/makes will be made within 24 hours on a rolling basis with invitations considered accepted upon written acceptance and reception of payment for the season. Acceptance is not done until invitation and payment returned. We understand you may want to shop around, but we cannot keep committed children waiting.
Fierce Team Coach Chris Corbett
Chris Corbett of Austin Youth Basketball will be serving as the Coach, curriculum director and skills trainer for the team. The Assistant Coaches will also be head coaching some games as we want the girls to be exposed to their styles and also female leadership. And we have this team of leaders in place to have multiple experts helping your kids and have Covid pivots available as well.
This is an essential part of the girls’ growth. They will be judged in middle and high school tryouts based on skills, athleticism, and effort…. not rote memorization of robotic plays and offenses. Chris played grew up in the playground basketball mecca of Queens, NYC. Then played Point Guard at the University of Maine at Fort Kent. His work as a trainer has been endorsed by NBA and WNBA players, college and high school coaches, and more importantly, hundreds of families just like yours. Chris is also a speaker for the USA Basketball Coaches program and looks forward to helping share his knowledge there on the Speaker Circuit next year. He trains several college teams and also some AAU programs across the nation. His work in clinics and camps are well known from Texas to Maine to Ireland.
Coach Heather Leidy
Heather is a former Division 2 college scholarship point guard at Shippenburg University. She has coached multiple girls select teams and looks forward to bringing that experience to the aid of our team.
Heather holds a PhD in Pediatric Physiology, and is both a teaching and research Professor at the University of Texas with an emphasis on nutrition within her field. Yes, we will be having her talk with the girls and coaches to help them optimize their fuel and tailoring personalized nutrition with sports performance.
Heather’s daughter Rain will be playing with Fierce and we look forward to having Heather, Rain and Ted as part of the Fierce Family.
Coach Sasha Sunga
- 3 year Varsity Starter
- 3 year Academic All District
- MVP 19-20 ⁃ Team Captain 19-20
- First Team All-District 19-20
- Chosen as All-Star 19-20
- Second Team All-District 18-19
- Honorable Mention 17-18
$1199 payable upon 48 hours after an invitation to team unless other arrangements have been made.
Uniforms / Swag (we will have all new uniforms and fee will be $200 0r less, not included in team fee)
Players from last season may use their uniforms again this year. Please immediately check sizing as many of you have sprouted up. New players will get an order form and instructions the day after signing up. Reversible deluxe uniforms, reversible practice jersey, shooting shirt and backpacks are included in this price. Below are some pics of past year uniforms.
Projected Practices & Facility
Practices are to be held at Fitzhugh Baptist Church in Southwest Austin/Dripping Springs area.
Tuesday: Team Practice 5-7PM
Wednesdays: Skills Practice 5-6PM