You Are Invited To Be Fierce
for Fierce Class of 2022 Team
Season: March 1 thru June 12
Team Practice: 7:00 – 9:00 Tuesdays
Skills Development Practice: 5:30 – 6:30 Thursdays
Team Yoga To Prehab and Restore: 6:30 – 7 Thursdays
Tournaments: Weekends March thru June 12.
Any Questions: Text me at 512-921-4444 to set up phone call so we can answer any and all questions or concerns. Please speak your mind freely, no questions are too dumb or selfish.
Austin Select Basketball Tournament Schedule
Fierce 2022 has a goal of a 30 game schedule. We will be playing those tournaments between March and June 12.
We will be playing in Greater Austin, and possibly a couple of San Antonio tournaments.
We will also be trying to schedule weekday games. With other clubs and against All Star Teams that I can help put together of former players or college players I have trained. Locations would be other clubs’ facilities or Fitzhugh. Fitzhugh would likely not have parents attending due to narrow sidelines but we could try to have it on FB or Youtube Live. This would drastically reduce Covid exposure and also keep us out of 48 hour tournament commitments at times.
We recognize it is a great expense for families in time and money and take budget and ROI seriously. There are now exposure tournaments in Austin, with teams coming from Dallas and also exposure tournaments in San Antonio with Houston teams. This reduces our need to travel which typically costs $500 -$700 per family per tournament. Plus more exposure to Covid , plus time. More time on the court, less time on the road.
Our goal is to develop, become competitive, and have fun. We will also be having a college basketball seminar and teach our players how to open direct lines of communication with college programs rather than hoping to be noticed at exposure tournaments which have been highly overrated in actual results for kids.
Girls Basketball Tournaments Overview
75% of these tournaments are what I would call highly competitive to win. This will be a tougher schedule than the 2019 schedule. The basketball tournament logistics are often disappointing. The complete opposite of an Austin swim meet. We often don’t get game times until Thursday or Friday for a weekend tournament. There are indeed more real obstacles (like being at the mercy of school district facilities and scheduling etc) and there is the laissez-faire attitude of some people running the tournaments. We have aimed to take on the more reliable tournament providers, but there are no guarantees. Having two children of my own, owning a business, etc., my time is valuable too and we will do everything within our power to respect your time at a level not seen in Austin select basketball.
Fierce Girls Select Basketball Practices
Practices are not optional. If you miss practice, you don’t start and playing time is likely reduced that weekend. And yes that includes “excused absences.” Absences happen. Illness, injury, family matters, etc. And yes, sometimes the mental health day. Or a parent day (imagine that for a minute.)
Your player not starting is not a punishment. It is simply about choices and consequences that they will be experiencing in life. This is likely the standard at their high school and beyond programs and we want to prepare them for that commitment. I also expect that this season have us all embrace a sense of grace for each other, our families and the game. This year is special. We are all special. Our year will encompass that.
Tuesday night 7pm – 9pm at Fitzhugh Baptist Church. While we will work on team offense and defense, we work primarily on fundamentals, mindset, and fun play with conditioning.
Skill Development Practice
7pm to 8pm on Thursdays. Unlike many other programs we are professional skill development trainers. We focus on skills and conditioning and athletic development 80% of our practice time. We won’t focus on plays and tactics. The plays do not develop your game nor are they portable to your goals in HS basketball or beyond.
Hoops Healing Yoga:
6:30- 7:30 on Thursdays Right Before Skills Development Practice
All practices are at Fitzhugh Baptist Church Gym
Girls Select Basketball Tryouts and Invites
Austin Fierce players who played for us last season are our first priority. You have an invite.
If I have personally sent you this link via email or text, you have been seen, trained by me or scouted by me. If you have found us online or were referred to us, we will set up an individual workout for you after a phone consultation and hearing your goals.
You have two days to accept the commitment to the schedule and pay the invoice via registration button below (if you have a cash flow issue, call me.) Once we determine who wishes to return, we will announce individual tryouts openings for remaining spots. And the prospective players trying out will be made aware of that in the interest of transparency.
Fierce has a waiting list of interested players now, and many are talented. We will have a team this year, unlike some other clubs who will have tryouts and may not be able to form a team. Your coaching staff is set. Your gym is set. Your practice schedule is set, and your tournament schedule is almost set (We will send out a Doodle poll to confirm availability) Curriculum and philosophy are set. We have a highly talented group of coaches and trainers and parents to support your most valuable asset… YOU or your
basketball player child.
Returning players or invited players can guarantee their spot with payment now. We likely have more interest than available spots. We need to know how many spots will be available ASAP so all players can find the right fit within the deadlines that seem to move up each season. We need to announce this week how many spots we have available so need this commitment by Feb 1.
If cash flow is a problem (this year has been tough!) Please call me to discuss.
Austin Select Basketball Fees With Fierce $1499
What This Breaks Down to Per Hour of Basketball:
Your player will have 100 hours of basketball available to them including some of the seminars and online training we will add. This breaks down to less than $15 per hour of basketball development. When you compare this against other programs you will find we are not only the top pros to teach your child, but we are the best value. We are highly confident we have put together the best team and curriculum to help your kids reach their basketball goals. We know we could put together a lower price program. Hire a coach with no real experience or experience that does not help your player grow stronger. Someone who did not play at a high level. Maybe someone no longer passionate about the game or developing young people. We know we could have practice once a week and make believe we are all getting better and half our gym costs. We think that is a waste of time and money, so we tried to create a program that delivered results and the best value. We are confident you will see the value.
What Fees Don’t Include:
- Uniforms. We will be ordering new uniforms this year for new players only. If your uniform does not fit we need to know immediately. We do buy premium uniforms. We estimate total cost to be approx $200. The package includes backpacks, reversible practice jerseys, reversible uniforms for games, and a shooting shirt. The reviews from our players have been excellent.
- Your travel and hotel expenses if we go out of town. You may opt for a hotel in San Antonio or opt to drive home. Obviously cost and Covid are considerations.
- Some social events that will either be a potluck or shared expenses. We are not going to Disney World no matter what Ellie says, so these are not big costs. Social events will be taking into consideration the climate of Covid and will likely be outside.
- Food during tournaments. We are going to recommend we stay near but not inside the tournament facilities. We are coming up with an outdoor tailgate plan as possible but due to Covid and picky eaters we will ask that everyone bring their own food. We will likely not be heading to indoor restaurants between games.
- Player Insurance $16 per year. We will become an AAU team so we can qualify for coach, club, and player insurance.
- Additional tournaments over 10. There will be votes taken on that. Most will cost between $300 and $750 with coaching expense. Fees would be split between attending players. If we were to play or be invited to a special tournament right after our season ended… we might consider that. It would be optional.
Even More Summer Basketball?
If our players progress as we suspect, we can consider playing in July. We do wish to provide them with a richer and more competitive experience this year, so please let me know via phone if your player has July commitments. We do have several college prospects and they may also want to be doing ID camps etc. We can discuss best options for your player and family.
Training & Camp Opportunities
Austin Youth Basketball holds personalized training groups and also many camps and clinics to help your child to progress. Your child will receive a VIP Code for 20% off during the season for any camps or clinics (at Fitzhugh location only) we hold to encourage their participation. Personalized training is a set fee but we will try to move your child past any waiting list we have depending on the time of year.