We are forming competitive teams, who will compete in high level brackets, some in an age division higher than their current age. Therefore, we feel it’s important to host tryouts, to make sure we make the right combination of players, who have the right skill set, mentality and passion for the game.
Please contact me with any questions you might have:
Cell: (512) 765-1285
Monday November 16th
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM 5th/6th grade boys & Middle School Girls
8:00 PM – 9:00 PM 8th/9th grade boys & High School Girls
Thursday November 19th (second session)
8:00 PM – 9:00 PM All teams
Location: West Austin Youth Association
(1314 Exposition Blvd, Austin, TX)
Freestyle Sports started in the Austin area in 2016. In the last four years, we have grown to a household name when it comes to basketball training and skills development. Our approach of focusing on skill development, challenging players while keeping the pressure low, has proven to be successful for all ages and experience levels.
In 2017 we started coaching AAU select basketball, alongside of being head coaches for St. Gabriel’s Catholic School. We immediately noticed a big difference in coaching style and practice content between what we’re used to do in the European basketball leagues and what is accustomed in the AAU world (in the Austin area). We believe we need to be able to learn new skills, to get better and grow confidence, before we start to try to apply (in tournaments and games). Skill development and fundamentals come first; knowing WHY we do certain things, instead of just “because coach said so”. Knowing the WHY will help players to learn how to play basketball, instead of just running lines.
That’s why all of our coaches will teach basketball with the same methodology, in our private lessons, group classes and camps. Over the last few years we have had many clients asking if we have our own teams to play in tournaments. The answer was always “not yet”, because our focus is to develop basketball players the right way. We didn’t want to start a team with players who are unfamiliar with or uninterested in our methodology. We believe in taking your time, taking the right steps first.
We started our first season in the Spring of 2020 with five teams, but unfortunately that was cut short after a few weeks due to COVID-19. We were able to pick up the season in the Summer of 2020 with a 5th grade boys team, 8th grade boys team and a combo-girls team.
Freestyle Sports offers basketball camps for kids of all ages and levels. With tremendous experience in the fundamental European style of basketball, our coaches are ready to work on all aspects of your game!
Attention to detail
Freestyle Sports prides itself in their ability to give every player the individual attention they deserve. With a focus on personal development, players work on decision making, creativity, confidence, sportsmanship and work ethic. All vital skills that go a long way, even beyond the basketball court.
With Dutch National titles in both professional and Freestyle basketball and 15+ years of teaching experience, we have been able to create a unique method: the creative sports experience! The creative sports experience is the perfect combination of enjoying the game we all love and developing the fundamentals through a European-style basketball education in a safe learning environment.
Everybody is welcome
Whether you have never played basketball before or are looking to take your game to the next level, we've got you covered! Our camps are about working hard, playing smart and most of all, having fun!