Join our premier AAU Austin youth basketball year around training program for girls and boys.
There are many Select Youth Basketball Austin programs around town that claim to teach basketball and when you sign up for their program your child ends up playing in a lot of open gym and not a lot of teaching. Impact is all about true basketball development. Scroll down to see everything we have to offer.
Impact is a specialized Austin Basketball Training Program that focuses on repetitive training. We work with kids, teens, college and adult athletes. We done our homework, and talk to local coaches and parent to find out what are the most common elements of basketball our youth players are missing. Impact has put together program that is dedicated to teaching your child true fundamentals
Central Texas is growing in leaps and bounds in terms of basketball and Impact Sportz wants to be there for this new wave of Austin basketball tournaments and leagues participates. To see our full schedule of events please go to our season page. Tournament and League events:
- AAU Teams
Why is Impact the top rated AAU select Basketball training program?
Impact Sportz is a new Youth Basketball program that originally started in Chicago Illinois by Lonnie Welch and Toron Clark since 2000 they have been producing some of the best girls and boys athletes in Chicago. Now move to Austin Texas and they have started an Austin basketball training program all over again, and with the same thoughts and training strategy they have begun building and elite staff of coaches and players and just like Chicago they are training some of the top athletes here in Austin Texas.
Our mission as an Texas youth basketball program is to create a fun, safe, and invigorating environment. We want to teach our youth the game of basketball, maximize their skills and build the self esteem of each boy and girl with whom we have contacted through our AAU basketball teams. As an Elite Austin select basketball program we are dedicated to fulfilling the dreams of our players while providing our employees with a meaningful and positive work environment. As a result, we expect to grow the love for our game in our community and create new “IMPACT” fans each and everyday.
Here are the 6 top elements we focus on.
Basketball mental toughness
Is described as having the ability to persevere through difficult circumstances and merge without losing confidence. Basketball Mental toughness is a battle between mind, body and soul. Your mind must be in full control you must be able to out think, out wit, and out maneuver you’re opponent. To perform to the best of your abilities you must be in tip top shape, your body must be a well oiled machine. Meaning you should be ready to accept all tasks. Your soul should be open and willing to accept the tasks that are presented before you. We at IMPACT take great pride in teaching the mental aspect of the game. Our mental toughness training allows players to tap into emotional and mental resources that keep players playing at their top level.1
In our Austin youth basketball program we teach that basketball IQ is the ability to read and react to what is going on the basketball court. This is having the ability to adjust to what is going on around a person’s surroundings. For example, Michael Jordan was considered to have one of the highest basketball IQ along with outstanding athleticism. He would and adjusts to what ever the defense was doing to him and from offensive standpoint, he would twist and twirl his body in different directions in order to score baskets. In order to have good basketball IQ a person must truly understand the game. A person with low IQ is someone who does not know how to adapt during a lot of the basketball situations, sometimes forcing note that shots sometimes, making bad defense of decisions and also not knowing where they need to be on the court. We spend a lot of time making sure our players basketball IQ goes up this is one of the important parts of the game.
Proper shooting techniques
Shooting a basketball can be as simple as grabbing a ball and heaving it up to the basket. If it was only that easy! But shooting a basketball with proper shooting techniques takes skill, technique and practice. We teach techniques that make it very simple to become a great shooter almost overnight. If a player follows the techniques and tips we teach their shooting will go through the roof very quickly. Though it might seem complicated at first, knowing the proper way to shoot a basketball will pay off down the road.
Ball handling is the focal point of basketball. Becoming a great Austin youth basketball player you must be a very good ball handler. This allows you to do many things on the court and to be a more effective player for your team. Being a great ball handler allows a coach to place a player in multiple different positions. As a coach I always look to find great ball handlers, it allows me to do many things with my offense. When your child leaves our program and goes back to their school team we make sure that they understand how to dribble a ball, and how to be effective when the ball is in their hands.
I’ve always felt offense keeps you in the game defense wins championships. Defense is the hardest part of basketball and this is because most players prefer to just score and not really play defense. If you look through the years and research any sport there aren’t many teams that have become champion without playing defense. We teach the fundamentals of defending a player. We teach man-to-man, zone and full-court press. These are some of the most common defenses played by many middle and high school basketball programs. We feel that if we can instill all of these elements in our Austin basketball son or daughter they will be well versed when it comes time to play for their local school team.
As everybody knows offense is everyone’s favorite part of any sport. We want to see the ball going into basket, the football get into the end zone an the baseball get hit over the fence. What all of these sports have in common is technique. When a coach evaluates a player these are some of the things that are going through that coaches head. Can this player score, can they attack the basket, can they shot a jump shot and can they read and react offense an score in in the flow of the game? Our job as an Austin youth basketball program is to make sure that your child is prepared. They know exactly what the coach is thinking so they can give that coach exactly what they want. If you know exactly what a person is expecting you can cater your skills or better yet your tryout to fit what that coach is looking for. Each year we have a large number of players leave our program and go to their school teams and make their teams. Often we are called and told the techniques that were taught made them more prepared for tryouts.
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