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Tj Ford Basketball Camps

NEVER GIVE UP SERIES CAMP June 17th - June 20TH - WEST AUSTIN YOUTH ASSOCIATION

MEET YOUR CAMP COACHES

Payton Brown-Simon

Payton Brown-Simon ranked in the top 30 of the 2011 class of Houston, a college all conference defensive player (2015), and a 3 year all academic student named by the NCAA. He earned a bachelors degree in Business Marketing with Cum Laude Honors and his masters degree in Sports Administration

Payton Brown-Simon is the founder of HoopGeneration that provides elite player development in the Central, Texas Area.

HoopGeneration over the past 6 years has provided exceptional training development to programs in partnership with the Austin Spurs, Concordia University, Austin Vipers, University of Texas, Houston Hoops, Tj Ford Basketball, and many others!

Payton Brown-Simon has had notable clients at the professional level as well like Elston Turner (NBA), Kendal Yancy (NBA), James Banks (Georgia Tech), & Jacob Young (Rutgers), Greg Brown (Vandegrift) to name a few.

A natural-born hustler, Payton Brown-Simon also know as “Hoop Mentor,” is now using the tools he learned to provide exceptional self-growth through basketball.

CORY SMITH

Cory Darrell Smith was born and raised in League City, Texas. He attended Clear Springs high school. He was a First Team All-District three years in a row. “Comeback Player of the Year” his junior year, after coming back from his four traumatic brain surgeries that occurred right before his junior year.

All-Academic - 4 years

Team Captain -  University of Concordia Texas and a Bachelors degree in Biology. 

Cory has worked with Lone Star hoops, Concordia University, Nike basketball , and TJ Ford Basketball.

He has also worked with players like Dylan Disu who will be attending Vanderbilt University this coming Fall 2019. Also former University Of Texas center Jaxon Hayes who has entered the NBA Draft in 2019 and is scheduled to be a lottery pick and many more.

KRIS CLACK

 

 

Kris Clack is a Texas legend! As the first McDonald's High School All-American in school history, scoring 1,592 points and grabbing 771 rebounds, Kris Clack was selected 55th overall in the 1999 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics. Clack also played with USA Basketball and played professionally for over 13 years.

Kris Clack now takes Austin, Texas head on with personal training and player development alongside of TJ Ford Basketball. 

CAMP DESIGN AND PURPOSE

Take your game to the next level over summer break and improve every part of your basketball game no matter what skill level you are  at West Austin Youth Association.

We will guarantee fairness; however each camper WILL be divided by skill level based off of coaching evaluations and age will also play a factor

The ultimate design of this camp is for players and parents to find value in being held accountable and pushed past their limits. 

 

60 PLAYER LIMIT MAX

The will enhance the teaching for each athlete to feel prioritized inside the camp. This will also help us connect individually with each and every kid.

REGISTER NOW

TEAM/GROUP DISCOUNTS

For GROUPS discounts will be applied for more than 5 registrants. Each person will be charged $175 per kid. TEAM discounts will be lower depending on the amount of kids with the team. Please contact Payton directly at 832-492-1469, as their is not a sign up form for this due to site restrictions.

We are sorry for the inconvenience, thanks!!

HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE

  • Strategic Emphasis on elite development tailored towards all around skill development, team play breakdowns, and increasing basketball IQ
  • A special longhorn legend guest will appear each day of the camp
  • Autrographed merchandise 
  • Receive a TJ Ford basketball camp t-shirt and other prizes! 
  • Skills Camp designed to push players past their limits 

STAFF

Tj Ford Basketball Staff

With over 20 years of playing and training experience that covers all age groups and skills levels, Tj Ford Basketball has become one of the nation's premier basketball programs to train with and play for. 

Tj Ford 2018 Free Camp Video - Recap

CAMP DETAILS

2019 DATES 

JUNE 17TH - JUNE 20TH

GRADES 3RD - 9TH BOYS and GIRLS

*Incoming/Outgoing Freshman*

Competition Level: Intermediate - Advanced & Each player divided by skill level

CAMP HOURS

Check-in: Monday at 9:30AM

WHERE?

(WAYA) WEST AUSTIN YOUTH ASSOCIATION 

1314 Exposition Blvd, Austin, TX 78703

Closing Ceremony and excerpt from TJ Ford: Thursday at 3:45PM

Meals: Lunch is not provided. Please bring a packed lunch.

Hours: M-TH 10AM - 4PM

BASKETBALLS

Basketballs are provided at the camp. Players can choose between a size 6 (28.5", standard girls) or size 7 (29.5", standard boys) ball. Please note that it is not required to bring a basketball to camp as they are provided by the staff for camp instruction.

CAMPER EVALUATION

Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff so that their own instructional needs can be addressed throughout the week. In addition, campers will be evaluated and then split up into smaller groups according to age and ability. Parents are invited to attend the closing ceremony! Departure immediately following.

SAMPLE DAILY SCHEDULE

 

  • 10:00 AM - Stretching
  • 10:15 AM - Ball-Handling
  • 10:45 AM - One on One Moves
  • 11:30 AM - Defensive Work (stance, movement, communication, desire)
  • 12:00 PM - Shooting Work (foot alignment, shoulder alignment, balance, selection, technique)
  • 12:30 PM - 3 on 3, 4 on 4, 5 on 5
  • 1:00 PM Lunch
  • 2:00 PM Stretching/Warm-Up
  • 2:15 PM - Ball-Handling
  • 2:30 PM - Pick and Roll Breakdown
  • 3:00 PM - Offensive & Defensive Moves
  • 3:20 PM - Shooting Skills Competition
  • 3:30 PM - 3 on 3, 4 on 4, 5 on 5
  • 4:00 PM - Dismissal

*Please note, this information is subject to change.

TEAM/GROUP DISCOUNTS

For Groups more than 5 each person will be charged $175 per kid.

For TEAM Discounts please contact payton directly at 832-492-1469 

TJ FORD BASKETBALL PHILOSHPY

Our mission is to provide our participants the opportunity of a lifetime to be in a group setting with hand-on instruction, individual breakdown, and leadership skills. Also, increase basketball IQ, self confidence, encouragement, mentorship, and a platform for national exposure.

Individual position breakdown
- Fundamentals of the game
- Techniques on offense/defense position
- Help kids grow as players
- Compete against the best

 

In reaching our goals, we turn to the three legs of our "Success Triangle."

  • Playing Hard:
    This means we are competitors without equal. We, as players and coaches, are striving to make sure that no one prepares more thoroughly or works more diligently to become a successful team than us. It also means giving our all in being students and coaches of TJ Ford Basketball. 
  • Playing Together
    This means accepting out teammates and coaches as they are and molding ourselves to do whatever we can to make US successful. As a group, we are also remembering to enjoy each other's company and have fun while we participate in this great game. In our off-the-court- lives, it means contributing our time to others, to good and worthwhile causes, and to the welfare of our families and loved ones. 
  • Playing Like a Champ:
    This means being a player or coach who when the practice, the game, the season, or the career is over can look back and say. "I gave all of myself and am thus worthy of the statement: I AM A CHAMP."

Playing and living our lives with class and integrity are values we treasure in each other and ourselves. 

TEAM/GROUP DISCOUNTS

For Groups more than 5 each person will be charged $175 per kid.

For TEAM Discounts please contact payton directly at 832-492-1469 or hoopmentor@gmail.com 

CAMP REVIEWS

OVERALL AVERAGE RATING 4.92 / 5 STARS

THEIR SMALL GROUP SETTINGS HAVE HELPED MY KIDS!

March 20th, 2019: Each session apart of the TJ Ford program is focused on small groups and personal development. I have been bringing both of my sons for the past 2 months of training and to say they have grown on the basketball court would be saying the least. They are better kids, better people and better athletes. Thank you to all the trainers at Tj Ford Basketball!

- Rasha M. Parent | San Antonio, Texas

 

BEST CAMP OF THE SUMMER 

June 17, 2018: This was the best basketball camp of the summer, the instruction was very detailed and every coach having 20+ years of experience really helped mold my son into a better basketball player. Thank you!!

- Jen N. Parent | Austin, Texas