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The Defenders and NIKE Drive Nation Partnership

-New Announcement-

Great news for all, to further help our communities and give our youth more opportunities for development, exposure, and better training resources we have partnered with Nike Drive Nation (DN) CTX Austin. We have been with UA for a few years now and it’s been great, but we feel that at this stage of the program's progression the move to Nike will serve our youth (boys and girls) enhancement the best. We will start the collaboration process this season and will slowly transition personnel, gear, etc… to DN Nike EYBL platform. For this season there will be no changes in fees for current Defender players, yet there will be a change in the registration process for all. We will need to register with Nike through DN. For those who have already registered you will be contacted separately and the new site links will be updated shortly. We are excited for this new opportunity for our youth and combining forces with a great organization like Nike Drive Nation will open more doors for our organization.

The Defenders are now Nike Drive Nation Austin

DNA basketball organization is a program that competes in Prep Hoops Circuit, Nike DN top exposure tournaments and showcases. We have partnered with high profile organizations to help get our athletes the best exposure possible to reach that next level.  We are one of the largest basketball clubs in Texas with a focus on instilling qualities of leadership, sportsmanship, discipline and place a heavy emphasis on academics in order to ensure that every player is equipped to succeed in college and beyond. 

UPDATES

Practices are updated and posted weekly. Also please refer to Club Band App and your Teams Band App for up to date announcements and updates.

 

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Any donations are welcome to help educate, train, and provide for our young athletes futures.

!!!CLUB ANNOUCEMENTS!!!

The Defender family has been monitoring the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation closely, keeping the health of all parties affiliated with our events as the top priority.
 
We have had some great summer games and trainings. We will continue to monitor how the tournaments and leagues are run and will make a plan of action for future tournaments based on that on a per week basis. Modified practices will be held at RRSC, Jubilee WBA, and outside. Other practice locations will very by teams and details will follow which will be posted in each Teams Band App. We will also continue to assess the situation with the information provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Our staff is aware of the threat and will continue to follow the counsel of the CDC as part of our commitment to serving you. We will update everyone ASAP when we hear back from Tournament Directors, venues, or if we hear from CDC before we announce any changes in tournament schedules.
 
First, we are practicing the primary advice from the CDC based on the “common-sense” approach to infection-control. This includes face masks, proper cough etiquette, frequent hand washing, use of hand sanitizers and limiting face touching. We also are taking temperatures via touchless thermometers before each practice. Parents are not allowed in the gym when we start full practices until further notice.
 
Second, we are instructing our staff to exercise increased awareness and attention-to-detail in sanitizing work areas during practices.  Please communicate to your players, coaches, family, etc. to be mindful of common public points of contact and to personally follow the CDC hygiene guidelines.
 
CDC advice includes:
 
Avoid close contact with anyone who is sick
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
Wash hands frequently with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds (as long as it takes to sing Happy Birthday twice), especially after using the restroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing
Regularly use hand-sanitizer that contains at least 78% alcohol
Regularly clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
Here are some additional suggestions from our team and the steps that our staff will take during the season:
 
Please encourage your players to wash their hands after the conclusion of the competition.
It is best for each player to have their own personal source of hydration (water bottle, Gatorade, etc.).  We recommend that players refrain from sharing with teammates
Avoid using public water fountains
Hand sanitizer will be provided at all stations in all venues
We will do our best to sanitize all basketballs between games and at half time. 
We will require the facility to throw away all water bottles left in the building after games. 
We will continue to monitor national, regional, and local government alerts and information.
Should you experience symptoms, test positive for Coronavirus, or have a need to quarantine on-site, we respectfully ask that you notify our staff immediately during the course of the event/practices/game/etc...
 
This notice serves as an advisory with guidelines to follow in order to prevent the spread of disease. 
 
 
          

PRACTICES

Click here for Practice times and location

Club trainings and Practices are held at various locations in the Austin and Round Rock areas.

practices start week of March 8th. Please check Team Band app for schedules.

 




Sunday Training Payment

SUNDAY TRAININGS ON HOLD UNTIL FURTURE NOTICE...1st and 3rd Sundays of the month $15 per session. $30 per month (2 sessions). $120 for the summer if not playing for the club summer 2020. $50 for the summer if playing summer 2020. Use PayPal link send as friends & family(no fee) then in the NOTES section list child’s first and last name with grad yr ex: “John Smith 2022”


Looking for Experienced Coaches

Opening for coaches, girls and boys coaches, to join our growing organization. Please contact Admin@DriveNationAustin.com or reach out to Coach Bell for boys: 512-699-9856  wbell@DriveNationAustin.com


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