basketball

Welcome to the United Sports Academy's Basketball program. We are proud to serve the Siouxland as a premier option for basketball development.

We offer basketball team tryouts for both our summer season for boys and girls grades 3rd - 11th. We also have winter team tryouts, which do exclude our high school players who are encouraged to play on their school teams.

For athletes unable to commit to a team, we have an excellent Basketball Skills Only option available. With this, the athlete gets to attend a skills session each week as well as open gym time to further improve their skill set.

Throughout the year, there will be different camps skills lessons available as well as private or group lessons.

For our younger athletes, TK - 3rd grade, we offer camps and one-time programs throughout the year.

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Meet Our Basketball Directors

Angie Kristensen, the Director of Girls' Basketball, has more than 17 years of collegiate basketball coaching experience at the NCAA and NAIA levels. She has more than two decades of training experience, working at numerous camps across the country. She has helped elementary, middle school, high school and college athletes take their game to a higher level.

Angie played two seasons at Huron University, then transferred and finished her playing career at Briar Cliff University. She compiled more than 1,000 career points and 1,000 career rebounds as a collegiate basketball player, and her overall playing record was 135-16. She holds a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees in physical education. Angie's coaching career has taken her all over the country, and she has made a positive impact at every stop and received numerous coach of the year honors.

Alex Spielman is the Director of Boys' Basketball. Alex joins the United Sports Academy after serving three years (2016-2019) as the Founder and Director of Eagles United. Eagles United was a boys and girls AAU program based out of Spencer, Iowa serving over 150 boys and girls in the area. He started the Eagles United program in 2016 after serving one year as a boys' coach and skills trainer at Kingdom Hoops in Des Moines, Iowa. Spielman came to Kingdom Hoops from AIB College of Business where he served as an assistant coach in the men’s program during the 2014-2015 season.

Prior to coming to AIB, the Eagles were 4-78 in their first three years of existence, but with his guidance that team went 19-10 and placed second in the Midwest Collegiate Conference (received national votes in NAIA Division II). He graduated with a Master of Arts degree in Organizational Leadership from Bethel University in St. Paul Minnesota in 2014. Alex signed his letter of Intent to run track and play basketball at the University of South Dakota in 2011. Alex lives in Sioux City, Iowa with his wife Morgan and their two kids, Haley and Kaden.

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