FOUNDER & HEAD COACH
Here's just a sample of the schools that have signed or contacted our players or coaches over the years:
Division 1: Air Force, Longwood, Texas A&M, Mercer, Penn, Tulsa, SFA, UT - Arlington, Texas A&M - Corpus Christi, Sam Houston St., University of New Hampshire, Bryant University, Northeastern University, Army, Navy, Hartford University, New Jersey Institute of Technology
Division 2: Tarleton State, Hillsdale College, Central Missouri, Dallas Baptist University, UT Permian Basin
Division 3: UT - Dallas, University of Dallas, Concordia, Trinity, St. Edwards, Bethany College, Northwestern College, Austin College, University of Rochester, Salisbury University, Southwestern University, Linfield College, McDaniel College, Castleton State College
"Lockdown's competitive environment, and commitment to individual player development, was key to helping me grow as a player and earn a DI scholarship. I'm proud to be back coaching the next generation of Lockdown ballers."
“I’m not sure any AAU program could prepare someone better for college basketball. Every practice is intensely competitive, and challenging both physically and mentally. Just as important as preparing me for college practices, Lockdown prepared me for traveling with a group of guys and learning how to come together and accomplish a common goal together. I would have never made it on a D1 team without my experience with ATX Lockdown.”
"After six years of Lockdown basketball, I can truly say that it is an exceptional, college level experience. The quality of coaching, the high performance expectations and the congenial familial environment makes Lockdown not only unique, but the best program in Texas. If your child is passionate about basketball and wants to play at the next level, ATX Lockdown is your team."
"My son has played on Lockdown under Coach Dion and his staff since he was in the 4th grade. Now, as a Junior in High School, he gets to show off his enhanced skills during the regular school season, set to play three years on Varsity. The real magic happens when Lockdown’s season kicks off each year and the combined talent coordinated by this outstanding program takes to flight. I am regularly in awe of my son’s progression and DI potential. "
"Lockdown is a special organization, with great leadership and coaching. My son loves the competitive environment and positionless style of basketball. It's incredible how much he's developed over the last 6+ years. It's been a blessing to be part of the Lockdown family, and we trust that Coach Dion will do everything he can to help our son pursue his dreams of playing at the next level."
"After successfully navigating the challenges and pitfalls of recruiting with my son, resulting in our club's first DI scholarship, I was even more energized to help kids achieve their potential and find success at the next level. This is our focus."
Coach Derek Dion
Want to know more about ATX Lockdown Basketball? Interested in attending a future try-out? Email Coach Dion at firstname.lastname@example.org.