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Winter Academy 2023

winter Season Information 

New Winter Season!

Gearing up for the start of a new winter season with a continued focus on development   Our top-notch coaches are passionate about teaching players the game and ensuring they reach their full potential.  

Our program has an excellent reputation for producing talented young athletes from all over the DFW area!   We love to see so many young basketball players gain the confidence they need to succeed both on and off the court.

As we step into the new season – our intensive skills sessions will remain a key part of our program due to tremendous skills development we’ve seen in our players, and we know season over season this is only a recipe for success! 

We thank our returning families for your continued support. It’s because of your loyalty that we can foster a family like atmosphere within our program!

Get ready to cheer on your favorite student athlete as they suit up in their Tar Heels gear and compete amongst various teams from all over the DFW area!  We can’t wait to get started!


Coach Nate 

New Players will be sent an invite after tryouts and given a time period for registration.  The registration dates above do not apply to new players.   Team fees are provided at the time an invite is extended.  

Want to join us?

  1. The first step is to sign up for a tryout. 
  2. You will receive an  invite via email to come tryout  - could take up to 3 business days.
  3. After the tryout, our coaches finalize rosters.
  4. Those players who are invited to join the team will be sent an invite with details and registration link.  
  5. If it's determined your player is not ready to compete in a game situation, we will invite you to join a season of skills training.     


Come Join us

Winter Season FAQs


Q.  When does the winter  season begin?

A. Practices begin the week of Nov 27th.

Q.  When does the season end?

A.  Season will  end mid Feb. 

Q.   When do games start?

A.  Games start the week-end  of  Dec 1st.

Q.  How many practices a week?

A.  One Team practice  per week  and new this season are 90 min intensive skills sessions which will be offered  weekly!

Q.   Where is practice held?

A.  Practices are held at a few different locations:

  • Fieldhouse USA, 3000 Grapevinie Mills Pkwy, #329, Grapevine
  • Mac Sports, 200 Continental Drive, Lewisville

Q. When will I get the practice schedule?

A.  The practice schedule will be available early Nov. 

Q.   Where are games played?

A.   All Academy teams  play at the Grapevine Fieldhouse.

Q.  When will I get the game schedule?

A.  Fieldhouse will provide the schedule a week prior to kick off weekend!

Q.  Will will have playoffs?

A.  Yes, the season will conclude with playoffs  the weekend of 2/17 and 2/18/23. 

The Feidlhouse holds playoffs in the Winter and Summer Seasons only.  The top 4 teams in each division (3rd grade and up) will have the opportunity to qualify for playoffs.    


The Texas Tar Heels Basketball Academy is the fastest growing AAU Basketball Program in the DFW area.  Texas Tar Heels are located in Lewisville, Texas and draw top basketball players from all over North Texas including  Flower Mound, Grapevine, Dallas, Plano and Frisco. DFW AAU Basketball players can come to the Texas Tar Heels to work hard, develop their skills and gain exposure to college coaches.  We are the the largest independent AAU Basketball Program in the DFW area.  DFW AAU Basketball players can come to us and expect high level training to include state of the art Vertimax and a shooting machine.   The Texas Tar Heels Basketball Academy located in North Texas has a proven track record of developing DFW  AAU Basketball athletes to reach their maximum potential.