"Craig Austrie means business on the basketball court. He expects from the players an increased level of effort, focus and commitment to improving their game. He gives coaching his all ...high energy, fun and a competitive spirit are all part of the game. His one-on-one coaching gave our son the edge he needed to make his school team. His clinics helped our younger son gain confidence and play hard. Craig Austrie's clinics are professionally run with groups carefully put together based on age and level of play. None of this comes as any surprise...after all, he is a UCONN Husky! We wish him continued success."

– Mita, parent of high school sophomore and 5th grader

"Thank you for your work last week with Miles. He never really loved the basketball camps we sent him to before, but he really enjoyed yours. Please extend my thanks to Heather as Miles spoke very highly of her as well."

– Matt McQuillen, parent of a 7th grader

"My boys, Ames and Alex, had THE best week last week playing in your clinic! Thanks you for making them feel so positive about the game and about themselves; you have a true gift!"

– Evangeline, Parent from Darien

"I am hearing that the camp is a lot of fun, so thanks so much for saving a spot for Tommy."

– Silvia Szanto, Parent of a high school freshman

"Just wanted to let you know that Daphne had a BLAST at your camp! We will see you around this fall."

– Elise Budd, parent of an eighth grade girl

"Without Craig, I would not have been able to enter tryouts for my Division I college team with the skill set and confidence required to stand out. Craig’s positive attitude was something all players should look forward to. My shot, my dribbling, and my post moves have all improved tremendously under Craig’s direction. There are very few people like Craig who can offer game playing knowledge at such a high level. If your child is looking to become an elite player, or just improve his game, and have fun doing it, Craig is your guy."

– Clay Graham, Forward, Colgate University

"Craig’s programs are superb. All his students come away with substantially stronger fundamentals, intelligence, and knowledge of how to work outside of the clinics to further improve their games. He relates to each player as an individual, while showing them all how to contribute to the team success. Craig’s staff is first class, and spends quality time with both individual and team input. If you are looking to get better quickly and to be successful on the court, give Craig a call. We are fortunate to have his leadership and his interest in giving back. After EVERY practice, whether with a clinic or individual lesson, every student comes away with a real sense of accomplishment and growth. An outstanding program led by a special person. Thanks Craig!"

– Jamie Rhind, Parent of a 10th Grade boy

"There are many basketball development programs in the tri-state, however few offer the opportunity to work with a former Big East Guard and Connecticut Gatorade Player of the Year.  In the time that my son has worked with Craig, he has improved his game, excelled on the court, and he just made his elite travel team!"

– Joe Vitarelli

"I can't say enough about Craig Austrie Clinics and Individual Training Sessions!  He is a truly gifted Trainer and Coach.  For the past 2 years, my son has been training under Craig's guidance. He made the JV High School Basketball Team as a direct result of his training with Craig.  Craig has instilled confidence, skills and has improved my son's endurance and stamina.  My son is 5' 6" tall, 4" shorter than the next shortest player on the JV Team.  However, he is now a commanding point guard and shooting guard on his team, thanks to Craig.

"Craig has made my son's dream come true!"

– Nicole Rhind

"Through his private sessions and weekend clinics, Craig brought my son’s skills and fundamentals to a competitive level - enough to make his middle school basketball team, something he dreamed about for years!  Craig really cares about the development of the kids with whom he works.  Craig’s sessions have given my son a greater confidence and the skills that he has learned from Craig have helped him tremendously. Craig taught him valuable skills (both on the court technical skills and basketball smarts) that my son will carry with him throughout his basketball years.  Craig is a coach that makes playing fun but also pushes the kids to do and be their best.  He teaches that if you want to be good at anything, it requires a lot of practice. My son finally understands that no matter how good you may be at something, there is nothing that will replace continued practice and hard word.  Thank you so much Craig for helping to instill these fundamentals and for making my son’s dream into a reality.  We are looking forward to continuing to work with you for many years to come."

– Patricia, Parent of a 6th grader