About ASA

 

Austin Sports Academy (ASA) is a multi-sport enterprise that brings together the skills, knowledge and experience of motivated coaches with national, regional, and local scope. The Academy aims to deliver more training, sport and physical activity opportunities for all levels of children and adults to help them engage in a healthy lifestyle, from weekend warriors to future professional athletes. 

ASA focuses on a combination of general motor skills such as speed, agility, and balance to create a self-confident world class soccer player. ASA focuses on becoming a better athlete at younger ages, specializing as athletes progress, and incorporating sport specific elite training with age. Training is specific to the individual and their aspirations, whether that is making the junior varsity high school team, a specific age appropriate club team, or the Olympic team. 

ASA’s goal is to teach a love of sport and physical activity through play; train for success on and off the field; and learn to live healthy and with a sense of self-confidence. 

 

Owners

About Us

  Mary & Carlos Arana  | Owners  Carlos and Mary Arana are owners of Sala7 Enterprises and Primerica Financial Services, Arana & Associates. Carlos is a South Austin native that played competitive club soccer. The Aranas have seven children, six of whom have played soccer in Austin. One of their daughters, now playing soccer at Concordia University, first started training with Austin Sports Academy when she was nine years old. The Aranas have a passion for soccer and sports. Both of them graduated from the University of Texas at Austin, Carlos with a BA in Anthropology and Mary with a Masters in Education. Carlos & Mary are also founders of two local non-profits, Peace in the Process, and Couples-4-Christ.

Mary & Carlos Arana | Owners

Carlos and Mary Arana are owners of Sala7 Enterprises and Primerica Financial Services, Arana & Associates. Carlos is a South Austin native that played competitive club soccer. The Aranas have seven children, six of whom have played soccer in Austin. One of their daughters, now playing soccer at Concordia University, first started training with Austin Sports Academy when she was nine years old. The Aranas have a passion for soccer and sports. Both of them graduated from the University of Texas at Austin, Carlos with a BA in Anthropology and Mary with a Masters in Education. Carlos & Mary are also founders of two local non-profits, Peace in the Process, and Couples-4-Christ.

  Ben Crawley  | Founder  Throughout his soccer career, Ben Crawley has excelled at all levels. Ben grew up in Austin and graduated from Westlake High School in 1989. He went on to play in both the Bundesliga and MLS before retiring.  Ben is currently Director of Coaching at River City Rangers.  Ben enjoys spending his free time with his wife, Dianne, and their three boys, Landon, Griffin, and Andrew.

Ben Crawley | Founder

Throughout his soccer career, Ben Crawley has excelled at all levels. Ben grew up in Austin and graduated from Westlake High School in 1989. He went on to play in both the Bundesliga and MLS before retiring.

Ben is currently Director of Coaching at River City Rangers.

Ben enjoys spending his free time with his wife, Dianne, and their three boys, Landon, Griffin, and Andrew.

  Brad O'Kelley  | Founder - Director of Operations  Over the years, Brad O’Kelley has demonstrated his love and focus to improve South Austin athletics. Brad grew up playing soccer in South Austin, over time playing with USA (United South Austin), Austin Capitals and Austin Flyers. He played collegiate level soccer at University of North Texas for a short time and later finished his Exercise and Sports Science degree at Southwest Texas State University.  Currently, Brad oversees all of the day-to-day operations for Austin Sports Academy while continuing to be involved in the South Texas Olympic Development Program as a South Texas Head coach. Brad also serves on the Region III Boys ODP staff.  Brad and wife, Joanne, have two children that keep them very busy on the weekends with multiple athletic endeavors.

Brad O'Kelley | Founder - Director of Operations

Over the years, Brad O’Kelley has demonstrated his love and focus to improve South Austin athletics. Brad grew up playing soccer in South Austin, over time playing with USA (United South Austin), Austin Capitals and Austin Flyers. He played collegiate level soccer at University of North Texas for a short time and later finished his Exercise and Sports Science degree at Southwest Texas State University.

Currently, Brad oversees all of the day-to-day operations for Austin Sports Academy while continuing to be involved in the South Texas Olympic Development Program as a South Texas Head coach. Brad also serves on the Region III Boys ODP staff.

Brad and wife, Joanne, have two children that keep them very busy on the weekends with multiple athletic endeavors.

Michelle | Office Manager

Mike | After School Program Coordinator

Location: 275 Lotus Circle, Austin, TX 78737

Office Hours: 8:30am - 8:30pm Weekdays & Weekends by Appointment

 

Our

Facility

18,000 sq ft, air conditioned, indoor turf field, perfect for:

  • Soccer

  • Lacrosse

  • Field Hockey

  • Football

  • Wrestling

  • Baseball/Softball

  • Corporate Events

  • Birthday Parties

  • and more!