All Headwaters High School students have the opportunity to participate in our after-school sports program, regardless of previous experience. Each season begins with a trial period in which students can try out the sport. Teams compete in the TCSAAL for flag football, and the TAIAO for all other sports.
Our teams are competitive within these leagues and have won numerous championships over the years, but above all our program emphasizes sportsmanship, teamwork, and playing for the love of the game.
Throughout the school year we offer the following teams:
Flag Football (Coed)
Basketball (Separate Girls and Boys Teams)
Each sport has a dedicated coach from the Headwaters Community. Teams typically have practices or games 4-5 days a week. Practices are after school and usually take place at the Austin Recreation Center, Duncan Park, or Zilker Park.
Born and raised in California, I received my B.S. degree in Psychology from U.C. Santa Barbara. After finishing my undergraduate education, I traveled the world for ten years, seven of which were spent managing a bicycle tour company in Paris, France. Now settled in Austin, I am thrilled to be teaching and coaching at Headwaters. In the classroom, I am passionate about inspiring others to learn and seek knowledge. On the sporting field, I emphasize hard work, teamwork, and the mental aspect of sports. I am honored and grateful to be part of the Headwaters staff and community. This year I will be the teaching Government/Economics, and coaching high school flag football and soccer.
Alyssa Wistrick has vast experience both playing and coaching volleyball. Alyssa began playing volleyball at the age of 12 and went on to play six years at a top club in the Pacific Northwest. Alyssa played four years of high school varsity volleyball and led her team to four district championship victories and four state appearances. Alyssa went on to earn a full ride scholarship to the number one junior college in the nation, College of Southern Idaho and later transferred to Middle Tennessee State University. As a middle blocker and outside hitter Alyssa received two All- American accolades and appeared in three NCAA tournaments. She also had the rare opportunity to travel to China as a part of the USA Select Team.
Alyssa found her love for coaching in college when her volleyball programs would put on summer volleyball camps. She went on to be an Assistant Coach at Lower Columbia College and a coach at Mark Morris High School. In 2018 Alyssa co-founded and is now the Director of Coaching at Empower Juniors Volleyball Academy in Austin.
Mike Franz is the High School Athletics Coordinatorand also a guide at Headwaters. Reach out to him with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.