Large crowd gathers to meet the challenge or watch Tristan Jass and team play basketball at Hasbrook Park in Arlington Heights.
Tristan Jass from Kenosha, Wisconsin made a decision a few years ago: Accept a basketball scholarship or develop a sensational basketball-related YouTube channel that — along with his teammates — “hustles” other local teams and shows off situational on- and off-court basketball stunt plays. According to tubefilter.com, Tristan Jass was working to get a basketball college scholarship. But then a life-changing event occurred. About the same time that Tristan Jass received a couple of Division 1 offers, his social media accounts on YouTube and Instagram started taking off.
He told interested coaches he was not going to college, and in January 2017 began posting videos about every three days to his YouTube channel that he started in February 2014. Lately, many of his videos are 5v5 games where he arrives at random outdoor basketball courts and plays other local teams on their “home court” … on Tuesday June 30, 2020, Tristan Jass and his team chose to appear at Hasbrook Park. Tristan Jass posted the video this afternoon, Thursday July 2, 2020. His team won two games and lost one at Hasbrook, but the big win is the amount of views that translate to clicks and revenue on his YouTube video (check the bottom two videos in this article to see what Tristan’s YouTube income was able to accomplish).
Basically, Tristan Jass tweeted out, “Where are the hoop sessions at today? (Milwaukee/Chicago area)” About one-hundred replies suggested Hasbrook Park at 333 West Maude Avenue in Arlington Heights. Social distancing is another story. The outdoor courts were packed with people — mostly male teens. Arlington Heights received at least one complaint about social distancing. There are Arlington Heights Park District signs that remind people about social distancing, but you can see from the video at Hasbrook Park, social distancing was not practiced by the majority.
Hasbrook Park in Arlington Heights
— Ethan Haack (@EHaack15) June 30, 2020
Hasbrook Park Arlington Heights IL 7:30
— Ryan Stearns (@rystearns6) June 30, 2020
Pull up to hasbrook park in Arlington heights, IL. Great competition there bro
— Christian Rettig (@bigcrescendo) June 30, 2020
Hasbrook park in alrington height @TristanJass
— orlando thomas (@lando60470799) July 1, 2020
A year ago he participated in a 3-point contest with Golden State Warriors professional point guard Steph Curry at an Under Armour event.
3 PT Shootout with Steph Curry And His Family!
One of Tristan’s early videos is a training video that shows him working out on a Legend “ball Heave” commercial-grade exercise machine with a stabilizer ball “Swiss Ball” in his garage.
Another part of his training routine is uphill running, similar to Walter Payton’s training routine at Nickol Knoll — actually before Nickol Knoll was a golf course, when it was a nothing but a landfill. In Tristan’s uphill runs, he also trains wearing a 25-LB weight vest, and runs uphill backwards. He also trains at an alternate beach hill that involves jump squats up a sand hill, and sprinting up the sand hill. His training appears to focus on foot and ankle stability along with power training for jumping and power advancing across the court.
During gym basketball court training he uses weighted “Play Maker Training” ball-handling gloves especially made for ball-handling drills.
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Tristan Jass: “My Dad has been struggling making payments every month for his car so I decided to pay off his car in FULL! Hit the like button for my DAD!”
Tristan Jass paid off his mom’s rent for a year.