Boys basketball at Yangon Academy focuses on both individual skills as well as team skills while playing. For beginning players the focus is on fundamental and foundation skills. For experienced or returning players, skill advancement and running a cohesive team offense is the main focus.
There are currently two teams in place at Yangon Academy which have two separate seasons, a U15 team, as well as a U19 team. The U15 team consists of players with varying abilities, while the U19 team contains many experienced players, most of whom are returning players from previous years.
Both teams have around 20 spots for players; 12 of which are able to compete in games and tournaments. A typical practice runs from 3:00-4:15, where fundamental skills are sharpened (shooting, passing, ball handling), as well as defensive and offensive strategies are explored and developed.
Boys basketball this 2016/2017 season was full of excitement and improvement all around. As a coach, I was very proud of all the boys' efforts and the teamwork shown by both teams. We demonstrated dedication in practice that often resulted in wins during our games.
For our U15 boys, we had a very strong athletic team filled with many 8th grade students. The boys learned how to run an offense during practice, and continued to excel with their offensive skills. I am looking forward to the continued progression of these players who will now be joining the U19 team.
For our U19 boys, we demonstrated a fantastic amount of heart and dedication that nearly won us first place in the March MISAC tournament.
We plan to continue our high level of play into the next season and want to come out with an even more solid team. We hope to continue our high level of play into what I hope will be an even greater success in the next season.