This spring, we will be starting a boy's club team named "TEAM ELITUS OKINAWA".
This team will be registered with the Japan Basketball Association (JBA), thus allowing us to compete in official Japanese tournaments. We will also aim to participate in U.S.-circuit and/or AAU competitions during the summer months. Our activity is something that has rarely been seen in Japan.
Although we don't have the funding yet and this is indeed a new team, there sure will be obstacles. However, we will be able to do this because of the distinct environment that Okinawa provides. Whether Japanese or American, we desire to build a diverse team that goes beyond Okinawa and challenges itself overseas; while igniting Okinawa basketball. We will initially start with a Boy's team but hope to start a Girl's team as soon as we can.
We will be hosting our inaugural tryouts at the end of March. Details are listed below. Please click the red "sign-up" button below to register.
-Event name：TEAM ELITUS OKINAWA (DYNASTY)TRYOUTS -Host：Elitus Academy Okinawa -Date：Saturday, March 28- Sunday, March 29, 2020 -Location：Kitanakagusuku-son Gymnasium -Address: Aza Rycom 638Nakagami-gun, Kitanakagusuku, Okinawa 901-2306
-Cost：Free-What we will do: Test out each player's athletic ability, skill level, and basketball IQ level.
-What to bring: Water, your own basketball, and sports-appropriate attire.
-Registration Deadline: Wednesday, March 25th, 2020
Note: -We will be using a Japanese facility. You must take off your outside shoes. -Participants may be photographed or video recorded.
-Sign-up Form: https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSeF1-ED8iZV93CqoR…/viewform
U-15 Team (Ages 11~15 / Any nationality) -Saturday, March 28th 9:00~11:00 -Sunday, March 29th 17:00~18:30
U-18 Team (Ages 13~18 / Any nationality) -Saturday, March 28th 11:15~13:00 -Sunday, March 29th 18:35~20:00
＊Note: Due to JBA regulations, only 2 non-Japanese players are allowed to play in official tournament/games for the U-18 category. However, U.S. players may practice and play in practice games (opponent permitting) in the Japanese circuit. There is no problem with Summer basketball in the U.S.