Select players, those showcasing a unique skill level within their given age and gender demographics, have the chance to compete for three months (May-July) in a highly competitive basketball league. This league allows for players to have isolated team practices and skill trainings, followed by travel (game-play) on weekends. The league is comprised of elite players across all four villages, totalling 20 teams:
Four U13 mixed gender teams
Four U16 girls and boys teams
Four U18 girls and boys teams
While ST’s mission focuses on using basketball as a tool for better health and empowerment, there are opportunities for our elite players to use their skill to continue playing at higher levels. Thus far, we have had 4 players selected for the Under 16 National team, and 8 players receiving athletic scholarships through secondary school.