At the Elementary School level, Basketball skill practices are offered one quarter per semester. At the Middle School level, practices are organized by seasons. Basketball is the main focus in the second semester. In the first semester, the main focus is volleyball.
Middle School Friendship Games are competitions among UAS, Lincoln School (Buenos Aires) and The International School of Curitiba (Brazil), which provide opportunities for our Middle School athletes to compete internationally. In October, Lincoln and UAS meet to play soccer and volleyball, and in May all three schools meet to compete in soccer and basketball. As the main objective of the Middle School athletics program is participation, the Friendship Games are open to every Middle School student who attends practice on a regular basis.
The South American Activities Conference meets four times during the year, rotating as host schools, to organize volleyball, soccer and basketball tournaments and a performing arts event. In April 2015, UAS will travel to the boys and girls basketball tournament in Lima Peru.
Historical Success for the Boys
The UAS Boys Basketball team has had an impressive run of success in the SAAC Basketball Tournament. Despite being the smallest school (the other schools in SAAC are from one-and-a-half to seven times larger), the Boys team has managed to win SEVEN of the last NINE tournaments.
This past year, the UAS Boys team joined the Montevideo city league, playing against clubs from across the area. In November, they won the city league championship in their first year of competition. Congrats to our Boys Basketball squad!