Welcome to the 2016-2017 Falcons Basketball Season!
Tryouts for both boys and girls basketball teams happen the first weeks of November, providing coaches a good look at the varied level of experience our student-athletes have.
Basketball is the only DoDDS Europe sport that maintains a full Junior Varsity schedule, allowing younger or less experienced players an opportunity to grow and compete with similar leveled teams from other schools.
Basketball training focuses on the team aspect of the sport, building cooperation, communication and dedication while providing a high level of physical training to prepare our student-athletes for games.
Friday night home games are not to be missed, as a loud and supportive AOSR community packs the gymnasium to watch basketball, the cheer squad, occasional sightings of Federica the Falcon and eat American style concessions at our Falcon Sports Council run concession stand.
The season ends with a four-day tournament in Wiesbaden, Germany, where we face off with teams from around Europe for the divisional title.
The boys team is lead by Coach Phil Davis, in his 17th year. The girls team is lead by ex- Serie A player Coach Carmela Verardi, in her 7th year.
AOSR basketball has been a regular contender in ASIL, both boys and girls teams winning Conference play.
Congratulations to our Girls Basketball team 2016!
They got on the podium winning the 3rd Place Position in the Division II 2016 European Championships!
Quotes from Past Players
...When we won Europeans, we were playing not only for our team and our school, but for every single AOSR basketball player before us. To be able to walk away from that tournament as champions changed our lives.
Leonardo P., Gregory C., and Jack L.
AOSR Boys Basketball Captains, 2014-2015
1st Place Division II 2015 European Championships
When the season began, we looked at the team and saw room for great improvement and potential. We are both extremely proud of all that this team has achieved. We always believed in this team.
Nicole B., and Alessia G.
AOSR Girls Basketball Captains, 2015-2016
3rd Place Division II 2016 European Championships