Athletics at The Governor’s Academy is about outstanding performance- as our championship titles, college NCAA scholarship players, and world competitors will attest- but it is also about character.
Basketball - Boys Thirds
Players on the thirds basketball team come from a variety of backgrounds; some have never played basketball before and others have had experience in organized basketball. The boys on the team are almost always ninth graders and sophomores. The team size is kept as small as possible to allow for more focused instruction and fair amounts of playing time in games. Practices are held daily and the team usually plays about 15 games per season against local private high and middle schools. The coaches emphasize several aspects of the game during the season, including teamwork, sportsmanship, fundamental skills, physical conditioning and fun. In past seasons, several thirds players have worked their way through the program to reach the varsity level. Regardless of the final outcome, however, it is hoped that thirds players will have an enjoyable team experience and also learn something about basketball.
Head Coach: Mark Gerry
Assistant Coach: Shane Smith