Our Athletic Programs have a tradition of building team spirit and an important and fun way to keep our Panagia at the center of our families’ lives. Our teams are open to players of all abilities from families who are Stewards at Assumption.
Assumption is a founding member of the Greek Orthodox Basketball League of Southern California (GOBL), and we have a strong tradition of participation that spans three generations at Assumption! This basketball program is for GOYA youth ages 12 to 19 years old, and recently added a new team to include young adult men ages 20 to 29. Our season begins with practices in early January, and league play starts right after the Greek Folk Dance Festival (FDF) and continues to early May and culminates in a post-season playoffs.
Our Youth have really embraced our Volleyball Program. The highlight is a one-day GOYA Volleyball Tournament in May, with team practices starting in late April. Last season, we had 35 players on 5 coed teams with three different age divisions. Many of our players have begun our volleyball program as beginners and are now playing at an advanced level!
With the grand opening of our Assumption Center 2013, we now have a wonderful new Gym to serve as the home for our basketball and volleyball programs. Either on Sunday home basketball games, Friday night practices, or whenever we open our gym for open play after other activities at Assumption, our venue draws and keeps our youth at Assumption. In addition, we have hosted the GOBL Finals Championship and Awards Banquet the last two years, providing a wonderful venue for all the parishes in GOBL.
Although we have a tradition of winning at Assumption, the real keys to our programs are tremendous support by our parents, dedicated and talented coaches from our community, and our youth who want to be together. Our practices routinely draw over 30 players on a Friday night, with family members cheering them on.
In the coming year we will be expanding our Athletic Programs to include regularly scheduled Family Volleyball Nights, and basketball and volleyball clinics throughout the year.
If you have or know of a youth or young adult who wants to join us, please contact the church office.