Visions Basketball Club Completes First Season

This year, Visions In Education kicked off sports clubs for the first time in our school’s history. Alongside our soccer club, Visions fielded a basketball club for friendly, intermural competition with other schools.

“On February 7, 2024, twenty-seven strangers entered the Visions In Education Boardroom for our first club meeting,” said Coach Ron Thomas. “I couldn’t tell them how many games we would win by the end of the season, but I could tell them that we would become a family, and that is exactly what happened.

Coaches Ron Thomas (Associate Director of Equity and Student Engagement) and Independent Study Vice Principal David Doyle built a 10-week training schedule that started with practices and basic basketball drills to get students ready for competition.

“I thought there would have been more girls [signing up] but it was still a fun experience and I grew closer to my basketball community,” said Liana M., a player on the Basketball Club.

Due to a large number of participants, Visions was able to construct two separate groups to compete and play. Both groups stepped up to represent Visions in the playoffs this year. For the first time, Visions will have six players competing in this year’s All-Star Game.

“We ended the season with twenty-five players that became a cohesive club,” said Thomas. “They knew that they were a part of history being the first Visions In Education basketball club; they represented the school well and built the foundation for a program that will be even better in the years to come.

Congratulations to Visions” basketball club for their first successful season! Win or lose, we are all #VisionsProud of you.