Basketball Program

Buena Vista players scrimmage during halftime at a Golden State Warriors game on Buena Vista Night.

The BVUMC Youth Basketball program provides youth entering kindergarten through high school with the opportunity to play basketball in a safe, well-organized environment. The volunteer-run program emphasizes the values of teamwork, cultural awareness, and community service as well as development of self-esteem, confidence, and strong peer relationships in the context of spiritual community. While its origins are Asian American and Christian, the program is open to youth and families of all ethnicities, religions, and basketball skill levels.

Practice and League Schedule

Including practices and games, the season runs from September through February or March, depending on age. Games typically begin the first week of December and run through February. League games are held on the weekends at various gyms throughout the Bay Area. Our teams may also participate in tournaments and jamborees. Throughout the season, we schedule community service events, which are opportunities for players and families to engage in fun community-building activities together such as volunteering in beach clean-ups and at local food banks.

BV Basketball Board

  • Director: Gavin Tachibana
  • Assistant Director: Kevin Connelly
  • Treasurer: Darren Fong
  • Church Liaison: Gavin Tachibana
  • At Large Member: Ryan Fong
  • Athletic Director: Darren Fong
  • Communications Director: Jack Woo
  • Ex Officio Board Member: Rev. Myrna Bernadel-Huey
  • At Large Member: Lilybel Nakamura


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