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American Samoa returns from Samoa with 2 Championships

Team American Samoa consisting of 4 teams (Pago Eagles in the men's open, Ol' Skool in the women's open and U18 boys & girls teams) competed against team Samoa in their 2016 Independence day basketball tournament from May 30 - June 3. Ol' Skool & the U18 boys returned back home with championship trophies, Pago Eagles with 2nd place and U18 girls with 4th place.more

Team Samoa arrives in American Samoa to compete

Team Samoa arrives in American Samoa to compete int he 2016 Flag Day Samoa Invitationalmore

Liahona escapes with their first win with only 4 players

The 2016 ASBA Flag Day tournament heated up lastnight with the first game of the evening between Liahona and Dawn Breakersmore

2016 Flag Day League Tips-off for ASBA

The American Samoa Basketball Association tips-off another season for the 2016 Flag Day league with an invitation that includes 3 teams from Samoa.more

Paul Amituana'i & Diehl Langkilde get certified by FIBA Oceania

FIBA sports development manager, Annie La Fleur, conducts a two day workshop for officials and coaches to certify two trainers to train coaches & officials.more

Diehl Langkilde to attend ICAB at University of Delaware

American Samoa national coach has been selected to attend the International coaching apprenticeship in basketball program at the University of Delaware.more

2015 Moso'oi Basketball Tournament is in full swing

The annual Moso'oi basketball tournament being held by the American Samoa basketball association garners 14 teams for the men and 5 women teams. This year's tournament sees an addition of 8 new teams. This should be an interesting tournament.more

American Samoa Basketball Assoc. holds Coach & Sports Officials workshop

Development and preparations of our officials prior to the 2015 Moso'oi Tournament, led by officials Paulo Pua'auli & Allen Fuimaono, who recently returned from Papua New Guinea in officiating the 2015 Pacific Games.more

American Samoa Women's National Team returns with Silver

The American Samoa women's national team that participated in the 2015 Pacific Games in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea returns back to American Samoa with the Silver medal after playing a remarkable game against Team Fiji. The ladies alongside with Fiji will participate in the 2017 Championshipsmore

The Filipino Community Tips-Off the 2015 Basketball Season

The 2015 basketball season for the Filipino Basketball League kicked off on March 28 at the Tafuna high school gym with the American Samoa Basketball Association over-looking the league with officiating & table officials.more

2015 ASBA FLAG DAY LEAGUE IN FULL EFFECT

The American Samoa Basketball Association has kicked off it's 2015 season campaign for the Flag Day League and the excitement is building with new teams and high expectations PLUS the 2015 Men's National Select Team are participating this year!more

First Ever 3X3 Wellness Tournament in American Samoa

It's the first of its kind and the American Samoa Basketball Association has brought the 3x3 Wellness Tournament in American Samoa.more

2014 Under 19 Pick-A-Thon Fundraiser

The American Samoa Under 19 National Team fundraising for the 2014 Under 19 Youth Qualifications Tournament in Suva, Fiji.more

2014 Summer Youth Clinics concludes with closing ceremony

ASBA in partnership with the Department of Parks & Recreations concludes its summer program for the youth.more

FIBA secretary general in American Samoa on a 1-day visit

Eligibility of players one of the topics of discussion plus FIBA points to importance of partnerships for successmore

2014 Summer Youth Clinics Underway

The American Samoa basketball association has partnered up once again with the department of Parks & Recreations for the 2014 Summer Youth Clinics for a six week program.more

ASBA celebrates Olympic Day with the ASNOC

The American Samoa Basketball Association celebrates with the American Samoa national Olympic Committee & over 200+ NOC around the world the 2014 Olympic Day on June 21 at the Veteran Memorial Stadium in American Samoa.more

2014 Spring Champions, Ninjaz

After winning the 2013 Moso'oi tournament & the Moso'oi League. The Ninjaz were red hot coming into the 2014 season with their eyes on the Spring Championship league where they felt short in 2013.more

Army #1 on a 3 game winning streak

Army #1 continues to play strong and coming back from behind to defeat the Breakers 57-55 to remain ASBA Shield holdersmore

Newly painted floor for Tafuna high school gym

The American Samoa basketball association continues its community service by revamping the Tafuna high school basketball gym with a new painted floor.more

Army #1, shield holders, for Flag Day League

The 2014 Flag Day is already underway and ASBA already has a new shield holder, an undefeated team gets its first loss and a under 14 team enters into the league.more

The 2014 Flag Day National Championships Tips Off

The American Samoa Basketball Association will be tipping off its annual Flag Day league with the 2014 Flag Day National Championships on April 12th, 2014 at the Tafuna High School gym.more

ASBA donates paints to Tafuna High School

American Samoa Basketball Association made a presentation to Tafuna High School's principal, Beauty Tuiasosopo, of donated paints to help give the basketball gym a face-lift.more

Diehl Langkilde is selected to participate in OSEP

The American Samoa Basketball Association is pleased to announce the acceptance of high school & national coach, Diehl Langkilde, into the Oceania Sporting Education program. The program will be held in Apia, Samoa from September 23 to October 4, 2013.more

2013 Moso'oi Basketball Tournament

The American Samoa Basketball Association prepares for the 2013 Moso'oi tournament on September 14 and revitalizing the women's program by holding a women's tournament as well.more

ASBA joins the ASNOC to celebrate Olympic day

The American Samoa Basketball Association with other federations celebrates Olympic Day in American Samoa.more

TAH group visits American Samoa & conducts clinics

The American Samoa department of education’s physical education division brought a group of coaches to the territory for free clinics in wrestling, track & field and also included basketball. ASDOE-PE contacted ASBA President, Milton Taufa’asau, to help support this clinic by organizing athletes between the ages of 13 – 18 with an exception to 19 & 20 year olds.more

Shannon Eastin trains local basketball offcials

During the week long training of the Troy Polamalu football camp in American Samoa, a lone official tagged along with the Pittsburgh Steelers star safety in training local officials in American Samoa for football and basketball.more

The 2013 Summer Youth Basketball Concludes

The American Samoa Basketball Association concludes its 2013 Summer youth clinic that was sponsored by the department of parks & recreations. The basketball summer youth clinic was a huge success that featured all 4 sites (Malaeimi site, Fagaloa site, Alofau site & Tafuna site) coming together for a friendly competition.more

Talanoa Smith returns home and assist in basketball clinic

Former American Samoa U19 national player and 2011 Oceania All Star, Talanoa Smith, returns home to American Samoa and participates in the 2013 Summer Youth clinic by the department of parks and recreations. Smith, who is entering his junior season, is expected to start this season for the bearcats is happy to be home and able to give back to the young athletes with the same opportunity he had.more

2013 Summer Program underway

Basketball is featuring prominently in the Parks and Recreation summer clinics at Alofae, Maleaimi and Tafuna. Over 60 students are participating in these clinics, which concentrate on fundamental skills for the young players and more specialist training for the high school students.more

Women's try out for Pacific Games teams

The women's tryouts for the Pacific Games team will begin in a few weeks due to the ongoing high school league which will be over in two weeks time. The coaches are Haili Ripley and Melisha Purcell.more

Try outs for Pacific Games Men's Teams Begins

The tryouts for the men's basketball team is under way. It began 3 weeks ago and there were over 30 trying out. The coaches are Milton Taufaasau and Diehl Langkilde assisted by Forest Duldalao and Mel Purcell who coached the Mini Games team in 1997 and was a player in 83' and 87'.more

Oceania well represented at inaugural Youth Olympic Games

Host organisers have just completed the installation of the official competition basketball court ahead of the Youth Olympic Games that gets underway on 14th August in Singapore. This event marks the debut of FIBA 33, the official 3 on 3 version of basketball.

Oceania will be represented by Australia girls, Vanuatu girls and New Zealand men. Players are aged under 18 and coaches under 35.more
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