Pohnpei March Madness Finale

On March 31, 2012 at the Pohnpei Campus Gymnasium saw the Grand Finale of the 2012 Pohnpei Basketball March Madness Tournament. It was a shocking surprise this month not seeing team Kolonia contending for the 1st place podium, instead they were contesting for the 3rd place spot in the March Madness Tournament. They will be contending the Awak Wolverines for the 3rd place and Strippling Warriors and Out-Laws will be contending for the 1st place.


March Madness- Day 13 Highlights

One more day of second prelims before the quarter-finals kicks-off on Wednesday March 28.


March Madness- Day 12 Highlights

On Friday March 23, 2012 at the Pohnpei Gymnasium, saw the most anticipated match of the 2012 Pohnpei Basketball March Madness Tournament between last month's Champions (Kolonia) and Out-Laws. It is a rematch of last month's championship game between the two.


March Madness- Day 11 Highlights

2012 Pohnpei Basketball March Madness Tournament running and teams are fighting to stay alive and stay on top of their pools.


March Madness- Day 10 Highlights

Pohnpei March Madness action continues.


March Madness- Day 9 Highlights

2012 Pohnpei Basketball March Madness Tournament continues and everything is at high stakes now for all teams. Day 9 brings some very interesting games.


March Madness- Day 8 Highlights

It's the first day of the second preliminaries of the 2012 Pohnpei Basketball March Madness Tournament and things can happen. Shockers and surprises. It's a to-or-die for all teams. We expect to see great basketball action. It's anybody's game now.


March Madness- Day 7 Highlights

Day 7 of the 2012 Pohnpei Basketball March Madness Tournament saw some intense plays from teams fighting hard to alive in the tournament and some fighting for the rite to claim 1st place in their respective pools.


March Madness- Day 6 Highlights

The 2012 Pohnpei Basketball March Madness Tournament Preliminaries is almost over and some teams are stepping up the gear to stay alive in the tournament.


March Madness- Day 5 Highlights

The Prelims of the 2012 Pohnpei Basketball Tournament is almost over. After 5 days of action six teams remain unbeaten.

  1. Kolonia 2-0
  2. Out-Laws 2-0
  3. SDA Dolphins 2-0
  4. Awak Wolverines 2-0
  5. Visual Impact 2-0
  6. Kihdeleng 1-0

March Madness- Day 4 Highlights

March Madness Tournament in Pohnpei still running and getting more exciting. The 16 team tournament of 4 pools. At the end of the week, only 12 teams will remain in the chance to qualify for the quarter and semi-finals.


March Madness- Day 3 Highlights

2012 Pohnpei Basketball March Madness Tournament running in high gear.


March Madness continues in Pohnpei

Day 2 Highlights of the 2012 Pohnpei Basketball March Madness Tournament.

Brackett up for a lay-up

2012 Pohnpei Basketball March Madness Tournament

On March 12 the Pohnpei Basketball March Madness Tournament kicked-off with the top 3 teams from last month's tournament playing on opening night. In the first game Kolonia blew out IBC (Island Basketball Club). Team Kolonia out-scored IBC 64-38 with their fast break plays and good passing skills. Three players from Kolonia scoring double digits. Wearing jersey #11- David Actouka score leader for Kolonia registering 13 pts, #21- Maverick Salvador contributing 11 pts, and 10 pts for #14- Willy Hawley Jr. and Lianter Dikepa from IBC registering the team's high scorer with 10 pts.


Youth Summer Camp Kicks Off Monday!

The COM/FSMNOC Pohnpei Youth Summer Basketball Camp will be starting this Monday 14th July 2008 and run for 5 days. Applications from camp participants have been steadily coming in over the past few weeks to fill the quota of 100 athletes for each session. The monring session will run from 9am - 12noon with 9-12yr olds, the after noon session caters for 13-17yr old athletes from 1pm - 4pm.....more
Jump Ball to start the match

Yap Junior League Well Under Way

The Yap Junior League is well under was as the 3rd game was played last night at the Yap Sports Complex. Embracing the best juniour basketball players hat Yap has to offer, the league is proving to be very competitive and is attracting strong spectator numbers as people make the journey to support their villages....more
Kaday Village Basketball Club at training with Coach Ryan Burns

Teams Preparing for Yap Junior League

The Yap Junior Basketball League run by the Yap Basketball Association (YBA)is planning to get underway on Thursday 3rd July 2008. The league will then continue with regular matches played every Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings at the Sports Complex. Over the past week a number of teams have been preparing themselves for what will be tough competition....more
Midori men proudly hold their Champions Trophy

Midori Men Yap Youth Champions

Midori (83) put in their best game of the year to defeat Tamil (51) in Game 2 of the Yap Youth Tournament over the weekend. With a solid game plan involving full court man to man defence and an offence that spread the floor well with screening off the ball, Midori were a class unit....more
Youth Tournament Champions Colonia with their trophy

Colonia Women Take Out Youth Tournament

Colonia (57) defeated the Tamil Red (53) Dirt in Game 2 of the Women’s Yap Youth Basketball Tournament Championship on Saturday night the 21st June 2008. With a packed crowd along with the visiting American YTS Basketball Coaches in attendance the stage was set for the most thrilling match of women’s basketball ever played in Yap....more
Tamil Womens Team with Coach Ryan Burns and Sport development Office Larry

Yap Women in Training

Both the Colonia and Tamil Womens Basketball Teams have been training hard throughout the last week in preparation of Game 2 of the Youth Basketball Tournament Championship this Saturday 21st June 2008. With the assistance of visiting Australian Basketball Coach Ryan Burns the teams have been taken through a series of different skills and drills to help....more
Coach Todd Fuller explains to the coaches course participants

Youth Team Sports Arrive in Yap

After visits to both Pohnpei and Chuuk last year, and a visit to Kosrae earlier this month, Youth Team Sports (YTS) has arrived in Yap to continue their basketball clinics involving coaches and a camp for children. With past NBA players David Wood and Todd Fuller there is no shoratage of expertise.....more
Colonia (red) and Tamil (black) are introduced before the start their Championship Match

Youth Tournament Championship

On Saturday 14th June 2008 the 1st Championship matches for both the mans and womens compition of the Yap Youth Basketball Tournament were held. Played under lights in the evening a great crowd as well as the local radio station turned out for the 2 matches. This was the first match of a best of 3 finals series to be held throughout the following weeks.....more

Pohnpei Youth Basketball Camp Registrations Open

After the success of last years YTS Basketball Camp in Pohnpei, this year will feature the Pohnpei Youth Basketball Camp from July 14 - 18, 2008. The camp will be held across 5 days and caters for youth ages 8-12 in the morning session and 13-17 year olds in the afternoon session. The camp is open to all boys and girls that have a passion for basketball.....more
FSM Internationaly Qualified FIBA Referee Ramsie Joab

International Referee Ramsie Joab Australia Bound

Ramsie Joab, the Pohnpei Campus activity specialist, has been invited by the regional office of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA Oceania) to officiate at the FIBA Oceania Basketball Championships
in Adelaide, Australia........more
Mwan Elementary School Students with Coaches

Mwan Students Have Basketball Fun

Visiting Australian Basketball Coach Ryan Burns and his group of Chuukeese Assistant Coaches have been teaching basketball to the interested students of Mwan Elementary School. Throughout the week the students were arranged to meet at a local basketball court to be put through their paces. With the assistance of a number of assistant coaches all participants got high quality...........more
Jumo Ball to start the match in the SDA Basketball League

SDA Competition Going Strong!

Every Sunday afternoon from 2pm at the Chuuk SDA School people gather to participate in the local basketball competition. With up to 3 games a day, scoretable officials, referees and a hand-made score board the competition is extrememly popular with all. The competition attracts much interest from many spectators looking for a good way to spend their afternoon......more
SDA Elementary Students withe Coach Burns after their clinic

Chuuk SDA School has Basketball Week

Coach Burns has been visiting the Chuuk SDA School throughout the week from 12 – 15 May assisting students with their basketball skills. With the assistance of Daichy Rudolph and other Chuukese coaches, close to 200 students of all ages from the school have been involved. The students have been taken through the basics of dribbling, passing and shooting...........more
Coach Ronnie Edgar During the Sapuk Community Clinic

Chuuk Coaches Leading the Way

Chuuk Coaches have been making a big impact on Chuuk Basketball. A group of 6 young volunteer coaches have been assisting visiting coach Ryan Burns during his visit. On Saturday 10th May the coaches assisted at a basketball clinic for the Sapuk Community Children. The Coaches are...........more
Sapuk Elementary Students Grades 1-5 with Coaches

Coach Ryan Burns Lands in Chuuk

Visiting Australian Basketball Coach Ryan Burns has landed in Chuuk and kicked off the 1 month long visit with 2 basketball clinics at Sapuk Elementary School. Assisted by 5 other willing Chuukese coaches, the 2 clinics included a total of 96 children and covered........more
Kosrae Certified Referees with their certificates

New Referees the Pride of Kosrae

Seven Kosraen's received their certificates on Monday 5th May after completing the FIBA Oceania Level 1 Referees Course over the past 4 weeks. It was an occassion for great celebration as this is the first group of Kosraen referees to be certified for a number of years. The course initially included 11 participants, but only those with excellent attendance and ............more

New Referees get the Thumbs Up!

For the past 2 weeks on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at the Kosrae State Gym the newest editions to the FSM refereeing ranks have been practicing their skills. Whilst undergoing the practical assessment of the FIBA Oceania Level 1 Referees Course a fully timed basketball match has been organised...........more
SDA School Students with Coach Ryan Burns

Kosrae SDA School has Ball of a Day

Last week the SDA School in Kosrae had a visit from Australian Basketball Coach Ryan Burns. Assisted by Sports Administrator Maker Palsis and School Teachers the clinics was over an hour and half of fun and skills.........more
Kosrae State Team players during training

Kosrae State Team Training Down the House!

The Kosrae State Men's Basketball Team has been training down the house in recent weeks. Under the careful instruction of visiting Australian Basketball Coach Ryan Burns, and Kosrae State Head Coach Daniel Pali, the team has been training hard 3 nights per week.........more
Tefansuk Basketball Clinic participants with coach Ryan Burns

Tefansuk Community Gets Clinic

The Tefansuk basketball community in Kosrae gained much from a serious of basketball clinics and training sessions at their community court last week. With many eager participants, coach Ryan Burns had little trouble getting them into some basketball drills and also......more
Referees practicing their skills

Referee's in Training

A FIBA oceana Level 1 Referees Course is currently running at the Kosrae State Gym on Tuesday and Friday evenings from 7pm. Given that recently a number of Kosrae's acredited referees have moved off island, the state has been left short of trained referees............more
Elementary School Students at the Basketball Clinics

Kosrae Kids Enjoy Basketball Clinic

The Children of Kosrae have been enjoying their basketball. Since the arrival of Mr Ryan Burns to Kosrae, basketball clinics have been run for elementary school aged children at the state gym and at school basketball courts..........more
Ryan Burns with Kosrae State Sports Administrator Maker Palsis

FSM Expert Arrives in Kosare

FSM Basketball Expert has arrived in Kosrae and has been very busy. Having only arrived a few days ago he has met with the Hovernor, the Chief Justice, the Speaker and a number of Municipality Mayors and School Principles. This has all been aditional to meeting with the members of the Kosrae Basketball Association (KBA) and the state players and coaches..........more
Ryan Burns donating basketballs on behalf of the Pohnpei Basketball Association to teacher Rememster Johnna

Basketballs Donated to Pohnpei Elementary Schools

Thanks to a kind donation from FIBA Oceania, the Pohnpei Basketball Association (PBA) was able to donate much needed basketballs to the Elementary Schools in the State of Pohnpei. With a mixture of sized basketballs including size 5, 6 and 7 they were ideal for use by elementary school children who are the future of Pohnpei Basketball.......more
Group Photo of the COM Students with Ryan Burns and Franciso Simram

College of Micronesia gets a Basketball Boost!

College of Micronesia students have had the pleasure of visting Australian Basketball Coach Ryan Burns attending their classes to teach them basketball.....................more
Sekere Elementary Students enjoy the clinic as Coach Ryan Burns looks on

Elementary Schools get a Bounce out of Basketball

Throughout the visit of Australian Basketball Coach Ryan Burns to Pohnpei, many Elementary School Children have been learning the skills of basketball. Kolonia, Omnihe and Sekere Elementary School Students have been lucky enough.......more
Referees show off their signals at the Level 1 Referees Course

Referee's improving the game

The referees course currently running at the College of Micronesia (COM) national Campus is allowing for new and current referees to get together to tune their skills for the Pohnpei Open League...............more
SDA High School Students with visiting Basketball Coach Ryan Burns

Clinics for the SDA High School in Pohnpei

The Seventh Day Adventist High School in Pohnpei has been lucky to have visting Basketball Coach Ryan Burns attending the school 2 days a week since his arrival on the 18th February..........more
Coaches at the Level 1 Coaches Course, College of Micronesia

Expert Arrives in Pohnpei, Coaches Course On!

Working for a period of 5 months, Ryan Burns is currently in Pohnpei, FSM assisting basketball in the state. Ryan will be travelling to all of the 4 states within the next few months.........more

FIBA Oceania wants to hear from you!!!

Judy Smith from FIBA Oceania would love to have regular news about basketball in Yap, Chuuk, Pohnpei and Kosrae.

Anyone in the country who has a story about their program, their teams or anything else, is invited to email that information to Judy on Adding a photo would be terrific as well.more
Eddie Calic

Eddie to Travel to FSM

After many years and hard work from Stuart Manwarring travelling to the Federated States of Micronesia, next week we will be starting a new era with Eddie Calic, the newly appointed Zone Development Officer.more

FSMBF Elects New Officers

On July 1st a General Meeting of the FSM Basketball Federation (FSMBF) was held in Saipan. One of the main items of business was the election of new officers.more

The Spirit of the Games

Recently people in several FSM states have been criticizing various sports, basketball being one of them, claiming that if their team can't win medals that it is a waste of time sending them. Is this the real "spirit of the games?more

FSMBF Coaching Applications Available

Coaching applications for the men's and women's national basketball teams are now available on-line. The application and criteria for coaches can be found on this web site by going to DOCUMENTS.

If you have any questions, contact the FSMBF.more

The FSMBF's 2007 Pacific Games Basketball Plan

On March 24, 2005 the FSM Basketball Federation (FSM BF) met. At this meeting the federation unanimously agreed that the FSM should send basketball teams to compete in the 2007 Pacific Games in Samoa. Following is THE PLAN for participating.more

Pohnpei Basketball Given High Marks by ZDO

Pohnpei Basketball Program has been identified as a positive force in FSM basketball.more

FSM Basketball and the 2007 Pacific Games

The FSM Basketball Federation (FSMBF) is committed to sending men and women's national teams to compete in the 2007 Pacific Games.more

FSM Basketball Federation's 2005 Annual Report

This was a challenging and exciting year for basketball in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM).

The highlight of 2005 was the selection of national basketball teams, with players from all islands in the FSM eligible to play...more

Yap State Seeks Sports Development Officer

The Yap State Sports Council, (Federated States of Micronesia) is seeking to fill the position of Sports Development Officer. To provide leadership in coordinating the statewide development of sports programs in Yap.more

June Elections for FSM Basketball Board

President Yaingeluo announced that the election to selct new FSM Basketball Officers will take place at the Micronesian Games.more

Weno Mwoneau are the Chuuk Basketball Champions

In a very close and exciting 40 minutes of basketball, Weno Mwoneau defeated Tol 1 75-72 to claim the state championship.more

Pohnpei Basketball Association Elects New Officers

The Pohnpei Basketball Association (PBA) met on January 11th and elected new officers.more

2005-2006 Chuuk Basketball Championship (CBC)

The 2005-2006 Chuuk Basketball Championships started in December to determine who will reign as the champion of Chuuk State basketball.more

2005 15/Under Little League Basketball in Chuuk

Nepukos Team Wins 15/ Under Championshipmore

XHS Claims Basketball Crowns

Xavier High School Navigators and Lady Navs both win the Chuuk State high school basketball championship.more

Pohnpei Liberation Day Basketball Tournament

Pohnpei's Liberation Day Basketball Tournament spectators watched exciting hoops action by Pohnpei's best.more

Playoff time for Chuuk High Schools

As the high school basketball league ends, the best teams are ready to start the playoffs.more

Proposed Schedule for 2006 ZDO Visits

Tentative dates set for Zone Development Officer's visits to the FSM in 2006.more


Thanks to two basketball players, young Chuukese children are having fun while learning to play the game.more

CHS Announces 3-on-3 Thanksgiving Shootout

The Chuuk High Gym will be the site of the CHS Thanksgiving Shootout.more

High School Basketball Update

CHS and XHS tough in the boys league, while women continue to make a place for themselves on the hardwood.more

CHS: Students First, Athletes Second

Chuuk High School sets requirements for their basketball players, thereby promoting education while supporting sports.more

Chuuk Basketball Association Elects New Officers

The Chuuk Basketball Association (CBA) elects new officers.more

SPG Statistics - FSM Players

SPG Mini-Games basketball statistics found several FSM basketbal players among the top 20.more

Etten Island Claims HOOPS 20/U Basketball Title

Chuuk State: Fourteen teams competed in the HOOPS 20/Under Basketball Tournament.more

For Love of the Game: Girls Basketball in Chuuk

After many years of trying to enthuse girls and the community that women can play backetball it took until September 2004 before most of the high schools in Chuuk had women's teams competing.more
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