Middle School Red Basketball
The Sewickley Academy boys basketball program has become one of the top programs in all of Western Pennsylvania; capturing nine section championships in 1999, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2015 and 2016.
The basketball program captured its initial WPIAL Championship in 2004 and since has gone on to capture championships in 2009, 2010 and 2017. Remarkably, the basketball program has advanced to the State Championships four time, capturing State Championships in 1997, 2010 and 2017!
While the taste of victory lingers, it is the knowledge of success that is lasting. The greatest basketball coach of them all, John Wooden, defines success "as peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming."
Basketball is a fast-paced sport that requires mental aptitude, athletic ability, and the heart and soul of the competitor. Individual skills are developed in the off season. Players continue to develop their talents in the winter months, while they learn to surrender their self-interests for the greater good so that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
SA practices are intense and competitive. Our players learn to be risk takers. Although individuals may vie for the same positions, they assist each other in their development through hard work and good camaraderie. Games are our student-athletes' opportunity to demonstrate their individual and collective strengths. We enjoy playing against some of the best teams in the WPIAL as well as outside the area. We look forward to the continued support of the Sewickley community this winter in what promises to be another exciting season of basketball.