Coach Anthony Williams 9U Crew
The Members of Gauchos 9U (Williams) travel from their homes throughout the NY area to develop at the Historic Gauchos Gym in the South Bronx, NY. From this gym base, they branch out across the Tri-State area to compete against top competition. The composition of the members of this team truly reflects the rich cultural diversity of the City of New York. This diversity enhances the athletic and social experiences of the team members and their families.
MSE: What are your teams most recent tournaments?
Coach Williams: Within the last months my team has participated in various AAU tournaments. NY Regionals: DC Assault Classic, MIT, NY Gauchos Pre-Nationals; and Game Over Classic. As well as a host of NYC local tournaments. This team has collected a total of 5 championships with the most recent additions being; NY 9u Metro Regionals and Game Over Classic.
MSE: How do you get your team and players better?
Coach Williams: We also still have our kids working on individuals skills. Right now we are focusing more on team chemistry; so we can be better collectively. We will be getting involved with more strength, agility and conditioning workouts. Typically in the off season we practice twice weekly; combined with weekly individual skills workouts.
MSE: What are the future plans for your team?
Coach Williams: The future plans for this team is quite simple: Continue to challenge my kids as a team; pushing and encouraging them to reach their full potential. Sky’s the limit for this team as we have a great core of kids in our midst and the foundation has been laid. We will continue to work hard as a team, building on our fundamentals and playing against the better competition. If you want to be the best you have to beat the best.
MSE: What are your goals for your team?
Coach Williams: Continue to provide these kids with an experience while playing the game of basketball; and developing a team that can compete and win on a National level.
Coach William's been consistent for years and his 9U team is rated the #1 AAU team in the NY Metropolitan area. "In particular, our team shows great educational and athletic promise amongst its members. Through tremendous financial support of many individuals and businesses, the team has been able to travel across the U.S to compete in numerous high profile events; including the upcoming AAU National Championships in Orlando, FL." said Coach Williams.