Welcome to Sports and Field Basketball Academy! The Academy is a year-round program designed to meet the needs of boys and girls with all levels. We offer both group training (age 7 – 16) and individual training (all ages). The Academy is committed to developing fundamental skills and speed and agility necessary in all aspects of the game.
“The minute you get away from fundamentals, the bottom can fall out. Fundamentals were the most crucial part of my game in the NBA. Everything I did, everything I achieved, can be traced back to the way I approached the fundamentals and how I applied them to my abilities. They really are the basic building blocks or principles that make everything work. I don’t care what you’re doing or what you’re trying to accomplish; you can’t skip fundamentals if you want to be the best. You have to monitor your fundamentals constantly because the only thing that changes will be your attention to them. The fundamentals will never change. Get the fundamentals down and the level of everything you do will rise. It comes down to a very simple saying: There is a right way and a wrong way to do things. You can practice shooting eight hours a day, but if your technique is wrong, then all you become is very good at shooting the wrong way. If you don’t back it up with performance and hard work, talking doesn’t mean a thing.” by Michael Jordan
The Japanese-born Okawa is President of Strong-s, Co. Ltd., the parent company of Sports and Field. The company is engaged in pro athlete management, licensing, training seminars, and strength and conditioning training. It is on the leading edge of sports training and management. Okawa is known as an expert in sports training and has authority in movement physiology, fitness training, and strength and conditioning training for serious athletes.
Among his clients are Hideo Nomo, a former Major League player (2005: Tampa Bay Devil Rays), with a record of 201 wins in total in Japan and the U.S. (123 wins in MLB), Ayumi Morita, a professional tennis player, with career-high ranking of World No. 40 in singles, and Tadasuke Nishihara, a Japan National Rugby player (Panasonic Wild Knights). Okawa also has trained many other professional and dedicated athletes in golf, boxing, baseball, high school baseball, football and sumo.
For over 10 years Okawa has closely worked with Mark Asanovich, the former Head Strength and Conditioning coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and established himself as a recognized authority of HIT(High Intensity Training) in Japan.