My name is (Ioannis) JohnTsoumpris and I’m the founder of itsports.gr . I’m a youth basketball coach since 1992.
I’ve had experience coaching on Olympiakos Piraeus 1992-1998 & 2002 – 2005.
Also in basketball teams around the area of Athens, and the last 3 years, as basketball director.
I started this site this year to give back to the game I love and that helped shape me to become the coach & the physical educator I am today.
As I was growing up I was fortunate enough to have many coaches and teammates since 1981 that had an incredibly positive impact on my life.
I was taught first hand that basketball and sports develop long-lasting relationships.
My purpose is to have positive impact and share knowledge around Europe and others countries around the world.
I’ve had experience teaching physical education on private school “Themistocles” Piraeus since 1999 until now. For me is important in youth sports to help shape better people, to be active and healthy, to develop relationships, to teach kids life lessons and to have fun during sports activities.
These things are really what’s important about youth sports education.
I am dedicating a large portion of my life to developing my knowledge and becoming everyday better than the day before and better person for my family.
I spend hours upon hours every single day researching, studying, and writing about basketball and youth sports.
I have publish three basketball books and I will publish a third book in the near future.
With this site, my aim is to converse with people around the world and to find the way to organize camps either for youth players on others places, or arrange their trip in Greece.
Thanks for taking the time to read my CV and I look forward to communicate in the near future!
John Tsoumpris, Curriculum Vitae
1981 Player in Olympiakos Piraeus (Junior team U15-U16-U17 & U18).
1988 Player in Themistocles B.C.
1991 Player in Triton Thessaloniki B.C.
1989 – 1993 Studies in University Of Thrace – Sports Educational & Basketball Training