Additional Program Information

First Year Commitment

Yonsei activities in the first year include:

  • once a month (on average) practices and player / parent meetings
  • community service projects
  • Japanese American National Museum tour
  • Travel Orientation
  • Yonsei Golf Tournament (June)
  • Yonsei Exhibition Game (July)

Parents and players must attend all practices, activities, and meetings with the exception of a middle/high school function or emergency. Due to the limited time for the players to practice and the parents to prepare for Japan, attendance is mandatory.

Second Year Commitment

Every family is expected to participate in the Exhibition Game (July) and the Inbound Program which usually occurs during the month of August. The Inbound Program is approximately six days when the Japanese team and their families come to Los Angeles. Each Yonsei family will host a player(s) from Japan. Participation in all Yonsei team activities that support the Inbound trip is mandatory.

Financial Obligation

The first year, families will be responsible for fundraising the full amount of their player’s trip expense estimated to be $3,600. Fundraising avenues include:

  • raffle tickets
  • Yonsei T-shirts
  • Golf Tournament Tee Sponsors
  • Shoot-a-Thon
  • and any other approved fundraising activity suggested by the team

Travel expenses to Japan for other family members are the responsibility of the family.

Application Process

Application must be submitted online by December 1, 2017 at 11:59 PM.

Additional information (most recent transcript / progress report / report card; picture of you; picture of you and your family; birth certificate; and signed Medical Consent and Injury Waiver) can be scanned and emailed when they are available, but no later than December 1, 2017 at 11:59 PM. Include the applicant’s first and last name in the subject line of the email.

Two letters of recommendation must be emailed by December 1, 2017 at 11:59 PM or postmarked by December 1, 2017.

Qualified applicants will be notified via email confirming the tryout date. Applicants and parents will also be scheduled for an interview.  Applicants will be notified by email or telephone call within one week of the interview.

Important Dates

Y25 Applications available                                    October 1, 2017

Application & Additional Information Due             December 1, 2017 at 11:59 PM

Basketball Tryouts                                                  January 13, 2018 (subject to change)

Interviews                                                                 January 20, 2018 (subject to change)

Y25 Orientation                                                       February 3, 2018 (subject to change)

Anticipated Travel Dates                   July 23–August 5, 2018 (subject to change)