SPORTS WITH A PURPOSE
COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE
International Exchange Trips
Vision Sports seeks to improve cultural relations through the avenue of sports. Sport is a common denominator that opens doors, breaks down barriers (cultural, political, etc.) and creates relationships that would probably not occur by any other means. In short, Sports is its own language.
We conduct instructional sports camps with ages ranging from 6-18, using the expertise of area high school and college coaches and players to help develop existing recreational leagues, but also to instill a love for the game that will promote the sport and all of the benefits that come from an active lifestyle.
We compete against high school, university, club, provincial, and national teams in exhibition games, promoting the game and establishing relationships with players that may end up going with us on future exchange trips.
We have led coaches' clinics in over a dozen countries.
In a short period of time only so much player improvement is possible. However, if we have the opportunity to train those who will be training the players after we leave, there will be a much greater, sustained improvement.
We have worked in over 25 different countries and are always looking for new opportunities to discover new places and make new friends.
Founder and Director of Vision Sports
Scott Duke, a graduate of Wofford College and Converse College’s graduate education program, is the Founder and Executive Director of Vision Sports. Scott played basketball at Wofford College and taught and coached in South Carolina high schools for 8 years. He also has over 17 years of coaching experience/sports development around the world. Scott started Vision Sports in 2010; Scott has led over 60 sports development projects to 14 different countries, using 10 different sports. Made multiple visits to most countries; Lived with and Coached the Men’s National Basketball Team of Myanmar in the 2013 SEA Games; Scott has a passion for sports and the power it has to unite people across cultural, social and economic lines.
Director of Women’s Programs
Played basketball and volleyball at Converse College; Taught High School English for 5 years; Coached volleyball, basketball, and track at both the high school and collegiate levels from 1995-2005, 2018-present; Veteran of over 25 international sports projects; Coached the women’s Myanmar National Basketball Team for the summer of 2012; Assisted Scott with the Men’s Team in 2013. Together Scott and Wendy have spoken across the globe to various groups and institutions on topics ranging from international sports development, coaching, marriage, team building, and motivation.
Ashton joined Vision Sports in June 2019. Ashton graduated from Gardner-Webb University with a degree in Sports Management. From 2011 to 2019, Ashton worked at Samford University, Liberty University, and Charleston Southern University in their respective Athletic Departments. She worked with the NCAA, Southern Conference, Big South Conference and the Football Championship Subdivision through her time at those Universities. Administratively, she dealt with coaches and athletes from over 20 different sports.