BY BEA CHANG | DIRECTOR OF EVERYTHING AWESOME The year 2020 is... oh, it is so many things. It upended all aspects of our lives, changed the way we perceive and do, well, everything. To play basketball, any basketball, now, with or without fans, feels like a long-ago luxury. The NCAA was cancelled: Mady Burdett,… Continue reading Checking in on our Junior Counselors & Happy Holidays!
November 20, 2019 | We are officially a week away from winter season tip-off! For the fifth straight year, high school girls and women's team came together to celebrate girls and women's basketball in the Puget Sound. One year older, one year wiser (and for some of us, one year slower), we continue to bring… Continue reading 5th Annual Awesome 3-on-3 Jam: Recap & Photos!
We pack so much into the week at Team Awesome Basketball Leadership Academy (TABLA), it is almost impossible to sum up what sets us apart and what we hope the girls get out the camp. So, why hear it from us? Hear it from the parents who have watched their daughters grow throughout the few… Continue reading Why Parents Loved TABLA Too!
BY ROWAN SCHABERG | TABLA CAMPER Stephen Curry, Kobe Bryant, and Lebron James. These are the names I hear over and over again when I ask the 5th graders that I coach at Rainier Beach Community Center who their favorite basketball players are. When I say, “What about Sue Bird? Maya Moore? Breanna Stewart? Candace… Continue reading “Pick N’ Role Models”: TABLA camper carries out her social justice project!
November 4, 2018 | Four years ago, we started out with four teams. This past weekend, fifty-three middle and high school girls and women came out to our 4th Annual Awesome 3-on-3 Jam to celebrate girls' and women's basketball in the Puget Sound, right before the winter season tips off! This year, Andrea Dang, a graduate… Continue reading 4th Annual Awesome 3-on-3 Jam: Recap & Photos!
At a time when female voices continue to be denied, we must find new means of unifying our communities and empowering our girls and women. Please consider donating to ourFUNDRAISER to continue our work to inspire girls' and women's voices in sports. Great news! As the Awesome Sports Project, a project created by Basketball Education in… Continue reading Awesome Sports Project in BASW Series
BY ROWAN MATHER | TABLA Camper Every girl should have the opportunity to go to Team Awesome Basketball Leadership Academy (TABLA). TABLA is the only camp I have been to where I have learned more than just basketball skills. I learned what my platform is and how to use it, what kind of leader I… Continue reading Rowan Mather: “My TABLA Experience”
Hi Coach Bea, I am writing to share my experience at TABLA 2018. This was my first time going to TABLA (Team Awesome Basketball Leadership Academy) camp, and I wish it never ended! Most of the camps I attended were mainly about practicing basketball skills and drills with hundreds of players in a gym. It… Continue reading Myana Calloway: “My Week at TABLA”
BY MEGAN DRAKE | JUNIOR COUNSELOR We went out with a bang as TABLA headed to Seattle to spend the last day of camp in the Key Arena and at the Seattle Storm game! Throughout the course of the day, we had numerous star-struck, heart-stopping moments as we ran into Breanna Stewart, Alysha Clark, Jewell… Continue reading TABLA 2018: Day 5 (Storm Day!)
BY MEGAN DRAKE | JUNIOR COUNSELOR TABLA camp day 4 was another successful, fun filled day! Today the campers started off with a complex obstacle course that went throughout the whole gym and then moved on to some quick full-court transition drills that simulated game-like situations. Next, the campers and JC’s participated in 5 on… Continue reading TABLA 2018: Day 4 (Community Day!)