SIGN UP NOW: SHAKE OFF THE RUST Join us for our 2nd Annual Shake Off the Rust Camp and get a head start on getting back in basketball shape for the fall and winter seasons! This is for high school girls only! All-Wesco Mady B. tweeted: "All you ballers lookin to gear up for the… Continue reading Shake Off the Rust & More!
Mentorship Program In Its Third Year The BEA Mentorship Program is in its third year! We are stoked to see Lexi Ducheane (Archbishop Murphy, class of 2019) paired up with Edmonds-Woodway High School and University of Puget Sound alumnae as she continues to check off boxes on her goals! Two weeks ago, the freshman recorded some of her… Continue reading Mid-Season Madness
Save the Date: "Shake Off Your Rust" Boot Camp, Sept 1-3, 6-9pm, at Academy Sports Center! Join the best and brightest of high school girls' basketball at a new state-of-the-art gym in Lynnwood! Enjoy your August break, and then get yourself ready for the fall season (and yet another year of basketball) the awesome way! Come… Continue reading Spring & Summer News, 2015
Written player-writer, Lily Gustafson, Shorewood High School (class of 2016) My favorite thing about basketball has recently changed. This is because I have been reading The Book of Basketball by Bill Simmons. In the first chapter, he talks about what NBA Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas calls The Secret.
I often say that basketball saved my life. As I got older, though, I realized that it’s not true. Basketball didn’t save my life. It was the people that I met through basketball who did. Basketball didn’t get me off the streets or steer me away from drugs. It saved my life because when I was a freshman in high school, I was a prematurely shy girl who was going to her sixth school in five years, furious at her parents and at the world.
Just as Seahawks' Chris Matthews signed off of the practice team and soared onto the NFL limelight by recovering THE onside kick and catching those incredible long throws by Russ, the girls were deep in one of the most intense basketball month (plus exams) of the winter! Earlier this month, we cancelled a training to go watch UW… Continue reading Mentorship Program: January Recap!
...And when people say basketball madness begins in March, we beg to differ... Psychologist and former UPS point guard Laura Hirsch delivered a wonderful "Mindfulness Session" at UW's Center for Leadership in Athletics. The girls watched a footage of "Bad Boy" Isaiah Thomas's historical 25-point third quarter in the NBA Finals against the Lakers, hobbling… Continue reading Mentorship Program: December Highlights and Gallery
The season has begun! Lily Gustafson (Shorewood) recorded a career-high 26 points and 15 rebounds in a season-opener against Lake Stevens, while Mady Burdett (Edmonds-Woodway) tipped off the winter with her own double-double, 17 points and 11 rebounds, in a defining win over Mt. Vernon. Sarah Goh was the second leading scorer on her team with… Continue reading And the Season Begins!
The girls and I sat four rows back at center court. We could almost touch them. A year ago, when my girls played for me, we named a play after Skylar Diggins; it was when she was ripping through the NCAA tournament with her Notre Dame Fighting Irish. And now, we were watching her face… Continue reading Storm Outing with the Mentees!