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!
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!
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
It's less than one month until the basketball season tips off! Join us for two events in November. Get ready for your best season yet, and join us in a celebration of girls' and women's basketball in the Puget Sound! Both early discount deadline is Friday, Nov 3. Wed & Thurs, November 8 & 9:… Continue reading The Season is Coming!
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
On October 27, Basketball Education in Action, with the help of girls and women athletes across the country, will be launching a global project to inspire girls' and women's voices in sports. From euro-stepping through the paint to scoring a half-field goal to spiking in spandex and tai dye shirts, The Awesome Sports Project is… Continue reading Launching The Awesome Sports Project: Oct. 27
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
"My mother thought there was something wrong with me because I preferred the boys' section of the store, and for a long time, so did I."
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.