A two minute view of our successful inaugural launch of the Team Awesome Basketball Leadership Academy, inspiring leadership and change in our young women athletes!
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.
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!
It's about time: someone's finally calling out giant sporting brands on the lack of girls in catalogues (I actually didn't know people still sent out catalogues) or women's sportswear in stores like Dick's, Sports Authority, and I don't even know what else because I don't go to these stores anymore. I get asked from my high school girls… Continue reading Girl Calls Out Giant Sporting Brand
During the Kings-Lakers, Bibby-Kobe rivalries of the early 2000s, the LA Times once wrote, "Taking the last shot, history proves, is not for everybody." Two nights ago, Elena Delle Done made, well, quite a few. Elena Delle Donne had only scored two points in the first quarter. Meanwhile, Shoni and Angel were having a field… Continue reading WNBA Fourth-Quarter Heroics: Elena Delle Donne
A good NY TImes article ("Aiming at Glass Ceiling, but Not With Her Jump Shot") about an Asian woman, 34, trying to make it as a coach in the NBA. "I don't just want to coach," Natalie Nakase said. "I want to win championships."
A good article by a former benefactor of Title IX, coach and soccer mom, asking the same question that all of the parents and the girls on my basketball teams ask: Where the heck are all the female coaches? A Plea to the Daughters of Title IX