Upcoming Events, Women's Sports

Launching The Awesome Sports Project: Oct. 27

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

Mentees News, Upcoming Events, Women's Sports, Youth Sports

Spring & Summer News, 2015

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

Mentees News, Women's Sports, Youth Sports

How It All Began: Teenage Girls Dreaming Big Dreams

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.

Mentees News, Women's Sports, Youth Sports

Mentorship Program: January Recap!

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!

Women's Sports, Youth Sports

Girl Calls Out Giant Sporting Brand

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

WNBA, Women's Sports

WNBA Fourth-Quarter Heroics: Elena Delle Donne

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