We are extremely proud to find out and announce that Kaylee Clark, one of the campers at the Team Awesome Basketball Leadership Academy in 2017 (TABLA) and a player for Roosevelt High School's Unified Basketball Team, has been selected to compete in the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games from July 1-6, 2018. The events will… Continue reading TABLA Camper Headed for Special Olympics
"At this point in the season, as we head into the holidays, make sure to enjoy time with family and friends. At the same time, utilize the time off from school to get into the gym and get extra shots up. Every time you put in extra work to improve yourself, you improve the overall… Continue reading Checking In With TABLA Junior Counselors…
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!
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."
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!
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
"Geschke said, 'If you lose the mothers on that one, we're done.'" A nationally representative survey of parents released Friday shows broad and often deep concern about the state of youth sports, on topics ranging from concussion risks to the costs of participation, though no issue drew more unease than the coaches who work with… Continue reading ESPN Poll: Most Parents Have Concern About State of Youth Sports