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Flash Competitive Basketball launches Women's Basketball Division
Coach David McAbee, Director of Team Flash Women's Basketball

The FLASH Mission is to create a culture and environment of Fun(damentals), Learning, Accountability, Sportsmanship, and Hustle.  FLASH has been developing competitive basketball players since 2014; primarily through the boy’s side of the program.  However, more recently, the original vision of competitive programs for both boys and girls has become a reality with substantial interest from young women around Portland.

On the female side, we strive to be the preeminent player development program in the Portland Metro area, specializing in building GREAT shooters with unmatched fundamentals and STRONG, SUCCESSFUL young women.  FLASH coaches are hired and continuously evaluated specifically for their aptitude in providing a positive coaching experience. 

FLASH also encourages seasonal scheduling flexibility to allow girls to focus on academics, character building extracurricular actives, and other sports to become a well-rounded young woman.  FLASH is a program that takes your daughters development as a basketball player, person and future business leader more seriously than wins and losses in a youth sports league.

Why?

“96% of female C-suite executives … participated in sports as teenagers ... But … girls are dropping out of sports at 1.5x the rate that boys do by age 14. By age 17, more than half of girls will quit playing sports altogether.”  - from article by Antonina Jedrzejczak

Simply stated, our goals, in priority, are to:

  1. Develop female basketball players into strong young women that are prepared with all the fundamentals to compete at every level of basketball and in life;
  2. Keep female athletes focused on their academics and involved in other activities through high-school; and
  3. Build a program that competes at an elite level.

Our vision to achieve these goals is to create competitive teams from 3rd through 12th grade with a focus on player development, including a few older teams (typically 6th grade and beyond) that travel inside and outside of Oregon for highly attended national tournaments.

As for the basketball philosophy, we focus on the fundamentals starting with a player’s footwork and building their shot, ball-handling, and defense from the ground up.  Our goal is not to teach a player a bunch of plays that may work a few times, but instead to teach players how to play the game forever; lessons that translate into every other aspect of life.

Personally, the game of basketball has taught me many lessons – teamwork, facing adversity, relentless preparation, sportsmanship, and performing under pressure; all of which have benefited me in life and my career.  At FLASH, we hope to pass these lessons on to the young women of the Portland Metro area.

Please contact us if you would like more information on FLASH.

Coach Dave McAbee
Director of Flash Women’s Basketball Program
[email protected]


 


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