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Phone: 253-355-6497

High School/Blue Star High School Tryouts & Evaluations

 9TH-12TH  2016-2017 TRYOUTS

Friday -September 9th

6pm-9pm

6pm-7pm Drills

7pm-8pm  Scrimmage

8pm-9pm Teams formed/Practice

Location: 

Lakewood Community Center

9112 Lakewood Drive

Lakewood , WA

Practices begin September15 and will be as follows: 

Magic High School

  • Thursdays @ Good Hope 615pm-730pm
  • Fridays @ Lakewood Community Center 630pm-9pm

Blue Star High School 

  • Thursdays @ Good Hope 730pm-9pm
  • Fridays @ Lakewood Community Center 630pm-9pm

 

Youth Tryouts & Evaluations

4th-8th Grade 2016-2017 Tryouts

Tuesday and Thursday September 6th & 8th

5pm-630pm 4th & 5th grade

615pm-745pm 6th & 7th grade 

730pm-9pm 8th grade

Location:

Good Hope Community Center

614 East 64th 

Tacoma, WA

5pm-6pm Friday night scrimmage 4th-8th grade @ Lakewood Community Center 

Practices will begin September 13 and will be as follows:

4th & 5th  Grade

  • Tuesdays @ Good Hope 5pm-630pm 
  • Wednesdays @ Sunrise Courts 6pm-715pm 

6th & 7th Grade 

  • Tuesdays @ Good Hope 615pm-745pm  
  • Thursdays @ Good Hope 5pm-630pm 

8th Grade

  • Tuesdays @ Good Hope 730pm-9pm
  • Thursdays @ Good Hope 615pm-745pm

Welcome to Northwest Magic

Vanessa McClendon Founder and Director of Northwest Magic

Vanessa McClendon Founder and Director of Northwest Magic

Northwest Magic is beginning it’s 8th Year of teaching
Basketball & Leadership Skills to Players of all ages!
THANKS for visiting our website!
 
Northwest Magic serves players in their pursuit of personal development through basketball and the opportunities it provides…Northwest Magic is a 501c3.  
 

Thank you for considering Northwest Magic for your player. We hope that during try-outs and/or practices, you’re able to observe first-hand what Magic is about: hard work, excellent basketball instruction, and the opportunity for players to have fun while learning.

Magic prides itself on providing a positive environment for every player who wants to increase his or her basketball skills.

Placement decisions will be made for players after tryouts OR after they attend 1-2 practices.  Please expect to receive a phone call or email from Coach Vanessa with an official Welcome to Magic. This will provide you with a chance to ask any questions. 

Founder and director of Northwest Magic, Coach Vanessa McClendon leads the way to Northwest Magics' many success stories. Vanessa's personal career has many highlights.  Earning Second-Team all-state honors from California Basketball Magazine. As well as the East Bay Player of the year by the East Bay Prep Writers Association. Vanessa averaged 19.9 points, 8.4 steals and 4.3 assists a game her final year. Eclipsing the state’s single-season steals standard (252) in addition to finishing second on the career chart (674). She paced the team to a 26-6 record and Division I runner-up in the Northern California Championships, scoring 21 points in the title game. Vanessa received dozens of offers from D1 schools, including most California schools, University of Washington, University of Oklahoma, and most PAC-10 schools. Coach Vanessa decided to attend The University of Oregon and played for them from 1989-1992. Vanessa earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology at the University of Oregon.

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2012 Hall of Fame Inductee- Vanessa Selden-McClendon- click 

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Northwest Magic AAU Club Code WWDBYB Exp 8/2019

2017 CLASS COLLEGE DECISIONS

 

Name

College 

 Darion Brown

Undecided

Isabelle Turk

Point Loma

Mackenzie Page

Undecided

Kiara McMillan

Undecided

Kylee Williams

Clark College

 

Northwest Magic is a BlueStar Nike Sponsored Organization

Northwest Magic  is a proud Member of Blue Star BaskeBluetball  Based in the Tacoma, Wa  Area.  NW Magic  is the only Blue Star  club in  Washington State. In addition, the  Northwest Magic program draw players from the Southend, Northend, and as far as  Eastern Washington, 

Blue Star/USJN   has produced one of the nation’s top high school girl’s basketball circuits in the country.  The Girls Blue Star Circuit features 45  Blue Star  sponsored programs that battle it out at different stops around the Country in hopes of becoming one of top teams at the star-studded Blue Star Nike Nationals Tournament each year.    

BlueStar  has invested time and resources into further developing their 15u (Frosh & Soph) as  15u teams now qualify for the Blue Star Nationals that is played at the same time and location. 

In addition to the league,  7th, 8th and 9th grade rising stars from Blue Star  member organizations have the opportunity to participate in a Blue Star Evaluation Camps.  .  Click here to read more about the Rising Blue Star Camps.

For over 25 years BlueStar, has been one of the most influential organizations in women's basketball. BlueStar has been instrumental in selecting and advising publications such as The Sporting News, USA Today, Gatorade Circle of Champions and McDonalds All American Team, to name a few. These rankings and evaluations are part of our National BlueStar Report available to media & colleges across the country.

Why BlueStar?

Through our hard work and commitment, we have been able to be recognized as a leader in player development and producing potential college prospects. The BlueStar recruiting program is a national power in the women's college recruiting world and they have accepted us as a BlueStar Travel team. Thus, being a BlueStar Sponsored Program offers our teams and players a more recognized and highly respected name among college coaches.

BlueStar Report

The longest running girls basketball information service in the country. BlueStar originated in 1981 as a series of All-American camps across the country and as an evaluation report and newsletter. As the game grew BlueStar Basketball grew with it and created the nation's first dedicated girls basketball website in 1996. BlueStar Basketball has been sponsored by Nike since 1998, and continues to support our grassroots effort.

U.S. Junior National Girls Events

USJN is one of the longest running organizations in girls' basketball, and has been running tournaments across the country since 1986, as the first privately owned company outside of AAU to offer girls basketball tournaments. Nike has been sponsoring the USJN since the early 1990’s and has been one of the strongest supporters of girls grassroots basketball in the country.

Interview- (Northwest Magics Coach Vanessa and Magic players get interviewed)- click 

Blue Star Media Sponsored Travel Teams

AR Arkansas Mavericks

AZ Blue Star Arizona
bluestar.hahahacomedy.com

BC Blue Star British Columbia (AthlElite)
athelitebasketball.com

CA FBC
fbcbasketball.com

CAN Blue Star Ontario
canadadrivebasketball.com

CO Rockies
rockiesbasketball.com

FL Blue Star Florida
bluestar-florida.com

GA Atlanta Cagers
atlantacagers.com

GA FBC Georgia
fbcbasketballga.com

IA Kingdom Hoops
kingdomhoops.com

IL Chicago Hoops Express
chicagohoopsexpress.com

IL Illinois Elite
ilelite.com

IL Illinois Lady Lightning
http://illinoisladylightning.com

IN Flight
indianaflightbball.com

IN MBA Select
mba-basketball.com

KS MV Eclipse
eclipsebasketball.com

MA Bay State Magic
baystatemagicelite.com

MD Maryland Belles
marylandbelles.com

MI Michigan Elite
michiganelitebb.com

MI Monarchs
michiganmonarchs.com

MN Minnesota Crossfire
crossfirebb.org

MN Minnesota Suns
mnsuns.com

MO Blue Star St. Louis (Red Knights)
knightsbasketballacademy.com/

NC Blue Star Carolinas
bluestarcarolinas.com

NC Carolina Belles
carolinabellesbasketball.com

NJ Jersey Cardinals
cjcardinals.com

NY Blue Star Upstate NY
bluestaruny.com

NY Long Island Lightning
longislandlightning.com

OH Capital City Stars
capitalcitystars.com

OH Cincy Heat Premier
cincinnatiheatpremier.org

OH Cincinnati’s Finest
cincinnatisfinest.org

OH Dayton Lady Hoopstars
daytonladyhoopstars.org

OH Sports City U

OH Toledo Elite
sites.google.com/site/toledoelite

OH Ohio Xtreme
leaguelineup.com/xtreme

OK Blue Star Oklahoma
facebook.com/OklahomaAnd1

TX Blue Star Dallas (BST)
bstbasketball.com

TX Blue Star Houston (Skyrise)
houstonskyrise.com

TX Team Xpress
teamxpress.org

VA Blue Star Virginia

WA Northwest Magic
northwestmagic.org

WI WBA Prestige
wbaprestige.com

WI Wisconsin Playground Elite
playgroundelite.com

WI Wisconsin Lakers
wisconsinlakers.com

WV Blue Star West Virginia
bluestarwv.com

    The Path/ The Process

    Northwest Magic is a program that serves the basketball community by providing first rate skills training, competitive youth and high school teams, and a staff that is committed to the growth and development of our student-athletes. If you love the game and are willing to work for your goals , you've come to the right place!

    Northwest Magic offers a convenient path/process to your success through our various programs.  

    -  Headstart/Foundation Program Serving K-3rd Graders 

    - Developmental Program Serving 4th & 5th Graders 

    - Aspiring Athlete Program Serving 6th, 7th, & 8th Graders

    -Next Level Program Serving 9th-12th Graders 

    Click here to view details. 

    Testimonials

    "My daughter has been with Vanessa McClendon and Northwest Magic since she was in the 6th grade.  Vanessa has done a great job of increasing the basketball IQ of all the girls plus she's managed to create and foster a really supportive basketball family.  She and the northwest magic Coaches are highly respected by other organizations as well as college coaches. Its not unusual to see 15-20 Northwest Magic Families at some of the high school games around Tacoma , Federal Way , Olympia, and Puyallup/Bethel area schools ,watching kids in the Northwest Magic organization. If you are looking for a life changing experience for your player , if you are looking for a place for your player to develop , if you are looking for excellent instruction , if you are looking for a place for your player to prepare for the next level , Northwest Magic is the place to be. A phenomenal experience !"

    Mother of Class of 2016 player

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    Coach Vanessa’s Training/Coaching Philosophy

     

    Coach Vanessa's training is based on the idea that learning in a challenging, yet fun environment yields the best results. The greatest improvement is seen when passion, hard work, fun, and understanding all mesh together on the court. Coach Vanessa prides herself on her ability to get the most out of each trainee every time she works with them. This coupled with her unique approach to promote a deeper understanding of the game, has led to great success for all of the players and teams she has worked with.

    Magic Commits/Alumni