Welcome to Northwest Magic Basketball

WELCOME to Northwest Magic!
Northwest Magic  is beginning it’s 5th 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…

Thank you for considering Northwest Magic for your player. We hope that during tryouts 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 they’re at it.

Magic prides itself on providing a place to play for every player who wants to increase his/her basketball skills. Below is some information that I hope will answer many of your questions about joining Magic.

Placement decisions will be made for players after they attend 1-2 practices.  Please expect to receive a phone call or email from one of our Leadership Team members with an official Welcome to Magic. That will also provide you a chance to ask any questions we haven’t answered here.

Program Structure

Team structure

  1. Next Level teams are designed for girls who love basketball and want and/or need to work on improving their game. Next Level teams are typically geographically-based, school-year only, and will participate in local league and tournament play. Girls who have multiple sport commitments and take breaks from Magic to focus on outside activities typically will be assigned to a Next Level team.

  2. Select teams are formed of girls who are ready to train, play, and compete at a higher level. These teams may play up an age division, or may be formed by picking girls from multiple local or Next Level teams.

  3. Elite (National) teams are ready for the highest level of competition and training. Elite teams are year-round traveling teams, with hand-selected players ready for the highest level of training and national competition. Elite team members will typically have the most significant travel expenses.

  4. Some players may be offered the opportunity to participate with Magic as Practice Players. Practice Players pay the monthly training fee, and attend practice, but do not have the guarantee of team game play – they will be called up as new Next Level teams form, when developmentally ready, and/or when other players are unable to attend a scheduled event.

Playing opportunities

All teams will participate in leagues and/or  local tournament play at least once a month.

Administrative Structure

Registration Fees

Registration fees are used to cover general administrative expenses, insurance, and other direct program costs.

  1. All players will pay an initial registration fee of $100 when they join Magic.

  2. All players will pay an annual registration fee of $50, due with the September invoice.



Uniforms will be purchased by families directly from our vendor. Initial uniform expenses will be approximately $124 (7th, 8th, & high school teams);  $75 (all mini magic teams 3rd, 4th, 5th, & 6th grade teams. Team shoes are purchased by families twice a year. Additional uniform items may be periodically required.

Program Fees

Mini Magic /Headstart Program (2nd,3rd,4th, & 5th grade) will pay Monthly Program Fees of $140 per month, September-June.

Magic Youth Program (6th,7th, & 8th grade) players will pay Monthly Program Fees of $250 per month, September through June.

High School – See High School Structure online at northwestmagic.org.  8th graders move up to High School by the spring of their 8th grade season.

Teams which practice during summer months (e.g., national teams, newly forming teams, etc.) will continue to pay fees during the months of June, July, and August.


These fees provide for:

  1. Gym space

  2. Equipment

  3. Coaching at practices, and at games.

  4. League entry fees. Most teams will enter league Fall, Winter, and Spring.

  5. Local tournament entry fees for 1 – 2 tournaments per month. (National squad players may have additional tournament and travel expenses for extended playing opportunities)



  • Invoices are generated prior to the first of each month, and are sent electronically. Payment is due in full by the 1st of the month. Late fees will be applied to all accounts not paid in full by the 5th of the month. Girls’ accounts must be paid in full to participate in playing opportunities and/or team practices.

  • Online payments are accepted through PayPal payment to payments@northwestmagic.org. Credit card payments are accepted in-person. A $5 processing fee must be added to all online and credit card payments.

  • Parents may pre-pay their player’s year in September upon re-enrolment, or upon joining Magic (for the remainder of their player’s year). Prepayment will entitle the family to a 10% discount.

Training Fees

Magic trainers offer small-group training sessions and private 1:1 hour-long sessions. Monthly training schedules will be posted online by the 20th of the month prior.

  1. $50 per hour private training

  2. $30 per small group session

  3. Families may elect to pay a flat $90 fee monthly for unlimited group training access

  4. Boot Camp  in August-September each year is required for all players. $75  fee.

  5. Teams or individual players may be required by coaching staff to attend training events as necessary.

Mandatory AAU Membership

Each player must have a current AAU membership assigned to Magic’s club code for insurance purposes.

Visit www.aausports.org to purchase your membership. Enter Club Code WW347B when prompted to assign your membership to Magic. If you have a multi-year membership that is still active, please email the membership number, player name and date of birth to coachvanessa@northwestmagic.org

Fundraising to Offset Fees

Each month, Magic will offer a fundraising opportunity. Specific fundraising efforts are designated as All-Magic, and participation is mandatory for all players. Families may elect to pay a fee in lieu of participation. Other fundraising efforts are designated as optional, and families may choose to participate to offset monthly expenses, uniform expenses, travel fees for away tournaments, etc.

Fall Practice Schedule – September – November 2013

Monday and Wednesday: All Teams

Kopachuck Middle School 10414 56th Street Northwest,, Gig Harbor, WA 98335

5:30 – 6:45 3rd & 4th grade players

5:45 – 7:15 5th & 6th grade players

7:15 – 8:45 p.m. 7th & 8th grade players

7:00 – 9:00 High School Players (through November 11 only)

Friday Training

Lakewood Community Center

Winter  Practice Schedule – November 2013  – March  2014

Tuesday & Thursday : All Teams

Annie Wright 827 N Tacoma Ave, Tacoma, WA 98403

6:45- 8:15  3rd, 4th, & 5th  grade players

7:15 – 8:45 p.m. 6th, 7th, & 8th grade players

7:00 – 9:00 High School Players (through November 11 only)

Friday Training

Lakewood Community Center

Spring  Practice Schedule –  March-June 2014

Tuesday & Thursday : All Teams

Annie Wright 827 N Tacoma Ave, Tacoma, WA 98403

6:00-7:30p.m.   3rd, 4th, 5th, & 6th  grade players  (boys and girls)

7:30-9 p.m.   7th & 8th  grade players

7:30 – 9:00    High School Gray, Purple, & Black

Friday Training

Summer Practice schedule:  Check magic calendar.


Coaches  (Bios on website)

Coach Vanessa

Coach Gerald

Coach Edwina

Coach Strozier

Coach LeAsia

Coach Gabby

Coach Sasha

Coach Joey

Coach Mark


Key  Dates = Check website for updated tournament/league schedule.  Mark Your Calendars!


Maintaining Communication with Magic

Upon being offered a roster spot, your daughter should be registered with Magic by adding to text distribution list and email distribution list.   See below for details.

Each parent and player should also send a text message with your name, player’s name, and team assignment to 253-355-6497  to be added to our centralized text distribution list. To receive messages your phone plan must accept MMS messages.

Each parent and player should also send an email to coachvanessa@northwestmagic.org with your name, players name, and team assignment.