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NOVA United offers women 50 years and above opportunities to improve their basketball skills and compete in 3 on 3 half-court basketball games and tournaments.  Players range in age from 50-78 and live in Virginia, Maryland, the District of Columbia, and West Virginia.  Players have opportunities to play on teams and compete in local and out-of-town 3 on 3 tournaments in five year age groups. During the 2013 National Senior Games Basketball Tournament, the Classics won a bronze medal in the 70+ AA Flight, the Rebounders came in 6th place in the 65+ age group, Gold Mettle won a silver medal in the 60+ AA Flight and Triple Threat finished in 8th place in the 55+ age group.  Prior playing experience recommended.



Friday Practice Schedule (note new times until further notice)
5:30 - 7:00pm:  65+ and 70+ players
7:00 - 9:00pm:  55+(SG)/60+(GM)  and 55+(TT) and 50+(RF)

Practice Location
James Lee Community Center
2855 Annandale Road
Falls Church, VA  22042
Call 703-472-1076 for information

The community center is located on Annandale Road just north of Route 50 (inside the Beltway).  From Route 50, go north on Annandale Road.  Turn right at first light into the James Lee Community Center parking lot.  Sign in at the front desk.  While facing the desk, turn left and walk to the end of the corridor to the gym.

Contact:  Helen White at hmwhite33@verizon.net

NOVA United is a 501 (c)(3) organization. 

Wanted - Gently Used Athletic Shoes and Soccer Cleats:  Bring your gently used athletic shoes and soccer cleats to your Friday practice or make special arrangements with Helen White for pick-up.  By doing so, you will make room in your closets, reduce landfill trash, and support a micro-finance organic farming project in Ghana run by the More Foundation.  

 We played during the half-times of these games:
 Date Time Teams Location
 3/15/14 12pm CAA Conference Tournament Semi-Finals Show Place Arena
 2/18/14   6pm Flint Hill High School vs. The Potomac School Flint Hill HS, Oakton, VA
 2/15/14   1pm George Mason University vs. St Louis Patriot Center
 1/29/14    7pm Georgetown vs. Villanova McDonough Arena
 12/7/14    2pm George Washington vs. Towson Smith Center
 11/16/13    2pm UVa vs. Louisiana Tech John Paul Jones Arena  
 11/10/13    3pm Frederick Community College vs. DE Technical and CC/Stanton-Wilmington FCC

 NOVA United in the News:
You're Never Too Old to Shoot Some Hoops
WNBA Seattle Storm Superstar Inspires NOVA United Seniors 
Jackie Stephens received the NSGA Personal Best Award for Virginia
Helen White named the Humana Heros - Athlete of the Month for April 2013
Deb Lowry received our outstanding member award at the 45th Annual Fairfax County Senior Recognition Ceremony and Luncheon in May 2014
The James Lee Community Center recognized NOVA United at the 2013 Fairfax County Neighborhood and Community Services Volunteer Recognition Ceremony for “demonstrating outstanding commitment to their community by contributing a significant amount of volunteer time and talents to a program, service, or facility as a group.”  Sue Thompson and Betty Martin accepted the award.
  
  NOVA United on YouTube:
 Certificate of Recognition from the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors - see January 14, 2014
 http://www.wnba.com/mystics/multimedia/nova_united_092012.html
  NOVA United plays during the half-time of a Washington Mystics game that
  focused on Breast Health Awareness.
 NOVA United Basketball featuring the Classics
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUBqqp_Ha4M  Classics 70+ team wins
  a close game against the New Mexico Canyon Nets team during the 2011
  National Senior Games Tournament in Houston.  The Classics are the oldest 
  competitive senior women's basketball team in the DC Metropolitan area
 
Other Opportunities to Play 3v3 Basketball

 

The Arlington Senior Women's Basketball Program is an Affiliate Member!

 

Arlington County provides court time at the Langston Brown Community Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington, VA  22207, for all senior women basketball players (age 50+) on Wednesdays from 7-9pm.  See the File section below for more information about upcoming drop-in sessions, skills clinics, and an intramural program.  Contact Helen White at hmwhite@arlingtonva.us.

 

Drop-in Play at Langston Brown:  June 4, 11, July 23, 30, Aug. 6, 13, 20, 27

Bring a basketball and a dark and light colored shirt.  Contact Helen to be added to an Evite list to receive a weekly reminder.

 

Skills Clinics and Strategy Sessions:  Four one-hour sessions for senior women who want to learn and/or improve their skills and knowledge of how to play the 3v3 game.  Register by June 11 at https://registration.arlingtonva.us or print the form below.  Sessions begin June 18.  

    7pm:  Learn and/or refine basic basketball skills

    8pm:  For players who have good basic skills and want to learn how to play the 3v3 half-court game, including the pick and roll.


3v3 Fall Intramural Program:  This 10 week program starts in late September.  Games are scheduled at 7pm and 8pm.  Contact Helen to be added to a distribution list for the program.  

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See file below named Playing Opportunities in the DC Metropolitan Area.pdf for Additional Opportunities for Adult Women to Play Basketball in the DC Metropolitan Area
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