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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 50-79 and live in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia.  Players have opportunities to play on teams and compete in local and out-of-town 3 on 3 tournaments in five year age categories.  

In July, six teams competed in the 2015 National Senior Games in Minneapolis. Rapid Fire 50+ finished in 4th place in Division 1; Triple Threat 55+ finished in 5th or 6th place in Division 1; Solid Gold 55+ won a bronze medal in Division 2; Gold Mettle 60+ and the Rebounders 65+ won silver medals in their age groups in Division 2; and the Classics 70+ almost reached the medal round in Division 2.  

New players are welcomed but prior playing experience is recommended.

Friday Practice Schedule (during July)
5:30 - 7:00pm:  65+ and 70+ players
6:45 - 8:00pm:  Gold Mettle 60+
                         Triple Threat 55+ and Rapid Fire 50+
8:00 - 9:15pm   Solid Gold 55+ 

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.  


NEW!
Coming Back to the Hoop, an award winning new documentary produced by Jane Pittman, a local filmmaker and NOVA United member and Wednesday Night Basketball player, is now available for purchase (dvd or digital download).

Coming Back to the Hoop is about Jane Pittman, a promising basketball star at her small town high school who ran off the court never to return...until now.  Forty years later, she is determined to play competitive ball again.  What she never expected to find on this journey is a passionate group of women that came together for much more than sports.  

"Poignant, amusing, endearing, inspiring; I spent the whole film laughing and crying."

 

Go to http://www.comingbacktothehoop.com

Like it on Facebook.


WE PLAYED DURING THE HALF-TIME OF THE FOLLOWING INTERCOLLEGIATE WOMEN'S GAMES!

 Date     Time     Location Game
 1/10/15 2pm    Smith Center 
George Washington University
GW vs. Richmond
 1/24/15 2pm    Naval Academy
Annapolis, MD
Navy vs. Holy Cross        
 3/14/15 1pmShow Place Arena, Upper Marlboro, MDCAA Tournament semi-final game

 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, 2013
Helen White named the Humana Heros - Athlete of the Month for April 2013
Jane Pittman received our outstanding member award at the 46th Annual Fairfax County Senior Recognition Ceremony and Luncheon in May 2015
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.
Fit For the Golden Years
  
  NOVA United on YouTube:
 Certificate of Recognition from the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors - see January 14, 2014
 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.  Contact Helen White at hmwhite@arlingtonva.us to be added to a distribution list.

 

Drop-in Play at Langston Brown:   Wednesday nights May 27 - August 26

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


3v3 Intramural Program:  Look for information about the Fall program during the summer.  The program features 10 weeks of half-court 3v3 games at 7 and 8pm.  Intermediate and Advanced divisions.  Ask to be placed on a team.

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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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