NOVA United offers women 45 years and above opportunities to improve their basketball skills and play basketball.  Members range in age from the late forties to 79 years young 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.  New players are welcomed. Prior playing experience recommended.

2015 National Senior Games results:  

Rapid Fire 50+ (4th place in Division 1); 

Triple Threat 55+ (5th place in Division 1); 

Solid Gold 55+ (bronze medal in Division 2); 

Gold Mettle 60+ and the Rebounders 65+ (silver medals in their age groups in Division 2); 

Classics 70+ almost reached the medal round in Division 2.  

Friday Practice Schedule
5:30 - 7:00pm:  70+ and 75+ players
7:00 - 9:00pm:  55+ - 60+ players
                         50+ players
                         Triple Threat 55+ and Rapid Fire 50+
8:00-9:30pm:  players who are not on a team

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 3v3 exhibition games during the half-time of the following NCAA women's collegiate basketball games.  

 Date     Time Location Event
 1/9/16     4pm     Naval Academy Navy vs. Colgate
 1/23/16     2pm Smith Center GWU vs. George Mason
 2/21/16 1pm John Paul Jones Arena University of Virginia vs. Clemson

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.

 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  Our 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
Additional 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.

3v3 Intramural Program:  The 9-week Spring program ends on May 11 and features an Intermediate and Advanced division.  Stop by the gym to meet the players.  The next Intramural program begins in the Fall.

Drop-in Play at Langston Brown:   May 18 and 25 and Wednesday nights during June, July and August.   Bring a basketball and a dark and light colored shirt.  Contact Helen to be added to an Evite list to receive a weekly reminder. 


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