The Baltimore Cougars Legends basketball program will hold tryouts for a new women’s development league team this month.
“This is the first team we’re going to have in Maryland,” said Tamara (Rogers) Moore, the director of the Baltimore Cougars Legends, “but everyone from my coaching staff and me have already run a team before. My coaching staff is coming from the Asheville Jaguars from the same league, so they have experience in the this league already.”
Players must have college experience and be 20 or older to play on the team that will be part of the Women’s Blue-Chip Basketball League. Tryouts will be held Nov. 19 from 9 to 11 a.m. and Nov. 20 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Leadership Through Athletics Inc., 2900 Hammonds Ferry Road in Lansdowne.
“It’s a competitive tryout, so it’s just like a WNBA tryout or overseas tryout. They’re going to be competing the whole time,” said Moore, who helped Milford Mill win a state championship her senior year in 2005.
The Women’s Blue-Chip Basketball League is a developmental league that offers players the chance to be seen by scouts from professional teams in the United States and overseas. The league includes players from all levels of college as well as former WNBA players and others who have played professionally.
The season runs from mid-May to early August.
While the WBCBL provides the opportunities, players are on their own if offered a professional contract.
Players should be at the gym 30 minutes before tryouts. The fee is $35 before Nov. 17 and $45 on the day of the tryout. Players can register at https://form.jotform.com/bclcougars/Player.
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Central Florida Swans’ Brock and Myers-Sanders ink Overseas Deals
The Swans have found success prior to playing in a regular season game with the professional signings of Aisha Brock to Casablanca, Morocco and Jacinda Myers-Sanders to Anadolu Universitesti in Turkey. Ms. Myers-Sanders quickly became fifth on the scoring leader board and the only American ranked in the top 20 in scoring in Turkey. Ms. Brock will be leaving soon to join her new team in Morocco.
The Swans have played in two scrimmage games during the offseason. It was their first time going into battle as a newly formed team.
“It has been eventful and continues to pay off in major improvements. We have also hired a personal certified trainer who is helping to address areas that are in need of improvement.” Says Coach Travis Wathen.
The Central Florida Swans are one of the newest additions to the Women’s Blue Chip Basketball League.
Florida is not only known for its abundance of sunshine, but also the vast amount of talent shining throughout the state from top to bottom.
The Women's Blue Chip Basketball League (WBCBL) summer season of 2017 is promising to place on display some of the finest talent that Florida has to offer in women's basketball.
With more than 35 teams nationwide, the WBCBL is largest women's basketball league in North America and 'The Premier Professional Development Basketball League for Women.' The WBCBL offers the ideal platform for women to continue their playing career locally and to perfect their skills, while preparing for potential professional playing opportunities around the world.
Each team features a number of hometown names that each community will remember from their high school and college playing years.
Here's our current list of Florida WBCBL teams for 2017:
Central Florida Swans (Tampa, FL)
Orange Park Crusaders (Jacksonville, FL)
Orlando Stars (Orlando, FL)
If you or someone you know is interested in getting involved, please contact our teams directly.