Travel club works to elevate platforms for female ballplayers


The Jackson-based Sisterhood elite travel basketball club has teamed up with two professional coaches to provide free practices for girls every Sunday for six weeks. “It’s free, we don’t want anything, we don’t charge anyone. We just want to give the opportunity,” coach Charles Lewis said. Week four, Coach Lewis brought a special guest to talk with the girls. Lewis coaches Germantown’s Maddie Booker, who was Mississippi’s top women’s basketball freshman before committing to the University of Texas last week and a two-time junior national gold medallist. “She’s like a hero to some of them,” Lewis said. “How can you not listen to a double gold medalist?” Lewis and Booker share the same goal when it comes to the Sisterhood. Raising young ball players who just need a platform to stand on. “Growing up in Mississippi, opportunities were pretty scarce for people like my peers around me, my age,” Booker said. “I just support these young girls because they want to come and do great things from Mississippi.” Sunday was the fourth of six scheduled “Sorority Sundays.” The practice and race is open to all girls, “with a strong desire to improve”, in sixth through 12th grade at Hartfield Academy from 2-5 p.m.

The Jackson-based Sisterhood elite travel basketball club has teamed up with two professional coaches to provide free girls workouts every Sunday for six weeks.

“It’s free, we don’t want anything, we don’t charge anyone. We just want to give the opportunity,” coach Charles Lewis said.

Week four, Coach Lewis brought a special guest to talk with the girls.

Lewis coaches Germantown’s Maddie Booker, who was Mississippi’s top female basketball rookie before committing to the University of Texas last week and is a two-time national junior gold medallist.

“She’s like a hero to some of them,” Lewis said. “How not to listen to a double gold medalist? »

Lewis and Booker share the same goal when it comes to sisterhood. Raising young ball players who just need a platform to stand on.

“Growing up in Mississippi, opportunities were pretty rare for people like my peers around me, my age,” Booker said. “I just support these young girls because they want to come and do great things from Mississippi.”

Sunday was the fourth of six scheduled “Sorority Sundays.” The practice and race is open to all girls, “with a strong desire to improve”, in sixth through 12th grade at Hartfield Academy from 2-5 p.m.

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