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In its 24th year, Essence Girls Basketball (EGB) Program has produced a platform for over 250 young ladies to receive athletic scholarships for basketball helping pay for their education. Our goal is to teach young women to use basketball as a vehicle for higher education.

 

We are so excited about our 24th Anniversary. Essence has been apart of Nike Youth Elite Basketball since 2007, the only Gold Star Nike program in the State of Florida. Nike has expanded to 32 teams to create the Nike EYBL for girls, same as the boys, showcasing some of the best female basketball players on 1 platform. The Championships culminate in Chicago in front of over 700 teams looking on.

 

Last year, all of the teams showed extreme resilience. The Girls Nike EYBL is represented across the country. 

 

Over the years, the seasons have been an exciting basketball experience. Essence brought home tons of championships with the final accomplishment for our young ladies receiving scholarship offers from all over the United States. 

2019 WNBA ALL-STAR MVP

Over 20 All-Americans °°° 9 USA Olympic Invitees °°° 4 USA Gold Medalists °°° 40 Professional Players °°° 4 WNBA Players / 15 Overall WNBA Players °°° Over 200 Division 1 Players °°° Over 75 Power Conference Players ….and COUNTING


Practice/Tryout Information

All returning and new players must fill out the player registration form for the upcoming 2021 Season. Once the Player Registration is filled out, you will create a login that will give you access to the website in the future. You will be granted access to all areas of the site once you are an approved Essence player. 

Returning and new players interested in participating with Essence Girls Basketball are invited to attend March 6-7 at Jones High School.  This is for all age groups. Players must attend all 3 sessions that weekend.

Essence Practice/Tryouts is a skills combine setup along with offensive / defensive schemes. The tryout will consist of 3 sessions that players will attend over the course of the weekend. 

There will be a checklist posted over the next couple of days. You will be notified when it is available. DO NOT FORGET TO FILL OUT THE PLAYER REGISTRATION FORM.

Practice Schedule

Saturday, March 6th
11:00a - 11:15a Player Checkin
11:15a - 2:00p Session 1
4:00p Parent Information Meeting
5:00p - 8:00p Session 2
Sunday, March 7th
9:00a - 10:00a Position Individual Skills
10:00a - 10:45a Bible Study
11:00a - 1:00p Session 3
1:00p - 1:15p Conclusion

ERICA WHEELER • 2019 WNBA All-Star MVP
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JANIAH BARKER  u16 USA TEAM MEMBER - 2019
GOLD MEDALIST

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2019 u16 NIKE NATIONALS GOLD RUNNER-UP • 2018 u16 NIKE NATIONALS ELITE 8 • 2019 u16 BIG STATE FLAVA JAM CHAMPIONS • 2019 u17 BIG STATE FLAVA JAM RUNNER-UP • 2018 BASKETBALL ON THE BAYOU RUNNER-UP •  2017 ELITE 8 NIKE NATIONAL SILVER • 2017 BASKETBALL ON THE BAYOU CHAMPIONS • 2016 ELITE 8 NIKE NATIONAL GOLD • 2016 BASKETBALL ON THE BAYOU CHAMPIONS

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