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Inside the Inaugural Athletes Unlimited Experience with Natasha Cloud

Inside the Inaugural Athletes Unlimited Experience with Natasha Cloud

March 2, 2022

On Saturday, February 26, the first season of Athletes Unlimited basketball came to a close. It was the culmination of five weeks of hoops, with the league’s unique scoring system and player-first approach universally lauded by participants and media members alike. Point guard and Washington Mystics player Natasha Cloud, who had drawn the later game

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Improve Your Basketball IQ

Improve Your Basketball IQ

March 1, 2022

You don’t necessarily have to be the fastest or the tallest player on the court to be dominant during the game of basketball. Having a high basketball IQ can bring you just as many wins. So today we’ll dig into a few ways to improve your basketball IQ for better results with examples from WNBA

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7 Ways to Recover Mentally After A Basketball Injury

7 Ways to Recover Mentally After A Basketball Injury

February 26, 2022

Basketball and injuries unfortunately go together like peanut butter and jelly. They’re basically unavoidable, and it’s highly likely that at some point during your career you’ll encounter one. So today we’ll look at ways to recover mentally after a basketball injury. Overcoming the emotional and physical challenges of an injury requires the ability to deal

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Why Music Helps for Basketball Training

Why Music Helps for Basketball Training

February 25, 2022

Point guard Natasha Cloud raps Dreams and Nightmares like her life depends on it before every single Athletes Unlimited Basketball game. She’s unlocked a simple secret to improving her performance: Music helps for basketball training! Being “in tune” while you are practicing or playing basketball can elevate your performance. Listening to great music is one

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How to Set Basketball Goals That Work

How to Set Basketball Goals That Work

February 19, 2022

Today we’ll share how to set basketball goals so you can achieve your wildest dreams. The most important thing when it comes to setting goals for basketball, is that you take the time to do it! Basically you need to define your objectives, and clarify what it will take to get there. Then you can

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Basketball Leadership Tips from the Pros

Basketball Leadership Tips from the Pros

February 15, 2022

Basketball leadership is a game changer. Leaders make a positive difference by helping those around them develop from good to even better. And every member of a team, not just the captains, can and should be a leader. Everybody should look for opportunities for leadership in their own ways, and consider how they can make

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Figuring Out The WNBA CBA’s Prioritization Rule

Figuring Out The WNBA CBA’s Prioritization Rule

February 3, 2022

The WNBA’s CBA Prioritization rule (Section 9) was designed with the intention of ensuring players hoop in the WNBA for the entire season, thus prioritizing the league versus their overseas play. It achieves this by punishing players for reporting late to training camp by suspending them for the entire season. Which means they forfeit their

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WNBA Free Agency: What’s Love Got To Do With It?

WNBA Free Agency: What’s Love Got To Do With It?

February 1, 2022

If you love listening to WNBA podcasts, there’s a new gem you have to add to your list. The New York Liberty’s sharp shooter and two-time WNBA Champion Sami Whitcomb has released Shooting the Shot sponsored by Jett Capital Advisors and Hoops Heaven. It’s a series of intimate, behind-the-scenes conversations with some of your favorite

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Athletes Unlimited Basketball 2022

Athletes Unlimited Basketball 2022

November 14, 2021

Some of the most interesting news to hit pro women’s hoops this year was the announcement, this October, of the launch of Athletes Unlimited’s basketball league. The great news for fans is that the player-driven league’s inaugural season will get underway quickly, beginning in January 2022. So today, we’re taking a deep dive into what

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Elena Delle Donne WNBA Wonder Woman

Elena Delle Donne WNBA Wonder Woman

September 5, 2021

The only WNBA player to win MVP with more than one franchise, the only WNBA player to have a 50-40-90 season, and a member of The W25, actually quit basketball her freshman year of college. However, by the time 2013 came around, Elena Delle Donne had joined the Chicago Sky after being picked second in

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The Art of 3-Pointer Basketball in the WNBA

The Art of 3-Pointer Basketball in the WNBA

August 29, 2021

Few rule changes in sports, at least in recent memory, changed the way a game is played as much as the introduction of the 3-point line changed basketball. Imagine soccer adding half a point for goals from outside the box, or the NFL adding squares in the end zone where a touchdown is nine points

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Pre-Game Routines: How Elite Basketball Players Prepare for Success

Pre-Game Routines: How Elite Basketball Players Prepare for Success

August 16, 2021

How do you summon your best when your best is needed on the court? What thoughts do you call upon to help get you mentally right when you find yourself in high leverage situations, like your team down a point with only seconds remaining?  Throughout professional basketball, including the WNBA, players use performance routines to train

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The Inside-Look Gallery: Washington Mystics & Connecticut Sun

The Inside-Look Gallery: Washington Mystics & Connecticut Sun

August 12, 2021

In advance of the Connecticut Sun taking on the Seattle Storm later today (9 PM EDT on Amazon Prime) in the first ever WNBA Commissioner’s Cup for a prize of $500k, we’re taking a look at the Suns game at the Washington Mystics on June 29, 2021. That night, the Sun beat the short-handed Mystics 90-71. Which

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Ariel Atkins: Small Town Start to Selfless Star

Ariel Atkins: Small Town Start to Selfless Star

August 4, 2021

Ariel Atkins: It’s only a matter of time before that’s a household name. And that time is coming soon. Over the past two years, the Washington Mystics’ youngest starter has skyrocketed up the ranks, bursting onto the scene as a first-time WNBA All-Star who’s quickly earning the respect and admiration of her peers, the fans,

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Washington Mystics Mid-Season: Versatility Versus Adversity

Washington Mystics Mid-Season: Versatility Versus Adversity

June 28, 2021

To be clear, we were put on notice during the Washington Mystics‘ media day. But perhaps we — and the league’s current number one standing team in the league, Seattle Storm — did not heed the warning at the time. On-and-off court champion, Natasha Cloud who returned to the game in 2021 after sitting out

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Washington Mystics Take On Los Angeles Sparks: The Inside-Look Gallery

Washington Mystics Take On Los Angeles Sparks: The Inside-Look Gallery

June 12, 2021

“Our chemistry is starting to come along. Of course there are some things we still need to get better at. But, we’re figuring out each other, we’re figuring out what works for us, what doesn’t work for us.” said Ariel Atkins as the Washington Mystics took down the Los Angeles Sparks 89 to 71, on

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Alysha Clark Unpacked Her Bags And Became A WNBA Star

Alysha Clark Unpacked Her Bags And Became A WNBA Star

March 25, 2021

A wine glass materialized in Alysha Clark’s hand during our video call. Alysha spoke over Zoom not only due to the pandemic but also because she was playing overseas for Lyon. She had just returned to her apartment from watching the Lyon men play, which constituted one of the few activities she was allowed to

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WNBA Ticket Prices: Everything You Need to Know

WNBA Ticket Prices: Everything You Need to Know

January 9, 2021

WNBA ticket prices reveal a lot about the league we love. Despite all of the “nobody” cares about the WNBA talk, there are plenty of people who attend games. And who are willing to pay up to do so.  Already in 2017, the WNBA registered a total attendance of 1,574,078 fans. That was also a

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WNBA Teams: How Many WNBA Teams Are There?

WNBA Teams: How Many WNBA Teams Are There?

December 2, 2020

Have you ever wondered how many WNBA teams there are? Well boy do we have an answer for you. Today we’ve prepared a comprehensive WNBA team guide that covers everything from the number of players to how many teams make the playoffs. We’ll reveal the Eastern and Western conference WNBA teams currently in the league.

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