Offering Teams and Training opportunities.  You do not have to be on a team to participate in the training program

Northwest Magic Basketball Club is a premier youth basketball program focusing on teaching young athletes, who possess a passion for the game and a strong desire to develop and improve their individual and fundamental basketball skills. Northwest Magic is one of the largest and most recognizable in Washington State . We create a stepping-stone for young athletes that want to improve their basketball skills.

In addition to seasonal travel teams, Northwest Magic also runs feeder/community basketball teams for nearby communities. Feeder & community teams provide an opportunity for boys and girls who plan on attending a specific high school to participate in an organized competitive basketball program to prepare for playing in high school with future teammates.

Northwest Magic  will be running the following feeder/community teams for the 2017-2018  season:

  • Showalter Middle School  7th & 8th Grade Girls

Benefit for high school coaches to see future prospects and get excited about up and coming…

The primary purpose of feeder & community basketball is to provide a platform for the youth to achieve excellence in the sport of basketball. Through intense training, quality coaching and mentoring, competitive experiences, and a family-oriented environment, players are given the best opportunity to maximize his/her potential and reach their goals on and off the court.

We will hold tryouts  and form several teams that will participate in a spring local tournament circuit.   Teams are not pre-determined and all players must attend a tryout to have the opportunity to be placed on a team.

Tukwila community teams are only open to residents of Tukwila that plan on attending Foster High School.

Foster High School Player Opportunities

We are very proud of our excellent reputation for training teams. It is with great honor that we help Foster high school girls basketball teams to be at its very best through our comprehensive training and team-building program.

Foster High School players will have the chance to train together in a focused environment with demanding on-court offensive and defensive skill training along with intense off-court strength and conditioning training. Our experienced staff will provide your team with a truly unique bonding experience through training and competition, as well as off-court team building activities.

Designated team practice times and tournament games against aau teams , high-level  players, including Blue Star Travel team  players, provide Foster High School girls team with an opportunity to prepare for their upcoming season while also developing individually.

We will keep Foster High School  rosters in tact and  will run and reinforce the  offensive and defensive system thats in place.

There are both  Spring (March-June)  and summer (June-July) opportunities .

A very important part of development-Basketball Skills training offered to develop individual and group basketball skills. Schedule to be posted by February 15, 2018, please check back.  If you are on a team, this is included in fees.  You DO NOT have to be on a team to participate in skills training.  $30 per month to train (if player feeds into Foster high school);  $45 a month or $15 drop in non members


  • 7th & 8th Grade Schedule- 6  Tournaments between April- June, 2018-
  • High School Schedule – 4  Spring Tournaments April-June ; 2 Summer Tournaments in July


 $59 per month if attached to a team

$30 per month just training (if player is in Foster School District);  $45 per month non members


Date- TBA
Players interested in trying out should complete registration today!


Mentorship and Community Service for high school players.  Details coming soon!

Vanessa Selden-McClendon’s experience is well rounded. She grew up as a military brat and traveled all over the United States and Asia as a youngster with her parents, spending her High School Years in Antioch, California.

Her career highlighted by earning Second-Team all-state honors from California Basketball Magazine as well as East Bay player of the year by the East Bay Prep Writers Association. She averaged 19.9 points, 8.4 steals and 4.3 assists a game her final year, eclipsing state’s single- season steals standard (252) in addition to finishing second on career chart (674). She paced the team to 26-6 record and Division I runner-up in the Northern California championships, netting 21 points in the title game. She received dozens of offers from D1 schools, including University of Washington and Washington State but decided to attend University of Oregon (Ducks 1989-1992).

She started as a freshman, opened the first 23 games of initial collegiate season to become the Ducks first player to land Pac-10 all-freshman honors since 1987. The squad’s most valuable newcomer assumed quarterback role by accumulating most steals (52) in three years and finishing second on the team in assists (89). Oregon’s third leading scorer, averaging 16.2 points per game during the conference seasons.

After her collegiate years, she had the opportunity to play professionally in Barcelona, Spain; Tasmania, Australia; and on several teams in Germany. Due to a chronic knee problem, her career ended, but not her passion for the game. She assisted in player development for Portland Fire (ABL league) as a practice player and attended several WNBA training camps.

Although her professional pursuit was prior to the thriving of the WNBA, her love for the game has never been stronger.

Vanessa started  Northwest Magic is 2009.  Training and Coaching some of the top players in Washington State.

Vanessa was inducted into Antioch’s Hall of Fame in October of 2012. Click

Vanessa is an inactive Family Therapist and lives in Puyallup, Washington State with her husband of 24 years, Gerald, and 11 year-old son, Marcus.

Keeshia Thomas

Coach La-Keeshia has coached organized basketball for over 10 years. She played in high school, Junior college and then went on and played for a four year college in California. Coach La-Keeshia began her coaching career at Showalter Middle. Her eagerness to learn and grow as a coach led to her being a Varsity Assistant at Foster High School as well as becoming the JV Head Coach.