Suwanee, Ga. (PRWEB) January 14, 2009
Suwanee Sports Academy has announced the addition of four-time Olympic Gold Medalist Teresa Edwards to its basketball development staff. The only U.S. basketball player, male or female, to compete in five Olympics, will focus her attention at the Sports Academy on the continued growth and development of basketball for girls in metro-Atlanta.
"We are excited to have Teresa join our basketball development staff not only because of what she accomplished in her basketball career but even more importantly because of the character and values she brings to us as a person," commented Kevin Cantwell, VP of Basketball Development at Suwanee Sports Academy. "When you think of women's basketball in the United States, you think Teresa Edwards and her success as an Olympic athlete. Her ability to work with our girls basketball players and help them develop the skills and self-confidence to succeed on and off the court will certainly be an asset to our organization."
Edwards will play an advisory role to Suwanee Sports Academy's professional coaching staff as well as providing on the court instruction for the Sports Academy's suite of basketball programs. The former University of Georgia All-American will hold the initial Teresa Edwards Gold Medal Camp at SSA the first week in June.
"I'm very happy to have this opportunity to provide young players with the skills training that is lacking throughout the game of basketball right now and have an impact on girls basketball players in the Atlanta area," expressed Edwards, who holds U.S Olympic career records for assists and steals. "I have become very familiar with the training philosophies of Suwanee Sports Academy and On Court Player Development® and I realized that this really is something special. Now, to be able to be a part of it is great."
The Cairo, Georgia native has been a member of 19 Team USA basketball teams, winning 14 Gold Medals. Edwards led the University of Georgia to four NCAA tournament appearances and two Final Fours during her collegiate career and finished her career playing for two seasons in the WNBA for the Minnesota Lynx.
About Suwanee Sports Academy
Suwanee Sports Academy's whole player approach to training gives athletes the physical, emotional, and mental tools to succeed on the court. And off. The Sports Academy headquarters, located just outside Atlanta, is the largest privately owned facility in the country for basketball and volleyball training and competitive events. The facility is 100,000 square feet and includes seven NBA regulation basketball courts and 11 volleyball courts. Offerings include a variety of training programs, leagues, tournaments and camps. National competitions and evaluation events are also routinely held at the Sports Academy. For more information, visit http://www.ssasports.com. Suwanee Sports Academy is a portfolio company of Blue Magnet Partners. For more information, visit http://www.bluemagnetpartners.com