At Arcadia Youth Basketball, we believe in championing all of our athletes, and we recognize that our female athletes are often most successful when they are coached together and AYB is taking concrete steps to support the young girls in programs. Arcadia Youth Basketball is proud to launch AdmiHER, the only all-girls youth basketball program in Arcadia! AdmiHER was established with a mission to support the growth of girls’ basketball through coaching, mentorship, and health and wellness programming.
Who Can Play?
AdmiHer is designed for girls, ages kindergarten through 5th grade. The programs include both introductory and developmental levels and are open to any skill level. No experience is necessary, and we also welcome young women excited for real competition.
Meet the Coaches
April Schilling- WNBA Assistant Coach for the Dallas Wings.
AYB is thrilled to have the knowledge and experience April brings to our programs. April Schilling played in two Final Fours for Pat Summit and spent time playing in the WNBA. As an assistant coach in the WNBA, April has coached players such as Lauren Cox and Erica Wheeler. She is currently the Girls National Team Head Coach at Bella VIsta College Preparatory.
Sydney Wiese- WNBA Player for the Phoenix Mercury.
Sydney Wise brings an amazing skill set to the AYB programs. She was a four time All-Pac 12 team point guard and third team All American as a member of the Oregon state Beavers. Sydney was drafted with the 11th overall pick in the 2017 WNBA draft. As an Arizona native, Sydney is honored to give back to the young girls in the community in which she grew up.
Structure and Goals
AdmiHER is a great way for girls to learn fundamentals together in a fun innovative environment from some of the best coaches in the business. This program follows the same successful structure that makes AYB so rewarding. Our athletes learn the fundamentals and develop basketball IQ to truly reach their maximum potential. Our training sessions focus on a variety of fundamental skills to improve the athlete’s skill set, understanding of the game and confidence.
At Arcadia Youth Basketball, we aim to form healthy athletes and advance the role of women and young girls in sports. We have an amazing team of professional coaches, including WNBA players to help guide your child and set them up for success. We offer consistent fun and high-quality athletic education allowing each individual the ability to grow at their own pace with dependable support. Check out our programs today, spring sessions are the perfect time to give AdmiHer a try.