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Rising Baller Academy Camp

Meet former WNBA Player Andrea Congreaves

Andrea has a wealth of experience as a former player and coach. Started playing basketball as a 15-year-old through a clinic given at her school. After playing in her native England for a few years, she left for the great American adventure, playing and studying at Division 1 school Mercer University, Macon Georgia. Her senior year in college she was named a Division 1 All American after which her professional career began. In 15 years of professional basketball, Andrea's highlight is playing in the WNBA with the Charlotte Sting and the Orlando Miracle. Also played in many countries including 6 years in Spain (including FC Barcelona), 6 years in Italy, France and South Korea. Andrea has played from youth selection for English and Great Britain national team. 

After her playing career Andrea wanted to share and transfer knowledge and experience and started coaching. 


Rising Baller Academy was founded in September 2023 by ex-WNBA player Andrea Congreaves and business partner Linda van Bakkum.

The goal is to introduce as many children as possible to basketball by providing clinics, workshops and individual advanced specialization training

Our Background

Our journey began in September 2023, when former WNBA player Andrea Congreaves and entrepreneurial partner Linda van Bakkum joined forces to create an inspiring movement. What began as a dream has now become a thriving reality.

The Rising Baller Academy is all about activation. We believe that youth have the power to grow, prosper and shine, and we are determined to unleash that potential. Our mission is clear: We want to inspire and encourage young people to push their limits, pursue their dreams and strive for greatness.


How do we do that? With challenging and fun clinics, of course! At Rising Baller Academy, learning goes hand in hand with fun. Our founder, Andrea, shares her wealth of knowledge and experience in a playful and engaging way. She takes young ballers on an adventurous journey where they not only develop basketball skills, but also learn valuable life lessons.


Whether you are just starting to play basketball or are already an experienced player, with us you will find the inspiration, enthusiasm and guidance you need to grow and flourish. We look forward to working with you to reach the heights of success.


So, welcome to Rising Baller Academy, where together we turn dreams into reality and where every day is an opportunity to shine!

Session 1

Who: Grades 8-12 Girls and Boys

When: June 27th & 28th, 9am - 4pm 

Where: Watervliet Dome 

Session 2

Who: Grades 4-7 Girls and Boys

When: July 1st, 2nd & 3rd, 9am - 4pm 

Where: Watervliet Dome 

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