Our mission is to provide a competitive opportunity for high school girls basketball players to participate in college viewing period tournaments while playing with some of the Northwest’s best players. Our players will be coached by knowledgeable, conscientious high school and college coaches with proven successful records.
We strive to develop our players towards being the best players they can be, and developing their talents within a team structure. We teach teamwork, fundamentals, discipline, defense, and competitive spirit within the team concept, and to help players understand how hard they need to play to reach the “next level.” Our Cascades Team places in nearly all tournaments each summer. We compete at the highest levels, and our players make great progress as collegiate prospects.We support our club athletes and promote them towards college programs and help them attain athletic scholarships to play basketball in college at a level where they can be successful. We also support and help high school programs to grow.
Each year the teams consist of players who demonstrate more than just basketball talent. Equally important are such characteristics as player development, attitude, academic achievement, work ethic, team play, sportsmanship, and the ability to relate with teammates, opponents, officials and coaches. Our goal is to assemble the best players in the northwest in order to compete at the highest levels in the tournaments we participate in. One thing has been steadfast throughout the 34 years of the Cascades program, and that is that this club is able to assemble enough good players every year to compete at the “Elite Level,” and be successful.
Many college coaches comment to us on the preparation we give our players for college basketball, and that “no other club” shows consistent improvement year in and year out like the Cascades Club does. Coach Aldridge has won over 790 games at Prairie HS & Clark College, ranking him number one in state history with the most big school wins. He knows what it takes to get kids to the next level, and the Cascades Club players benefit from his knowledge and understanding. Prairie HS Girls Basketball and the Columbia Cascades program program has produced over 60 D-1 college players in the last 15 years, and hundreds of players to D-2, D-3 and NAIA schools.
Because we have a good reputation and an excellent following from college coaches, our players get the maximum exposure at the tournaments we enter. We do not interfere with the high school teams in June.
Advantages to the Cascades Program: 34 years of success: