The St. Louis Surge has been a part of the Women’s Blue Chip Basketball League (WBCBL) since 2008, which is a semi-professional woman’s league that consists of 60 member teams from major cities across the United States. The focus of the program is to promote sport participation and provide players the opportunity to meet with recruiters and scouts from various colleges, universities, and professional teams in different countries.
In March 2011, the St. Louis Surge finalized a new coaching structure under new ownership by Khalia Collier, General Manager. The St. Louis Surge currently consists of players from different basketball backgrounds, who have come together to show their love and passion for the sport. All players have had high school and college basketball careers and have continued the game of basketball post graduation.
Participation in the WBCBL will allow athletes talents and skills to be evaluated by professional basketball scouts and agents. The network of agents has a proven track record of job placement for dozens of athletes who are currently playing professional basketball.
Although, there is no guarantee that athletes will be signed to a professional contract, the St. Louis Surge offers athletes an opportunity to partake in competitive basketball after or before college. As a WBCBL player in 2010, the chances of becoming a professional player were about 1 in 40. In the event that athletes are offered a professional contract, the St.Louis Surge researches all potential teams, recruiters, and locations to guarantee a smooth transition into a professional basketball career. All negotiations will be handled by general manager of the team, the team lawyer, and all recruiting parties.