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Finding Their Way Home: Overseas Surge Players Share Their Stories Following the Coronavirus

Broken bags. 4 am wake up calls. Packed airports. Cancelled playoffs.  This was the reality for Surge players competing this season overseas amidst the coronavirus. One day they were practicing for a game. The next day Donald Trump was announcing a border closure and players were scrambling to find a flight.  Three players from St….

The St. Louis Surge puts together Community Day for local St. Louis area families

On July 25, the St. Louis Surge women’s professional basketball team hosted its first Surge Community Day. The event, which was closed off from the public to enforce social distancing, aimed at bringing together the community safely, while giving back to the local youth from Marian Middle School, Girls Inc., and the Old North neighborhood….

How Carl Givens Has Kept the Surge in Shape During the Pandemic

In mid-April, the Surge announced a suspension to its 2020 season. Despite the uncertainty, the Surge players haven’t stopped working. A big reason why is Carl Givens and his gym, Given100. This summer, Givens was announced as the Head Strength & Conditioning coach of the St. Louis Surge, where he has been tasked with not…

Mikala McGhee shares insight into life as a professional athlete and news reporter

By day Mikala McGhee is a professional basketball player for the St. Louis Surge, practicing with the team, lifting, and getting shots up. By night she is a broadcast journalist for KTVI FOX 2/KPLR 11, traveling around the city, interviewing St. Louis community members, and sharing their stories. McGhee’s life has come full circle after…

Kelsey McClure talks quarantine workouts, virtual team drills, ForEx trading, and more

Without access to basketball gyms and weight rooms, the pandemic has thrown professional basketball players around the country for a loop: how do they prepare for their job?  Like many, third-year Surge guard Kelsey McClure has found that she must “get creative.” That means no fancy shooting machines or advanced cone drills with trainers. It…

From Japan to St. Louis: Rebecca Harris’ Windy Journey to the Surge

Rebecca Harris doesn’t remember why she was awake at 4:16am. She just remembers her phone buzzing, flooded by a 300-word Facebook message from Khalia Collier.  “I wanted to be sure to reach out to you and discuss your interest in playing with the St. Louis Surge this season,” Collier’s Facebook pitch began in early February…

St. Louis Surge Introduce Carl Givens as Strength and Conditioning Coach

The St. Louis Surge is thrilled to announce the hiring of new Strength and Conditioning coach Carl Givens. Givens runs a local gym, Given100, and brings a wide range of experience to the Surge’s professional basketball organization.  Givens has worked with a variety of clients, from youth soccer teams to college and professional football players….

Surge Partner with Bobby McCormack Camps – Back in Action!

The Surge is proud to announce its newest partnership with Bobby McCormack Basketball Camps, the premier youth basketball camp that has served the St. Louis area for 32 years. Owner Khalia Collier and Bobby McCormack have a relationship that dates back to 2013. The camp will feature appearances from members across the Surge organization. Collier…