Founded in 2017 O-Zone Basketball is a competitive basketball program that is dedicated to developing youth and high school girls. O-Zone basketball teams compete in both local tournaments and showcases, as well as in the National recruiting tournament circuit. O-Zone basketball players are some of the most skilled, fearless, and humble student athletes in New England.
The primary goal of O-Zone basketball is to develop youth and high school girls to be skilled and confident players. We roster teams between grades 4 through High School. We stress the importance of teamplay, commitment, hard work, and sportsmanship. We encourage multi-sport athletes, excellence in the classroom, and leadership in the community from our players. Our coaches are role models for girls and help them to instill self-confidence and values both on and off the court. They work to provide our players a positive experience and focus on all around development to make our girls well rounded.
O-Zone Director: Nickie Orlando
Nickie Orlando grew up in Indiana, went to High School in Ohio, and has been a Bostonian for the last 25 years since attending Bentley University where she was a member of their basketball team. Since her playing days ended she continued to pursue her love of basketball through coaching and has had coaching experience at both the College and High School ranks at Suffolk University, Northeastern University, Newbury College, Stonehill College and Bridgewater – Raynham High School. Currently she is the director of O-Zone Basketball and Head Coach at Notre Dame Academy in Hingham.