San Francisco Enchantées

We are a non-profit youth organization with 10 teams of over 100 girls in second to twelfth grades.  Since 2002, we have awarded an annual college scholarship to a deserving player from our senior team.

Who We Are

Over 40 years ago, Grace Nakai coached a girl's basketball team called the Chantelles which was comprised of nineteen girls from San Francisco.  Her desire to accommodate and give every girl a chance to play resulted in her decision to split the girls into two teams.  With her wisdom and guidance, the San Francisco Enchantées began their girls' basketball organization to promote good sportsmanship, leadership, and most of all establish great friendships.  Since 1977, the Enchantées have hosted annual tournaments. Starting in 2000, the Enchantees along with the San Francisco Associates hosts a yearly Joint Tournament on Mother's Day weekend in the Bay Area.  Today, we continue to emphasize character building, discipline, and respect for one another and are proud that many generations of returning families, first as players and now as coaches and moms, have shared Grace Nakai's vision.


The Enchantées objectives and purposes are to provide a vehicle for promoting in Asian American girls and their families:

  • Self-esteem

  • Discipline and good character

  • Friendship and cooperation

  • Sportsmanship, teamwork, and healthy competitive spirit

  • Contribution and leadership

  • Values of family, heritage, and culture

In fulfilling our objectives and purposes, we hope to strive:

  • to utilize sports, including but not limited to basketball, or other endeavors as a means of developing individual skills and team play,

  • to encourage our youths' contribution to the community beyond their participation as players,

  • to seek continual opportunities for involvement in and contribution to the community, and

  • to design and sponsor activities that serve and support the Asian American community.



  • To foster amateur organized athletic competition for Japanese American organizations

  • To promote good sportsmanship and fair play

  • To promote goodwill amongst the membership

  • To promote goodwill within the community


Practices are normally once a week for 2 hours. Each team will have an assigned home gym for practice and can be at one of the following locations:



Westmoor High School

131 Westmoor Ave

Daly City, CA 94015

School lot parking


Marina Middle School

3500 Fillmore St

San Francisco, CA 94123

School lot parking

Herbert Hoover Middle School 
2290 14th Avenue 
San Francisco, CA 94122

Entry to parking area is on 14th Avenue between Santiago and Rivera

Roosevelt Middle School
460 Arguello Blvd 

San Francisco, CA 94118

Street parking


February 9, 2019

San Francisco Enchantées Jamboree

May 11-12, 2019

Joint Tournament

Contact Us

Team Openings/Inquires

12th - TBD (BJ Baba)

11th -TBD (BJ Baba)

10th - Carolyn Yuen

9th - Mimi Leung

and Suzanne Lee

8th - TBD (BJ Baba)

7th - Lori Urushima

 and Trisha Jue

6th - Darrell Moy

Wesley Sen

5th - TBD (BJ Baba)

4th - Cynthia Huey

"E" - Instructional Level: BJ Baba

Advisor-  BJ Baba

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