Double Teamed

Last Updated on: May 31st, 2024

Double Teamed (Disney Channel Original Movie)

“Double Teamed” is a Disney Channel Original Movie released in 2002. Directed by Duwayne Dunham, the film is based on the true story of Heather and Heidi Burge, twin sisters who excelled in basketball and went on to have successful careers as professional players.

The story follows Heather and Heidi, portrayed by Poppi Monroe and Annie McElwain, respectively, as they navigate the challenges of being tall and talented athletes in high school. The girls are initially unhappy about moving to a new town due to their father’s job, but they soon discover their love for basketball and join the high school team.

The Burge twins face discrimination and skepticism from their teammates and opponents due to their height, but they prove their skills on the court and become instrumental in leading their team to success. Despite facing various obstacles, including injuries and personal struggles, they stay committed to their passion for the sport and each other.

As the story unfolds, Heather and Heidi’s hard work and dedication attract college recruiters, and they both receive scholarships to play for the University of Virginia, a Division I basketball program. However, they find that playing at the college level brings new challenges, both on and off the court, and they must learn to balance the demands of their athletic careers with their personal lives.

“Double Teamed” is a story of determination, sisterhood, and overcoming adversity. It highlights the importance of perseverance and staying true to oneself, even in the face of criticism and challenges. The film also explores themes of teamwork, family support, and the empowerment of female athletes.

The movie celebrates the achievements of the Burge twins and serves as an inspiration to young athletes, particularly female basketball players, showing them that with passion, hard work, and support, they can achieve their dreams and overcome any obstacles that come their way. “Double Teamed” is a feel-good sports drama that appeals to audiences of all ages and remains a beloved addition to Disney’s collection of inspirational sports films.

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  • Year Released: 2002
  • Type of Movie: Live Action
  • Movie Platform: Disney Channel Original Movie
  • IMDB Link


  • Poppi Monroe: Heather Burge
  • Annie McElwain: Heidi Burge
  • Teal Redmann: Nicky Williams
  • Nick Searcy: Larry Burge
  • Tanya Goott: Madison Stricklin
  • Joey Miyashima: Wendall Yoshida
  • Julia Andrews: Henley Burge
  • Mackenzie Phillips: Mary Burge
  • Chris Olivero: Galen Alderman
  • Tammi Reiss: Volleyball Coach


  • Director: Duwayne Dunham
  • Producer: Don Schain

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