Varsity Academy - Spokane, WA Basketball Training

Varsity Academy - Spokane, WA Basketball Training
Varsity Academy - Spokane, WA Basketball Training

Get ready to improve your game with coaches who will help prepare you to play your best. Fall Session at The Warehouse starts September 17, 2017. Let our NBC Camps staff help you get pointed in the right direction for your pre-season training.

Varsity Academy offers basketball training programs in Spokane, Washington to help you improve during the Fall and Spring seasons. NBC Varsity Academy D1 has the primary goal of helping players step on the court physically and mentally ready for every day of practice.  Varsity Academy Division 1 is for high school athletes wanting to elevate their game with a focus on live-action competition.  For athletes ages 9-13, VA D2 training is based on age and ability level.  This basketball training reinforces the fundamental skills critical for success and lays the foundation for future growth and improvement.

Highlights Include

  • Intensive skill development
  • High quality staff committed to your success
  • Leadership training and character development
  • An atmosphere of enthusiasm, respect, encouragement and high expectation
  • Accountability for basketball and life goals
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Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

John Fazio
Camp Director

John Fazio

John Fazio has been with NBC Camps since 1995 and a full time employee and camp director since 2000.  "Coach Faz" is the Site Director for NBC Camps held at Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington. In addition to his duties in the NBC Central Office during the school year, he directs Varsity Academy.

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He has several years of experience conducting individual training and with AAU/YMCA coaching. He coached the Whitworth University Men's Club Basketball Team to a regional championship in 2017. John is married to an elementary school teacher and has three children.

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Shawn Stetson
Coach

Shawn Stetson

Shawn is the Director for NBC Canada. He has been involved with NBC since he first attended as a camper at the age of 12. Shawn played college basketball at the University of Calgary...

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Shawn is the Director for NBC Canada. He has been involved with NBC since he first attended as a camper at the age of 12. Shawn played college basketball at the University of Calgary before joining NBC Camps full time in 2001. 

Coach

Jesse Henderson

Jesse will lead most of the Thursday gym times with speed and agility focus. He has a Master's Degree in psychology, strength and conditioning specialist certification, and coaches...

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Jesse will lead most of the Thursday gym times with speed and agility focus. He has a Master's Degree in psychology, strength and conditioning specialist certification, and coaches girls high school basketball, track and field as well as cross country.  He ran track and field at Whitworth.

Camp Details

Each athlete in the Varsity Academy will be given a VA t-shirt.  All athletes are expected to provide their own basketball, water bottle, indoor shoes and hoop clothing.

On the first day of VA, please bring a signed copy of the *NEW* One Page Medical Release Waiver and the Washington State Concussion Waiver.

Click here for the *NEW* One Page Medical Release Waiver and Washington State Concussion Waiver.

More Important Camp Details

Varsity Academy offers 1, 2 or 3-day per week training. Sunday and Tuesday gym times are at The Warehouse near Gonzaga University and are geared toward individual and team skill development. Our new Thursday gym times will focus on speed, quickness, vertical, agility, and conditioning.

VARSITY ACADEMY D1 HIGH SCHOOL

VA D1 is designed for high school athletes. This program is set up to challenge advanced players and will teach skills appropriate for the high school player. Intensity and competition will be high priorities. The Fall Session is specifically designed to help prepare you for basketball season. The Spring Session will give athletes a head start on off-season workouts. Freshman-Senior athletes may enroll. Younger athletes will accepted at the discretion of the VA staff. This program is designed for the older and more skilled high school age players. Teaching takes place primarily through live, competitive games and structured, organized play. 

VARSITY ACADEMY D2 TRAINING

Designed for ages 9-13, we divide athletes into training stations based on skill level and ability. It is worth the investment to learn basketball skills correctly during the formative years. We take pride in making sure athletes can execute skills correctly.  Each athlete is important to us and we want to help you reach your basketball and life dreams and goals.

Contact Coach John Fazio for information on sibling and team discounts.  jfazio@nbccamps.com  509.232.6493

DIVISION ONE (14-18 YEAR OLDS)
Fall Session 9.17.17-10.29.17
Sundays 5:30-7:30 pm The Warehouse
Tuesdays 4:30-6:00 pm The Warehouse
Thursdays 4:30-6:00 pm The Warehouse
*Younger players will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

DIVISION TWO (9-13 YEAR OLDS)
Fall Session 9.17.17-10.29.17
Sundays 5:30-7:30 pm The Warehouse
Tuesdays 4:30-6:00 pm The Warehouse
Thursdays 4:30-6:00 pm The Warehouse

LOCATION: THE WAREHOUSE, 800 N. HAMILTON

3 Membership Options:
1 Day Per Week = $225
2 Days Per Week = $255
3 Days Per Week = $285
$5 Registration Fee is included in the listed tuition cost.

Facilities

The Warehouse is centrally located in downtown Spokane across Hamilton from Gonzaga University less than a mile off I-90.  It is one of the premiere basketball facilities in the region.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 5:30-5:40 Welcome and theme of the day
  • 5:40-6:00 Individual and competitive ball handling work
  • 6:00-6:10 Shooting review and form shooting
  • 6:10-6:25 Live shooting drills and games
  • 6:25-6:45 Skill of the day teaching (defense, attack moves, screens, passing, etc.)
  • 6:45-7:00 Competitive game play - small numbers (1v1, 2v2, 3v3, etc)
  • 7:00-7:25 Full court games
  • 7:25-7:30 Spotlights and closing message, announcements
  • 7:35-7:45 VA Post Game (optional faith based meeting and prayer)

Camper Reviews

BrittanyVarsity Academy Parent

  • 5/5.
VA Spokane positive influence

My son has always been an aggressive player and I have been working with him to always show good sportsmanship. It hasn't been until he began attending the NBC camps and VA that he has finally gotten it. You coaches have been such positive role models for him. I appreciate the positive influence that he gets at the NBC camps and VA. He finds the camp challenging and more importantly he enjoys being around not only the people that are attending but also those running the camp. He is looking forward to attending the Spring session and is also trying to recruit some players to join. Thanks again for all you do and I look forward to working with you and VA this Spring.

 

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DanVarsity Academy Parent

  • 5/5.
VA builds better ball players

Coach,

Last weekend he played exactly as you would expect and the way you taught him, he was dominant inside and out, dribbling and rebounding. Averaged 30 per game, 14 rebounds, 4 assists and 6 blocked shots. He was asked to be on the AAU Traveling team. I guess the question on how he would stack up against his own was answered by himself. I wish you could have been there. I know that it is because of you and your coaches that he is getting to play at a elevated level. A number of coaches from there called and said they were very impressed by his overall play. He will be back with you soon. Thank you. Your program builds better ball players.
 

MichelleParent

  • 5/5.
Priceless

I just wanted to send you a very big thank you for working with my son at VA on Sunday. He had a great workout. He was very tired and hungry after his afternoon of basketball. He has been in the gym 3 days now since working out with you.......I can see a difference. Nothing magical, but just confidence. The level of workout, the number of guys to play against and getting direction from coaches that he has known for many years was so worth the 6 hours of driving.
Today in the gym I watched him take it to the hoop against anyone who tried to stand in his way over and over. He took over the court like I knew he could, but now I think he knows he can too. I even watched him break out a couple of those moves under the hoop that you guys worked with him on. Of course the guys in the gym went crazy and his confidence went up.
I have been a very strong supporter of NBC Camps over the last 10 years, sending my kids to countless camps and spending thousands of dollars, but those few hours on Sunday were priceless!! Thanks again for spending that extra time!

DonnaVarsity Academy Parent

  • 5/5.
You will NOT be disappointed

My sophomore daughter has been attending NBC Camps and clinics for about 5 years now.  My 10-year-old daughter is now attending various camps and actually did the summer overnight camp.  Both have attended Varsity Academy and happy to have done so. I give much credit to NBC for bringing out the skills and love of basketball in both my daughters. The life skills messages they receive are an added bonus!  Anyone considering attending NBC, follow your instinct and enroll; you will NOT be disappointed in your child's attitude about basketball and life.

JackVarsity Academy Athlete

  • 4/5.
Helped me improve

I've attended Varsity Academy for as long as I can remember and it has helped improve me as a player and man.

AngelaVarsity Academy Parent

  • 5/5.
Worked hard

Our son had a really good time! He worked hard and improved as a player. But more importantly you and your coaches emphasized the same character qualities we train for at home.

MargaretVarsity Academy Parent

  • 4/5.
Confidence

I love the confidence my son has gained!!

MarcusVarsity Academy Athlete

  • 5/5.
Encouraging

The coaches are enthusiastic, encouraging, and always willing to help.

WilliamParent

  • 5/5.
Had a blast!

Thanks so much. Our daughter had a blast.  Thanks for welcoming her, she loved attending and you will be seeing her in the near future. Great job to you and your team!

Mary E.Parent

  • 4/5.
Supportive, fun

I liked the individual attention and working on specific techniques and skills in a supportive, fun environment

Emma M.Varsity Academy Athlete

  • 5/5.
Set goals

I love meeting new people who love the same thing as me.  Also I love how encouraging the coaches are and how they correct you if you make a mistake. The weekly word(s) are great for me because it helps me set goals for the week.

Brandon W.Parent

  • 3/5.
Encouraging

I expected more individualized instruction. There are a lot of kids participating and just not enough coaches.  My daughter enjoys going and playing at varsity academy twice per week. Coaches are friendly and seem to do a good job of encouraging the kids.

Matt M.Parent

  • 5/5.
Good training

Thanks for training and correcting my boys. I have coached both my boys' AAU teams and I really appreciate when someone else will take some time to teach my kids.

J.D.Varsity Academy Athlete

  • 3/5.
Competitive

I thought I would get way more one on one teaching or coaching specific to my position I play.  The energy and competitiveness of the time were good.

Louise P.Parent

  • 5/5.
Great coaching

My son has been to your camps over the past few years and has had great success in basketball thanks to all the hard work and great coaching your staff provides!!

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Fall Session D1 High School Elite Varsity Academy
Age Group: 14 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Three member options: 1 day/week, 2 day/week, or 3 days/week. Thursday gym times will have a speed and agility focus. Sundays and Tuesdays are all basketball. Fall VA will meet at Warehouse, 800 N Hamilton, Spokane, WA. Bring your basketball, water bottle and gear. To speed up first day check-in be sure and download a medical release waiver and concussion form found on the Details Tab.
1 Day/Week $220.00 USD
Availability: Open

2 Days/Week $250.00 USD
Availability: Open

3 Days/Week $280.00 USD
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
Programs: Fall Session D2 Varsity Academy Basketball Program
Age Group: 9 - 13
Gender: Co-Ed
Three member options: 1 day/week, 2 day/week, or 3 days/week. Thursday gym times will have a speed and agility focus. Sundays and Tuesdays are all basketball. Fall VA will meet at Warehouse, 800 N Hamilton, Spokane, WA. Bring your basketball, water bottle and gear. To speed up first day check-in be sure and download a medical release waiver and concussion form found on the Details Tab.
1 Day/Week $220.00 USD
Availability: Open

2 Days/Week $250.00 USD
Availability: Open

3 Days/Week $280.00 USD
Availability: Open

For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-406-3926 we would be happy to help you.