Varsity Academy - Spokane, WA Basketball Training
Get ready to improve your game with coaches who will help prepare you to play your best. Let our NBC Camps/Varsity Academy staff help you master your game.
FALL SESSION 2023
Welcome to Varsity Academy, a division of NBC Camps since 1999.
Our FALL Session begins Sept 17, 2023.
Varsity Academy offers basketball training programs in Spokane, Washington to help you improve during the Fall and Spring seasons. Varsity Academy will be divided into age/ability courts when possible. NBC Varsity Academy 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.
FALL SESSION DATES & DETAILS
SUNDAYS (6 Gym Times) 5:30-7:30pm
Sept 17 - Oct 22
DIVISION ONE (14-18 YEAR OLDS)
DIVISION TWO (9-13 YEAR OLDS)
Each registered athlete in the Varsity Academy is encouraged to have the VA reversible jersey and it should be worn to each gym time. You may wear your jersey from previous sessions or purchase new for $15.
All athletes are expected to provide their own basketball, water bottle, indoor shoes, and hoop clothing.
Contact Coach John Fazio for information on sibling and team discounts. firstname.lastname@example.org 509.953.6016
- Intensive skill development
- High quality staff and experienced leadership team 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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Varsity Academy Spokane is excited to tip off 2023 Fall Session at The Warehouse Athletic Facility. Read more below for more specific information.
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. Division 2 players will be considered 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
Designed for ages 9-13, we divide athletes into training stations and groups 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.
VA REVERSIBLE TRAINING JERSEY
Each registered athlete in the Varsity Academy is encouraged to have the VA reversible jersey and it should be worn to each gym time. You may wear your jersey from previous sessions. Please Note: Jerseys are adult male sizes and run from YM - 2XL.
Camp Questions & Answers
What should I bring to VA?
>> Completed medical release waiver if not completed online ahead of check-in
>> A basketball labeled with your name
>> Appropriate basketball shoes/attire
>> Water bottle or sports drink
Come to each gym time with a great attitude, ready to be coachable, respectful, and willing to contribute to our environment of positive enthusiasm. You may arrive 15-20 minutes prior to the first gym time to check-in.
What if I need to miss a gym time?
Feel free to notify the director if you will be missing a gym time, however it is not necessary.
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
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 next 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 again.
Educational and Fun
Thank you so much for being a place that is safe, educational, and fun.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
I love the confidence my son has gained!!
The coaches are enthusiastic, encouraging, and always willing to help.
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!
I liked the individual attention and working on specific techniques and skills in a supportive, fun environment
— Mary E.
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.
— Emma M.
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.
— Brandon W.
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.
— Matt M.
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.
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!!
— Louise P.
Leadership and work ethics taught are priceless
Thank you so much for all you do! You and your team not only teach basketball, but model character and enjoyment. Leadership and work ethics taught are priceless! Our son has learned so much from Varsity Academy. So appreciative and grateful!
— Melanie W.
Camp Director John Fazio
John has been involved with NBC Camps for more than 20 years and now serves as the Vice President. In addition to camps and clinics, he has 15+ years of experience conducting individual basketball training and has coached AAU, YMCA, grade school, high school tournament teams, three international travel teams (Italy 2006, UK 2013, Germany 2022), and college club basketball teams.View John's Bio ⟩
He has been USA Youth Basketball Gold Licensed since 2016. Coach "Faz" coached the Whitworth University Men's Club Team to regional championships in 2017 (Eugene, OR) and 2020 (Cheney, WA). He spearheaded the development of virtual training programs for NBC Camps and US Sports/Nike Camps during 2020-2021. He is also a certified basketball official. Prior to joining NBC Camps, John earned a degree in communications from Central Washington University and worked as a television sports anchor at KVEW News in Kennewick, WA. He is married, has three children and lives in Spokane.
Camp Director Garrett Williams
Garrett Williams has been a Lead Coach with NBC Camps for over ten years and now directs EOU and NNU overnight basketball camps. He is a camper favorite and a fantastic teacher of the game.View Garrett's Bio ⟩
Coach Garrett started playing college basketball at Northwest Nazarene University where he was introduced to NBC Camps. Since then, he has devoted his summers working camps around the world. Garrett finished his college basketball career at Multnomah University in Portland, OR. He connects with campers with his kindness and passion for life and the game of basketball. He inspires campers to believe in themselves and to get better. Garrett has coached and directed camps in Alaska, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and overseas. He currently works as Elementary Director at Life Center Church in Spokane.
Camp Director Shawn Stetson
Shawn is the President of NBC Camps and has directed camps and clinics for over 20 years. He has overseen the expansion of NBC Camps into Canada as well as several other countries around the world. A former basketball player at the University of Calgary in Canada, Shawn is passionate about helping young athletes discover how to be all that God created them to be.View Shawn's Bio ⟩
Shawn has been involved with NBC Camps since he first attended as a 12-year-old athlete.
Lead Coach Nikki Nelson
Nikki is a former collegiate basketball player from the University of New Mexico. As a child, she performed dribbling shows and demonstrations as the halftime entertainment at college and NBA/WNBA professional basketball games.View Nikki's Bio ⟩
She is a former high school girls basketball coach and has worked with NBC Camps for several years. Nikki relates exceptionally well with people and has a great understanding of the game and what it takes to play at the collegiate level.
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