NBC Basketball Varsity Academy at The Warehouse

NBC Basketball Varsity Academy at The Warehouse
NBC Basketball Varsity Academy at The Warehouse

Varsity Academy began in the fall of 1999 and has helped produce some of the top athletes to come out of Spokane, Washington since that time. We focus on skill mastery and live, competitive play in a positive and encouraging environment.

Varsity Academy offers training programs in Spokane, Washington to help athletes improve during the Fall and Spring off-seasons. Varsity Academy D1 aims to help you step on the floor ready both physically and mentally for every day of practice.  For younger athletes ages 9-13, VA D2 training is based on appropriate age and ability level teaching. This training reinforces the fundamental skills crucial to basketball success. We desire to help you improve in a challenging and fun environment.

Highlights Include

  • Intensive skill development
  • High caliber 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 in AAU/YMCA coaching. He has coached athletes and teams ranging from grade school through college level.  John is married and has three children.

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Shawn Stetson

Shawn Stetson

Shawn is the Director for NBC Canada and oversees new camp expansion from NBC Headquarters. He has been involved with NBC since he first attended as a camper at the age of 12. 

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Shawn played college basketball at the University of Calgary before joining NBC Camps full time. He is married and has four sons.


Coaching Staff

At Varsity Academy our stuff is comprised of local coaches and current/former college level basketball players.  We recuit staff members who are genuinely interested in helping young...

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At Varsity Academy our stuff is comprised of local coaches and current/former college level basketball players.  We recuit staff members who are genuinely interested in helping young players improve their skills, who teach with energy and enthusiasm, and desire to make a difference in each athlete in our program. 

NBC Camps coaches are known for their hard work, great attitude, and commitment to helping you reach your potential on and off the court.  Our curriculum focuses on helping you master important skills as well as developing leadership, mental toughness, and confidence.  Our coaches are intentional about connecting with campers as players and as individuals.

The NBC Difference
NBC Camps has built a program of training to help each camper walk out of camp a better player and person.  Our site directors work as event managers helping to run a great week of camp and facilitating the implementation of our specific camp expectations.   Our basketball instruction is based on skill curriculum and talent development we believe are essential to take your game to the next level.   Though coaching styles and drills may change, our master teachers receive tools such as DVDs, lesson plans, and detailed training on how to maximize this week of camp.  Coaching at camp is much different than coaching a team.  With over 45 years experience, our goal is to give you the best basketball and life skills instruction possible.

TEC Method
The ability to know, understand and apply is the heart of NBC’s "Teach, Encourage, Correct" method.  True teaching takes place when the student knows how to reproduce the skill and self-correct when it is wrong.

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 3-day, 2-day, or 1-day per week  membership. Sunday and Tuesday gym times will focus on basketball development while Thursdays will be geared more toward speed/agility and strength development.  All gym ties are at The Warehouse near Gonzaga University.


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. 


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. 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

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.

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


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.


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 Spokane.

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

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 week end 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 ask 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 their 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.


  • 5/5.

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!

Camp Dates & Prices

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