NBC Basketball Varsity Academy at Mead High School

NBC Basketball Varsity Academy at Mead High School
NBC Basketball Varsity Academy at Mead High School

NBC Camps Varsity Academy has helped produce some of the top athletes to come out of Spokane. Basketball mastery in an environment of encouragement and accountability will help you achieve your basketball and life goals.

NBC Varsity Academy offers fall and spring basketball training for High School athletes and for boys and girls ages 9-13.

The Varsity Academy is a division of NBC Camps which offers basketball training throughout the school year. Varsity Academy is designed to provide the same excellent basketball and life skills training that has made NBC one of the top camps in the country for 40 years. Varsity Academy trains athletes to win in sport and in life.

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.
VA D2 generally meets Sunday afternoons from 3-5pm at Mead High School.

High School Elite 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 program is specifically designed to help prepare you for basketball season. The Spring program 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 competitive games and structured, organized play. VA D1 generally meets Sundays at Mead High School from 4 -6pm.

Add Tuesday Gym Times at The Warehouse and get twice the training for a great savings.  Tuesdays at The Warehouse generally run from 4-6pm.


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

Dates & Prices

Camp Details

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

On the first day of VA, please bring a signed copy of the Medical Release Waiver and the Washington Concussion Waiver.

Click here for the Medical Release Waiver.

Click here for the Washington Concussion Waiver.

More Details

Varsity Academy offers 2-day per week or 1-day per week training.  Sunday gym times take place at Mead High School, Tuesdays at The Warehouse near Gonzaga. 

Receive twice the instruction for great savings with our 2-day per week training.


Mead High School's outstanding court complex provides ample room for games, teaching, and individual skill development.

The Warehouse (across Hamilton from Gonzaga) is one of the premiere basketball facilities in Spokane.

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.

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John is the Site Director for NBC Camps held at Upper Columbia Academy in Spangle, WA and for Whitworth University in Spokane, WA. During the school year, he runs Varsity Academy. His giftedness in working with all age groups has made him a very respected coach.  He can bring the best out in anyone.  His work ethic, tenacity to serve others so they can achieve has helped many players reach their basketball and life goals.

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Shawn Stetson

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. He directs NBC’s program for 6-9 year olds called D3. Shawn...

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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. He directs NBC’s program for 6-9 year olds called D3. Shawn played college basketball at the University of Calgary before joining NBC Camps full time.  Shawn is a naturally talented coach with great rapport among young and old alike. His joy for life, high energy, devotion to every camper's improvement, and basketball teaching excellence has made him a valuable asset to Varsity Academy

Camper Reviews

LaurieVarsity Academy Parent

  • 5/5.
Worth the investment


I want to thank you for the wonderful instruction and encouragement NBC has given my son over the past year. We started with VA last spring and also attended the week camp at Whitworth this past summer and just finished up with the fall VA session. My son has always had a love for the game but spent most of his time on the bench (not that he didn't try hard). Last weekend we started his second year of AAU (he is 10 yr old and played Y ball 4yr prior.) In the past we were lucky if he was put in the game 3min total. We played 4 games and he played A LOT. He had fun at a game not just practice and we had a wonderful time watching our investment.


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BrittanyVarsity Academy Parent

  • 5/5.
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.


ChelliVarsity Academy Parent

  • 5/5.
Improved so much

Thank you for putting on such a great program. Our sons have really enjoyed it and I believe have improved a lot. We appreciate everything!



  • 5/5.
Basketball and life skills

Great fundamental basketball training and life skills reinforcement.


  • 5/5.
The Best

Best basketball program I've  ever been to...


  • 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

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