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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 (ages 13-18) aims to help you step on the floor ready both physically and mentally for every day of practice. For athletes ages 10-12, VA D2 training is based on appropriate age and ability level teaching. This training reinforces the fundamental skills crucial to basketball success. Finally, D3 is geared toward young players ages 8-9 and will work on the basics of the game while having fun. We desire to help each athlete improve in a challenging and encouraging 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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Camp Coaches

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    Camp Director John Fazio

    John Fazio is the Vice President of NBC Basketball Camps and has been directing camp programs and clinics for over 20 years. "Coach Faz" has many years of experience in YMCA, AAU, and has coached/trained players elementary through college level. In addition to summer camps, he directs Varsity Academy which includes about 150 athletes per year.

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    Camp Director Shawn Stetson

    Shawn works full time at NBC Camps as the Canada Director and also oversees and coordinates locations around the world. A former basketball player at the University of Calgary, he is passionate about creating an amazing camp experience for kids who come to NBC.

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  • Coach Garrett Williams

    Coach Garrett has been a master teacher for many years at NBC Camps and is a fantastic leader and teacher of the game. His energy, wisdom and kindness make him a perfect fit for students aspiring to improve their basketball and leadership skills.

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  • Staff Coaching Staff

    Mark Deesing (DC/DB's) Brad Burton (DL) Cyrus Satoafaiga (LB) Nate Dolan (SPT) Ken Wilmesherr (OL) Kevin Smith (RB's) Levi Kealaluhi (Rec) Greg Giles (WR) EJ Campbell (TE's)

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Camp Details

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

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Varsity Academy offers 2-day or 1-day-per-week membership. Sunday and Tuesday gym times will focus on basketball development. All gym times are at The Warehouse near Gonzaga University.


VA D1 is designed for high school athletes. This program challenges advanced players and will teach skills appropriate for the high school athlete. 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. Teaching takes place primarily through live, competitive games and structured, organized play.


Designed for ages 10-12, 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.


For beginning players ages 8-9, we desire to lay the foundation of fundamental development while helping these young athletes have fun and fall in love with basketball.


Each registered athlete in the Varsity Academy is required to have the VA reversible jersey and it should be worn to each gym time. It is a one-time cost of $10. You may wear your jersey from previous sessions. If would like to (or need to) purchase a new jersey, please purchase during registration and you will receive it the first gym time. Please Note: Jersey's are adult male sizes and run from YL - 2XL.

FALL SESSION DATES 9.17.23 - 10.22.23

Dates: September 17 - October 22
Times: 5:30-7:30 pm

Contact Coach John Fazio for information on sibling and team discounts. High School team discounts are available. [email protected] 509.232.6493

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

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.

NBC Basketball Varsity Academy at The Warehouse

John Fazio, Camp Director
800 North Hamilton St
Spokane, Washington 99202-2047
Questions? Call 1-800-645-3226
Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm PST


Last year over 650 Sports Camps sold out, leaving 7,000+ campers on the waitlist. Due to high demand, early registration for our first-come-first-serve camps is strongly recommended.

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