At Watts Basketball, we offer intensive athletic development and world-class basketball training. Our athletes learn to excel on the court while developing focus, confidence, and determination. We teach skills for the player and for the person. Skills that will last for life.


Many basketball organizations place too much emphasis on simply winning games.

When gameplay is the sole focus, players avoid testing their new skills and lose sight of teamwork and camaraderie—not a good formula for growth as a player or a person.

That’s why young players need coaches who value development.

Coaches who will stay focused on the big picture.

At Watts Basketball, we’re in it for the long haul.

We ask our players to reach for goals that are just beyond their grasp, and help them exceed their own expectations.

Through basketball, we teach strength, concentration, tenacity, and enjoyment of the game.

We do all this because we believe basketball skills empower personal growth.

That’s what makes us Gamechangers. For Life.

Donald Watts and Matt

Some of the programs our players have received scholarships to:



We believe that learning happens when you challenge yourself. We’re also aware that too much challenge can bring panic. That’s why we always provide a positive and safe environment to make steps toward improvement.


Young athletes are bombarded with influences and opinions. We focus on developing mental, physical, and technical skills to give our participants a core understanding of the game.


We work to lay a foundation for success in basketball. Games are just the tip of the iceberg, the real growth happens in practice.


Peak performance is an extension of mental preparation. If you have the right mindset, everything else is possible.

We offer player development based on an athlete’s level, so each player continually feels challenged without feeling overwhelmed. Our Watts classes make it easy to find a program that fits, so that our athletes can experience optimum growth.

our programs

Grades K-3rd

Lay the foundation for living an active lifestyle, while developing strength, coordination, and social skills.

Grade 7th and Up

Whether you are trying to play, start, or dominate at the varsity level or secure a college scholarship, Prep classes provide a clear path to accomplishing those goals.

Grades 4th-8th

Take your game to the next level and increase playing time by improving technique, footwork, stamina, and body control.

All Skill Level

Get private or semi-private attention from coaches to advance your game to the next level with drills targeted to your specific needs.

In Phase 2 of the COVID-19 reopening, we are only offering small group classes and private training until further notice



Donald Watt's coaching expertise and commitment to basketball are unparalleled in the Northwest. In college, Donald led the UW Huskies to two NCAA tournaments and had the best three-point percentage in the Pac Ten.

Watts is widely regarded as one of the top high school basketball players in the history of the State of Washington. Donald won the Gatorade State Player of the Year, was named Washington’s Mr. Basketball and Eastside Journal’s Prep Athlete of the Year. Watts ranked #5 in “The Best of the West” rankings in 1995. ​


Slick is an all-time NBA great and a fixture in the Seattle basketball community. As a Seattle Supersonic, Slick led the NBA in steals and assists. Slick has earned the NBA J. Walker Kennedy Citizenship Award and been inducted into the Louisiana Hall of Fame.

Unfortunately, Slicks NBA career was ended with an injury, which would have been devastating if he did not have the support of his family and his community. Through his family and community, Slick was taught the value of working hard and living with integrity.


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