Basketball skills to improve their confidence on the court. Life skills to help them succeed everywhere else.
Our coaches, led by Donald and Slick Watts, help campers build on their strengths and correct their flaws.
Every basketball player’s game is unique – it comes from their personality, experience, skill level, and type of athleticism. That’s why we work with each player differently.
Instead of giving kids a laundry list of skills they need, we come up with a multi-layered plan that will help them get where they want to go.
When our campers master new skills, we remind them of the hard work they put in. Hard work = results. It’s a mental connection that can last a lifetime.
Founder Slick Watts has dedicated his life to his community after his career with the Seattle Super Sonics. During his career he was named the first NBA assist and steals leader. He recently retired after 30+ years in education and continuously provides inspiration and motivation to your children
As a former University of Washington Husky basketball star, the game has been a transformational experience in Donald’s life. He loves working with the kids and watching them grow into not only great players, but also leaders and lifelong learners.
JoJo Rodriguez, a 1975 graduate of Garfield High School, finished his prep basketball career as one of the top 100 players in the country. JoJo went on to a storied coaching career securing winning seasons and championships at multiple levels. His coaching experience and involvement in the community make him a valuable addition to the Watts Basketball team.
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Watts Basketball is Seattle’s premiere institution for player development. 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.