Happy July 4th, 2013

On behalf of the entire Quick Handle Staff, we wish you a wonderful day with your family & friends as we all enjoy the special freedoms we have been blessed with as Americans!

Camp Schedule & Update:

The 2013 camp season is heating up!  The camps in Arkansas, Washington & California so far have been well attended and the intensity, competition & skill development have been extraordinary.  There is still space available in the upcoming camps.  The selection of camps are unique and designed to meet a number of needs.  With our famous “Heat” camps leading the charge, our specialized “Trigger Shooting–Post/Guard–Point Guard” camps are right around the corner.  Don’t let this special opportunity pass you by!  Be a part of the best skill training around and advance your game to another level in preparation for the upcoming season.  Finally, our All Star camp has been restructured and opened to allow first come, first serve opportunities.  You don’t want to miss our most popular & tenacious 2 day camp. The camp consists of a combination of 13 competitions, note taking & short interval skill development & conditioning platforms with numerous award opportunities. The All Star Classic (Sunday) will highlight & conclude our summer program & is designed for only the best upper level players (boy’s & girls separate tournaments) that will be drafted to participate in a Red/White & Blue round robin tournament.  Please review all the details of the All Star Camp & All Star Classic by clicking on the following link & scrolling down the to the bottom of the page–http://www.quickhandle.com/training/on-site-events/camps/

Note: Skill development should be the number one priority & focus in the off-season not AAU and playing games!  It is important for players to develop “Old School” work ethic & discipline during the off-season.  Quick Handle offers serious training designed to maximize skill development in a short period of time.  Over the past 19 years our camps have trained well over 20,000 players and have proven to be time tested & consistent in repetition training, intensity, versatility & innovation and produce amazing results!!


All camps are subject to cancellation with a full refund if required minimum camp attendee numbers are not met. 

Conway, ARJune 5-7, 2013; Heat Ball Handling Camp; Grades 4th-12th; Cost $125.00

Calico Rock, ARJune 10-12, 2013; Heat Camp; Grades 4th-12th; Cost $125.00

Dublin, CAJune 24-27, 2013; Heat Ball Handling Camp; Grades 4th-12th; Cost $170.00

Dublin, CAJune 24-27, 2013; Triple Threat Individual/Team Camp; Boys & Girls Grades 9th-12th; Cost $125.00

Mercer Island, WAJuly 8-12, 2013; Heat Ball Handling Camp; Grades 4th-12th; Cost $225.00

Klamath Falls, ORJuly 8-10, 2013; Heat Ball Handling Camp; Grades 4th-12th; Cost $130.00

Roseburg, ORJuly 11-13, 2013; Quick First Step/Trigger Shooting Camp; Grades 4th-12th; Cost $155.00

Woodinville, WAJuly 15-17, 2013; Heat Ball-Handling Camp; Grades 4th-12th; Cost $140.00 

Portland, ORJuly 15-18, 2013; Heat Ball-Handling Camp; Grades 4th-12th; Cost $170.00 
Bellevue, WAJuly 22-25, 2013; Elite/MVP Trigger Shooting Camp; Grades 4th-7th & 8th-12th  & Graduating Seniors & College Players; Cost $175.00

Bellevue, WAJuly 29Aug 1, 2013; Elite/MVP Post/Guard Camp; Grades 1st-7th & 8th-12th  & Graduating Seniors & College Players; 1st-6th & 7th-12th; Cost $175.00 

Jonesboro, ARAug 5-7, 2013; Heat Ball Handling Camp; Grades 4th-12th; Cost $125.00

Jonesboro, ARAug 8, 2013; Quick Trigger Shooting Camp; Grades 4th-12th; Cost $90.00

Bellevue, WAAug 5-8, 2013; Elite/MVP Point Guard Camp; Grades Grades 5th-7th & 8th-12th   & Graduating Seniors & College Players; Cost $215.00 

Bellevue, WA; Aug 9-10, 2013; Elite/MVP All Star Camp; Grades 7th – 12th & Graduating Seniors *Open*; Cost $215.00

Bellevue, WA; Aug 11, 2013; MVP All Star Classic; Grades 7th – 12th & Graduating Seniors-Sponsored

http://www.quickhandle.com/summer-camp-schedule/….. Sign up Today!
Team & Group Discounts:
QH camps have been very affordable over the years and are a bargain in comparison to most camps on the market.  The testimonials we have received over the past 19 years attest to our cutting edge training techniques, intensity standards, competitive competitions & mental toughness motivation designed to instill confidence and master pressure!  Please take advantage of this opportunity.  If you have a group or team interested in attending a QH camp, please contact us atcoach@quickhandle.com for a special group/team rate we will provide for you.

“No Regrets- Nothing to chance- No looking back”

Its QH Camp time!  Are you ready to step up to thechallenge!!

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Fantastic ball handling development in fun yet disciplined camps


This is a well-designed camp with a lot of thought put into it. Although there were times when it seemed Staffing was a little light, kids were engaged and there was a lot of activity going on.


My kids have gone to this camp the last 3 years and have been pushed physically and mentally. Thankful for the basketball and life skills they walk way with knowing.


My kids have been to many sports camps and training sessions, but Quick Handle is the one camp that I could clearly see a difference in their skill set after completing – especially in ball handling. A great organization!!!!


kind, supportive, talent nurturing, building, growing athletes, affirming, caring as much about the inside of the athlete as the outer talent. Can’t say enough good things about Quickhandle!.


Mendo is a one of a kind. Perhaps one of the best all around trainers my girls have experienced. Ball skills, shooting, reading screens, implementation of ball skills into scoring all the way to teaching correct mentality for success.

Clark J

Loved listening to your message “Dig Deep”.  I tell you…you are a great motivational speaker, not only for basketball, but for everything.  You would do great in the business world teaching your brand of leadership and positive energy.  I’ve heard many people and I feel you are one of the best.

These words were so resonating: “No excuses, don’t accept mediocrity, dream big, push to the max, go for it…but all this is not easy”.

I also love to hear that you get parents involved.  Get them pumped up.  Demand excellence.  Love that kind of talk!  This is working together – Coach Mendo, staff, parents, teammates maximizing the kid’s potential and love of the game.

I spoke with both of my sons (going on 8th and 10th).  We want to signup for the Point Guard Camp Aug 5-8th.  I need to take a look at the website again – couldn’t find where you register on-line though.

Joon Chang

We loved the camp, loved the structure and the fact that they bounce the ball to the rhythm of fast music which allows them to bounce it more and practice a whole lot without realizing it. So much improvement each time! I started bringing Coach Wayne Mendezona, “Coach Mendo” out to Missouri each year to help our whole team and even the area kids, even after our kids were no longer playing. It was fantastic. I recall one boy going past me talking to his Mom, He said, “I am so tired… But I am so excited I get to come back tomorrow!!” The kids loved the camp and came away better. One group of girls had many who had never played basketball. They came to the Quick Handle camp, worked hard at camp and were better than their peers. They won over and over in their careers as a team, and later won state! Coach Mendo not only teaches skills in basketball but when he lets them sit down for a few minutes here and there, He shares life experiences and gives them life skills as well! Great Coach, Great family, Great Camp. I Highly recommend Quick Handle!



Mark has attended Coach Mendezona’s camps since he was in his first years of recreational basketball to playing for premier select teams.

It speaks volumes to watch Coach Mendezona’s kids at the clinics and camps. They are not only incredible basketball players (ranging from college teams to grade school), but are positive role models off the court as well.


Coach Mendezona teaches the mental and physical components of the game.

  1. Integrity – coach shares life experiences with the kids that help them realize that integrity is a key ingredient to life
  2. Mental toughness – everyone gets knocked down – but those that get back up and continue the battle win
  3. Compete with yourself – the measuring stick is your own personal improvement
  4. Incredible ball handling skills
  5. Quick Trigger shooting
  6. Offensive and Defensive techniques

Bottom line – Quick Handle wastes no time in getting it done. Kid’s notice their results quickly, and want to keep coming back for more.

Try it out – you won’t be sorry.

Kimberly Lieberman, Client
Woodinville Washington

My daughter came home from school one day in the seventh grade and told me she wanted to play basketball in college. She is only 5 feet 4 inches tall but with a competitive and big heart. One of the first things I investigated was to find basketball training for my daughter knowing that fundamentals and skill development were very important to succeed. I did my research and found a camp in Kirkland, Wash called Quick Handle ran by Coach Mendezona. I was so impressed how he taught the kids dribbling skills that I signed up for other camps as well. My daughter loved to go to Coach Mendo’s camps because she was challenged and got better each time. His training, skill development and the mental approach to the game has influenced her success more than anymore. I am proud to say that my daughter will be playing basketball at a Division 2 school next year. I want to thank Coach Mendo and Quick Handle for dramatically improving her as a basketball player.

Mr. Reiterman, Client
Father of Player

Coach Mendo has created an exceptional skill development program for basketball players who really want to succeed. The objectives are so clearly defined that the students know exactly what is being taught and how it is evaluated. This is not a ‘fluff, just keep the kids busy’ program. Many basketball players return year after year to learn the more complex skills. I highly recommend the program.

John Mohan
Educator, Author, Professional Athlete

I am a friend of Tommy Lizotte, who is the father of Nikhill Lizotte, who is your point guard on your 8th grade Quick Handle team. I was Nikhill Lizotte’s football coach this year, what a great kid he is to coach.

I just want to take a moment to tell you I watched your 8th grade Quick Handle Gold Team play 3 different times this weekend in the Best of The West Tournament in Yakima this last weekend. I saw your game against Friends Of Hoop, the quarterfinal game against the Seattle Rotary and your championship game against Team Washington.

I must tell you your team is the best middle school aged team I have ever seen come through Yakima and I have officiated the Best of The West tournament for many years. The reason I make that statement is because your team plays such great team ball & is so unselfish.

We all know that these elite tournaments consist of teams made up of all superstars, but to me what was so impressive about your team was the way they played as a team, sharing the ball, setting each other up and playing unbelievable team defense and the most intense totally dialed in group of kids I have seen. It is a real testament to you as a coach, because I have seen a lot of elite teams in AAU and I have just never seen a team with all those attributes I just listed.

My son and I sat a few rows behind your bench in the championship game and we constantly heard you reminding your team that it is not about one individual it’s about togetherness. I loved the way you challenged your big tall center (I believe his name is Cal) when he was on the bench in the first half when you told him to start being a leader etc etc. All in all it was just an absolute treat to watch your team play and to see youth basketball played with such a premium on a complete team concept.

Looking forward to watching your team play in the future.

Demian Walter

Our kids have been coming to your camp for the past three years and they love it! They have built up their skill level and confidence each time they attend the camp. We always make sure we mention Quick Handle™ whenever we hear someone talking about basketball camps. You’re the best!

John Mohan & the Singh Family

My son, KJ, has always played the post. KJ went to the Quick Handle Ball Handling Camp and it was the best camp my son has ever gone to. I like the fact that the camp focused on one aspect of the game. The camp was very affordable and was the best money I’ve ever spent on a camp. There was a very noticeable change not only in his ball handling but more importantly in his confidence and his work ethic. The” can do” attitude that Coach Mendo teaches is what I teach my son, but coming from an outside influence really validated what I am teaching my son. Coach Mendo is not only a great ball handling coach but more importantly he is a great role model and influence on the kids attending his camp. This year I will put both my 14-yr old and 8-yr old sons in the camp. If your child is serious about playing the game of basketball, I guarantee you this camp will be the best thing you can do for your student athlete.

Kevin Smith, Client
Concord, California