Summer Camps

Spring/Summer Camp Schedule Quick Handle Welcomes You To Enroll Your Child In A Confirmed Summer Camp.

Summer Camps

Quick Handle™ runs camps in a number of states, including Missouri, Arkansas, California, Oregon and Washington. View the camps already on the 2019 summer schedule.

While Quick Handle™ camps are flexible to meet a wide range of skill levels, it’s also important to understand the level of play your son or daughter fits into. Reach out to us with any questions.

Take Advantage of Early Bird Deals

  1. We don’t have just one, but four options to give you a great deal. See more details below.
    Sign up by June 15 for July camps and receive the special deal of $10 off per player for 2-day camps and $15 off per player for 3-day camps. We’ll send you a complimentary motivational gift for your player – our PDF, “How to Become a Top Athlete and Develop the Eye of the Tiger.”
  2. Sibling discount – $10 off per additional sibling
  3. Multi-camp deal – sign up for two or more camps and receive an extra $25 off each camp, starting with the second camp.
  4. Team deal – $10 off per player for five or more players. Proof of verification will be expected at registration on opening day of camp.

Notes – Please Read
No discounts apply to the All-Star camp.
ALL discounts only APPLY to Quick Handle Camps going through our Active registration platform. Discounts do not apply to the Mercer Island, Arch Bishop, Columbia Athletic Club and Bear Creek School Camps.

Good news! We’re expanding. If you’re interested in bringing a camp closer to you, take the first step. Schedule a time to talk with Coach Mendo.

Heat Ball Handling Camps

Emphasis: Ball-handling and stationary & speed dribble ball control with both strong and weak hands

Skill Level: For players who possess a fairly basic ability to handle the ball to players with more advanced ball-handling skills who desire a higher level of skill-training in ball-handling, moves off the dribble, footwork and mental training.

Description: The basis and foundation of the entire Quick Handle™program is found in our intense and challenging Heat Camps. Quick Handle™ coaches will instruct in the areas of advanced ball handling drills and moves off the dribble. These camps are designed to increase skill development, discipline and mental toughness. The full day sessions will test stamina and increase physical condition, quickness and confidence in a tough-as-nails camp. Unique drills and 1-on-1 competitions along with 3-on-3 team play will test the skill level and determination of each athlete.

Age: Grades 4 -12; the camp is broken down into three age group divisions: “Pac 12” ages 8-11, “Big 10” ages 12-13, “NBA/WNBA” ages 14-18

Camp Length: Full day

Quick Trigger Shooting Camps

Emphasis: Teaches shooting intangibles and footwork such as the spring hop, 1-2 step, swivel pivot and crab hop. Also focuses on quick release techniques: face chase, automatic set point and rapid release. The camp is designed to establish a foundation of shooting preparation, sound technique and the ability to get your shot off quickly and efficiently creating space both off the dribble and in a catch and shoot position. Concentration, consistency and confidence are the major goals of this camp.

Skill Level: For players with an average understanding and basic shooting base as well as the motivated players who want a higher level of training and challenge along with more advanced training.

Description: Through intense drilling stations, campers will learn quick set, quick release and foot preparation. Campers will practice combining moves off the dribble into quick trigger shooting, both off the pass and off the dribble. Players will take hundreds of shots each day, equipping them with the supreme advantages of quick trigger shooting. This camp empowers athletes become a serious threat from the outside, opening up the ability to be a multidimensional offensive threat.

Age: Grades 4 -12; the camp is broken down into three age group divisions: “Pac 12” ages 8-11, “Big 10” ages 12-13, “NBA/WNBA” ages 14-18

Camp Length: Full day

Quick First-Step Camp

Emphasis: Developing basketball speed, quickness, agility and sound footwork. Intense drills will be taught both with and without the basketball.

Skill Level: For players with a basic foundation of basketball skills and conditioning as well as the advanced and motivated players who want to be challenged in intensity, conditioning and developing and increasing explosiveness and a quick first-step off the dribble.

Description: This camp is geared to empower players to develop: a quick first-step, explosiveness, quick change of direction and short speed angle sprinting. Tough and challenging drills in short interval training cycles, both with and without the basketball, are designed to maximize efficiency and progress.

Age: Grades 4 -12; the camp is broken down into three age group divisions: “Pac 12” ages 8-11, “Big 10” ages 12-13, “NBA/WNBA” ages 14-18

Camp Length: Full day

Post Guard Camp

Emphasis: Developing unique and advanced skills and techniques specific to both the guard and post position. In addition to practicing their own position’s skills, guards will be encouraged to develop post skills and posts will be encouraged to develop guard skills.

Skill Level: For players with a solid foundation of basketball skills and knowledge of the game and their position, as well as for the advanced and motivated players who want to be challenged to hone advanced skills for a decisive advantage.

Description: This camp is designed for serious players who are committed to expanding their post-up game as well as their guard abilities. The focus of the camp is to teach a variety of unique post guard skills. Further emphasis will be placed on teaching innovative techniques that are designed to expand the knowledge and skill each camper can utilize to give them a distinct advantage over their competition.

Age: Grades 4 -12; the camp is broken down into three age group divisions: “Pac 12” ages 8-11, “Big 10” ages 12-13, “NBA/WNBA” ages 14-18

Camp Length: Full day

Point Guard Camp

Emphasis: Develop expert point guard skills based on Quick Handle’s renowned point guard code.  

Skill Level: For players with a solid foundation of basketball skills and knowledge of the game as well as the advanced and motivated players who want to sharpen their point guard skills.

Description: This camp is a must for point guards. It provides a comprehensive teaching of the responsibilities of the point guard position. The Point Guard Code covers numerous topics, such as mental toughness, team unity, clutch mentality, communication and leadership skills, and how to cultivate respect and loyalty of fellow teammates. This theory is taught based on the book by Coach Mendo, “The Total Point Guard.”  

Age: Grades 4 -12 + graduating seniors and college players

Camp Length: Full day

Elite All-Star Camp

This one-of-a-kind camp has grown exponentially in popularity since its first year. The competition and criteria for the All-Star Camp is rigorous because the experience is invaluable to a player’s development.   

Emphasis: Develop basketball speed, quickness, agility, confidence and sound footwork. Intense drills will be taught both with and without the basketball.

Skill Level: For elite players at their age and grade level. Acceptance to the All Star Camp is invite-only or through a letter of reference.

Description: This camp focuses on intense individual and team competitions and includes high-level motivational empowerment sessions.

Age: Elite All-Star Level-Boys and Girls, Grades 4 – 7; MVP All-Star Level-Boys and Girls, Grades 7 – 12 + graduating seniors. The camp is broken down into age group divisions.

Camp Length: Full day

Awards: Numerous awards will be given out and the top All-Star players in each division will be highlighted at our closing awards ceremony.

Note: This camp is invite-only. To be invited, players must attend a Quick Handle camp and be invited by the Quick Handle staff, OR the player must receive a personal letter invite from Coach Mendo. Invitations will be extended to players that demonstrate a combination of high-level talent, strong work ethic and a well-rounded attitude. This camp accepts a limited number of participants in each division. If invited, we strongly encourage you to sign up while space is available.

Quick Handle 2019 Summer Camp Schedule! REGISTER Today !

SPECIAL 2 CAMP PROMOTION EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT!!!!!

Locations:

* Mid-West: Mountain Home Trigger Shooting /West Plains Heat Ball-Handling

Save $65 (Included is Early Bird Discount)-Special Early Bird Discount good until 5-15-19.  After Special Early Bird Discount date ends the Special Bundle Discount Savings will be $40

* California: Dublin Heat/QFS – Dublin Trigger Shooting

Save $70 (Included is Early Bird Discount)-Special Early Bird Discount good until 5-15-19.  After Special Early Bird Discount date ends the Special Bundle Discount Savings will be $45

* Oregon: Klamath Falls Quick Trigger Shooting /Lakeview Heat Ball-Handling: 

Save $65 (Included is Early Bird Discount)-Special Early Discount good until 6–15-19.  After Special Early Bird Discount date ends the Special Bundle Discount Savings will be $40

* Oregon: Portland Quick Trigger Shooting /Portland Heat Ball Handling:

Save $75  (Included is Early Bird Discount)-Special Early Bird Discount good until 6–15-19.  After Special Early Bird Discount date ends the Special Bundle Discount Savings will be $45

* Sibling Discount— ($10.00 off for Second Player)

SPECIAL 1 CAMP EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT!!

*Sign Up by May 15 for June Camps—June 15  for July Camps— ($15.00 off Per Player for 3 Day Camp$10.00 off Per Player for 2 Day Camp)

*Sibling Discount— ($10.00 off for Second Player)

*Team Discount— ($10.00 off Per Player for 5 or more Players)-Verification must be confirmed with Coach Mendo- coach@quickhandle.com

Special 1 & 2 Discounts do not apply to the Mercer Island, Arch Bishop, Columbia Athletic Club, Bear Creek School Camps and both All Star Camps.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: PLEASE READ!!

  1. NO discounts All Star Classic Camp (early, sibling, multi camp etc.)
  2. ALL discounts only APPLY to Quick Handle Camps going through our Active registration platform.  Discounts do not apply to the Mercer Island, Arch BishopColumbia Athletic Club and Bear Creek School Camps and both All Star Camps.

WE ARE TAKING REGISTRATION, SO SECURE YOUR SPOT TODAY!!

Our summer camps are listed by state below.

If you’d like an overview of our camps program and to learn more about what camp level might be appropriate for a player, visit our Camp Overview page.   All grades listed for camps are based on the fall of 2017!  All camps are subject to cancellation if a required minimum number is not met!  Full refunds will be provided.

If you prefer to register by mail, please print and fill out Web Site Mail In Registration-Form 2019 and send it to PO Box 14834 Mill Creek, WA 98082.  

**Please DO NOT email this registration form back to us!! This form is strictly for mail-in registration!! 

SPECIAL NOTE:

Take advantage of our early bird discount & sign up before May 15, 2018 for June camps & June 15, 2018 for July & August camps & receive a free complimentary gift-Motivational PDF: How To Become A Top Athlete and Develop The Eye Of The Tiger!

QUICK HANDLE 2019 SUMMER CAMP SCHEDULE COMING SOON!

SPRING/SUMMER CAMP SCHEDULE QUICK HANDLE WELCOMES YOU TO ENROLL YOUR CHILD IN A CONFIRMED SUMMER CAMP!

If you prefer to register by mail, please print and fill out Web Site Mail In Registration-Form 2018 and send it to PO Box 14834 Mill Creek, WA 98082.

**Please DO NOT email this registration form back to us!! This form is strictly for mail-in registration!!

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Testimonials

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!

Tracy

Fantastic ball handling development in fun yet disciplined camps

Cthesp

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.

Barring

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.

Tenille

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!!!!

Cdow4

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!.

Ptroca

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!

Blessings!

Tracy

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.

Pure and simple: QUICK HANDLE HAS ALL THE INGREDIENTS TO MAKE PLAYERS SUCCESSFUL ON AND OFF THE COURT.

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
Client

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
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