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Founder, Owner, Former College & Professional Head Coach, Professional Trainer

Quick Handle™ camps combine specialized basketball instruction along with mental toughness training. It is the philosophy of our program to encourage each camper to reach his or her full potential physically, socially, academically and spiritually.

As a result, our staff will share personal examples and motivational talks, and also lead in group discussion and interaction that will inspire vision, promote a healthy respect for all individuals and stimulate the pursuit of excellence.

The basis of my instruction and what I will hold any player who calls on me accountable to:

  • I demand excellence
  • I will push you to maximize your potential & talent
  • I will encourage you never to give up, dig deep & fight to be the best you can be
  • I will teach you sportsmanship, loyalty, honor & integrity
  • I will teach you humility, unselfishness and superior confidence leading to success both on & off the court
  • I will instruct you in the fundamentals of the game, especially Quick Handle philosophy through repetition, discipline, proper technique & footwork
  • I teach mental toughness to master pressure, play in the zone, develop a leadership presence and a take charge spirit


our training

Camps, Clinics & Lessons

Quick Handle believes in giving players an opportunity to develop their skills in camps and clinics directed by trained QuickHandle coaches. From beginning and young players to elite players, our events offer diverse skill levels and targeted training opportunities.

Training Programs

From our core training programs in our Junior Academy Training and Elite Academy Training, we also offer specialized programs to focus on targeted skills, mental toughness and fundamentally sound mechanics for all skill levels.

Coach Training

As a collegiate head coach for 11 years, 3 years as an assistant coach, and 7 years coaching overseas, Coach Mendo offers a variety of coach training opportunities to help you deliver the best curriculum and knowledge to your players.

Our Training Coaching Staff

  • Coach Ali

    Ali Mendezona coaches Bear Creek’s varsity girls basketball team.  Ali attended Issaquah High School where she played three years of basketball and…

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  • Coach Paige

    Coach Paige comes from Northern California where she played 4 years at West Valley high school. She was a 3 year varsity…

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  • Coach Char

    In my senior year at Northwest University.  I played High School ball at East Palo Alto, CA. Studying exercise science. Received All…

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  • Coach Joey

    Coach Joey Roppo – played 4 years at Monroe High School where he earned 1st team All-Conference as a Senior in 2011…

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  • Coach Mendo

    Coach Mendo is the founder, owner and director of Quick Handle™ Basketball since 1993 and a FIBA Certified Licensed Coach (Learn more…

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  • Coach Tyler

    Tyler Mendezona or “Coach Mendo” teaches P.E. in grades 5-8 and coaches Bear Creek’s varsity boys basketball team. Tyler attended and played…

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  • Coach Jessica

    Coach Jessica Welcome was named Cascade Conference Co-Player of the Year and a NAIA All All-American. She led the Cascade Conference in…

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  • Coach John

    Coach Paige comes from Northern California where she played 4 years at West Valley high school. She was a 3 year varsity…

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