Hoops Academy is a comprehensive youth basketball program that will offer year-round programming led by high level coaches from throughout the greater Seattle area. Programming is available for all athletes looking to take their game to the next level and will be held at the Seattle Storm Center for Basketball Performance.

Who can join? Programming is available for athletes of all skill levels and ages 4-18.

What type of events will be offered? Camps, clinics, and academies (multi-week sessions)

How do I view events and register? Click the button below to view all summer events and registration details. 

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Meet our coaches

Director of Youth Basketball Ashley Corral

Bio: Ashley started her coaching and training career after graduating from the University of Southern California in 2012. She has owned her training business for 12 years and has operated her basketball facility in Vancouver, WA since 2018. In the space she is also a McDonald’s All American Selection Committee Member, Naismith All American Selection Committee Member, Adidas Basketball Trainer and Partner, and has traveled all over the world as the lead trainer for Elite is Earned.

Why Jr. Storm: “I am so excited to bring Junior Storm Basketball to life! This is a full circle moment for me, and I feel honored to be a part of it. Our goal is to have a positive impact on youth basketball development in our community. We want to give our athletes a space to grow their skillset and bring coaches in our region together. The Jr. Storm will be a positive resource for youth development on and off the court and bring the Storm culture to our young athletes!”


Coach Karlie Stein

Bio: Her coaching career started with helping her dad coach her younger siblings while she was a teenager and she has been developing athletes at different levels ever since! She played 4 years of college basketball at Westmont college and won a National Championship with the program in 2013. She has 6 years of girls varsity basketball coaching experience and is currently a varsity assistant for Shorecrest High School. She has been training, coaching teams, and developing coaches through Shoreline Sports Foundation’s Spartan Basketball program since 2016. She is passionate about developing the whole athlete on and off the court and always strive to leave people and places better than she found them.

Why Jr. Storm: “I grew up playing basketball in Seattle and the Storm were a huge inspiration to me growing up as a young female basketball player. I’m so excited to get to coach with the organization that helped fuel my hoops journey and be part of developing the next generation of local hoopers.”


Coach Arvin Mosley Jr

Bio: Arvin Mosley Jr spent 9 seasons as a college men’s head coach and is currently heading into his 4th season as the girl’s head coach at Emerald Ridge HS in South Hill, WA. Mosley is the founder of Triple Impact Coaching and trains all over the world for Elite is Earned, Elite Basketball Circuit and PhD Hoops. He is a father of 3 and a lifelong Seattle sports fan.

Why Jr. Storm: “When I was in high school and started working camps, I never would have guessed I’d be doing it full time, let alone working for a top-notch organization like the Seattle Storm. The Storm are doing great things in our community and I’m pumped to be able to be a part of these camps again!”


Coach Rees Wilson

Bio: Dr. Ariassa Wilson, aka Dr.Rees, is a Purpose and Confidence Scientist who teaches the mindsets, habits, and skills needed to live out their purpose with confidence. As the CEO of You-Ish, Dr.Rees serves as a confidence coach, leadership consultant, keynote speaker, and workshop facilitator. She has worked with Fortune 500 companies, start-ups, non-profits, universities, K-12 students, educators, coaches, and athletes. Through humor and truth, Dr.Rees fuses research and culture to teach mental performance, personal development, craft excellence, leadership development, emotional confidence, and money mindfulness.

Why Jr. Storm: “I chose to serve with the Jr Storm because of the transformational experience it offers to young hoopers. We have the opportunity to help them develop holistically as humans through a game we love, and I am honored to be part of the team.”


Coach Kiana Peterson

Bio: Kiana is a dedicated basketball coach with a broad background in youth development and collegiate athletics. She currently works at Ballard High School in Special Education and serves as the Unified Basketball Head Coach, fostering an inclusive environment for students with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities. Previously, she was the Video Coordinator for Loyola University Chicago’s Women’s Basketball team, managing video operations and supporting player development. As a Jr. Storm Coach, Kiana instructs youth in basketball fundamentals, teamwork, and leadership. Kiana is committed to inspiring and helping the next generation of hoopers become complete leaders and athletes.

Why Jr. Storm: “The Seattle Storm’s commitment to providing equitable access to basketball in our community deeply resonates with me. Storm Youth Hoops offers an incredible opportunity to inspire the next generation of hoopers, fostering their excitement for the game while enhancing their skills and abilities. I am thrilled to contribute to this mission and help young athletes grow both on and off the court.”


Coach GC Hillburn

Bio: GC Hillburn has been a basketball coach and trainer 20+ years and has experience coaching at the college, AAU, and high school ranks.He previously served as the Head Women’s Basketball Coach at Kentlake High School for three seasons. Under his direction, the Falcons compiled a 61-22 record. Hillburn has additional experience as head coach of the Columbia Cascades AAU program (2012-2017) based in Vancouver, Washington and Emerald Ridge High School (2009-2012) in Puyallup. He served as the Head Trainer and Director of Basketball Operations for South-End Skills Academy as well as a trainer at the Nike Skills academy. In 2019 the Seattle Storm named coach Hillburn the Jr NBA coach of the year for Washington State.

Why Jr. Storm: “The Seattle Storm is a first class organization who’s shown it’s committed to giving back to the greater Seattle Community.  I feel blessed that the Storm continues to give me the opportunity to teach young athletes about life through the game.”


Coach Dante Lewis

Bio: Dante Lewis is from Seattle Washington. He played two years of basketball at Whatcom Community College and two years at the University of Hawaii at Hilo. He has four years of coaching and training experience, working with athletes from 3rd grade to professional college and overseas players. In 2021, he started Finesse Inferno basketball Training in Edmonds, WA. When he started training he completed a year-long mentorship program with NBA skills trainer Drew Hanlen where he had the privilege to shadow in-person workouts with athletes such as Jayson Tatum, Zach Lavine, and more. Dante also has three years of experience with PGC where he trained with an emphasis on instilling leadership. Dante’s program emphasizes basketball player development by teaching skills such as pace, finishing, and decision-making that increase a player’s sense of control in a game. In his early coaching career, he started as a head assistant coach at Lake Stevens High School in the 2021-2022 season. Now, Dante Lewis is an assistant coach at Northwest University in Kirkland, Washington, where he is the main skill development coach and runs their youth basketball camps during the winter.

Why Jr. Storm: “I chose to coach with the Jr. Storm because it offers a great opportunity to give back to my community. Seattle Storm is a great organization with amazing staff and individuals to learn from and build with.”


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