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Foundation Basketball

Competitive basketball designed to inspire youth as athletes and people of character.

Foundation Basketball is a developmentally focused program for boys and girls 5-18. We provide teams, camps and uniquely designed skills clinics.

Taking a long-term approach with our players, we focus on 4 main avenues across our basketball programs. 

  1. Relationships First - SSF's Board of Directors has set our organizations primary focus on Empowering Youth. On the court, this looks like striving to do build a program that uses sports to build youth, not the other way around.
  2. Individual Development - Our great network of trainers strives to help each athlete overachieve on an individual level.
  3. Competing as a Team - We go to great lengths to build teams that learn to win together
  4. Citizenship - Each of our athletes are invited to service events throughout the year, organized by SSF's Leadership Program.

Testimonials

"We love coach Karlie. Love, love, love, love her!"
-Kristi Lin, Board member and team parent


"Of the dozens of coaches I've had over the years, Keith's ability to connect and create strong relationships with his players is unique.  This, combined with his excellent understanding of the game of basketball, are what make him one of the best coaches I've played for."
-Keith Shattuck.  University of Puget Sound Shooting Guard


"My daughter will listen to anything Mike has to say! If Mike says it, it's amazing. We love coach Mike."
-Lori Trull, team parent


"When I think of ways Keith helped me prepare for college basketball, one way stands out very clearly; Keith always challenged me to not play down to my peers. Specifically on defense. Most of the time Keith was hard on me because I didn't give good overall effort. Coach Keith also helped me become a better leader for teammates. Vocally and, more importantly, by example. Both have translated well to college practices."
-Jr. Chibuogwu. Seattle University small forward


"Keith is one of the smartest and hardest working coaches you will ever find. He was an amazing influence in my life and really helped me understand how to be the best player I can be." 
-Conin Oishi. Willamette Univsersity point guard

Why Choose Foundation Basketball?

Results: Foundation Basketball coaches have a long history of developing players from grade school - college

Local: Save valuable time and money with less drive time

Fundamentals: We are focused on preparing players with the foundation necessary to play at the next level

Positive Coaching: Our coaches work together to share their collective wealth of playing and coaching experience

Holistic: While focused on level of play, our coaches teach the importance of character to being a good teammate

Love of the game: In taking a long term approach, one of our goals is that players develop a life-long love of the game of basketball

Healthy best practices: We focus on proper warm-ups to lower the risk of injury and teach kids how to prepare to play


Matt Santay - Director of Sports and Social Engagement

  • Born and Raised in Gettysburg PA
  • Multi-sport athlete
  • Corporal in USMC with 2 tours in Afghanistan
  • Youth and Adult Sports Coordinator at the YMCA of Ann Arbor Michigan 2015-2017
  • Has coached everything with a ball and is a well rounded sports enthusiast
  • Matt is a lover of cooking, dogs and the outdoors

Karlie Storkson - Student Leader Coordinator

  • Basketball and Track at Westmont College in Santa Barbara.
  • Two-time track and field collegiate All-American.
  •  National Champion with two Fab Four Appearances, Basketball.
  • Captain of Westmont Basketball Team.
  • One of 10 U.S. female college student athletes, across all divisions, chosen for the 2015-2016 WBCA All State Good Works Team for her work in the community.
  • Spearheaded service trip to Uganda to develop community outreach through sports.
  • Ran sports camps for Run To Win outreach summers 2014-2016.
  • Self proclaimed expert in music lyric philosophy.

Keith Nelson - Executive Director

  • College basketball at Seattle University and Lower Columbia College.
  • Co-founder and Director of Shoreline Sports Foundation.
  • Seattle Children's Hospital, Pediatric Mental Health Specialist, 2006-2011.
  • Coached and trained athletes from Kindergarten to Collegiate.
  • Built full basketball court and ran clinic for refugees in Soroti, Uganda in 2009.
  • Coached extensively in the Shorecrest, Shorewood and Kings Pipelines. 2007-2018.

General Skills

Shoreline Sports Foundation is Sponsored by

Edmonds Orthopedic Center
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Proud to support SSF in their pursuit of building community through athletics.


Contact

Shoreline Sports Foundation  

Address: P.O. Box 55691

Shoreline, WA 98155

 
Email Address: info@shorelinesportsfoundation.org  
Director's Phone Number: Keith 206-484-1543