Coach Walker is on a mission to coach athletes who share here passion for the sport, commitment, and desire to be part of something truly exceptional.
As a legendary player and High School coach, Walker has demonstrated her passion for the game and ability to build winning teams. Walker was a basketball star at Garfield High School in Seattle in the late 1970s. As a senior in 1980, she averaged over 35 points per game and set the still-extant Washington State tournament records of 40 points and 17 field goals en route to a State Championship. Her dominance landed her a place in the National High School Hall of Fame and the Washington Interscholastic Activities Hall of Fame. She is considered by many to be the best female basketball player from Washington.
In the early 1980s Walker played at Louisiana State University on Coach Sue Gunter's first Lady Tigers Team, averaging nearly 25 points per game. A two-time All American, she is in the Louisiana State Hall of Fame. After stints of playing pro ball in Italy and Germany, Walker joined the Harlem Globetrotters, following the trailblazing Woodard by a mere three weeks.
In 2000 Walker returned home to her alma mater, Garfield High School as Head Coach of the Girls Basketball program. Within four years the Lady Bulldogs became the dominant team in the region, winning the State Championship in 2004, with the team's journey and her contributions bringing recognition to urban women's basketball, as highlighted in the movie Heart of the Game. In 2009 Walker's jersey was officially retired, bringing closure to her career as High School Player and Coach at Garfield.
Walker transitioned into AAU basketball as Head Coach and Trainer of the High School Elite Program for Northwest Magic, an Adidas-sponsored club in Tacoma, WA. Within two years the Northwest Magic Program grew to include several teams, located throughout the Puget Sound region for girls grade 3 through High School, with her 2010 Junior Elite Team successfully competing in National Tournaments in Cincinnati and Las Vegas. With these experiences Walker recognized her calling to train and grow in body, mind and spirit with a core group of committed athletes.
When: Mondays and Wednesdays - June 1st, June 6th, June 8th, June 13th, June 15th and June 20th
Time: 4th-6th Grade 5:00pm-6:30pm 7th-High School 6:30pm-8:00pm
Cost: $100 per Athlete - LIMITED to the First 20 Students in Each Group
Where: Impact Sports Academy, 2818 69th Ave W, University Place, WA 98466
Format: Mondays - Specific Skill Training Wednesdays - Game Situtation Scrimmaging
Drills and Skills can include, but are not limited to:
- First Step Explosion
- Moving without the ball
- Coming off screens
- Backdoor Cuts
- Settin up your opponent
- Pass and Cut
- Following your shot
- Calling for screens
- Importance of Eye Contact
- Playing the Game at Different Tempos
- Back Down your Opponent
- Staying Active on the Floor
- Screening and Receiving the Ball
Register Online or Contact Impact Director, Andy Nelson, to reserve your spot today!
(253)-301-0057 , firstname.lastname@example.org
Register Online through the Impact Basketball Academy link on the Registration Page