Northwest Magic Basketball Club is a premier youth basketball program focusing on teaching young athletes, who possess a passion for the game and a strong desire to develop and improve their individual and fundamental basketball skills. Northwest Magic is one of the largest and most recognizable in Washington State . We create a stepping-stone for young athletes that want to improve their basketball skills.

Northwest Magic provides the experience of competing at the local and national level while offering the opportunity of exposure, which may lead to college recruitment. Our main goal is to prepare the athletes for higher level of basketball competition.

Northwest Magic basketball is for all ages and skill levels. Through the Northwest Magic basketball program, your child will develop fundamental basketball skills, necessary to make him a successful high school athlete.

Our premier basketball program is unmatched in offering year-round training focused on proper decision making in game like situations, individual offensive skill development, strength, speed, and agility. We are very proud of our fundamental and educational program, which has proven to be one of the best in the nation.

Our program is dedicated to preparing our young athletes to compete at their highest level by teaching fundamental offensive and defensive skills that are integral to properly transitioning to the high school varsity and collegiate levels. Practices are held in various locations.  Current Winter (Dec- March 1) boys practice schedule:

6th Grade Gig Harbor – Light house Christian -Mondays 530pm-630pm and Thursdays 630pm-730pm

5th Grade Tacoma-  Mount Tahoma High School- Tuesdays & Thursdays 6pm-715pm

3rd/4th Split- Mount Tahoma High School-  Tuesdays & Thursdays 6pm-715pm

Team training offered once a week on Fridays @ Sunrise Courts- 645pm-745pm.  Individual training is available by appointment.  Monthly  group trainings schedule – Click.

TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE –Please note, teams must qualify to participate in tournaments listed.  Magic coaches discretion. Click



  • YOUTH (1st-6th) $117 per month
  • ELITE  (7th-10th)$150 per month

Northwest Magic focuses on teamwork, attitude, and commitment while teaching strong fundamentals and assertive play.

We prepare the young athletes mentally and physically for competitive basketball.

15U 14U- Travel Team

8th, 7th, 6th, 5th, 4th, & 3rd – Local and Regional Teams

Tryouts are open to players of age 3rd-10th . Players interested in trying out should sign up for tryouts today..


Coach Gerald draws from his experience of playing, training, and coaching with his wife Coach Vanessa for over 20 years. A 20-year retired veteran of the US Army, Coach Gerald brings high energy and drill sergeant leadership skills to Northwest Magic.

Coach Gerald works for Alaska Airlines, lives in Puyallup, WA with Coach Vanessa of 24 years and son, Marcus 11.

Kevin Strozier

Assistant Director/ Team Developer
Kevin Strozier has been a high school girls basketball coach for over 17 years. Coach Strozier played 3 sports at Flint Central HS in Michigan. He was an active athlete in baseball, football and played varsity level basketball for 3 years. During the 3 years of varsity basketball he earned all-state honorable mention as a senior in 1979 averaging 23.5 points per game. After high school Kevin earned a full scholarship to Mott Community College where he received recognition as a two time Conference Player of the Year (1979-1981) and Junior College All-American, leading the team to their best record in school history (28-8) and averaging 23.0 points per game. Mott placed 8th in the nation and was named All-State, All Region 12, All Tourney team (national) and Kevin was awarded the Bud Opee Award for the Best Small Player in the national tournament and named to the national Juco all-star team. Kevin went on to earn a full scholarship to St. Louis University where he was started every game (1981-1982), made the All-Metro team, where he was third leading scorer and was voted team MVP.

After college Kevin started coaching at Genesee High School and at his alma mater in Flint, Michigan. Upon coming to Washington, he coached at Lincoln High School in Tacoma (2001-2007) where he won back to back Narrows league title (2005 & 2006) won Coach of the Year, won the district title in 2006, and a state participant (06) finishing the season at 25-3. Kevin has coached some of the top players in the state who have gone on to play college basketball and WNBA to include Alex Montgomery, Georgia Teach and Washington Mystix. See Alumni for other players.

In addition to Coaching for Northwest Magic, Training for Northwest Magic, and Team developing for Northwest Magic, Kevin also Coaches at Tacoma  Community College  Tacoma, WA