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U12 Girls & Boys OSDP

U12 Ontario Summer Development Program (OSDP)

The U12 Ontario Summer Development Program (OSDP) is for athletes who strive to grow their personal, social and athletic skills through involvement in programming that emphasizes teamwork, leadership and learning. OSDP is the latest iteration of Ontario Basketball’s Talent Identification and Development Program (TIDP). As the landscape of basketball in Ontario changes, so too does our programming - and the rebranding of TIDP to OSDP is a reflection of this new landscape, while also remaining true to the Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) Model. The rebrand is less about programming or structural changes, and more about effectively communicating the nature of the programming that we offer. OSDP is an opportunity to develop the WHOLE person (with camp as a true growth opportunity) - talent is not the only outcome or objective.

OSDP provides athletes with a well-rounded basketball experience allowing them to work on their game in the offseason. Training sessions combine the fundamental movement skills of coordination, balance and agility with age-appropriate basketball skills in a fun and inclusive environment. Sport is a training ground for life, and through OSDP (working with new coaches and teammates, learning new skills, and attending camp) athletes have the opportunity to develop physically, socially and emotionally.  

The province is divided, for OSDP training purposes, into 12 regions. However, we have not had complete participation from all 12 regions in recent years. The goal for 2017 is to have 10 regions run training session pods across the province. Regional participation will be contingent on coach interest/availability as well as participant numbers. We will endeavour to facilitate training sessions in regions that have a maximum number of participants (30). This might mean that certain well-populated regions may have more than one training session pod.

To participate in the OSDP program, coaches fill out an application form that includes their experience, interests, and references. Coaches work with their pod at training sessions and are involved in running activities for all athletes at the centralized camp. Coaches sign Conflict of Interest and Coaching Agreements and OSDP programming is run separately from club programming. Coaches for U12 are certified at the Learn to Train level and must submit a valid police record check. We encourage ALL athletes to try out and benefit from different coaching styles, teammates, and experiences. 

The Program has 3 Stages:

1. Open Tryouts

Tryout information and program locations will be posted below. From the open tryouts, 30 athletes will be selected to train as a group.

Tryouts are open to athletes born in 2005 or later.

Cost for Tryouts: FREE

2. Training Sessions

The 30 selected athletes will train for 30 hours as a group in a training session pod. Training dates will vary by region and will be set by the coach. Coaches will deliver programming that builds fundamental movement and basketball skills that align with the LTAD Model. The training environment will emphasize learning and fun.

Cost for Training: $300 ($10/hour)

3. Centralized Camp

10 athletes from each training session pod will be selected from the 30 to attend an overnight camp. At camp, athletes will be exposed to a variety of team concepts and special guests will drop in to offer their expertise and advice to all campers. Camp is an excellent opportunity for athletes to learn and grow on and off the court!

In an effort to continue to improve our programming and the experience for our athletes, OSDP camps in 2017 will be held at Athlete Institute (AI) in Mono, Ontario. AI is a top end high-performance facility that will provide a unique basketball experience for athletes and coaches alike. In addition to the indoor facilities (including a full gym, a half-court with shooting machine, and a complete athletic therapy clinic), athletes will have access to a turf field (dome), outdoor soccer field, and three outdoor basketball courts. Our programming will expand to include more and diverse, new activities as a result of the increased number of amenities. Our athletes will also be the only guests on the premises during camp and will enjoy the safety, security and bonding experiences that come with exclusive access.

Cost for Camp: $375 ($107/day for meals, accommodation, training)

Camp Dates: July 2nd - 5th (U12 Girls), July 5th- 8th (U12 Boys) 

For all OSDP inquiries, please contact Marlon Piedrahita 

Financial difficulty should not be a barrier to participation. Ontario Basketball wants to give every athlete the opportunity to participate in both the regional training and, if selected, the overnight camp. For financial assistance, please visit the Canadian Tire Jumpstart Website.

NOTE: Athletes that do not have an OSD program in their region are free to tryout for a training session pod in another region. These athletes will automatically be granted an exemption but will nonetheless have to submit an Exemption Form to Marlon Piedrahita.


Open Tryout Dates

U12 Girls Open Tryouts

Region         Coach        Date Time Location



HC - Todd Selvage

AC - Jennifer Bourget

AC - Josee Belanger

Tryout #1

April 1st 



April 1st


April 6th







*Attend tryout closest to home location*
O'Gorman Intermediate Catholic School 490 Maclean Drive, Timmins 
 St Dominic Catholic Secondary School 955 Cedar Lane, Bracebridge

 Loellen Park Secondary School 275 Loachs Road, Sudbury

St. Clair

 HC - Andrew Shaw




 N/A  N/A  N/A

Athletes in this region are free to tryout for a training session pod in another region. Please submit an Exemption Form to Marlon Piedrahita.

Central West
 N/A  N/A  N/A

Athletes in this region are free to tryout for a training session pod in another region. Please submit an Exemption Form to Marlon Piedrahita.

Central East (North)

HC - Amanda Alexander


AC - Sean McCormick

AC - Janice Chin

*Please bring basketball and reversible jersey to tryouts* 

Tryout #1- Thursday, April 27th

Tryout #2- Thursday, May 4th

(Registration 5:30pm-6:00pm)

Tryout #1 - 6:00pm-8:00pm

Tryout #2 - 6:00pm-8:00pm 

St. Joan of Arc High School

(1 St. Joan of Arc Ave) 


Sign up for tryouts HERE 

 Central East (South)

HC - Danielle Chateau

AC - Ray Chateau

AC - Gerald Rozario  

Tryout #1- Friday April 7 

Tryout #2-
Thursday April 13

Registration - 6pm

Tryout #1 - 6:30- 8:30pm 

Tryout#2 - 6:30-8:30pm 

Humber College North Campus:
205 Humber College Blvd

Building: A

Parking Lot: 13 

Register for tryouts HERE


 HC - Jody Brown

AC -  Mark Francis 

AC - Chris Mathew 

 Tryout #1- Friday, April 7th

Tryout #2- Wednesday, April 12th

Tryout #3-Friday April 21st 

Tryout #1- (Registration 7:00pm-7:30pm) tryout-7:30pm-9:30pm

Tryout #2- 6:30pm-8:30pm

Tryout #3- 7:00pm-9:30pm


*Please bring reversible jersey and water bottle to all tryouts*


Tryout #1- Waterloo Collegiate Institute

(300 Hazel Street Waterloo) 

*Enter thru side doors by tennis court*

 Tryout #2- St David CSS

(4 High Street Waterloo)


Tryout #3- Huron Heights Secondary School 

(1825 Strasbourg Rd Kitchener)


HC- Nadia Flynn       

HC- Mike Pullar

AC-Steve Piekny 

South Simcoe

 HC- Chris Vandenberg

AC- Todd Selvage

Tryout #1- Saturday, April 8th



Tryout #2- Tuesday, April 11th






Orillia Secondary School



Twin Lakes Secondary School


 N/A  N/A  N/A

Athletes in this region are free to tryout for a training session pod in another region. Please submit an Exemption Form to Marlon Piedrahita.

St. Lawrence
HC - Colin Jardine Tryout #1- Sunday, April 9th 

(Registration 9:00am-9:30am)

Tryout- 9:30am-12pm 

Thousand Islands Secondary School

(2510 Parkedale Ave)


HC - Lauren Carey

AC - Dan Case



*HC = Head Coach
*AC = Assistant Coach 

 U12 Boys Open Tryouts 

Pre-registration is for regions expecting a large turnout. Please pre-register if your region shows a link. Thanks!

Region          Coach        Date Time Location


HC- Ren Rivers 




AC- Marc Larouche

Tryout #1- Saturday, May 13th



Tryout #2- Sunday, May 14th 







KLDCS Highschool (Kirkland Lake)

60 Allen Ave 

St. Clair
 N/A  N/A  N/A

Athletes in this region are free to tryout for a training session pod in another region. Please submit an Exemption Form to Marlon Piedrahita.

Central East


HC - Kurt James 

AC - Kyle McNiven 


Central East 


HC - Andrew Vallejo 

AC - Rick Mak

AC - Lyndon Campbell

 Tryout #1- Friday, April 7th


Tryout #2- Sunday, April 9th


Tryout #3- Saturday, April 22nd

Tryout #1-6:00pm-8:00pm


Tryout #2- 10:00am-12:00am



Tryout #3- 12:00pm-2:00pm

Tryout #1- Cardinal Carter High School

Aurora, ON

210 Bloomington Road 

Tryout #2- Newmarket High School

Newmarket, ON

505 Pickering Cres

Tryout #3- William Lyon Mackenzie

Toronto, ON

20 Tillplain Road


Central East

HC - Nigel Hunte 

AC - Frank Giannone

AC - Greg Wade

*Please bring basketball and reversible jersey to tryouts*

 Tryout #1: Friday April 7

Tryout #2: Tuesday April 11


Tryout #1: 7:30pm-9:30pm

Tryout #2:


 Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre
875 Morningside Ave, Toronto, ON M1C 0C7


HC - Kyle Deep

AC - Adam Becker  

AC- Killy Cuppage

*Please bring your own basketball to all tryouts

Tryout #1 Thursday April 27

Tryout #2
Friday April 28

Tryout #3
Saturday April 29 

Tryout #1
(Registration 7:00pm - 7:30pm) 
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Tryout #2
7:00pm - 10:00pm

Tryout #3
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Tryout #1 Location: 
Resurrection Catholic School
455 University Ave. West

Tryout #2 Location:
Grand River Collegiate
175 Indian Road

Tryout #3 Location:
Grand River Collegiate
175 Indian Road


HC - Tim Sheppard

 AC - Ryan Craven

 N/A  N/A N/A

Athletes in this region are free to tryout for a training session pod in another region. Please submit an Exemption Form to Marlon Piedrahita.

South Simcoe
HC - Dwight Robbins
AC - Sylvester Murray 

 Tryout #1: Thursday, April 13th

Tryout #2: Wednesday, April 20th

Tryout #1
7:00 pm-8:45 pm 

Tryout #2
7:00 pm- 8:45pm

Nottawasaga Pines Secondary School: 8505 County Rd 10




HC-Deluxshan Pathmanathan  

AC- Herold Excellent

AC- Kavishan Pathmanathan

Tryout #1: Wednesday, April 12th

Tryout #2: Wednesday, April 19th 

(Registration 7:15PM)

Tryout #1 7:30pm-8:45pm

Tryout #2 8:30pm-9:15pm

Whitby Abilities Center

55 Gordon St 

 Kawartha HC- Michael Roland-Cruz 

Tryout #1- Tuesday, April 4th


Tryout #2- Saturday, April 8th


Tryout #1


Tryout #2



Father Fenelon Catholic School

(795 Eyer Dr - Pickering)


St. Mary Cathilic School

(1918 Whites Rd N -Pickering )




HC-Cory Chaplin 


AC-Michael Richards



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