TRYOUTS IN APRIL AND MAY FOR ONTARIO SUMMER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
Tryouts for Ontario Basketball’s Ontario Summer Development Program for U12 and U14 girls and boys begin April 1 through early May in regions across the province.
Don't miss out on this fun and enriching summer basketball development opportunity!
U12: Born in 2005 or later
U14: Born in 2003 and 2004
Note: Athletes who do not have a training pod in their region can try out for a pod in another region. These athletes will be automatically granted exemption, but they must complete a Request for Exemption Form [.pdf] and submit it to Marlon Piedrahita.
About the Program
Parents and athletes may be familiar with Ontario Basketball’s Talent Identification and Development Program (TIDP), which has been rebranded to the Ontario Summer Development Program (OSDP). The re-brand is less about programming or structural changes, and more about effectively communicating the nature of the program. OSDP is an opportunity to develop the WHOLE person—talent is not the only objective. OSDP is for athletes who strive to grow their personal, social and athletic skills through involvement in programming that emphasizes teamwork, leadership and learning.
How the Program Works
The program has three stages:
1. Open Tryouts
Open tryouts will take place throughout April and in early May. Twenty athletes will be selected from open tryouts.
2. Regional Training
The 20 selected athletes will train for a total of 30 hours as a group in a regional training pod. Training dates will vary by region and will be set by the coach. Coaches will deliver standardized curriculum developed by Ontario Basketball that builds fundamental movement and basketball skills that align with the Long-Term Athlete Development Model (LTAD). The training environment will emphasize learning and fun with age-appropriate skill progressions.
Cost: $300 ($10/hour)
3. Centralized Camp
Each regional coach will select 10 athletes from their respective training pod to attend overnight camp at Athlete Institute in Mono. At camp, athletes will further develop their skills in a state-of-the-art facility with a number of special guest speakers.
Cost: $375 ($107/day for meals, accommodation, and training)
Marlon Piedrahita, Coordinator of Community Development
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