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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 or after 2005.

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/session)

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. In addition, our athletes will 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.


Open Tryout Dates

U12 Girls Open Tryouts

Region         Coach        Date Time Location



HC-Todd Selvage

AC-Jennifer Bourget

AC- Josee Belanger





St. Clair


 HC- Andrew Shaw




Central West


Central East (North)

HC-Amanda Alexander


AC- Sean McCormick

AC-Janice Chin

Tryout #1- Thursday, April 27th



Tryout #2- Thursday, May 4th

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




Tryout 6:00pm-8:00pm 

St. Joan of Arc High School

(1 St. Joan of Arc Ave) 

 Central East (South)

HC  Danielle Chateau

AC Ray Chateau

AC Gerald Rozario  

Tryout #1- Friday April 7 

Tryout #2-
Thursday April 13

6pm (Registration) / 6:30 - 8:30pm (Tryout)

6pm (Registration) / 6:30 - 8:30pm (Tryout)

Humber College North Campus:
205 Humber College Blvd

Building: A

Parking Lot: 13 


 HC-Jody Brown

AC- Mark Francis 

AC- Chris Mathew


HC- Nadia Flynn       

HC- Mike Pullar

AC-Steve Piekny 

South Simcoe

 HC- Chris Vandenberg

AC- Todd Selvage

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- Chris Saumur-Nelson


AC- Marc Larouche

Tryout #1- Saturday, May 13th



Tryout #2- Sunday, May 14th 






KLDCS Highschool (Kirkland Lake)

60 Allen Ave 

St. Clair

Central East


HC-Kurt James 

AC- Kyle McNiven 


Central East 


HC- Andrew Vallejo 

AC-Rick Mak

AC- Lyndon Campbell





Central East

 HC- Nigel Hunte 

AC- Frank Giannone

AC- Greg Wade




HC-Kyle Deep

AC- Adam Becker  


HC- Tim Sheppard

 AC-Ryan Craven

South Simcoe
HC Dwight Robbins
AC Sylvester Murray 

 Tryout #1: Thursday, April 13th

Tryout #2: Thursday, April 20th

7:00 pm -8:45 pm

7:00 pm - 8:45pm

Nottawasaga Pines Secondary School: 8505 County Rd 10


HC-Deluxshan Pathmanathan  

AC- Herold Excellent

Tryout #1: Wednesday, April 12th

Tryout #2: Monday, April 19th 

(Registration-7:15) Tryout- 7:30pm-8;45pm


Whitby Abilities Center

55 Gordon St 

 Kawartha HC- Michael Roland-Cruz 

Tryout#1- Saturday, April 1st

Tryout# 2- Tuesday, April 4th




St. Mary Cathilic School

(1918 Whites Rd N -Pckering )


Father Fenelon Catholic School

(795 Eyer Dr - Pickering)  


HC-Cory Chaplin 


AC-Michael Richards



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