Centre for Performance (CP) is a nationally established program designed to develop athletes for the purpose of competing at the international basketball level. The program revolves around the “hot house” approach which focuses on athletes in the key years of their development.
The emphasis of CP is to train skills that athletes do not otherwise have the opportunity to develop. CP is not based on a competition model; rather it is a group of athletes training in pods across Ontario for the common goal of getting better.
Athletes who have been in CP in previous years include:
• Duane Notice – 2011 U17 National Championships MVP
• Chris Egi – 2011 U15 National Championships MVP
• Julian Clarke – 2011 Junior National Team
• Kevin Pangos – 2011 Junior National Team
• Negus Webster-Chan – 2011 Junior National Team
• Agunwa Okolie – 2011 U17 National Championships First Team All-Canadian
Learn more about the boys' CP program here.
• Dakota Whyte – 2011 U17 National Championships MVP
• Kia Nurse – 2011 U15 Nationals Championships MVP
• Wumi Agunbiade – 2011 Junior National Team
• Kellie Ring – 2011 Junior National Team
• Megan Lukan – 2011 Junior National Team
• Hilary Hanaka – 2011 Cadette National Team
Learn more about the girls' CP program here.
2. What if I am talented but cannot afford CP?
Ontario Basketball is a not for profit organization and runs its programming on a break even or revenue generating budget however we will not turn away athletes who deserve to be in the program but cannot afford it. We will work with the family to devise a payment plan or assist in securing sponsors.