Call for Applications: Ontario Summer Development Program Coaches

Ontario Basketball is currently seeking 40 head coaches and 60 assistant coaches from regions across the province to be part of the 2019 Ontario Summer Development Program (OSDP).

About Ontario Summer Development Program

Ontario Summer Development Program provides U12 and U14 athletes with an opportunity to work on their game in the off-season with programming that emphasizes teamwork, leadership and learning. OSDP is a holistic basketball experience that helps athletes develop physically, socially and emotionally.

The program has three stages:

  1. Open Tryouts: Free tryouts in 10 OSDP regions (outlined at the bottom)
  2. Regional Training: 20–30 athletes selected from each region to train for 30 hours as a group; training dates vary by region and are set by the coach
  3. Centralized Event: 10 athletes from each regional training group selected to attend overnight camp

Important Program Dates

Coach applications dueMonday, January 28, 2019N/A
Coaches’ MeetingSaturday, March 2, 2019*Abilities Centre (Whitby)
Tryouts & Regional Training (30 hours)Begins after Coaches’ Meeting and concludes prior to camp. Traditionally, coaches start tryouts and regional training after their Ontario Basketball Championship weekend. Training schedule varies per program.Regional locations determined by coaching staff
U12 Girls CampJune 30–July 3, 2019Georgian College (Barrie)
U12 Boys CampJuly 3–6, 2019Georgian College (Barrie)
U14 Girls CampJuly 14–17, 2019Georgian College (Barrie)
U14 Boys CampJuly 17–20, 2019Georgian College (Barrie)
*Date subject to change


Application Instructions

ALL coaches must read the applicable Call for Applications:

NEW coaches must:

  • Complete the online OSDP Coach Application Form (includes submitting a police vulnerable sector check** from within the last six months)

RETURNING coaches must:

  • E-mail Ontario Summer Development Program with the region and position (head coach or assistant coach) you are interested in applying for and a police vulnerable sector check** from within the last six months. Ontario Basketball will use your application on file.

**Ontario Basketball has partnered with Sterling Talent Solutions to provide an online criminal record check at a system-low price of $25 plus tax for coaches, staff, and volunteers. To take advantage of this program, register with Sterling Talent Solutions.

Application Deadline

Monday, January 28, 2019

OSDP Regions

These boundaries should be interpreted first by the listed cities and then by the highway boundaries.

Using South Simcoe as an example, an athlete living in Barrie east of Highway 400 would participate in the South Simcoe regional training pod because they live in Barrie rather than in the Central East pod because they live east of Highway 400.

RegionRegional Breakdown
St. ClairSarnia, Windsor, Chatham, West Lorne: West of highways 79, 80, 45, 5
HuronGlencoe, Thedford, London, Stratford, Tillsonburg: East of highways 79, 80, 45, 5; West of 9, 23, 8, 59
NiagaraWelland, Grimsby, St. Catharines, Niagara Falls: West of 59; South of 403, 6, QEW Niagara
MountainHamilton, Dundas, Ancaster, Stoney Creek: East of 52 to 407; South of Highway 5 to 6; East of Highway 6 to 25; South of 401 to 407 (not Burlington)
Central WestBrampton, Oakville, Halton Hills, Mississauga, Burlington: East of Highway 6 to 410; South of 7 to 401; Lake north to 407; East of 25 to 403 to 407; West of 427 to 25 & 407
Tri-CountyBrantford, Waterloo, Cambridge, Guelph, Kitchener: East of 89, 23, 8, 59; North of 403, 5; West of 6, 52; South of 89
South SimcoeBramalea, Barrie, Orangeville, Collingwood, Orillia: West of 400 & 11; North of highways 9, 89, 6, 7 & 407; South of 169
Central EastToronto, North York, Markham, Aurora, Newmarket, Etobicoke: East of 400, 11; South of 60; West of 127, 62, 28; North of 7 and 7A; West of DVP (404); East of 427; South of 407
KawarthaScarborough, Peterborough, Whitby, Cobourg: East of 127 and 28; South of 7 and 7A; East of DVP (404); West of 62, 2
CapitalOttawa, Kemptville, Kanata, Orleans: East of 62 to border; North of 7 to 43; South of 60; East of 138
St. LawrenceBelleville, Kingston, Brockville, Smith Falls, Cornwall: East of 62 and 2; South of 7 and 43 East; West of 138
NorthSudbury, North Bay, Thunder Bay, Huntsville: West of Quebec border; East of Georgian Bay; West of Highway 11; North of highways 60, 169


E-mail Ontario Summer Development Program