Ontario Summer Development Program Coaches

About Ontario Summer Development Program

Ontario Summer Development Program (OSDP) 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
  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

2019 Call for Applications: Head Coaches

Ontario Basketball (OBA) is seeking 40 coaches from regions across the province to be Head Coaches for the 2019 Ontario Summer Development Program (OSDP).

Specifically, OBA is looking for one Head Coach for each age/gender category (U12 Girls, U12 Boys, U14 Girls, and U14 Boys) from 10 of the following 12 regions:

  • St. Clair
  • Huron
  • Niagara
  • Mountain
  • Tri-County
  • Central West
  • Central East
  • South Simcoe
  • North
  • Kawartha
  • St. Lawrence
  • Capital

Note: If there is not enough interest in 10 unique regional programs, OBA will “double up” programs in areas that have more interest.

OSDP regional breakdown

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Using your network to promote the regional program in your area to attract participants (Note: All regional program information will be posted on the OBA website)
  • Coordinating 30 hours of gym time for regional training within the time frame allotted by OBA (Note: OBA will cover up to $1,000 of gym time for training)
  • Delivering 30 hours of regional training, with the support of Assistant Coach(es)
  • Engaging your Assistant Coach(es) and Volunteer Coach(es) during training sessions
  • Communicating with parents of athletes in your regional program
  • Attending camp and delivering stations
  • Supervising athletes while at camp (on court, during in-class sessions and in residence)
  • Submitting all information requests and end-of-program financial compensation documents to OBA by a specified date

Requirements:

  • Be NCCP certified for the stage of athlete you are coaching (i.e., U12: Learn to Train; U14: Train to Train)
  • Be an OBA member in good standing
  • Have access to a facility/gym in your region to provide 30 hours of training
  • Have a minimum of 15 athletes participating in your regional program
  • Able to select 10 athletes from your regional program that can commit to camp

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Knowledgeable about Long-Term Athlete Development and Sport for Life principles with practical experience integrating them into basketball programs
  • Strong, open communicator
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Connected to the current basketball environment in Ontario
  • Aligned with Ontario Basketball’s mission, vision, and values

Compensation:

  • Valuable experience that can be put on your coaching resume
  • Honorarium ($200 for regional training and $200 for attendance and involvement at camp; Full honorarium will not be given if coach does not attend camp)
  • Financial compensation for travel (mileage one-way to Coaches’ Meeting and camp)
  • Ontario Basketball gear package (distributed at camp only)
  • Food and accommodation at camp

2019 Call for Applications: Assistant Coaches

Ontario Basketball (OBA) is seeking 60 coaches from regions across the province to be Assistant Coaches for the 2019 Ontario Summer Development Program (OSDP).

Specifically, OBA is looking for two Assistant Coaches each for U12 Girls and U12 Boys and one Assistant Coach each for U14 Girls and U14 Boys from 10 of the following 12 regions:

  • St. Clair
  • Huron
  • Niagara
  • Mountain
  • Tri-County
  • Central West
  • Central East
  • South Simcoe
  • North
  • Kawartha
  • St. Lawrence
  • Capital

Note: If there is not enough interest in 10 unique regional programs, OBA will “double up” programs in areas that have more interest.

OSDP regional breakdown

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Using your network to assist with promoting the regional program in your area to attract participants
  • Assisting in coordinating 30 hours of gym time for regional training
  • Attending and assisting in the delivery of 30 hours of regional training
  • Assisting with communication to parents of athletes in your regional program
  • Attending camp and delivering stations
  • Supervising athletes while at camp (on court, during in-class sessions and in residence)

Requirements:

  • Be NCCP certified for the stage of athlete you are coaching (i.e., U12: Learn to Train; U14: Train to Train)
  • Be an OBA member in good standing

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Knowledgeable about Long-Term Athlete Development and Sport for Life principles with practical experience integrating them into basketball programs
  • Strong, open communicator
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Connected to the current basketball environment in Ontario
  • Aligned with Ontario Basketball’s mission, vision, and values

Compensation:

  • Valuable experience that can be put on your coaching resume
  • $200 honorarium for regional training and attendance and involvement at camp
  • Financial compensation for travel (mileage one-way to Coaches’ Meeting and camp)
  • Ontario Basketball gear package (distributed at camp only)
  • Food and accommodation at camp

Volunteer Coaches

Regions may have more than the designated number of coaches for their age category (one U12 Head Coach, two U12 Assistant Coaches; one U14 Head Coach, one U14 Assistant Coach), however, these coaches are considered Volunteer Coaches.

After Ontario Basketball has filled the Head Coach and Assistant Coach roles, OBA will offer applicants Volunteer Coach positions.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Attending regional training sessions
  • Assisting in delivery of regional training sessions as required

Compensation:

  • Valuable experience that can be put on your coaching resume
  • Ontario Basketball gear (distributed at Coaches’ Meeting)

Note: Volunteer Coaches will NOT receive:

  • Honorarium or financial compensation for travel
  • Food and accommodation at camp; if a Volunteer Coach is interested in attending camp, OBA will provide them with an invoice for associated costs

Important Dates

EventDateLocation
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 Process

If you are a NEW coach:

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

If you are a RETURNING coach:

  • 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

Ontario Basketball is an equal opportunity employer. Ontario Basketball is pleased to accommodate individual needs. If you require accommodation at any point throughout the recruitment or selection process, please contact Jason Jansson.

Ontario Basketball thanks all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected to proceed in the selection process will be contacted.

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

Contact

Ontario Summer Development Program