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Ontario Men’s & Women’s Basketball Selected to OHPSI for 2021-2023

Canadian Sport Institute Ontario (CSIO) announced on Thursday that men’s and women’s basketball have been chosen for the Ontario High Performance Sport Initiative program for 2021-2023.

According to the release, “through the OHPSI program, CSIO provides leadership, coaching support, sport science and sport medicine services, equipment and technology, competition and training camp enhancements, and facility access to create optimal daily training environments (DTE) for Ontario athletes and coaches.”

“The program also aims for CSIO to build stronger relationships with Provincial and National Sport Organizations (PSOs and NSOs) while providing support to targeted athletes that are demonstrating they are on the pathway towards future international success. This approach is intimately tied and aligned to Own the Podium’s vision and strategy to optimize a targeted approach to increasing Canada’s potential for future international podium performances.”

OHPSI funding supports select basketball players in Ontario’s Targeted Athlete Strategy (TAS) through the provision of specialized services and individualized training and support. With support from the Canadian Sport Institute Ontario (CSIO), Ontario Basketball and Canada Basketball work collaboratively to coordinate and implement various talent selection, identification and high performance athlete development programs in Ontario with the goal of achieving international sporting excellence.

“Ontario Basketball is thrilled to renew our partnership with the CSIO to receive OHPSI funding.  The program will continue on the women’s side for another cycle and we are very fortunate to have our men’s program accepted this year,” said Kauri LaFontaine, Ontario Basketball’s Director of Basketball Operations. “We have seen the successes on the women’s side over the past few years and are excited to now have OHPSI and CSIO support on the men’s side as well.”

Ontario Basketball thanks Canadian Sport Institute Ontario, Canada Basketball, and the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries for their support. The organization looks forward to the success of this continued partnership, enhancing the overall athlete experience and seeing our OHPSI athletes on the podium.

For more information, please contact:

Devin Gray
Manager, Marketing & Communications
Ontario Basketball

Press Release: CSIO Announces Sports Included in the 2021-23 Ontario High Performance Sport Initiative (CSIO)