Ontario Summer Development Program


The Ontario Summer Development Program (OSDP) is for U12 and U14 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 off-season. 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, athletes have the opportunity to develop physically, socially, and emotionally by working with new coaches and teammates, learning new skills, and attending overnight camp.

Program Structure

OSDP has three stages:

1. Open Tryouts

Tryout information and program locations will be posted below. From the open tryouts, the following number of athletes will be selected to train as a group:

  • U12: 30 athletes
  • U14: 15 athletes

Cost: Free

2. Regional Training

The 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. Certified 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: $300 (includes reversible jersey, t-shirt, 30 hours of basketball training, trained coaches, gym fees, and insurance)

3. Culminating Event

Twelve athletes from each training session pod will be selected to attend a culminating event, as outlined below:

  • U12 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!
  • U14 Ontario Summer Games: Competing in the Ontario Summer Games is typically the first multi-sport Games experience of an athlete’s career. It provides a unique opportunity to interact with athletes from other sports and to watch top athletes from other sports compete.

Cost: $400


Upcoming Dates


Tryouts took place across the province from April to June 2018.

U12 Girls

Eligibility: Female athletes born in or after 2006

U12 Boys

Eligibility: Male athletes born in or after 2006

U14 Girls

Eligibility: Female athletes born in or after 2004

U14 Boys

Eligibility: Male athletes born in or after 2004

Regional Training

Regional training sessions are now in progress in the pods listed for each age group below.


Athletes selected for regional training must register by Friday, June 1.

Register for Regional Training

Note: For regions with two training pods, register for your region as a whole. There will not be an option to register for your specific training pod.

Registration Instructions (.pdf)

U12 Girls

U12 Girls Regional Training Pods

NorthHC: Jennifer Bourget
AC: Shelley Swords
St. Clair HC: Matthew McMillan
AC: Murray Hunt
AC: Tim Bacik
Huron HC: Charlie Gilmore
Central WestHC: Al Samsa
AC: Christie Park
Central EastHC: Kelly Burke
AC: Jaison King
AC: Cyrus Nava
NiagaraHC: Steve Piekny
South Simcoe HC: Jared Rutledge
AC: Greg Firth
Capital (Dan) HC: Dan Case
AC: Brenda Highmore
Capital (Mike) HC: Mike Dempsey

U12 Boys

U12 Boys Regional Training Pods

NorthHC: Geoff Hewick
HuronHC: John Shoemaker
AC: Danny Millar
AC: Jenn Renaud
Central East North HC: Petro Popescu
AC: Kurt James
Central East South HC: Jason Sealy
AC: Adrian Smith
AC: Dylan Walters
Tri-CountyHC: Chris Mathew
AC: Jeff Weddig
South SimcoeHC: Antonius Baptiste
AC: Rob Bogordis
Capital (Cory)HC: Cory Chaplin
AC: Chris Bown
Capital (Craig)HC: Craig Cluney
AC: Filomeno Sebastiao

U14 Girls

U14 Girls Regional Training Pods

North HC: Rachel Van Woezik
St. Clair HC: Andrew Shaw
Huron HC: Angela Campbell
AC: Karen Willits
Mountain HC: Drew Smillie
AC: Jerry Wallace
Central East North HC: Amanda Alexander
AC: Sean McCormick
Central East South HC: Danielle Chateau
AC: Ray Chateau
Tri-County HC: Jody Brown
AC: Mark Francis
Niagara HC: Dave Picton
AC: Caroline Foreman
South Simcoe HC: Chris Vandenberg
HC: Todd Selvage
KawarthaHC: Gord de Vries
AC: Emily Tilemans
St. LawrenceHC: Terry McDonald
AC: Seth Barling
Capital HC: Lauren Carey
AC: Blair Richardson

U14 Boys

U14 Boys Regional Training Pods

NorthHC: Mitch Mazzuca
AC: Ed Picco
St. Clair HC: Andrew Anderi
AC: Kristine Silva
Central WestHC: Greg Hamilton
AC: Victor Lana
Mountain HC: Jeff Bera
AC: Tom Stanton
Central East North HC: Kurt James
AC: Yannick Bouable
Central East South HC: Brad Matsugu
HC: Nigel Hunte
Tri-County HC: Miguel Grande
AC: Craig Wicken
KawarthaHC: Michael Jackman
HC: Deluxshan Pathmanathan
Capital HC: Harbir Bains
AC: Steve Huibers

Culminating Event

U12 Boys & Girls

U12 Girls Camp
: July 15–18
U12 Boys Camp: July 18–21
Location: Georgian College, Barrie
Cost: $400

U14 Boys & Girls

Ontario Summer Games
Date: August 2–5
Location: Fanshawe College, London
Cost: $400

Ontario Summer Games U14 Girls Schedule
Ontario Summer Games U14 Boys Schedule

Learn more about the London 2018 Ontario Summer Games.


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 5 to Highway 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 169
South SimcoeBramalea, Barrie, Orangeville, Collingwood, Orillia: West of 400 & 11; North of Highway 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 Highway 60, 169

Note: Athletes who do not have a training program in their region are free to try out for a training program in a different region. These athletes will be granted a regional exemption, but they must submit an Exemption Form (.pdf) to OBA Community.

Financial Assistance

Finances should not be a barrier to participation in the OSDP. Ontario Basketball wants to ensure every athlete has the opportunity to participate in both the regional training and, if selected, the culminating event.

For financial assistance, please visit Ontario Basketball’s Financial Assistance page.


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