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.
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: 20 athletes
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
Ten athletes from each training session pod will be selected to attend a centralized overnight 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!
Tryouts will take place in regions across the province from April to June 2019.
Eligibility: Female athletes born in or after 2007
Eligibility: Male athletes born in or after 2007
Eligibility: Female athletes born in or after 2005
Eligibility: Male athletes born in or after 2005
Regional training sessions will take place between April/May and June/July 2019.
The registration deadline for athletes selected for regional training is TBA.
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.
TBA after tryouts
TBA after tryouts
TBA after tryouts
TBA after tryouts
U12 Girls Camp: June 30–July 3, 2019
U12 Boys Camp: July 3–6, 2019
U14 Girls Camp: July 14–17, 2019
U14 Boys Camp: July 17–20, 2019
Location: Georgian College, Barrie
These regional 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.
|St. Clair||Sarnia, Windsor, Chatham, West Lorne: West of highways 79, 80, 45, 5|
|Huron||Glencoe, Thedford, London, Stratford, Tillsonburg: East of highways 79, 80, 45, 5; West of 9, 23, 8, 59|
|Niagara||Welland, Grimsby, St. Catharines, Niagara Falls: West of 59; South of 403, 6, QEW Niagara|
|Mountain||Hamilton, 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 West||Brampton, 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-County||Brantford, Waterloo, Cambridge, Guelph, Kitchener: East of 89, 23, 8, 59; North of 403, 5; West of 6, 52; South of 89|
|South Simcoe||Bramalea, Barrie, Orangeville, Collingwood, Orillia: West of 400 & 11; North of highways 9, 89, 6, 7 & 407; South of 169|
|Central East||Toronto, 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|
|Kawartha||Scarborough, Peterborough, Whitby, Cobourg: East of 127 and 28; South of 7 and 7A; East of DVP (404); West of 62, 2|
|Capital||Ottawa, Kemptville, Kanata, Orleans: East of 62 to border; North of 7 to 43; South of 60; East of 138|
|St. Lawrence||Belleville, Kingston, Brockville, Smith Falls, Cornwall: East of 62 and 2; South of 7 and 43 East; West of 138|
|North||Sudbury, North Bay, Thunder Bay, Huntsville: West of Quebec border; East of Georgian Bay; West of Highway 11; North of highways 60, 169|
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.
Ontario Summer Development Program