Centre for Performance (CP) is a national program designed to develop athletes to compete at the international basketball level.
The program revolves around the “hot house” approach and focuses on athletes in the key years of their development.
The emphasis of CP is to train skills that athletes do not otherwise have the opportunity to develop. CP is not based on a competition model. Instead, it is a group of athletes training together in regional pods across Ontario with the common goal of improving.
Regional training pods are led by high-level, certified coaches who follow age-specific curriculum developed by Ontario Basketball and Canada Basketball.
CP has the following three stages:
Stage 1: Open Tryouts
Boys & Girls: September & October
Open to athletes in Grades 7 to 11 (born in 2001 to 2005).
Note: Athletes selected for Jr. Academy automatically qualify for CP Boys Regional Training and do not have to attend CP Boys Tryouts.
Stage 2: Regional Training
Boys: October to January; Girls: October to March
Regional coaches identify and select approximately 15 athletes from open tryouts to train together for 30 hours.
Stage 3: Centralized Training
Boys: January; Girls: December & March
Each regional coach identifies and selects athletes to attend a Top 40 CP Centralized Camp.
2017 Tryouts: Girls
Eligibility: Females in Grades 7 to 11 (born 2001 to 2005)
Tryouts took place in September and October 2017.