About

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
Open to athletes in Grades 7 to 11 (born in 2001 to 2005).

Note: Athletes selected for Jr. Academy automatically qualify for CP Regional Training and do not have to attend CP 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

RegionCoach(es)Tryout Information
Brampton/CaledonGord EverettDate: Friday, September 22
Registration: 6:30 p.m.
Time: 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Location: Sandalwood Heights S.S. (2671 Sandalwood Pkwy East, Brampton, ON L6R 0K7)

All athletes should bring a basketball and reversible jersey.
DurhamJason Sheehan

Tricia Warwick
Dates: Thursday, October 5 & 12
Registration: 6:30 p.m. (for new athletes)
Tryout: 7:00–8:30 p.m.
Location: Abilities Centre (55 Gordon Street, Whitby, ON L1N 0J2)
HamiltonAl Robertson

Michelle Abella

Drew Smilie
Date: Sunday, October 1
Registration: 3:30 p.m.
Time: 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Location: Bishop Tonnos S.S. (100 Panabaker Drive, Ancaster, ON L9G 5E3)

Interested athletes are asked to preregister online.
HuronRob Angione

Jennifer Cushing

Elsa Donovan
Date: Monday, September 18
Registration: 6:30 p.m.
Time: 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Location: Regina Mundi Catholic College (5250 Wellington Road South, London)
Kitchener-Waterloo
MississaugaJessica RoqueDate: Sunday, September 17
Registration: 8:30 a.m.
Time: 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Location: Applewood Heights S.S. (945 Bloor Street, Mississauga, ON, L4Y 2M8)
NorthBruce Bourget
OttawaFabienne BlizzardDate: Sunday, September 17
Registration: 1:30 p.m.
Time: 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Location: Louis Riel (1655 Bearbrook Road, Gloucester, ON K1B 4N3)
TorontoAgnes BorgDate: Sunday, September 17
Registration: 10:00 a.m.
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Location: Humber College Lakeshore Campus (3199 Lake Shore Blvd W, Etobicoke, ON M8V 1K8)

***UPDATED TIME***
Date: Sunday, September 24
Registration: 10:30 a.m.
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Humber College Lakeshore Campus (3199 Lake Shore Blvd West, Etobicoke, ON M8V 1K8)
WindsorMadeline Belding
YorkLexie Sananes

Amanda Miles

Amanda Alexander
Dates: Wednesday, September 13 & 20
Registration: 6:30 p.m.
Time: 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Location: Bill Crothers S.S. (44 Main St Unionville, Unionville, ON L3R 2E4)

2017 Tryouts: Boys

RegionCoach(es)Tryout Information

CP Prep (Grades 7 & 8)

Durham
(Scarborough, Pickering, Ajax, Whitby, Oshawa)
Bob Messam
Kavishan Pathmanathan
Bill Price
Date: Tuesday, September 26
Registration: 6:00 p.m.
Time: 6:30-10:00 p.m.
Location: Monsignor Paul Dwyer C.H.S. (700 Stevenson Rd N, Oshawa, ON L1J 5P5)
Hamilton/BrantfordOctavio Guibao
Ryan Craven
Kawartha
(Courtice to Kingston, including Lindsay/Peterborough)
Bill Crowdis
Felix Adje
Damon Browne
Kitchener-WaterlooKyle Deep
Mike Quigley
Doros Theodosiou
MarkhamKurt James
Marla Gladstone
Andrew Vallejo
PeelMarlon Greene
Errol Patterson
Omar Miles
North BayChris Cheng
Stephen Hong
OttawaDavidson Sanelus
Harbir Bains
Michael Richards
Daren Pemberton
Sault Ste. MarieJeff Giovanatti
Aaron Richards
Date: Sunday, September 24
Registration: 9:30 a.m.
Time: 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Location: White Pines C.V.I. (1007 Trunk Road, Sault Ste. Marie)
TorontoPhilip Jevtovic
Nigel Hunte
Fraser Wendt
Martin Barker
Date: Sunday, September 24
Registration: 8:30 a.m.
Time: 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Location: Humber College Lakeshore Campus (3199 Lake Shore Blvd West, Etobicoke, ON M8V 1K8)

CP (Grades 9-11)

DurhamDeluxshan Pathmanathan
Mike Cruz
Date: Sunday, October 1
Registration: 8:30 a.m.
Tryout: 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Location: Lincoln Alexander P.S. (95 Church Street North, Ajax, ON L1S 6A9)
HamiltonOctavio Guibao
Ryan Craven
Kitchener-WaterlooJamie Campbell
Miguel Grande
PeelFred Grannum
Errol Patterson
North BayChris Cheng
Stephen Hong
Sault Ste. MarieJeff Giovanatti
Aaron Richards
Date: Sunday, September 24
Registration: 11:00 a.m.
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: White Pines C.V.I. (1007 Trunk Road, Sault Ste. Marie)
TorontoJason Dawkins
Marla Gladstone
Dexter Lee
Dave Bethune
Neuton Watson
David Moccormack

Notable Alumni

Boys

  • Duane Notice – 2011 U17 National Championships MVP
  • Chris Egi – 2011 U15 National Championships MVP
  • Julian Clarke – 2011 Junior National Team
  • Kevin Pangos – 2011 Junior National Team
  • Negus Webster-Chan – 2011 Junior National Team
  • Agunwa Okolie – 2011 U17 National Championships First Team All-Canadian

Learn more about the boys’ CP program.

Girls

  • Dakota Whyte – 2011 U17 National Championships MVP
  • Kia Nurse – 2011 U15 Nationals Championships MVP
  • Wumi Agunbiade – 2011 Junior National Team
  • Kellie Ring – 2011 Junior National Team
  • Megan Lukan – 2011 Junior National Team
  • Hilary Hanaka – 2011 Cadette National Team

Learn more about the girls’ CP program.

Contact

Carmelo Mallia
Men’s High Performance

Linh Nguyen
Women’s High Performance