Putting Preparation into Practice at OSDP

How can you top the jam-packed, fun-filled Day 2 of the U12 Boys Ontario Summer Development Program (OSDP) at Georgian College in Barrie? Day 3, 4-on-4 action—that’s how.

The morning of the third day of camp on July 20 consisted of an on-court session and a classroom session before tipping off the much-anticipated 4-on-4 games in the afternoon.

The day’s classroom session with Ontario Basketball athletic therapist, Adrian Huynh, gave athletes insight on how to maintain their bodies. Huynh stressed key areas of sport and injury that players should be aware of. He delivered a presentation regarding concussions, the importance of hydration, and the benefits of warm-ups and cool-downs.

Provincial team coach, Marlon Greene, covered transition and 4-on-4 concepts in time for the 4-on-4 games in the afternoon. Coach Greene ran the boys through drills to help them maximize their basketball IQs.

For the remainder of the day, participants had the opportunity to put the new 4-on-4 concepts they learned into practice. The games gave them a chance to consolidate their skill set and grow their love for the game. Collaboration, communication, selflessness and respect were features highlighted throughout camp that the athletes thoroughly demonstrated during the games.

On the final day of camp on July 21, 5-on-5 games will begin in the morning. Parents are welcome to watch the games starting at 9 a.m. before the athletes head home and forever cherish the memories they have made and the relationships they have built at the 2018 U12 Boys OSDP camp.

Thank you to all athletes, coaches, staff, and guest leaders that made camp a wonderful experience.

You can relive the whole OSDP camp experience by reading the Day 1 recap and Day 2 recap and by following Ontario Basketball’s Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

 

About Ontario Summer Development Program
Ontario Summer Development Program (OSDP) is Ontario Basketball’s off-season basketball program that helps U12 and U14 athletes grow their personal, social, and athletic skills through programming that emphasizes teamwork, leadership, and learning. Through OSDP, athletes have the opportunity to work with new coaches and teammates, learn new skills, and attend overnight camp.