Olympia joined The Canadian Sport For Life (CS4L) movement in 2014

CS4L is a movement to make sports better. LONG TERM ATHLETE DEVELOPMENT (LTAD) is the pathway to increase overall participation in sports and also helps develop top ranked athletes. It includes guidelines for TRAINING, COMPETITION AND RECOVERY based on principles of human development and maturation. LTAD is built on sport science and the best practices in coaching from around the world.

 Working Closely With Canada Basketball, Olympia Is Implementing The First Phase Of The LTAD Program Into Its Basketball Camps:


  • All Olympia coaches will be exposed by Canada Basketball on how to implement the LTAD concepts that in turn promote an optimal training environment for camper athletes based on their developmental age and specified phases of loading drills and learning.
  • Olympia’s campers will learn and optimize their fundamental movement skills by Olympia’s counsellors that have been trained in error detection and correction to build more universal and well-rounded players.
  • Competition is designed so that campers increase their ball touches and opportunities to make decisions on the court and in turn apply the offensive and defensive actions that they learn from top notch basketball instructors.

Be the first to be involved in the world known LTAD programs and its implementations in the Olympia basketball camps. The impact on the camper experience and their improvement will be seen this summer! For more information on the LTAD or Canada Basketball’s LTAD program please visit:  http://www.basketball.ca/ltad-s15158

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Top-flight resident coaching staff

125 of the Ontario’s finest instructors from the ranks of University, College, Ontario Basketball club, regional / provincial, High School & Elementary Coaches who uniquely meet the needs of every camper from beginner to advanced and motivate each player in moving towards fulfilling their performance potential.

Olympia’s PERSONALIZED basketball development program offers …

  • 7-7 day sessions throughout the summer with separate boys and girls programs with the ratio of 1 coach to every 6 campers.
  • After evaluations of skills and playing ability, each camper is placed in a group based on developmental age to maximize optimal training.
  •  Basketball skill development is amplified through the building of fundamental skills and actions, appropriately sequenced divisional level sessions, emphasis on fundamental movement to increase physical literacy and directed competition based on LTAD.
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Coaching Staff

Barry Hutton

  • President, Hamilton Wildcats Academy
  • Former Head Coach, Mohawk College
  • 2 time O.C.A.A. Coach of the Year
  • Inducted into O.C.A.A. – Hall of Fame for Basketball
  • Won various Midget, Junior, and Senior titles at high school level
Session 1

Barry Howson

  • Canadian Basketball Hall of Fame Inductee
  • World Master, M.V.P. (1994)
  • Member of 5 Canadian Sr. Men’s Championship Teams
  • Former Canadian Olympian, PAN-AM, World Team Member
  • Presently coaching St. Patrick’s (Sarnia)
Session 2

Kelly Dunham

  • Assistant Coach, Mohawk College
  • Former, Head Coach Mohawk College & Former Assistant Coach Mcmaster University
  • Ontario Jr. Women’s Team Coach 1998 & 2001, National Champions – 1998 & 2000, and Canada Sumer Games Silver Medalist, 2001
  • Ontario’s Coaching Excellence Award – Development Athletics
Session 4

Bill Pangos

  • Head Coach York University Women’s Basketball
  • Basketball Canada, Learning Facilitator
  • OUA Champions 2007
  • 5 time OUA East Coach of the Year
Session 5

Bill Bourne

  • Basketball Canada Learning Facilitator
  • NCCP – Level 3
  • Assumption College (Brantford)
  • Former Technical Services Director Ontario Basketball
  • 4 CWOSSA, 5 COSSA, 18 country titles in 30 years coaching
Session 7

Gene Banks

  • Former Washington Wizards Coach- Gene was responsible for player development: power forwards, and centres with the Washington Wizards.
  • Gene played in the NBA for San Antonio and Chicago and played professionally in Europe for over 10 seasons.
  • Gene was also an All-American at Duke University.
  • Gene understands today’s Big Man and knows how to develop those skills.
Session 8

Chris Dooley

  • Member Men’s National Coaching Staff (2001-2003)
  • Ontario Jr. Men’s Provincial Team Head Coach 94′-97′
  • National Champions ’95-96′
  • ’97 Canadian Games Silver Medalist
  • Level 1, 2 Course Conductor
  • Notre Dame Secondary School (Burlington)
  • Assistant Coach, University of Guelph
Session 9

Non-stop action

6 Indoor Pro Courts & 6 Outdoor Pro Courts on site.

Progressively sequenced and comprehensive training

Learn to score:

  1. From all over the court – balance, footwork,
    ball-handling & ball management skills
  2. from dynamic and static 1-1 situations
  3. with back to the basket
  4. While understanding and implementing proper decision making from 1-1 to 5-5 game situations
  5. In transition advantage situations

Shut down your opponent

Learn to influence, close-out, help & recover, block-out, & rebound. This will be an intense, competitive week that will help you develop the tools and techniques ‘To Take Your Game To The Next Level’ of play. Learning is expedited through video-self-analysis and a LTAD planned week that properly loads drills and promotes decision making.


Competitively Matched Competition – Top Flight Coaching Staff

Campers play 2 directed competition games/scrimmages daily in a “matched – team” environment to increase ball touches with equal playing time in separate boys and girls inter-league competition. They are coached by 125 of Ontario’s finest instructors from the ranks of university, college, high school, Ontario Basketball club, and elementary coaches who have been exposed to LTAD and counsellors
also trained in fundamental movement skills to take each camper towards their performance potential.

PLUS numerous Olympia prizes are awarded for top performance in skill and for personal attitude for various contests, tournaments and camp championships. The Award Ceremony is further augmented by dozens of “draw prizes” from our sponsors for all who attend.


  • “Inner Balance” Training Program
  • The Big Man & Tall Lady Basketball camps are integrating the Canadian Sport 4 Life, LTAD Model into its program.
  • Twist Sport Conditioning


7 Days of Training & Fun Activities

You really get your money’s worth and more with over 30 hours of scheduled training and game action. Plus 24 hours of daylight free time to work privately with coaches, practice, play pick-up games or take a real break to swim, sail, canoe, windsurf, kayak and relax with evening activities within the heartland of Muskoka.


Olympia’s success can be measured in many ways including its impressive roster of former campers and counsellors. Some who are expected to attend this summer include:

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Olympia Sports Camp is an Official Partner of Ontario Basketball and a Proud Sponsor of Ontario Basketball’s “Fair Play Program”.


Olympia Sports Camp is an Official Partner with Canada Basketball.


Official equipment sponsor

2019 Basketball Camp Program Schedule

Boys Camps
Girls Camps
Co-Ed Camps
Session 1
Jun 30 – Jul 6
Session 2
Jul 7 – Jul 13
Session 3
Jul 14 – Jul 20
Session 4
Jul 21 – Jul 27
Session 5
Jul 28 – Aug 3
Session 6
Aug 4 – Aug 10
Session 7
Aug 11 – Aug 17
Session 8
Aug 18 – Aug 24
Session 9
Aug 25 – Aug 31
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