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Guelph Gryphons Male Basketball Skill Development Camp

The Guelph Gryphons Male Basketball Skill Development Camp is back! Registration is now open and spots are still available. 

Our Male Basketball Skills Program is for ages 9-15 (born 2006-13). See details below for more information and links to register. 

Male Basketball Skill Development

This development program is designed to focus on the improvement and progression of basketball fundamentals to take players to the next level.

Male Basketball Skill Developm...

This development program is designed to focus on the improvement and progression of basketball fundamentals to take players to the next level.

Skills

Skills focused at the development camp include: ball handling, passing, attacking, shooting skills and footwork.

Small Groups

Players will be in small groups that allow for a more personalized approach to skill development and quality time with high level coaches.

Fundamentals

Learn and practice! The fundamentals will be a key to this camp before moving to more specific skills. Each camper will focus on the fundamentals as part of the progression.

High Level Coaching

The Basketball Skill Development Coach will be led and facilitated by our Men's Varsity Basketball Team Head Coach Chris O'Rourke.

Age Appropriate

Participants in the development camp will be divided into age and skill level appropriate groups to allow for great progression.

Male Basketball Skill Developm...
Skills
Small Groups
Fundamentals
High Level Coaching
Age Appropriate

Basketball Skills Development Camp (1/2 Day)

Boys | Ages 9-15

  • A half day male basketball skill development camp that is focused on the improvement and progression of the fundamentals of this sport
  • This camp will focus on ball handling, passing, attacking, shooting skills and footwork along with concepts of the game
  • A great camp program for those wishing to strengthen their basketball skills and are hoping to play more competitively in the future
  • This program will be facilitated by members of the Gryphon Men's Basketball coaching staff and athletes
  • Participants will be divided into groups by age and ability

 

Male Basketball Skill Development | Half Day | Aug 2-5 | Ages 13-15 | [SPACES AVAILABLE]

A half day male basketball skill development camp that is focused on the improvement and progression of the fundamentals of this sport. This camp will focus on ball handling, passing, attacking, shooting skills and footwork along with concepts of the game! A great camp program for those wishing to strengthen their basketball skills and are hoping to play more competitively in the future. This program will be facilitated by members of the Gryphon Men's Basketball coaching staff and athletes. Participants will be divided into groups by age and ability. Participants will need to provide their own basketball at camp.

Activity Details

Currently not offered

Male Basketball Skill Development | Half Day | Aug 2-5 | Ages 9-12 | [WAITLIST ONLY]

A half day male basketball skill development camp that is focused on the improvement and progression of the fundamentals of this sport. This camp will focus on ball handling, passing, attacking, shooting skills and footwork along with concepts of the game! A great camp program for those wishing to strengthen their basketball skills and are hoping to play more competitively in the future. This program will be facilitated by members of the Gryphon Men's Basketball coaching staff and athletes. Participants will be divided into groups by age and ability. Participants will need to provide their own basketball at camp.

Activity Details

Currently not offered

Male Basketball Skill Development | Half Day | Aug 15-19 | Ages 13-15 | [SPACES AVAILABLE]

A half day male basketball skill development camp that is focused on the improvement and progression of the fundamentals of this sport. This camp will focus on ball handling, passing, attacking, shooting skills and footwork along with concepts of the game! A great camp program for those wishing to strengthen their basketball skills and are hoping to play more competitively in the future. This program will be facilitated by members of the Gryphon Men's Basketball coaching staff and athletes. Participants will be divided into groups by age and ability. Participants will need to provide their own basketball at camp.

Activity Details

28664 - August 15, 2022 to August 19, 2022

  • Monday(s) from 9:00AM to 12:00PM
  • Tuesday(s) from 9:00AM to 12:00PM
  • Wednesday(s) from 9:00AM to 12:00PM
  • Thursday(s) from 9:00AM to 12:00PM
  • Friday(s) from 9:00AM to 12:00PM
  • Fee: $210
  • Register for this Activity (opens in new tab)

Male Basketball Skill Development | Half Day | Aug 15-19 | Ages 9-12 | [WAITLIST ONLY]

A half day male basketball skill development camp that is focused on the improvement and progression of the fundamentals of this sport. This camp will focus on ball handling, passing, attacking, shooting skills and footwork along with concepts of the game! A great camp program for those wishing to strengthen their basketball skills and are hoping to play more competitively in the future. This program will be facilitated by members of the Gryphon Men's Basketball coaching staff and athletes. Participants will be divided into groups by age and ability. Participants will need to provide their own basketball at camp.

Activity Details

28662 - August 15, 2022 to August 19, 2022

  • Monday(s) from 9:00AM to 12:00PM
  • Tuesday(s) from 9:00AM to 12:00PM
  • Wednesday(s) from 9:00AM to 12:00PM
  • Thursday(s) from 9:00AM to 12:00PM
  • Friday(s) from 9:00AM to 12:00PM
  • Fee: $210
  • Register for this Activity (opens in new tab)

Meet the Coaches


Chris O'Rourke

  • The 2021-22 season marked Chris O'Rourke's 25th season in charge of the men's basketball program at the University of Guelph
  • As the longest-tenured head coach in USPORTS men's basketball, Chris O'Rourke has served as the driving force behind some of the greatest moments in Gryphons basketball history
  • In 2003, he coached the Gryphons to the OUA West divisional title and would lead them to a silver medal at both the conference and national championships
  • During the 2005-06 season, O'Rourke became just the third Gryphon coach ever to be named OUA West Coach of the year
  • During his tenure as head coach of the Gryphons, Chris O'Rourke has had 21 players named OUA all-stars, two OUA Rookie of the Year recipients, one OUA MVP and two players named All-Canadians
  • Outside of his Gryphon coaching career, O'Rourke also has extensive experience working with the Ontario Basketball Association as well as Canada Basketball

Read Coach O'Rourke's full bio.


Taylor Boers

  • Taylor has been Assistant Coach with the University of Guelph Men's Basketball team for the past 3 seasons, taking on the lead assistant role in 2019-20
  • During his varsity playing career at Guelph (2013-18), Taylor was chosen to the OUA All-Rookie team after leading the country in 3-point percentage
  • At the end of his 5-year career, Taylor finished top 10 in program history scoring and 4th all-time in 3 pointers made
  • Taylor continues to share his knowledge of player development and passion for coaching with his involvement in University of Guelph Basketball Camps, as well returning to his hometown of Belleville where he continues to run youth basketball programming for various age groups

Read Coach Boer's full bio.

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