Summer Development Academy U15 & U17 Girls

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Ottawa Youth Basketball Academy

The Ottawa Youth Basketball Academy in partnership with the Carleton University Women’s Basketball program is pleased to announce our inaugural Summer Development Academy. The summer development program will help develop the entire athlete preparing them for elite competition and playing basketball at the University or College Level. The program’s focus is purely on player development not on competition.

The program will follow Basketball Canada’s Elite Development Model focusing on basketball skills like ball-handling, shooting, passing, footwork, on-ball defence, team defence, and strength & conditioning as well as developing situational IQ. The program is open to any girls who have competitive basketball experience either through a school team or club competitive team.

Coaching Staff

Taffe Charles

  • Head Coach, Carleton U. Women’s Basketball
  • Former Assistant Coach with Canada Basketball Cadet Program

Dave Malowski

  • Master Learning Facilitator for Canada Basketball Coach Training Program
  • Master Coach Evaluator for Canada Basketball
  • Assistant Coach Carleton U. Women’s Basketball
  • Graduate of National Coaching Institute Advanced Diploma Program

Jaime McLean

  • OYBA President, Nepean Blue Devils VP Elite Programs
  • U14 OYBA Boys Coach

Paul Draper

  • U14 Girls Head Coach Ottawa Shooting Stars

There will also be a number of guest coaches from the community invited to come in and work with us for coaching development.

Age Groups:

U17: Those born in 1998-1999
U15: Those born in 2000-2002

Tryout: May 20th 7:30-9:00pm

Registration will open at 7 pm in the foyer to the Ravens Nest.

What is the commitment? (14 sessions)

Mondays and Wednesdays
May 20, 25, 27
June 1,3,15,17,22,24,29
July 6,8,13,15

Location: All Sessions at Carleton University

Why is there a tryout?

We have limited gym space in the Ravens Nest we will have to cap the number at 40 players. Ideally 20 at the U15 age group, and 20 at the U17 age group.


Tryout Fee $20 – 2 x 1.5 Hour Sessions

Group Training $100 – Over 20 hours training and reversible jersey included in the cost

Offensive concepts that we will be working on:


  • Shooting off the dribble
  • Shooting off of screens

Scoring the Basketball

  • One on One Play in Transition
  • One on One Play in the Half Court
  • One on One Play in the Post
  • Finishing with Contact

Playing with others – Decision Making with the Dribble – 2 and 3 person concepts

  • Playing in Triangles – Post Entry Passing

Using Ball Screens Effectively

  • High Ball Screens
  • Wing Ball Screens

Playing without the basketball

  • Cutting, Fill and Replace Concepts
  • Spacing off dribble penetration on offense
  • Using Pin Down Screens, Flare Screens

Defensive concepts that we will be working on:

Defending on the Ball

Defense off of the Ball

  • Jumping to the Ball
  • Playing in “sight”

Defending on the Ball from a Close Out Situation
Defensive Rebounding Concepts
Defending Off Ball Screen Actions
Defending Different Types of Ball Screens