Elite Camps D-League
The Elite Camps D-League is a youth basketball league designed for athletes that are ready to learn team play strategies through more game-time experience and coaching.
The D-League offers an inclusive team curriculum to help athletes with decision making, confidence, teamwork, and basketball IQ. We provide athletes with skills to work together as a team and play the game the right way.
See below for the different divisions of D-League:
TORONTO (Elite Training Centre)
- Boys 8-9 years old
- Boys 10-12 years old
- Boys 10-12 years old
- Boys 13-16 years old
- Girls 10-13 years old
Player stats, team standings and schedule are posted online here:
About Our Elite Camps D-League Program
Required Skill Level
- Should have prior organized basketball experience – i.e. Elite Camps Weekly Lessons, house-leagues, rep teams, or camps.
- Should have knowledge and ability on individual basketball fundamentals such as: layups, dribbling, defense, passing/catching, triple threat, shooting form, etc.
- We will NOT be teaching or working on these skills as part of this program. The athletes will need to be able to perform these skills at least at a basic level to make it possible to work on game-strategies and skills.
Athletes should meet ALL of the checklist requirements below:
- Shoot with proper shooting form
- Make consistent open layups
- Dribbling on the move with either hands with their head up
- Be able to cut and get open
- Ability to pivot without traveling
- Pass and catch firm passes
- 1.5 hour sessions
- 30 minute team practice
- Team practice follows curriculum designed specifically for each age
- Game-time = 8 – 4 minute shifts *(equal play game)
- Last 4 minutes earned game play
- Game-time is 5 on 5
- Max of 10 athletes per team
- Awards for league champions
- League All Stars
*Equal play games mean players are numbered. For example if a team has 8 players, the first shift will consist of players numbered 1-5. The next shift would be 6,7,8,1,2. This would continue the whole game until the last shift.
- Floor balance and spacing
- Use of individual moves in team concepts
- Team rebounding and outlet principles
- Team transition principles
- Primary and Secondary fast break
- How to move without the ball
- Establishing strong man-to-man team defense
- Unified team offense
- Game scenario strategies
Q:How is this different from the Elite weekly lessons?
A:Athletes will be in a set curriculum designed to enhance team/game playing strategies as opposed to individual skills.