Online Basketball Classes
Ball Handling Foundation Level
Ball Handling Intermediate Level
Ball Handling Advanced Level
Does Your Athlete Turn The Ball Over
Under Defensive Pressure?
From the desk of Rudy Talarico
RE: Giving Your Athlete Confidence On Court
It's a FACT – if your athlete struggles to succeed on court their confidence on and off the court will be affected.
Do you want to stop hoping your athlete will play well?
Are you having trouble knowing how to help your athlete?
Then this is exactly what you've been looking for!
Hi, I'm Rudy Talarico, Co-Owner of Elite Basketball Media.
I have been training athletes for over 16 years.
I have served as the Director of Elite Advanced Basketball Academy since 2007 and have coached at Elite since 2005.
Elite Camps has become one of the largest basketball organizations of its kind in Canada, serving over 6,000 athletes annually.
With 21 years of experience behind us, we want to help your athlete succeed on and off the court.
Together we have seen thousands of athletes build ball handling skills and confidence through our curriculum.
Let us guide your athlete and help them develop as a basketball player.
Co-Owner of Elite Media
Director of EABA
(Elite Advanced Basketball Academy)
Technical Director of Elite Camps
Rudy has been with Elite camps since 2005. He studied Elementary Education at the University of Maine at Machias where he was also named Rookie of the Year for the basketball team. Rudy continued his athletic career and education at Seneca College, where he majored in Business Administration. Rudy then signed a contract in Germany to play professional basketball, and also signed a contract with And1 Mix Tape Tour as opposing team player. Rudy also fulfilled his goal of playing professional basketball in Italy, but it was in England while playing in the EBL that Rudy developed a passion for teaching basketball to children.
Rudy retired from his professional basketball career in 2007 to help establish the Elite Advanced Basketball Academy (EABA), a European influenced training program designed to transform the way athletes are trained in Canada. Rudy is on a never ending quest to search for and learn new ways to teach skill development. Rudy searches so he can bring back the best information to the athletes he coaches and place them in a better position to succeed. Most recently he attended the Alan Stein Stronger Team Huddle where he learned the details of the Stronger Team Training System - a world-leading basketball-specific strength and conditioning system. Rudy is excited to put those practices into place with our athletes and to compliment the skill development we already do with them!
Co-Owner of Elite Media
Founding Owner of Elite Camps
Stephanie Rudnick is a mother, a writer, a motivational speaker, and the founder of Elite Camps, one of the largest basketball organizations of its kind in Canada, serving over 6,000 athletes annually.
Stephanie played basketball for the University of Toronto Varsity Blues and has also had international playing experience representing Canada at the 1997 Maccabi Games in Israel. Stephanie’s passion for basketball is stronger than ever. Once a high-level player, she now helps athletes develop their on-court skills while ensuring that they, their parents, and their coaches all understand how the lessons learned on court can prepare them for success in life.
Stephanie lives in Ontario with her husband, David, and their three young sons, all of whom have started their basketball journey.
Co-Owner of Elite Media
Founder of PPT
Head Strength and Conditioning Coach
Co-Owner of Elite Camps
David is committed to continuous education and currently holds the following certifications and designations:
Bachelors of Science Degree, specializing in Life Sciences
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)from National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)
Certified Functional Strength Coach (CFSC L1) from Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning
Certified Physical Preparation Specialist (CPPS) from Joe Defranco and Diesel Strength and Conditioning
Certified Speed & Agility Coach (CSAC) from the National Sports Performance Association (NSPA)
Certified Weightlifting Performance Coach (CWPC) from the National Sports Performance Association (NSPA)
Certified Program Design Specialist (CPDS) from the National Sports Performance Association (NSPA)
Twist Sport Conditioning Coach (TSCC) – Gold Level
International Youth Conditioning Association (IYCA) - Resistance Band Instructor (RBI)
Stronger Team Training System Certified by Alan Stein, Stronger Team
Precision Nutrition Certified Level 1 (PN-1)
TRX Suspension Training Certified (STC) Instructor
TRX Group Suspension Training Certified (GSTC) InstructorCanFitPro Personal Training Specialist (PTS)
About Elite Camps
Elite Camps has been running year-round basketball camps and programs in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) since 1999. Now in our 20th year of operation, we cater to over 6,000 athletes every year making us one of the largest and longest-running basketball camps in Canada. Our year-round programming includes school break day camps, weekly lessons, house leagues (d-league), after-school programs, the Elite Advanced Basketball Academy (EABA), and our Hoop Dreams Overnight Basketball Camp. We run our programs throughout the GTA including Thornhill, Richmond Hill, and Newmarket and also have our own facility the Elite Training Centre (ETC) located in Toronto. We are an Ontario Camps Association (OCA) Accredited Camp.