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Nike Basketball Camp The Playground Scarborough

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Join us at the Playground Scarborough, Ontario’s premier basketball facility for one week of skills, drills, and serious fun! Reach your full potential, take your game to the next level, and make long-lasting friendships at this boys and girls Greater Toronto Area Nike Basketball Camp.

Camp Highlights

  • Receive a Nike Basketball Camp T Shirt and other prizes!
  • Playground largest Privately owned Basketball Facility with New Technology
  • Fundamental basketball skill work, games, and competitions
  • Structural Training Stations, Competitions & Weekly League
  • Camp Evaluation Per Camper and Total Skill Development
  • Weekly Prizes and Awards
  • Special Guest Speakers


Chester Taylor
Camp Director

With over 25 years basketball experience. I entered the basketball world as a Can fit and strength and conditioning trainer with a Fascial Stretching background. I am also Nccp certified. I played basketball at Sheridan college winning 1 Ocaa championship, 2 finals appearances and 1 national bronze medal. I was a first and second team all star and also won the athlete of the year and coaches award 2 times as a player. I am the head coach of the u16 Toronto Nustep basketball top team. I started my company Tcfw sports academy in 2018. I’ve have trained professional athletes and public figures including, OShea Brissette, Eugene Omoruyi, Stephen Charles (NFL), and various celebrities in Canada. Tcfw sports academy has transitioned to preparing the youth for the high level competition by getting the body and mind ready. Our motto is P.U.S.H (persist until something happens).

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Scott Wheler
Camp Director

Coach Wheler has coached and played basketball for over 20 years at some of Toronto's best schools. He loves the game and enjoys sharing his experience with young athletes who are looking to improve their skills. From his experience in coaching both girls and boys teams, he knows what it takes to develop the skills necessary to grow as a player both on and off the court. Basketball Experience:

  • Northern S.S. (Toronto All-Star Selection) OBA - MDP, JDP
  • Wildhawks (AAU)
  • Seneca College (OCAA All-Star Selection) Ryerson University

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Tiana Patricio

Tiana is currently a student-athlete attending Bill Crothers Secondary School. She’s been introduced to basketball ever since she was 4 years old. She has been playing rep competitively for about 6 years now. She started off with the Scarborough Blues Association and then went to play Juel Prep for Canada Elite in Grade 9. She has much coaching experience as she got the opportunity last year to train young athletes at a summer camp with Joookooo Sports Academy and SBA through Zoom and in person, where she demonstrated her great leadership skills and athletic abilities. She took the kids through different ball-handling drills and strength and conditioning exercises. She is very friendly and enjoys dedicating her time in the gym to improve the skills of young athletes.

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Miguel Khan

Miguel is an extremely giftedcommunicator with a natural ability to form an authentic connectionwith anyone from all walks of life. He is a graduate of the renowned DaleCarnegie course specializing in learning how to build trust and motivatingpeople to act.  Upon completion of the course, Miguel became ajunior instructor after only one year leading and coaching businessmen andwomen from major companies at the age of 24.


As a professional speaker and coach, he hashad the honour of imparting hope into the lives of youth and young adultsthrough school assemblies, conferences, churches, community organizations,foster care agencies and even prisons and youth detention centers.  


Miguel has a very unique view on coaching andwhat it means to be a coach.  Being able to yell, shout, scream, jump upand down, break clipboards and put on a show for those in the gym is not whatit's about.  He believes that it is not something that you do, itis who you are. The mantle of coaching is a calling that comes withgreat responsibility and is not to be taken lightly.  


"It is an absolute honour andprivilege when I am blessed with the opportunity to serve throughcoaching.  I understand that my actions, words and attitude can and willhave a lasting impact on those that are under my tutelage and that is somethingthat I take very serious"


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Camp Details

Summer Showcase (Boys and Girls Camp)

The Summer Showcase experience is an elite development program that focuses on athletes and their core fundamentals through an official NBA basketball combine experience. Athletes gain valuable playing experience and recognition by completing this program. CEO and Founder of the Playground Global, Sam Ibrahim, and Managing partner Jamie Coote have partnered with Nike Basketball Sports Camps and MPG Sports Co. to create an elite experience for all players in Canada.

These showcase camps will see participants showcase their abilities while competing in physical testing, individual skills, one-on-one situations, and in team system scenarios.  Each week will be a dedicated boys camp or girls camp to help focus on the individual development of each athlete.

1) NBA STYLE PRO COMBINE: Players will receive a NIKE BASKETBALL CAMP reversible jersey and participate on skill specific performance tests to see how the measure up versus the competition and the pros

2) ADVANCED SKILLS & DRILLS TRAINING SESSIONS: Participants will receive strength and conditioning training sessions with Nike Basketball Camp coaching staff and special guest trainers. 3hrs of dedicated time for personal skill development.

3) PRO MEDIA COVERAGE: Event highlights captured by professional videographer providing videos and photos of entire event

4) SITUATIONAL STATIONS: Situational Game Scenarios focused team concepts and individual development.

5) ADVANCED PLAYER & COACH COMBINE REPORTS: The Check My Athletics Report will clearly identify your strengths and areas of opportunity so athletes and coaches can adjust training to maximize your potential

Youth Series

​Nike Basketball Camp Youth Series is designed for young athletes aged 5 - 12, who want to improve their skills in a FUN and competitive learning environment.

Pura Vida Basketball (July 26-30)

Special week hosted by Pura Vida Basketball. Coaches Scott Wheler and Ivan Gadzic will lead this exciting week of basketball for Boys and Girls ages 7-14. This camp is ideal for young athletes who want to improve their skills and have fun. Our campers will work on developing the fundamentals of basketball through specialized age-appropriate drills and competitions. Each camper receives a Nike Basketball T-shirt. Daily prizes and awards. Special guest speakers.

Dates & Prices

SECURE YOUR SPOT! Due to government and SCC safety regulations, there could be a reduction in available camp spaces this year. We encourage you to register in advance to reserve your place in our 2021 camp(s).

July 5-9: Youth Series / Ages 5 -12 / $355.00 (Taxes Included)

July 12-16: Boys Showcase / Ages 13 - 18 / $375.00 (Taxes included)

July 19-23: Youth Series / Ages 5 -12 / $355.00 (Taxes Included)

July 26-30: Pura Vida Camp / Co-ed Ages 7 - 14 / $375.00 (Taxes included)

Aug 9-13: Boys Showcase / Ages 13 - 18 / $375.00 (Taxes included)

Aug 16-20: Youth Series / Ages 5 -12 / $355.00 (Taxes Included)

Daily Hours: Monday to Friday 9:00AM-3:00PM


75 Thermos Road

Scarborough, Ontario

M1L 0E6

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Nike Basketball Camp (The Playground Scarborough) Youth Series: July 5 - 9

Nike Basketball Camp (The Playground Scarborough) Boys Showcase: July 12 - 16

Nike Basketball Camp (The Playground Scarborough) Youth Series: July 19 - 23

Nike Basketball Camp (The Playground Scarborough) Pura Vida Camp: July 26 - 30

Nike Basketball Camp (The Playground Scarborough) Youth Series: August 3 - 6

Nike Basketball Camp (The Playground Scarborough) Boys Showcase: August 9 - 13

Nike Basketball Camp (The Playground Scarborough) Youth Series: August 16 - 20

Nike Basketball Camp (The Playground Scarborough) Girls Showcase: August 23 - 27

Additional Program Details

Facility: The Playground Global is the largest privately owned basketball complex in the world in 2021 with over 300, 000 square feet of basketball space. The Playground Global has 28 full sized FIBA basketball courts, 14 practice courts and 5 state of the art strength and conditioning centers in the greater Toronto area.  
MPG Sports Co. and Check My Athletics partnership provides a unique opportunity for individual players, with dreams of playing at the next level. Our Combine will create an environment where each player will be challenged, taught, respected as we guaranteed to have you walk away a better basketball player in addition to providing them with access to elite combine testing, training, photos, highlights and analytical insight.
Each player will receive a complete report of their combine results and a consultation with the Check My Athletics Analytics and MPG Team to review their results.

We want players to experience the enjoyment and a sense of accomplishment that comes from skill development and the pursuit of excellence. As a result, we are committed to providing players with the skills and tools to achieve their goals.

A detailed camper registration packet containing check-in location, camp specifics, and a list of things to bring, will be emailed to all campers prior to their camp date.  If you have any questions/inquiries please email  

Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff so that their own instructional needs can be addressed throughout the week. In addition, campers will be evaluated and then split up into smaller groups according to age and ability."


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