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Nike Basketball Camp The Playground Durham

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Starting in November 2022, join the new Shooting School with coach Nicholas Cruz at the Playground Durham. Boys and girls ages 10-14 can join the 5-week clinic on Wednesdays, starting November 2nd, 2022 and improve their shooting technique.

Winter Holiday Camp 2022 and 2023 Dates Announced

Nike Basketball Camp at The Playground Durham is hosting two sessions of winter break camp this season. The Winter Holiday Camp runs December 26 - 30, 2022 and January 2 - 6, 2023, Monday to Friday from 9:00 am- 3:00 pm for boys and girls ages 5 - 17 years old.

  • Specialized shooting instruction
  • 1GB - Video Storage of Workouts
  • Nike Reversible Jersey
  • Use of Dr. Dish for continuous reps
  • Use of Ballogy as a training aid
  • Individual assessments by coaching professionals
  • Shooting-focused drills to help players during and after the clinic


Nicholas Cruz

Nicholas is currently the lead community coach for many GTA based Basketball youth programs. He’s partnered with raptors 905 and Jr NBA and has curated many successful kids camps ages 6-18. His love for basketball started in elementary and forward into high school. For the past 10 years he’s been in competing in many tournaments and leagues around and outside of the city and holds many accolades within the community of basketball.

He specializes in shooting, dribbling and handling and ultimately spreading the joy and discipline of basketball. His involvement in the basketball community and constant push to preach and teach basketball culture is something very important to him.

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The Shooting School is a 5-week program hosted every Wednesday evening from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm. The Playground Durham boasts 6 FIBA-sized basketball courts. Our staff will provide detailed instruction and repetition on areas such as shot preparation, shooting mechanics, and footwork. We will help young athletes simplify their shots, learn different techniques and improve shooting mechanics. Shooting School offers film and video feedback to provide a clear and accurate picture of the shooter’s mechanics. This program offers expert instruction in small group settings that focus solely on improving shooting mechanics.

Winter Holiday Camp 2022 and 2023 Announced

Nike Basketball Camp at the Playground Durham are for young athletes who want to learn the fundamentals of basketball, improve their basketball skills, and further develop their on-court athleticism in a fun yet competitive & engaging environment. Our camp is open to athletes ages 7-15 years old.

Dates & Prices

Dates: Wednesday, Nov 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30th, 2022

Ages: 10 to 14 (co-ed)

Skill level - Intermediate to Advance

Times: 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Cost: $255+ HST


Dates: December 26 - 30, 2022 and January 2 - 6, 2023

Program Details: Co-ed, ages 7 - 15, players of all abilities


Check-in: 8:30AM

Dismissal: 3:00PM

Meals: Lunch is not provided. Please bring a packed lunch.

Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00 am -3:00 pm

Fee: Half Day $225 + HST / Full Day: $335 + HST


1313 Boundary Road

Oshawa, Ontario

L1J 6Z7

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Winter Holiday Camp Playground Durham: December 26 -30, Half Day $225 + HST, Full Day $335 + HST

Winter Holiday Camp Playground Durham: January 2-6, Half Day $225 + HST, Full Day $335 + HST

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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