Our values: Self-accountability, Commitment, Passion, Discovery.

Vacation times are important times for a basketball player. It is the time during which one must work hard to improve and bring a little extra to the team. SYP camps are designed for motivated players who want more than just a regular basketball experience. It also offers the most talented the opportunity to be recruited by U.S. scouts and receive scholarship opportunities. Click each camp below to learn more. 

Foreign Basketball Tours
  • Boys born from 2003 to 2007 – *Pending

Intense training camp & participation to international Tournaments. For highly motivated players looking to compete, push their limits and extend their basketball experience. 

SYP Ice-Breaker Camp (Nyon, CH)
  • Boys & Girls born from 2005 to 2013 *Under 16 years old
  • February 

Five day camp for basketball lovers wishing to make progress and have fun playing basketball during the vacation break. 

SYP Next Generation Camp (Nyon, CH)
  • Boys & Girls born from 2003 to 2013
  • April 6-9, 2021

An unforgettable week of basketball during the Easter break vacation. 

SYP Summer Fest (Nyon, CH)
  • Boys & Girls born from 2003-2013
  • July 5-9, 2021

Events to not miss! The summer would not be complete without the SYP Summer Jam Sessions. Basketball, Lake, and other fun activities on the program! 

SYP Superstars (Tenero, CH)
  • Boys & Girls born from 2003 to 2012
  • August 1-6, 2021

Beach, Palm threes and Basketball in the most beautiful sport center of Switzerland. An unforgettable experience. *Group travel by train from Geneva

SYP Fall Break Camp (Nyon, CH)
  • Boys & Girls born from 2004 to 2013)
  • October 25-29, 2021 

A week of basketball to make some progress and get energy before the winter months. 


Notable Alumnis

Laurent Zoccoletti
Laurent Zoccoletti – Swiss Central – LNA

AAU Exposure Tour 2016 & 2018

International U18

Jacques Safra
Jacques Safra – Cuesta College, USA

AAU Exposure Tour 2018

International U18

Laurent Zoccoletti
Toni Rocak – Regis University, USA

AAU Exposure Tour 2016 & 2017

Laurent Zoccoletti
Yannick Jaggi – BBC Boncourt – LNA

DevelopmentTour 2017

International U16

Stefano Mobilia – Pully Lausanne Foxes - LNA

AAU Exposure Tour 2016

International U18

Laurent Zoccoletti
Niko Rocak

AAU Exposure Tour 2017 & 2018

Phillips Exeter Academy, USA


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We take advantage of our position to share the joy of basketball around the world


Our first project was held in Bissora, Guinea-Bissau (West-Africa). The project consisted in creating a Basketball Academy, following a 3 step approach: 

Short Excerpt

Basketball Facilities

Rims and backboards were missing on the baskets, regulation lines were inexistent, and the court presented dangerous holes on the ground. 

We appointed a local craft-man to restore the court into a quality playground. 

Basketball Camps
The Trip

From November 27 to December 2, 2018, the SYP Basketball Academy team visited Bissora for five days of basketball coaching workshops and camps/trainings for the youth. 

13 local teachers took part to the workshops, and over 100 kids took part to the basketball activities during the course of the 5 days. 

Basketball Training
The Follow-Up

34 basketball, jersey, and coaching manuals were left for the Academy. A  motivated teacher from the workshops took upon himself to create 4 teams (U15 & U 13 boys and girls). 

The teams practice regularly, and the town of Bissora hosts matches and competition against neighbouring towns. 

Varidel Curry

Christophe Varidel vs. Seth Curry, 2012

SYP Founder

Stride Your Passion was co-founded by Christophe Varidel, a Swiss player who played at the NCAA Division I level. Through the years, he has seen many players fail to reach their goals not because of a lack of talent, but because of a lack of opportunities. With SYP, he aims to give the best opportunities possible for young players to grow, get better, and for the best ones, to earn scholarship offers to play at the NCAA level. 

“I was lucky that my teammate’s dad was a former American professional player. He put me in the hands of the right people, and I took my chance. Without this opportunity to be seen, I would have never played NCAA Basketball.” -Varidel

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration
  • Master’s degree in Sports Management
  • 5 year full-scholarship collegiate athlete (FGCU, Chaminade, University of Alabama)
  • 4th all time 3-point field goals made at FGCU (in just 3 seasons)
  • 2nd all time in 3-point field goal percentage at FGCU
  • 2011 Atlantic-Sun All-Freshman Team
  • 2013 Atlantic-Sun Champion
  • 2013 NCAA Tournament ‘Sweet 16’
  • MAUI invitational tournament record of most 3’s made in one game, November 26, 2013 against #16 Baylor University (ten 3-pointers made)