Our values: Work ethic, Self-accountability, Commitment, Passion.

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. 

AAU Exposure Tour (U.S.)

Boys born in: 2002-2003-2004-2005

Intense training camp & participation to AAU Tournaments.  

For highly motivated players looking to compete, push their limits and extend their basketball experience. 

SYP Development Tour (U.S.)

Boys born in (2005)-2006 – 2007

Eye opening experience for younger players by offering safe environment with intense practices & AAU Tournament. 

Suited for young, motivated players who strive to becoming good basketball player. 

SYP Superstars (Tenero, CH)

Boys & Girls from 9 to 18 years old

The perfect place to enjoy a week of pure fun and basketball in a family atmosphere, on the borders of Lake Majore, one of the most beautiful place in Switzerland. 

SYP Fall Break Camp (Nyon, CH)

Boys & Girls from 8 to 17 years old (2003-2012)

We are delighted to finally offer a camp in the french region of Switzerland. The SYP Fall Break Camp will take place in Nyon, in the beautiful wooden gym of the Rocher (5 minutes from CFF station). 

SYP Christmas Break Camp (Nyon, CH)

Boys & Girls from 8 to 17 years old (2003-2012)

2020 was a difficult year for our beloved sport. Let’s finish it well with a 3 day camp between Christmas and New Years. 

SYP Next Generation Camp (Nyon, CH)

Boys & Girls from 8 to 17 years old (2003-2013)

The SYP Next Generation Camp will take place over the Easter school break, from April 5 to April 9, 2021. 

Another fun basketball event for players wishing to improve and have fun playing the game. 


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)