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

Notable Alumnis

Laurent Zoccoletti – Swiss Central – LNA

AAU Exposure Tour 2016 & 2018

International U18

Jacques Safra – Cuesta College, USA

AAU Exposure Tour 2018

International U18

Toni Rocak – Regis University, USA

AAU Exposure Tour 2016 & 2017


Yannick Jaggi – BBC Boncourt – LNA

DevelopmentTour 2017

International U16

Stefano Mobilia – Pully Lausanne Foxes - LNA

AAU Exposure Tour 2016

International U18

Niko Rocak

AAU Exposure Tour 2017 & 2018

Phillips Exeter Academy, USA

Summer is an important time for a basketball player. It is the time during which one must work hard to improve for the upcoming season. 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: (2001)-2002-2003-2004

Intense training camp & participation to two NCAA certified AAU Tournaments.  

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


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SYP Junior Tour (U.S.)

Boys born in (2004)-2005-2006

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. 


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SYP Superstars (CH)

Boys & Girls from 10 to 18 years old

The key to improvement is to enjoy playing while working hard and staying passionate.

The perfect place to enjoy a week of pure fun and basketball in a family atmosphere, in a beautiful place.


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THE ASSOCIATION

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

SYP BISSORA ACADEMY

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

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Renovations

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. 

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. 

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. 

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

Accomplishments
  • 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)