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 2016 & 2018
AAU Exposure Tour 2018
AAU Exposure Tour 2016 & 2017
AAU Exposure Tour 2016
AAU Exposure Tour 2017 & 2018
Phillips Exeter Academy, USA
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:
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.
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.
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
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
Made at the tip of Africa. ©