2015 COBA Camps

2015 COBA Camps

August 17-19, Heritage College, Cambridge, Ontario

August 21-23, St Basil Secondary School, Sault Ste Marie, Ontario*

* The Sault Ste Marie camp is run by Jim Pedatella and all registration and camp details can be found under the COBA North Banner. Please click here for COBA North Information.

COBA is an intense 3-day camp that is now in its 17th year of operation. It is a teaching and learning camp. No 5-on-5 games will be played. For the last three years COBA has partnered with Breakthrough Basketball and has sold out camps throughout North America with its unique approach to teaching basketball skills and decision making.

COBA South Camp Details

When is this Camp?

Monday August 17, 2015 – 9am to 4pm
Tuesday August 18, 2015 — 9am to 4pm
Wednesday August 19, 2015 — 9am to 4pm

Who is the Camp For?

The camp is for boys and girls from 7th grade to 12th grade.

This is for SERIOUS basketball players that want to get better. You can play games anywhere, so we focus on things you can’t just pick up anywhere. We focus on developing skills that will make you better!

Limited Availablility

Each session is limited to 60 players to ensure a high number of repetitions and improvement.


Campers are required to bring a basketball and a lunch.


The camp is located at Heritage College in Cambridge, Ontario

Heritage College & Seminary 175 Holiday Inn Dr Cambridge, ON N3C 3T2

Travel and Accommodation Options

Camp attendees can a special rate at the Holiday Inn Cambridge-Hespeler Galt 200 Holiday Inn Dr. Cambridge, ON N3C 1Z4. Call (519) 658-4601 ask for the COBA Chris Oliver Rate.

Click this Link for More Details on the Hotel

Holiday Inn Cambridge-Hespeler Galt

Camp Cost


NOTE: After you register you can email us the camper's name, age t-shirt size or shortly after registration we will send an email asking for this info to complete the registration process.

 What Will Players Get out of the COBA Camp?

Improve Your Ballhandling

Considerable time will be spent on your dribbling and passing skills -- allowing you to reduce turnovers, handle any game situation, improve decision making, and improve overall ballhandling skill.

Improve Your 1on1 Moves

You will learn how to beat your defender off the dribble, when to attack, how to create space, and how to develop a more explosive first move. In today's game, so many players misuse the dribble. They use it and lose their advantage against the defense. You will learn how to effectively use the dribble and cover more space with fewer dribbles at a faster pace.

Improve Confidence

During the camp, Coach Oliver will teach the mental aspects of the game, help you build confidence, and become more aggressive. You will learn how to train your mind not just physical skills.

Improve Decision Making

A major emphasis of the camp will be to improve decision making using Chris Oliver's BDT (Basketball Decision Training) methods. You will improve your ability to think and act in decisive ways. The unique decision making drills and skills will help you perform under pressure at the highest level.

Improve Shooting

Shooting is a critical skill to be an effective player. You'll learn Chris Oliver's keys to effective shooting and experience a variety of shooting drills to help you improve accuracy and ability to score points.

Become More Aggressive

One of the biggest benefits to the BDT training camp is the development of a confident attacking mindset. The drills, tools, and knowledge you'll receive at the camp will help you become more aggressive and assertive in games.

Improve Speed & Agility

Throughout the camp, Coach Oliver will integrate speed and agility drills to help you improve defense, your first step, and overall agility.

Finishing Moves

With a ball in your hands throughout most of the camp, you'll get opportunities to improve your finishing moves and ability to finish at the basket. You'll learn what to do with the ball after you beat your defender and how to score more points.

Campers will leave with a better sense of self and a better understanding of what it takes to be successful in basketball and, in turn, every aspect of life. We will address technical, tactical and applied aspects of basketball that will help a player develop their game beyond the level they are currently at.

What is BDT (Basketball Decision Training)?

In this 3-day camp you will improve your overall skills like ballhandling and shooting -- however a big emphasis of the camp will be "decision making"...

Players will learn when to pass, when to shoot, when to dribble, when to drive, angles to take, how to be more aggressive, and more.

The BDT methods will:

  • Train the mind of players to make faster decisions within the practice environment
  • Improve the ability to think and act in decisive ways
  • Develop a confident attacking mindset
  • Learn how to train your mind not just physical skills
  • Improve your motivation for training through the use of musical rhythm
  • Identification, cause and correction of the most common fundamental errors
  • Knowledge of the skills necessary to catch, shoot, dribble and attack on offense
  • Game-like understanding of the application of perimeter offensive skills

During the camp, Coach Oliver will use decision training drills and musical rhythm to enhance the teaching of basketball's most important offensive skills - shooting, passing, dribbling and 1 on 1 moves. Combining decision training with musical rhythm enhances the learning experience for the player due to:

  • Increases in motivation
  • Stimulation of creativity
  • Development of an awareness of basketball rhythm
  • Repetition of all the fundamentals without getting bored
  • Work is done with effortless concentration
  • Development and refinement of basketball skills at game speed
  • Awareness of the continual possibility of improvement

Coaches will promote a fun and safe environment that encourages positive and purposeful learning experiences.

Unique Camp that Gets Results

As you can see, this is a unique camp that will be unlike other camps you've been to. The use of rhythm, BDT methods, and Chris Oliver's unique style, makes for a VERY intense yet fun atmosphere.

We have chosen this camp and Chris Oliver because of his quality training methods and ability to get results.

More than other traditional camps, this camp will provide you with the drills and skills to continue your development beyond your time at camp. BDT drills and musical rhythm drills will be combined to build the ideal camp learning environment. You will learn by doing. We will teach you to consistently and deliberately work to improve your performance. 

Who is Chris Oliver?

Chris has 20 years of university coaching experience. For the last 8 years he has been head coach at the University of Windsor where he has compiled a .750 winning percentage. His teams have been nationally ranked seven of the last eight seasons. He has won multiple coach of the year honors and his teams have won three conference league championships and made two trips to the elite eight. He has coached against top-level NCAA programs like Kentucky, Ohio State, Virginia Tech, St Louis and many others. His players have developed to play professionally in Europe and for the National Program.

He has a Master's in Education, a Bachelor of Education and a Degree in Kinesiology. He has run his COBA Basketball camps for the past 15 years. Chris currently resides in Windsor, Ontario but travels world-wide teaching the game of basketball. To learn more about Chris, visit basketballimmersion.com or twitter @bballimemrsion

Register for COBA South Camp

Do You Have Questions about COBA Camps?Please email bballimmersion@gmail.com

NOTE: After you register you can email us the camper's name, age t-shirt size or shortly after registration we will send an email asking for this info to complete the registration process.