GTA Mavericks offers a variety of basketball programs throughout the year for all ages and all levels of experience. We run week long camps in the summer for 9 weeks along with House League and Rep programs from Fall to Spring.
With our high-level coaches and exceptional drills, we take skill development seriously. We transform kids into athletes who are ready to play at an elite level.
BE MENTALLY STRONG
Basketball requires more than just athleticism and talent; it requires a strong and healthy mind. Our coaches act as mentors, provide life advice, and help young minds prosper as they grow.
We stress a healthy lifestyle on and off the court! Through the game itself, conditioning, and healthy lifestyle advice from our coaches, our athletes stay in good shape year-round.
We stress proper time management here at the Mavericks. School is top priority! If basketball ever starts to worsen your school grades, we will not let you play.
BE A TEAM PLAYER
On the court and in life, you must be able to help and rely on others. others. Our athletes learn the importance of teamwork through basketball and create meaningful connections with all their teammates.
We create an age-appropriate competitive environment so that all athletes have a chance to play. This allows for everyone to test their newfound skills and improve their playing style.
Essence of camp: Our summer camps provide children with full days of basketball and fun! With different basketball drills, strength and stamina conditioning, and a variety of different activities kids will improve their skills and build lasting friendships! By the end of camp, every child will see a significant improvement in their ability and asking to come back for more!
Ages: 4 – 15 years old
Where: St. Cecilia Catholic School (300 Peter Rupert Ave)
When: Beginning of July – End of August
Essence of House League: House League programs are designed for beginner and intermediate level athletes. Programs are held at the same location and at the same time each week for convenience. Each session consists of an equal mix of training time with our high level coaches and playing time in a friendly and fun competitive environment!
Ages: 4 – 15 years old
Where: Nellie McClung Public School (360 Thomas Cook Ave)
When: Fall (Sept. 25 – Dec. 11), Winter (Jan. 15 – Apr. 2), Spring (Apr. 9 – June 8)
Essence of Rep Basketball: Try outs are held at the end of August/beginning of September to select advanced athletes to join our Rep team. Our Rep athletes practice 2-3 times a week with our elite coaches and fitness specialists to improve their skills, mind, and health in order to compete at a high level. Rep athletes compete in 15-25 games/tournaments around Ontario under the Ontario Basketball Association.
My 2 sons (10,12yo) went to this camp and LOVED it! They haven’t participated in camp for a few years and are begging me to go back. Their favourite parts... read more are: 3vs3 basketball, the fitness component and the training at the end of the day! The flexibility works very well for separated families. 5+ stars!!!
Emily Evans July 19, 2022
If you are looking for a great summer camp in Vaughan, this is the spot!
They really do have great coaches that care!
Would Highly recommend trying them! they are by far... read more better than all other programs in the area.
Jacob Goldstein June 13, 2022
GTA MAVERICKS BASKETBALL IS THE BEST !!!!
All the coaches are very engaging, knowledgeable and professional. My son is super happy and can’t wait for classes every week. Thank you mavericks... read more 🙂
Monna Vita June 10, 2022
I highly recommend the summer camp program run by the GTA Mavericks. The coaches are all very friendly and highly engaging. My son absolutely loved it and can’t wait to... read more come back!
Melissa Bombini July 11, 2022
best summer camp in town! clean facilities and amazing coaches.
Best Basketball program for kids in Vaughan by far!
Maya Schwartz June 16, 2022
MEET OUR STAFF
Here at the Mavericks we are committed to bring you only the best of the best 🙂
Mishel SchwartzFounder / President
Mishel has been passionate about basketball his whole life. He started playing from a young age and worked his way up to represent Toronto at the Maccabi games where he competed with other star athletes from around the world and gained a wealth of experience and knowledge.
Prior to founding GTA Mavericks, Mishel was a prominent key to the growth of Thornhill Thunder where he served as the House League Coordinator and Coach. He also worked in many leadership positions at the UJA Federation where he headed many youth initiatives and received invaluable experience working with kids. Needless to say, Mishel is a skilled strategist and leader with the capacity to grow GTA Mavericks into an elite player development centre.
After multiple successful entrepreneurial ventures, Mishel decided to start GTA Mavericks in order to help kids pursue their passions and talents, on and off the court.
Jake OhanaDirector of Operations
Jake is one of the best up-and-coming coaches that you can find in Canada. He has dedicated his life to the game of basketball and is fuelled by his NCAA playing experience and time training with top talent in the world, including numerous NBA players that he used to play alongside with.
Now, he is committed to passing on his extensive knowledge and expertise to help the younger generation achieve their full potential through basketball. Whether it’s helping someone earn a scholarship, improve their jump shot and handles, or simply have fun with the game of basketball, Jake knows what it takes to help your child fulfill their immediate and long-term goals in life and sport.
If being the best version of yourself is what you desire, then Coach Jake will put in countless hours to help you achieve that.
Player Development Coordinator
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Rep Coach & Trainer
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GTA Mavericks offers an extraordinary program for growth and development.