StrideYourPassion

Basketball Camps

Sunday Practices

Mentorship Programs

 

StrideYourPassion provides opportunities for basketball players to develop in the sport they love by offering a wide range of basketball services such as basketball training camps, individualised trainings, and high level mentorships.

We believe that the ardent and thoughtful pursuit of passion is one of the most rewarding experience one can have. it promotes presence, it teaches important life lessons and helps one grow in life along the way.

Through our thoughtful and pedagogic ways of teaching, we help individuals from beginners elite players develop into the sport they are passionate about while transmitting our values of discipline, commitment, self-accountability, and presence.

Basketball Camps Nyon

Full year

Autumn

Winter

Spring

Summer

SYP SUNDAY CLUB

Intro to basketball Extra Skills TrainingShooting Specific Practices

Introduction to Basketball for Beginners (7-14 yr old)

We offers the possibility for beginner players who do not play for a club to receive a fun and high quality introduction to basketball. The SYP Sunday club is the perfect place to get a taste of basketball.

Extra Practice for Club Players (7-14 yr old)

Club players are often looking for extra opportunities to practice. We offer the possibility for 13.5 hours extra practice time focused purely on skills and player’s development each semester.

Shooting Practice for Elite Players (15-20 yr old)

Players who have the ambitions to play at the next level must dedicate time to improve their touch. We offer a shooting only sessions during which participants will shoot 500+ shots per session.

LOCATION

Salle du Rocher, Nyon

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SCHEDULE

9:00-10:30 – U8 & U10

10:30-12:00 – U12 & U14

10:20 – 12:00 Elite Shooting

DATES

The Sunday Club will take place the following Sundays:

Septemper: 26

October: 3, 10, 31

November 7, 14, 21

December 5, 12

MyStride Mentorships

We put our players on the right path to reach their full potential by teaching and guiding them through an elaborate, tailor-made training management system, and mentoring them throughout each step of the way. For more information click here.

10 week Implementation and Mentoring

Get 100% full attention during this 10 weeks follow-up tailor made to you, which will change your approach to basketball and life.

Contact us to schedule a call where we will assess your personal situation. If we feel that the MyStride Approach can be beneficial to you, we will present it and answer your questions about a potential collaboration.

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Individualized

We believe in the unique needs of each individual in their path to excellence. Each player has different internal predispositions and external circumstances. Their development, training plans and routines should adapt accordingly, not the other way around.

We use a 3-step approach to understand the profile, the vision, and to develop a tailor-made training management system, adapted the personal circumstances of our clients.

Training Management System

We teach and apply an elaborate training management system which provides a structure, guidance, increases effectiveness and consistency, and elevates self-consciousness in practices and games. Our clients learn it and can use it for the rest of their lives and even apply it to all areas of life. 

 *Our clients use the MyStride mobile app to track, update, and monitor their progress.

Mentoring

Young motivated players often lack support in the pursuit of what they love most: Basketball. 

We pair out clients with experienced mentors who have successfully walked the basketball path. MyStride mentors are in the best position to have a great impact on players progress through guidance, motivation, accountability, respect, advice, and and the teaching of the MyStride approach.

Private Trainings

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Individual & small groups trainings

We offer individual and small groups private coaching trainings for players wishing to increase their skills, athletic abilities, and overall knowledge of the game.

The trainings curriculum follow the 3 stages of young athletes development and are given by young dinamic coaches.

The Book

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After years of playing, and later coaching at the youth level, Christophe Varidel realized that the skills and knowledge developed throughout his rollercoaster basketball years would be of great use to the many pursuing the basketball dream. It is from his reflections about his path as an elite player, his observations as a coach and consultant, and his studies on productivity and efficiency that the MyStride Approach came to life.

The book “Win the Day” is a blueprint for any player who dreams big. It offers practical and easy to understand sport psychology concepts, shares thorough knowledge about basketball development through anecdotes and examples, a full self-guided implementation of the MyStride Approach, and its share of motivation. 

Christophe Varidel was a 6ft1 1/2 guard from Versoix, Switzerland, with no physical upside whatsoever, but a crazy dream to play college professional basketball. 

By always being short-handed athletically, and never attending elite programs (i.e. formation centers or academies), Christophe had to independently develop strategies and creative ways to maximize his potential to stay competitive at challenging levels.

He was able to land a full scholarship at NCAA DI Florida Gulf Coast University, where he enjoyed a fruitful career. He enjoyed a brief career as a professional player oversees and as a member of the Swiss National team before his career ended in 2016 due to recurring knee issues. 

This path put him in the position to help younger players chasing their dreams. 

SYP Non-Profit Association

In 2017, we created the Non-Profit association SYP Basketball Academy, with the aim to share our love and expertise of basketball to young players who do not pocess the infrastructures we pocess in Switzerland. 

In 2018, we renovated the basketball courts in ruined in the twon of Bissora, Guinea-Bissau, and started an academy which counts arount 40 boys and girls today. 

In 2021 (1 year late due to Corona), we will complete our second project in Tanzania by building a basketball court for a local school in Ukonga, Dar Es Salaam. 

Tanzania, 2021

In October 2021, the constructions at Juhudi Secondary school started. This basketball court will be used by the Ukonga Basketball Academy, which features over 90 young boys and girls growing through basketball

Guinea-Bissau, 2018 - Present

In December 2018, we renovated the courts of Bissora, and spent 5 days in Bissora to form basketball coaches and teach basketball to the youth. Today, the Bissora Academy is still standing with over 40 boys and girls attending practices.

About

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StrideYourPassion was founded in 2016 by Christophe Varidel with the aim to offer the next generation of basketball players the structure he wished he had growing up.

Christophe Varidel is a former NCAA and professional basketball player from Switzerland. Growing up, he saw many players fail to reach their basketball goals not because of a lack of talent, but because of a lack of guidance and healthy development opportunities. Trough StrideYourPassion, he has set on a mission to help players reach their fullest potential.

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