Coach In Training (CIT) Program

OFFERED AUGUST 11-24, 2024

With over 20 years of leadership development under our belt, Elite Camps believes in growing our own leaders. Athletes that have enjoyed our programming, buy into our culture are the prime candidates we are looking for to develop into our future staff.

The program is based on a two-week session designed for candidates aged 15/16 who have just completed grade 10.

The Ideal Camper for this Program

The Coach in Training (CIT) program is ideal for any male or female who has just completed grade 10. We are looking for athletes that are eager to continue the commitment to build their leadership experience, are committed to excellence in their life, have a passion for basketball, and a willingness to share that passion with kids in hopes of one day joining our coaching staff.

Athletes Learn the importance of:

  • Mission

  • Values

  • Buy-In

  • Culture

  • Professionalism

  • Body Language

  • Success Criteria for Their Role

  • Teamwork

  • Goal Setting

  • Personal Administration


  • Hear & Use Feedback

  • Recognize a Teammate

  • Contribute to a Meeting

  • Mentor

  • Connect with People

  • Create a great experience for others

  • Deal with Pressure

  • Handle Emergencies

  • Teach Others

  • Create a Game Plan for Success

Athletes will learn how their experience in sports can be used to create success in their lives.

CITs participate in our ongoing Game Planning Tool so that they will have an understanding of their leadership achievements and performance over the week.

CITs will have the ability to do in-class and on-court learning.

CITs will also get to participate in morning 5-on-5 games with Teen Camp. The rest of the time is spent learning on and off the court.

CITs do not participate in basketball skill sessions with Teen Camp.

Part of the CIT program means that they will sleep in a cabin with young campers.


CITs are not responsible for our campers.

Staying in the cabin & helping coach our campers is for training & learning purposes only. CITs are not counted in our staff-to-camper ratio.

Program Schedule

During the first week, the program will focus on equipping CITs with the tools needed to be successful as a coach in the cabin at camp and build their basketball instructional teaching techniques to become effective coaches on court.

During the second week, CITs will be assigned to a specific staff mentor & team. Their assigned staff will act as their mentor and help work on their game plan tool. This part of the program will allow the CITs an opportunity to put into practice the skills they have developed. During this time, CITs will become an active member of the counseling staff team. While gaining practical experience, they will:

  • assist with basketball skill instruction

  • assist with the supervision of day & evening activities alongside their assigned mentor

  • assist in cabins at camper bedtime

  • assist with the supervision of campers at meal times

Leadership and counselling skills will be applied in practical situations by:

  • supervising campers in both small and large groups

  • dealing with homesick campers

  • handling minor discipline situations

  • helping organize and deliver camper activities

  • acting as a positive role model and mentor

Program Features

Program provides letter confirming 20 hours of community service completed

How to Apply

  • Register to secure a spot in the CIT program.

    Once you register, the Director will set up a call to determine if this is the right fit for your athlete. 

    If it is not a good fit, we will issue a refund.

  • We only accept 5 CITs a summer.