Dennis Ziorli Specialized Small-Group Training



Only online registrations will be accepted

2024 Spring Co-Ed Specialized Small-Group training offered by Silver Knights Basketball Club:  Eight 90-minute training sessions


INSTRUCTOR: Dennis Ziorli (Training on Thursday Nights in Maple)


Dennis Ziorli is a well-known experienced and certified coach with over 38 years of instructional coaching for various sports (28 years coaching basketball specifically).  Dennis will be offering co-ed small-group training opportunities with Silver Knights Basketball Club for boys and girls (Grade 4 to Grade 6). The program is designed to not only improve a player’s individual offensive skills, but to help players become better teammates and play with more confidence, more intelligence and more character. Each player will be evaluated at the beginning of the session and progress will be monitored. Valuable and comprehensive feedback will be provided throughout the session.

As per Dennis Ziorli, “In small group training, I will assess the individual needs of players and provide differentiated instruction to ensure that all players maximize their skills and improve their decision making by the end of training. The focus will be on challenging players to work outside their comfort zone to improve areas of weakness and learn new skills by providing immediate feedback and corrections. The players will be provided with various drills that will progress towards the acquisition of skills that can be applied in a game situation.”

Moreover, this program will be devoted to the individual hoopster’s level of skills and play.

Dennis will provide training for Grade 4 to Grade 6 (girls and boys) with a group of no more than 8 players. This session is designed to instill the necessary fundamental skills and concepts essential for success.




Description Location Day/Time Program Dates Price
Coed Specialized Small Group Training – Dennis Ziorli
**Grade 4 to Grade 6 only
(born in 2012, 2013 or 2014)
– maximum 8 players, girls & boys (FULL – Register Online for Waiting List Only – pay only if a spot becomes available)

Divine Mercy CES
(251 Melville Ave, Maple, ON L6A 1Z1)

Thursday Nights
April 11, 18, 25
May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

(Eight 90-minute training sessions)


**No younger or older players will be allowed to attend.


  1. To participate, players MUST currently be registered for one of the following YSSK programs (NO EXCEPTIONS, since our “Specialized Small-Group Training” is meant for players to take the new skills taught each session to be applied to a weekly rep game or house league game):

    • The player is on a current 2023-2024 Silver Knights Rep Competitive Team (practicing 2 times per week plus games/tournaments on weekends),
    • OR the player is currently participating in the 2024 Winter/Spring Silver Knights house league (running from February to June 2024 on Saturdays/Sundays in Markham or Richmond Hill).
  2. Players must attend and pay for all eight 90-minute sessions.  No pro-rated fees apply.


Divine Mercy Catholic Elementary School (251 Melville Ave, Maple) – Thursdays

Dennis Ziorli’s Profile:


  • Bachelor or Arts (Physical and Health Education and Psychology); York University
  • Bachelor of Ed; Brock University

Work Experience:

  • 31 years as a junior/intermediate teacher with the York Catholic District School Board

Coaching Experience and Qualifications:

  • 38 years coaching experience in various sports
  • 28 years coaching basketball with 12 years as a head coach in Rep basketball
  • 8 years as a head coach in Rep soccer
  • Coached both boys and girls aged 9 to 19 in a variety of sports including basketball, soccer, volleyball, track and field, and softball

NCCP Fully Certified Level 2 in Basketball
NCCP Fully Certified “C” License in Soccer
NCCP Fully Certified Level 1 in Volleyball and Track and Field

For more information please contact:

Diane Bastien
York South Silver Knights Basketball Club


  • Refunds/Cancellations will only be accepted if notified in writing to the Registrar by e-mail (, on or before Sunday March 31, 2024.
  • NO REFUNDS will be given starting Monday April 1, 2024.  No Exceptions.
  • No verbal communication of cancellation will be accepted.
  • All refund requests are subject to a $50 administration cost.
  • Dishonoured payments will incur a $40 service charge.