Coed Specialized Small-Group Training


Only online registrations will be accepted

Co-Ed Specialized Small-Group training is now offering by the Silver Knights Basketball Club

INSTRUCTOR: George Papadakos

Looking for ways to improve individual skills under the guidance of a highly skilled and experienced instructor and coach? George Papadakos top level FIBA coach, NCAA player, and 12-year professional will once again be offering small-group training opportunities for novice-, atom-, bantam-, and midget-aged boys and girls. 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. Detailed and comprehensive feedback will be provided at the end of the each session.

Winter Session: *4-8 players in a group

Description Location Day/Time Program Dates Price
Specialized Small Group Training – Coed
*Bantam and Midget – FULL – Waiting List Registration Only
(Grades 7-8 & 9-10)
Jean Vanier CHS Saturday
Group 1
Feb 9, Feb 23, Mar 2, Mar 23, Mar 30, Apr 6, Apr 13, Apr 27, May 4, May 11 $480
Specialized Small Group Training – Coed
**Novice & Atom – FULL – Waiting List Registration Only
(Grades 3-4 & 5-6)

Jean Vanier CHS

Group 2
Feb 9, Feb 23, Mar 2, Mar 23, Mar 30, Apr 6, Apr 13, Apr 27, May 4, May 11


Specialized Small Group Training – Coed
*Bantam and Midget
(Grades 7-8 & 9-10) – CANCELLED

Unionville HS

Group 1
Feb 10, Feb 24, Mar 3, Mar 24, Mar 31, Apr 7, Apr 14, Apr 28, May 5, May 12


Specialized Small Group Training – Coed
**Novice & Atom
(Grades 3-4 & 5-6)

Unionville HS

Group 2
Feb 10, Feb 24, Mar 3, Mar 24, Mar 31, Apr 7, Apr 14, Apr 28, May 5, May 12


*2-hour training dates for Bantam and Midget ages (10 sessions)
**90-minute training dates for Novice and Atom ages (10 sessions)

George Papadakos Profile:

George Papadakos (7′ 0” 270 lbs)


  • Former All Canadian from Toronto’s St Michaels College School
  • Graduated from Michigan State University as an Academic All American honorable mention.  Averaged 10.1 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 1.2 blocks per game his senior year
  • First played for the Canadian Senior Men’s team as a 19 year old.  Played for Canada until 1985-86
  • Invited to the NBA’s Detroit Pistons training camp in 1989
  • Proceeded to become a naturalized Greek citizen. Played for the Greek Senior Men’s team until 1994
  • Played 12 years professionally in Greece mostly for European power Olympiacos


  • Holder of top-level FIBA coaching license since 2001
  • Coached Men’s and Women’s teams professionally in Greece for 7 years
  • The last 5 years was both the Senior and Junior Boy’s coach for St Lawrence High School in Athens
  • Personal trainer for basketball since 2006
  • Five time Greek League Champion, League All-Star, Greek Cup Champion

Other Notables

  • Recently moved back to Canada with his family

Sam Bongiorno
Director of House Leagues
York South Silver Knights Basketball Club

Refund/Cancellation Policy: Specialized Small Group Training
  • Refunds/Cancellations will only be accepted if notified in writing to the Registrar by e-mail (, on or before Sunday January 27, 2019.
  • NO REFUNDS will be given starting Monday, January 28, 2019.
  • No verbal communication of cancellation will be accepted.
  • All refund requests are subject to a $40 administration cost.
  • If refund request is due to medical or injury issues, a medical note must be provided and assessment will be made by YSSK and its directors (future credit amount for sessions lost due to injury).
  • All medical notes and injuries must be communicated in writing to the Registrar by e-mail ( within 3-5 days of occurrence.
  • Dishonoured cheques or payments will incur a $35 service charge.