Young athlete hosts basketball camp in Carp

CARP – While youth sports might be cancelled for the 2020 season, it doesn’t mean you can’t spend time working on your game.

Young Ottawa basketball star Simran Sarai is hosting several basketball training programs at the outdoor basketball court at Doug Rivington Park in Carp starting Aug. 10.

Interested young athletes have three options – group basketball training for beginners; group basketball training advanced; and private training. Sarai plans to run a session each of the three weeks remaining in August.

“I love the game of basketball,” Sarai released in a statement. “Basketball has opened up so many opportunities for me, which is why I am very excited to teach the game to kids.”

Sarai plays competitive for the Goulbourn Hornets and has trained with many different coaches over the years.

“This year, I have the incredible opportunity to train with Jordan Lawley everyday who is a professional basketball trainer that coaches NBA players such as Klay Thompson, Alex Caruso and many more,” Sarai said. “I have seen amazing results and I continue to learn from the best in this sport. I can personally guarantee that your child will have fun and become a better basketball player.”

Each program is a week long and Sarai says that will provide the opportunity for parents and their basketball children to “really see progress.”

The beginner program focuses on the basics and fundamentals for athletes trying basketball for the first time or those who are very new to the sport. Seven and up is the recommended age group and that program will run from 11 a.m. to noon Monday to Friday.

The advanced program will focus on shooting, ball handling and footwork and is recommended for those with experience playing basketball who are eight-years-old and up. It will run from 4 to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday.

Private training will be tailored to the registered athlete.

Each program will strictly adhere to public health regulations related to COVID-19. Group programs will only take a maximum of eight students. Students are required to bring their own basketball and water.

For more information you can email Simran Sarai at or visit her website here.