Owner, Head Skills Trainer

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Shane Dennie is the owner and founder of SD TRAINING.

Shane has over 10 years of experience working with athletes in Canada and Overseas in private training, clinics, camps and team environments. He is a former All-Canadian College Player and Professional Player who still approaches his own game + training with commitment and focus. Shane is committed to growing and learning as a trainer to best help his athletes. He has trained with Ganon Baker, the industry’s leading Skills Trainer and is continually seeking new knowledge and drills to apply to his training.

Shane’s dedication and belief in his athletes and clients stems from his own basketball experiences. Faced with the set-backs of an ACL surgery and knee injuries in his collegiate and professional career, Shane dug deep and found resilience. To come back strong, Shane spent hours in the gym working on his game, and regaining his muscle strength. It was then that he discovered the core principles of SD TRAINING…Set Dreams. Search Deep. Stand Determined. Strong Desire. Stay Diligent. Self Discipline. To Shane, SD Training stands for more than just Shane Dennie, but also Success Driven Skill Development.  Shane teaches his athletes how to maximize their practice time to gain the most results and impact on the court.

Shane and his team push players and clients to their limit and beyond because they believe in them and commit to strengthening them as individuals.


▪ Professional Player – Proliga, Portugal, 2006-2008
▪ Led Professional League in scoring, 2007
▪ Led League in 3pts made, 2007
▪ Tournament All-Star, Provincial Championships – Humber College, 2005, 2006
▪ All-Canadian – Humber College, 2004
▪ OCAA Player of The Year – Humber College, 2004


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Skills Trainer

Matt joins the SD training team with over 10 years of experience working in camps throughout the GTA and 1-on-1 with athletes from York , Toronto and Niagara Regions. Sharing his passion for the game is one of Matt’s favourite aspects of training as well as breaking each skill down to the foundation and rebuilding athletes the right way.

Matt is an alumni of former York Region powerhouse Markham District High School. He then went on to play his collegiate hoops at Niagara College where he studied to become an Educational Assistant for Special Needs with a focus in Autism. He is currently an employee of YRDSB and works in a non-verbal Autism class. Matt is faced with many difficult situations in the classroom as well as on the court that require patience and perseverance.  These strengths, accompanied by his passion to work with people, make him a solid fit to the SD team.

Matt encourages his players to keep the 3 P’s (passion , patience , perseverance ) in their approach to the game to set themselves up for success.




Office Administrator

Jodi has recently joined SD TRAINING on a more full-time basis.  Being a teacher and mother of two, she is passionate about giving kids opportunities to express themselves.  Jodi studied sociology and art education at York University and UofT.  Before joining the SD Team Jodi ran her own art camp and taught high school society and visual arts.  Jodi’s strong organizational  and communication skills are a great asset to SD TRAINING.  She hopes to use her entrepreneurial spirit to expand the company and bring high level skills training to more cities.