Join the entire NBA family in celebrating youth basketball during the third annual Jr. NBA Week, Monday, October 9 – Monday, October 16! The Jr. NBA is co-hosting a youth clinic and parent forum with the 2017 NBA Champions Golden State Warriors, and each NBA team will host a variety of different youth basketball events in their markets.
As part of Jr. NBA Week, the Jr. NBA is also announcing the launch of several key initiatives:
Jr. NBA Flagship Network
The Flagship Network is comprised of 15 best-in-class youth basketball organizations that share the Jr. NBA’s vision for how the game should be taught and played at the grassroots level, including adhering to NBA and USA Basketball Youth Basketball Guidelines, implementing coach licensing requirements, providing resources to educate coaches and parents, and a continued commitment to improving the youth basketball experience.
New Parent Strategy
The new Jr. NBA parent program is designed to educate parents and guardians by providing resources to help them better understand the youth basketball ecosystem, and tools to facilitate engagement with existing networks in their community. The program will feature a series of parent forums across the country and parent newsletters with educational resources, recommendations and tips.
New Jr. NBA Coach App
The new Jr. NBA Coach App offers coaches of all levels access to the Jr. NBA instructional curriculum featuring 250 instructional videos with NBA and WNBA players, and 48 practice plans designed for various skill levels. The app will also include a unique tool that allows coaches to create custom practice plans by selecting their favorite skills and drills. The Jr. NBA Coach App is available now for iOS and Android.
SOCIAL MEDIA CALENDAR
As a Jr. NBA member, you can also celebrate by following us and your favorite NBA teams on social media and participate in our social media activation!
|DATE||THEME||HOW YOU CAN CELEBRATE|
|10/9||Celebrate the Game||
|10/10||Teach the Game Tuesday||
|10/11||Global Jr. NBA Day||
|10/12||#tbt to Jr. NBA Days||
|10/14||Shout Out Your Squad Saturday||
|10/15||Thank Your Coach||
|10/16||This is Why We Play, “I’m Why”||
|10/17||Jr. NBA Week Recap||