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Jr. NBA Programs & Activities

  • Program Overview

    The Jr. NBA, the league’s global youth basketball program for boys and girls, teaches the fundamental skills as well as the core values of the game at the grassroots level in an effort to help grow and improve the youth basketball experience for players, coaches and parents. The program also instills the Jr. NBA’s core values of Sportsmanship, Teamwork, a positive Attitude, and Respect (S.T.A.R.), while teaching the importance of leading healthy and active lifestyles. The Jr. NBA program is free across all stages.

  • Program Overview

    Jr. NBA Philippines 2019 presented by Alaska returns to the Philippines for the 12th consecutive year with an expanded program. Since its launch in 2007, Jr. NBA Philippines has reached more than 1.7 million players and coaches and expanded to 134 cities and municipalities nationwide.


    Jr. NBA Philippines will teach the fundamental skills and core values of the game at the grassroots level. The program includes youth clinics, Regional Selection Camps, and National Training Camp and new this year, will feature an opportunity to participate in the first Jr. NBA Global Championship Asia Qualifiers and Jr. NBA Global Championship.

  • Program Overview

    Regional selection camps will be staged in five cities across Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao to select the top 40 boys and 40 girls that will advance to the National Training Camp in Metro Manila, which will feature an NBA and WNBA player or legend. As many as five boys and five girls from the National Training Camp will advance to the first Jr. NBA Global Championship Asia Qualifiers, a week-long selection camp in June featuring top youth players from Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.


    In addition, 10 boys and 10 girls will represent Asia Pacific in the second Jr. NBA Global Championship.

Key Stages

Skills Clinics

Skills clinics are composed of an open clinic and coaches clinics led by 50 accredited Jr. NBA coaches in schools and communities that will focus on teaching the fundamentals of basketball and core values of the game.

Regional Training Camps

Players born from Sept. 1, 2004 to Aug. 31, 2006 are eligible to qualify for Day 2 of the Regional Selection Camp and further stages of the program.


Day 1

Each athlete is tested and scored on 5 Jr. NBA Skill Stations - Dribbling, Shooting, Passing, Footwork & Layups

Top 40 boys & 40 girls advance to Day 2


Day 2

Top 80 take part in morning basketball clinic and afternoon 5-on-5 games

After staging all Regional Selection Camps, Jr. NBA coaches deliberate and select 40 boys and 40 girls to advance to National Training Camp

National Training Camp

Top 80 athletes take part in 3-day camp, featuring instruction from an NBA and WNBA player or legend


As many as 5 boys and 5 girls will be named Jr. NBA All-Stars and participate in the first Jr. NBA Global Championship Asia Pacific Qualifiers


Jr. NBA Coach of the Year program to provide training for 14 Jr. NBA coaches during the National Training Camp, culminating with the male and female Jr. NBA Coach of the Year attending the Jr. NBA Global Championship Asia Pacific Qualifiers

Jr. NBA Global Championship Asia Pacific Selection Camp

The Jr. NBA Global Championship Asia Qualifiers will be a week-long event in June that will feature top youth players from Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.

The top performing 10 boys and 10 girls will represent Asia Pacific team, led by a male and female Jr. NBA coach, in the Jr. NBA Global Championship

Jr. NBA Global Championship

The Jr. NBA Global Championship is an annual youth basketball tournament for the top boys and girls teams from around the world. The 2019 Jr. NBA Global Championship features boys and girls divisions, separated into U.S. and international brackets. It begins with round-robin play and continues with single-elimination competition. The winners of the U.S. and international brackets will play in the world championship games on August 11, 2019.

More than 300 boys and girls from 35 countries participated in the inaugural Jr. NBA World Championship in August 2018. During the weeklong event, all 32 teams participated in off-court activities including life skills sessions, Disney park visits, a community service project, and educational meetings with current and former NBA and WNBA players and coaches.

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