- Jr. NBA program
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 to help grow and improve the youth basketball experience for players, coaches and parents in Asia. 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.
The Jr. NBA program provides youth in South East Asia (Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, and Singapore) the opportunity to take part in a variety of activities, for all to learn about Basketball and share their passion for the game, no matter what their level of experience is. Although the program structure varies across countries, here are some of the activities that the Jr. NBA offers:
• Clinics – 1-2 hours Basketball activities, for kids to learn about Basketball based on their age/skills level
• Country Camps – 1-2 days events, where participants take part in Basketball skills challenges and games. Top performing participants or invited athletes are selected to become Jr. NBA All-Stars and participate in further stages of the program.
• Jr. NBA Global Championship Asia Pacific Selection Camp - a 2-day event that will feature top youth players from the region. The top performing 10 boys and 10 girls will represent Asia Pacific in the Jr. NBA Global Championship.
• Jr. NBA Global Championships – The Jr. NBA Global Championship is an annual youth basketball tournament for the top boys and girls teams from around the world. In 2019, the Championship takes place in Orlando, Florida, in the United States.
The Jr. NBA Global Championship features teams of boys and girls from eight U.S. regional tournaments (Central, Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, Northeast, Northwest, South, Southeast and West) and teams of boys and girls representing eight international regions (Africa, Asia Pacific, Canada, China, Europe & Middle East, India, Latin America, and Mexico).
For the latest information related to event schedules and registration in your country, please refer to the relevant Facebook page below:
Willing participants should create an account on the official Jr. NBA Asia website and register to their desired event by clicking on “Event” under the “Jr. NBA Events” tab. Please note that event registrations typically open one month prior to events. For the latest information related to event schedules and registration in your country, please refer to the relevant Facebook page below:
Go to www.jrnbaasia.com and go to the “Registration” page. Choose the activity you are interested in and follow the instructions.
Interested participants can register on-site at the Jr. NBA (country) Camp. A parent/guardian is required to accompany the participant to sign the waiver. For the Jr. NBA (country) Camp, participants must bring the following documents:
• photocopy of National Identification Card
• photocopy of the birth certificate AND school ID (if country has no National Identification Card system)
• completed registration form
• signed waiver
No, the Jr. NBA Global Championship Asia Pacific Selection Camp is only for the top 5 boys and 5 girls advancing from the Jr. NBA Camp of their country.
Participant eligibility is subject to change for our 2020 Jr. NBA Asia Program. Please stay tuned for more information on next year’s program. Event Jr. NBA (country) Camp Jr. NBA Global Championship Asia Pacific Selection Camp Jr. NBA Global Championship (U.S.) Participants Skills Challenge is Open to all kids. Top 50 boys and 50 girls to qualify for All-Stars selection As many as five boys and five girls from country camps (Jr. NBA All-Stars) 10 boys and 10 girls representing Asia Pacific team Required Documents
• Signed parental consent form by parent/guardian
• Medical certificate stating player is fit and cleared to participate
• Valid passport
No, you do not need any Basketball knowledge. The open clinics and accredited clinics are designed to teach basketball fundamentals and core values of the game to boys and girls.
In some countries, yes. Official partners of Jr. NBA may set up interactive booths and on-court activities open to the public.
No, but they need to be invited by the Jr. NBA head coach in the country and participate in the train-the-trainers program to be able to conduct accredited clinics and help coach in the events.
Jr. NBA uniforms are not for sale. In select countries, limited number of uniforms are given out free of charge to participants of the program. Interested participants are expected to come in sports attire (shirt, shorts, socks and rubber shoes), with girls advised to wear inner shirts underneath jerseys.
No. All equipment in the basketball clinic will be provided by Jr. NBA.
Food and water are not provided to the participants of the Jr. NBA (country) Camp. It is highly recommended that participants eat a hearty meal and prepare their own snacks and water prior to joining the aforementioned Jr. NBA events.
Yes. There will be a First Aid station set up to provide participants with basic medical assistance throughout the entire duration of the event.