Welcome to the Jr. NBA

Basketball NWT is proud to partner with Canada Basketball to offer a fantastic youth basketball programming initiative to residents across the NWT!  The Jr NBA Program is a national youth basketball program designed to develop fundamental skills, sportsmanship and a love of the game for basketball. This grassroots initiative supports and empowers community-based recreational groups and facilities, schools and other institutions across Canada in an effort to positively influence youth through basketball. The goal of the program is to allow participants the opportunity to maximize their potential, while promoting the importance of youth basketball as a vehicle to build character, discipline, self-esteem and sportsmanship.

The model for Jr NBA program was established after extensive research of existing community basketball programs from across North America and follows the guidelines of Sport Canada’s Long Term Athlete Development Model. The program is flexible in nature to allow local organizers to adapt the program and implement it in their community while following the principles and philosophies of the program.

Objectives

Participation – Provide opportunities for youth ages 5-12 across Canada to play basketball.
Education – NCCP FUNdamentals Coach Workshop and full basketball curriculum with supporting resources.
Development – Develop young athletes in alignment with the Sport Canada LTAD Model and stage-appropriate drills and games.
Progression – Entry to the Canada Basketball development pathway, encouraging athletes to pursue high performance opportunity.
Character Building – Help athletes maximize their potential, using basketball as a vehicle to develop character and life skills.

 

Description

Age 5-12 | Co-ed| 12 Weeks | 45-75 Min. Sessions
A national youth basketball program designed to develop fundamental skills, sportsmanship and a love of the game of basketball.
Empowering basketball communities, clubs, and facilities
Positively impact youth through the sport of basketball
Holistic approach to athlete development based off of the Sport Canada LTAD Model

Benefits

For Players:
Enrollment in the official grassroots youth development program of Canada Basketball
Proven curriculum aligned with the LTAD Model
Coaching from NCCP FUNdamentals trained JNYB Coaches
Player Package including jersey, basketball, drawstring bag, certificate, and poster
Parents’ Guide for all JNYB parents
Provincial and national membership and liability insurance

For Coaches:
Coach training through the NCCP FUNdamentals Workshop
JNYB GamePlan online portal registration and access
JNYB Curriculum including Coach Manual, Lesson Plans, Drill Bank, and additional resources
Dri-fit shirt and Fox 40 whistle
Provincial and national membership and liability insurance

For Hosts:
A comprehensive, adaptable, and proven program aligned with the LTAD Model
Endorsement from NBA Canada, Canada Basketball, provincial/territorial sport organizations [PTSOs], and Sport Canada
JNYB Operations Manual and support from JNYB, local Jr. NBA Ambassador and PTSO staff
Coach training through the NCCP FUNdamentals Workshop
Player Package including jersey, basketball, drawstring bag, certificate, and poster
Parents’ Guide for all JNYB parents
Use of the JNYB name, marks, logos, images, and other marketing materials
No start-up fee and affordable registration for players and coaches