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    June 1, 2013

    Jr NBA Youth Basketball Program

    The ProgramBasketball Manitoba is pleased to announce a new partnership with NBA Canada and its unveiling of the Jr. NBA program across Canada!  The Jr. NBA program provides an entry-level basketball program for young children 5 to 7 years old by providing a fun, active and healthy learning environment.  This fall, programs will begin in Swan River and Winkler, Manitoba.  The Winnipeg Minor Basketball Association (WMBA) will be launching in spring 2015 with 4 of its community centres offering the program.

    Full details on the new program can be found below and at http://www.jrnba.ca








    Winkler Basketball Club


    About the Jr. NBA Program

    Fun, Basketball Authentic, Maximum Basketball Touches

    Objectives

    • Provide entry-level basketball program for young children 5 to 7 years old
    • Build a community of league organizers, parents, coaches committed to minor basketball
    • Provide a fun, active and healthy learning environment 

    Curriculum

    • Weekly 45 minute practices for 12 weeks
    • Canadian Sport 4 Life/Long Term Athlete Development compliant
    • Aligned with Canada Basketball's Developmental Pathway
    • Curriculum has been developed by NBA Basketball Operations and a team of experts in child development and physical literacy, and basketball fundamentals
    • Games will be modified to be age-appropriate, simple and fun

    Equipment & Uniform

    • Program will include age-appropriate equipment (smaller basketball and lowered adjustable hoops) and modified games
    • Participants will receive a size-appropriate Spalding® Rookie Gear Basketball and NBA team branded t-shirt
    FALL 2014 START
    Swan River, MB, CA
    Winkler Basketball Club
    Winkler, MB, CA
    Winnipeg, MB, CA



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