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    January 20, 2015

    WMBA Launches New Jr NBA Program This Spring for Boys & Girls Ages 5-7; Register Now

    The ProgramThe Winnipeg Minor Basketball Association has announced 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. The WMBA will be launching in spring 2015 in 4 regions around the city.






    SPRING APRIL 2015 START
    A program location will be offered in the following regions.

    • South - (Norberry - Glenlee Community Centre) - TUESDAY NIGHTS
    • North - (Red River Community Centre) - MONDAY NIGHTS
    • Central - (Corydon Community Centre) - TUESDAY NIGHTS
    • West - (Lindenwoods Community Centre) - TUESDAY NIGHTS


                      






    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

    For more information on the Jr NBA please contact info@wmba.ca or 204-925-5774



                       




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