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    December 13, 2016

    City of Winnipeg Offering Jr NBA Program for Ages 5-7 Starting January 2017: Registration Opens Dec 14



    REGISTRATION OPENS DEC 14: The City of Winnipeg Recreation Services department has announced they will be offering the Jr NBA basketball program to children ages 5-7 starting in January 2017.  The programs will operate out of Bernie Wolfe School and East Elmwood Community Centre on Saturdays starting January 21, 2017.
    • Jr. NBA ages 5-7 @ Bernie Wolfe School (MAP)
      • Saturdays from 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm starting Jan 21, 2017
    • Jr. NBA ages 5-7 @ East Elmwood CC (MAP)
      • Saturdays from 12:00pm – 1:00 pm starting Jan 21, 2017
    Registration for Residents within the City start on December 14, Non Residents is December 20th at 8:30 am
    • Resident cost $114.00
    • Non-resident costs $137.00
    The Jr. NBA program is an entry-level basketball program that provides a fun, active and healthy learning environment. Games will be modified to be age-appropriate, simple and fun. All participants will receive size-appropriate Spalding Rookie Gear Basketball and NBA team branded t-shirt.

    Questions on the above programs can be made by calling 311.

    To register for one of the above sessions, you can go to the following link and search 'Jr NBA' to begin...

    https://ca.apm.activecommunities.com/leisureonline/Home



    Registration opens December 14 for City of Winnipeg residents and December 20 for non-residents




    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
    The Program

    For Manitoba specific questions on the program, please contact Jr NBA Ambassador:
    Taneesha Greaves
    TGreaves@nba.com
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