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    January 24, 2017

    Rural and Northern Manitoba Jr. NBA Rookie Division Development Initiative; Apply by Mar 15

    Partner with NBA Canada to Become a Jr.NBA Rookie Division Program Host in your Community! Groups based in rural and / or northern Manitoba who may be interested in hosting a program this Spring or Summer of 2017 are asked to complete and submit the the Jr. NBA Rookie Division Club Interest Form below. Deadline to submit interest is March 15, 2017. Submissions will still be accepted after this date, but may miss the window of opportunity to begin in Spring/Summer.

    • Fun, Basketball Authentic, Maximum Basketball Touches 
    • 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 
    • Weekly 45 minute practices for 12 weeks
    • Curriculum has been developed by NBA Basketball Operations and a team of experts in child development and physical literacy, and basketball fundamentals
    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 Manitoba specific questions on the program, please contact:

    Taneesha Greaves

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

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