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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

    Winkler Basketball Club

    About the Jr. NBA Program

    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
    • 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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