Slam Jam is a brand new basketball programme for children aged 7-11 years old.
Run in schools and clubs, Slam Jam gives kids a great first experience of basketball in a fun and safe environment.
Basketball England's new engagement/mass participation resource aimed at 7-11 year olds.
It has been designed and created in partnership with both basketball and educational experts, as well as input from stakeholders and partners from outside the sport. So, whilst it is linked to the national curriculum it is still suitable for community and club delivery. In addition, there is a suite of additional resource and tools to help keep participants engaged and add extra value. Examples are an awards and recognition scheme, bespoke Slam Jam basketballs and branded goodies. The look and feel of Slam Jam has also been influenced by the participants themselves so it is engaging and relevant to them.
The aim of Slam Jam is to introduce basketball to as many 7-11 year olds as possible in a fun, safe and engaging atmosphere. With a focus on improving physical literacy and the fundamentals of movement, using basketball related activities as a tool, it is hoped participants will finish the programme wanting to continue their basketball experience and make it a sport for life!
Once they have been approved as an accredited Slam Jam Delivery Partner then anyone- clubs, schools, community groups or other coaching organisations.
Anywhere- as long as it is a safe space. Very little equipment (basketballs, bibs, cones) is needed for most of the activities.
No- to be a qualified Slam Jam delivery partner you just need to attend one of the Slam Jam activator courses. However, you will need additional qualifications (DBS, Safeguarding, First Aid) depending on where/who you will be delivering on behalf of.
6-12 sessions, with each session taking around 45/60 mins.
If you are interested in becoming a Slam Jam Delivery Partner then you need to fill out an EOI form for us to understand your readiness for delivery. This form looks at a variety of factors to ensure we provide them with the correct support and training to ensure they provide an excellent experience for both coaches and participants.
The EOI form can be found by clicking on the following link or clicking below.
April 2019 - Deadline for partner Expression of Interest
April / May 2019 - Slam Jam Activator Training
April 2019 - Slam Jam Launch
May 2019 - Slam Jam roll out
June 2019 - Partner Expression of Interest (phase 2)
September 2019 - Phase 2 roll out
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