The virtual program will tip off on Monday, March 22 via OWQLO, the official Jr. NBA League app in Europe and the Middle East, and will include sessions on basketball skills and wellbeing, as well as Q&As with NBA talent.
It will offer boys and girls the opportunity to interact with and learn from various current and former players along with staff from all three organisations.
The aim is to promote youth basketball development across the UK.
Players can join basketball workout sessions, live discussions and enjoy access to other resources to improve their basketball skills and personal development with the likes of GB stars Myles, Hesson, Jo Leedham-Warner, Georgia Jones, Cameron Hildreth and Carl Wheatle, as well as a host of others, taking part
“We are delighted to be able to launch the Jr. NBA Stay Active – Online program in partnership with the Basketball Federations in England, Scotland and Wales in our ongoing commitment to growing the game in the UK.
“This far-reaching program will use the functionality of the OWQLO App to keep young boys and girls engaged in basketball, helping to improve their on-court skills and off-court development.”
Before activities ceased as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the Jr. NBA Basketball England League featured 16 leagues in seven cities and regions across England, reaching thousands of boys and girls aged 11-12.
The Jr. NBA Stay Active – Online program marks the NBA’s first collaboration with Basketball Wales, while Basketball Scotland previously hosted two Jr. NBA Leagues and launched the first-ever Jr. NBA Wheelchair League in 2019.
The Jr. NBA is the NBA’s global youth basketball program for boys and girls that teaches the fundamental skills and core values of the game including teamwork, respect, determination and community, in an effort to help grow and improve the youth basketball experience for players, coaches and parents.
During the 2019-20 season, the NBA and its teams reached more than 60 million youth in 72 countries through league play, in-school, programming, clinics, skills challenges, and other outreach events. The Jr. NBA Leagues in England and Scotland are made up of schools each representing one of the 30 NBA teams who play in a series of regular-season games followed by single-elimination playoffs and a Jr. NBA League Finals.
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