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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. 

 

BECOME A SLAM JAM PARTNER

What is Slam Jam?

Slam Jam is Basketball England's exciting new  programme for children aged 7-11 years old. Slam Jam aims to develop fundamental motor skills whilst developing a passion for Basketball – which according to Sport England’s new Active People analysis is the second best sport for getting young people active.
Slam Jam gives kids a great first experience of basketball in a fun and safe environment. Designed by a collaboration between experts and young people, the package includes resource packs (with 12-weeks of activities), activator training, marketing materials and plenty of other Slam Jam branded goodies. The programme has been designed in alignment with the national curriculum whilst offering the opportunity to support teachers to develop their confidence in delivering PE and basketball – whilst keeping young people active when at home.
Get on board so together we can provide a great first experience for young people and unearth the basketball stars of the future.

Partner Expression of Interest (EOI)

If you are interested in becoming a Slam Jam Delivery Partner then you need to fill out an EOI form (found below) for us to understand your readiness for delivery. Once submitted, a member of our staff will follow up with you with the next steps necessary to become a Slam Jam delivery partner.

SLAM JAM EOI

That you are a member of or submitting the form on behalf of.
In what environment will you be hosting your Slam Jam sessions?




Slam Jam Activator Training

We're always looking for more people to help run Slam Jam sessions across the country. Once you have attended a Slam Jam Activator Course you will be ready to start delivering your own Slam Jam sessions. Use the button below to locate and book onto a course near you.

Slam Jam Package

When signing up to the programme, all club's and organisations receive the following;

  • 5 Spaces for staff on Slam Jam Activator training courses
  • 20 Slam Jam Basketballs
  • Slam Jam Activator Polo Shirts
  • Slam Jam Activator Zip Jacket
  • The official Slam Jam coaching resource
  • Various marketing materials - Empty Belly Posters, Club Finder Function (if required), promotional documents and BE comms to promote your sessions

Slam Jam Participant Pack

Participant's require a Participant Pack when taking part in the programme. Delivery partners can use participant packs in whatever way they think is best to ensure there sessions are as fun and engaging as possible. Participant packs include the following and are available in a number of different colours and sizes;

  • Slam Jam drawstring bag
  • Slam Jam T Shirt
  • Official Wilson Slam Jam basketball to keep
  • Award card to track their Slam Jam journey
  • Slam Jam sweatband
  • Basketball England 'Slam Jam' membership

FAQs

What is it Slam Jam? +

Basketball England's new engagement/mass participation resource aimed at 7-11 year olds. 

How is Slam Jam different from other basketball programmes for this age group? +

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.

What is the aim of Slam Jam? +

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! 

Who can deliver it? +

Once they have been approved as an accredited Slam Jam Delivery Partner then anyone- clubs, schools, community groups or other coaching organisations. 

Where can it be delivered? +

Anywhere- as long as it is a safe space. Very little equipment (basketballs, bibs, cones) is needed for most of the activities. 

Do I need to be a qualified coach? +

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.  

What are the timeframes for delivering the programme? +

6-12 sessions, with each session taking around 45/60 mins. 

What are the benefits of delivering Slam Jam? +

 Clubs 

  • Enhance junior provision and increase members 
  • Enhance schools/club links 
  • Increase community engagement and awareness of club 
  • Workforce development 
  • Retention of players and coaches 
  • Income generation 

 Schools 

  • Linked to national curriculum 
  • Help meet physical activity guidelines and requirements 
  • Enhance physical activity and sport offer 
  • Workforce development 
  • Enhance school/community/club links 

 Community/Other providers 

  • Enhance provision 
  • Income generation 
  • Opportunity to engage with new demographics and stakeholders 
  • Workforce development 

 

Contact Information:

If you have any questions please contact slamjam@basketballengland.co.uk  

For specific enquiries please contact mark.cordeaux@basketballengland.co.uk or call 07525809462 

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