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