What is the Jr. NBA?
The Jr. NBA is the official youth basketball participation program of the NBA. The Jr. NBA is a free, membership-based program. The membership is to help encourage and support youth basketball participation at the grassroots level and improve the overall youth basketball experience for all participants. The Jr. NBA aims to develop a lifelong passion for the game of basketball in boys and girls ages 5-14 by teaching them the fundamentals of the sport while instilling core values including teamwork, respect and sportsmanship.
How long does my league membership last?
Membership in the Jr. NBA lasts one year. All individuals in good standing will be invited to renew their membership each year.
Do I need to participate in a Jr. NBA program to have a Jr. NBA membership?
Do I need to know how to play Basketball in order to participate in the Jr. NBA Program?
No. The Open Clinics are designed to teach basketball fundamentals to any participant as the coaches can tweak the difficulty of any of the drills based on a participant’s current skill level. Participants during Day 1 of the Regional Selection Camp(s) will go through a set of different Jr. NBA Skills Stations that measure different basketball fundamentals such as shooting, footwork, passing, layups, and ball handling. This is a good way for the participants to benchmark their current skill level and find out areas where they can improve their basketball skills.
Do I have to bring my own ball?
No. All equipment used in the basketball clinic will be provided by Jr. NBA.
How do I purchase Jr. NBA uniforms?
Jr. NBA uniforms are not available for sale. In select countries, limited number of uniforms are given out free of charge to participants of the program. Please come prepared in proper basketball clinic attire or at the minimum: comfy shirt, athletic shorts, socks and rubber shoes. Girls wearing Jersey tops should also wear inner shirts during the activities.
Will food or water be provided?
Although some Jr. NBA partners such as Alaska, Dutch Lady, Foremost and Friesland Flag provide milk samples at their booths, generally food and water will NOT be provided to the participants. Please make sure to eat a healthy meal prior to coming and be prepared with your own snacks and water during the Jr. NBA clinics.
How do I participate in the Jr. NBA Program?
Please visit the Jr. NBA website for your country and go to the calendar section of the site for details. You can then register on-line after choosing specific event.
What are the steps to register for a Clinic?
1. Log on to www.jrnba.asia/ph_EN
2. Click on the Open/Coaches Clinic Registration Button and select your preferred participation date and location.
4. Have one of your parents or guardians sign the waiver form. 5. Head to your selection clinic location and bring your completed registration form and signed waiver
What are the steps to register for a Regional Selection Camp?
1. Log on to www.jrnba.asia/philippines
2. Click on the Regional Selection Camp Registration Button and select your preferred participation date and location.
4. Have one of your parents or guardians sign the waiver form.
5. Head to your selection clinic location and bring a photocopy of your National Identification Card and the completed registration form and signed waiver. If your country does not have a National Identification Card system, please provide a photocopy of your birth certificate and a photocopy of your School ID instead.
**Note**: Although everyone is allowed to participate in Day 1 of the Regional Selection Camp(s), only participants born in the years 2003-2007 will be eligible to advance to day 2 of that RSC and the succeeding steps of the Program in 2017.
What if I can’t register online?
You can go to your preferred clinic location on your preferred date and register on-site. Your parent/guardian has to accompany you in order to sign your waiver form. If you want to register on-site for a Regional Selection Camp, please remember to also bring a photocopy of your National Identification Card. If your country does not have a National Identification Card system, please provide a photocopy of your birth certificate and a photocopy of your School ID instead.
Can I register for the National Training Camp/NBA Experience Trip?
Unfortunately, the National Training Camp is open only to the selected top athletes during Day 2 of the Regional Selection Camp(s). Likewise, participation in the experience trip is open only for our Jr. NBA All-Stars who are selected during the National Training Camp.
Who is eligible to participate in the Coaches Clinics?
Everyone that has a desire to improve their Basketball Coaching Skills is welcome to participate in the Coaches Clinics. You can be a student who is aspiring to be a Basketball Coach one day or a professional in a different field who is coaching a kid’s basketball team as a hobby, as long as you have the desire to learn about coaching techniques and different basketball drills you are welcome to join us.
Who is eligible to participate in the Open Clinics?
The skills and activities being taught in the Open Clinics are geared towards boys and girls from 5 to 14 years old. If you want to participate but are outside of this age range, you are more than welcome to join us but please be aware that the drills, pacing and teaching style for the skills being taught were not created for participants of your age in mind and may not be the most efficient way for you to learn fundamental basketball skills.
Who is eligible to participate in the Regional Selection Camp(s)?
Only participants born within the years 2003 to 2007 are eligible to advance to Day 2 of the Regional Selection Camp(s) and succeeding legs of the program. If you were not born within 2003 - 2007, you may still participate and measure your current fundamental skill level by going through our different Jr. NBA Skills Stations.
Who is eligible to participate in the National Training Camp and the NBA Experience Trip?
Participants for the National Training Camp will be selected by the Jr. NBA Coaches during Day 2 of Regional Selection Camp(s). In order to complete eligibility, these selected participants should submit a parental consent and release form signed by their parents (and any other documents required by NBA) and a medical certificate specifically stating that they are fit to participate in the National Training Camp. The Jr. NBA All-Stars who will attend the NBA Experience Trip will be selected during the National Training Camp. Selected Jr. NBA All-Stars should submit a parental consent and release form (and any other documents required by NBA) prior to departing for the NBA Experience Trip.
I was born in 2002 but am still 14 years old as of the Regional Selection Camp, why am I not eligible to advance?
To maintain consistency across all Jr. NBA programs in South East Asia, we look at the year of birth as the cut-off for the program. To be eligible to advance in the Regional Selection camp (in the year of 2017), you must be born within the years 2003 to 2007.
Will there be presence of a First Aid team?
Yes. A First Aid station will be set up at the event to provide participants with basic medical assistance throughout the entire duration of the event.
What is the rookie challenge?
The rookie challenge is an area where participants aged 5 to 9 (born 2008 and younger) are introduced to basic basketball skills and where they can experience the Jr. NBA skills stations first hand.
Are there other activities happening at the event aside from the Clinics?
Yes. Our partners have interactive booths that are open to the public, where you may get product samples as well as win prizes. We also have fun on-court games schedules during the program where participants can join to win premium items.
Do all coaches need to be licensed by USA Basketball certification to coach in a Jr. NBA program?
No, but they do need to be invited to participate by your country’s lead Jr. NBA coach. For more information, please click "contact us" at the end of the Page.
What is taught during the Open Clinics?
Participants during the open clinics will go through a fun group warm-up drill that is designed to challenge their listening skills and reaction time. They will then be divided into skills stations where coaches will teach them fundamental basketball skills such as shooting, layups, passing, agility/footwork, and ball handling.
What happens during the Regional Selection Camps?
During Day 1 the Regional Selection Camps or RSCs, participants are given a scoresheet and go through a battery of different physical measurements, fitness tests and basketball fundamental skills stations. Their results for each activity will be recorded and each athlete’s total score will be recorded upon submission of their scoresheet. Athletes born within the years 2003-2007 will be selected to advance to Day 2 based in their Total Score from the Skills Stations, Jr. NBA Coaches Evaluation, and demonstration of the Jr. NBA S.T.A.R. Values – Sportsmanship, Teamwork, (Positive) Attitude, and Respect. During Day 2, selected athletes will go through team drills, advanced skills development stations and 5on5 scrimmages to determine athletes who will qualify to participate in the National Training Camp. For more information on the different skills stations that can be seen during the RSC can be found here
What happens during the National Training Camp?
Qualified athletes who are invited to the National Training Camp will go through intensive 3-day basketball training camp that will be run by our Jr. NBA Head Coaches as well as a visiting NBA Talent. At the end of the camp, Jr. NBA Coaches will select Jr. NBA All-Stars who will represent their country in the NBA Experience Trip.
What is the NBA Experience Trip?
The NBA Experience Trip is an all-expense paid inter-cultural experience trip where Jr. NBA All-Stars from Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam are brought together for a three-day camp. The Jr. NBA All-Stars from South East Asia will undergo basketball training, play exhibition games, visit famous landmarks in their host city as well as watch a live NBA Pre-season game.