Thursday, January 22, 2015

JR. NBA/JR. WNBA Philippines 2015 this January 24th as presented by Alaska

Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA Philippines 2015 presented by Alaska tips-off on January 24 with a coaches clinic at the British School Manila.  The Jr. NBA program, now running for the eighth consecutive year in the Philippines, will reach more than 700 schools and communities nationwide this year.  

More than 26,000 players and 2,000 coaches have participated in the program since its launch in 2007.

Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA Philippines 2015 presented by Alaska is composed of four stages, the Jr. NBA Touring Clinics for coaches and players from January to February, the Regional Selection Camps from February to April, the National Training Camp in the latter part of April and the NBA Experience later in the year.  The Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA National Training Camp will culminate with the selection of 10 Jr. NBA and five Jr. WNBA All-Stars who will embark on a unique, overseas NBA experience together with fellow Jr. NBA All-Stars from Southeast Asia.

The search for the 2015 Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA Coach of the Year will begin on January 24 in Manila.  Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA Head Coach Chris Sumner will oversee the Coach of the Year program along with coaches of the Alaska Power Camp.  Ten Jr. NBA and four Jr. WNBA Coach of the Year finalists will be selected to participate in the National Training Camp under Jr. NBA Coaches to enhance their coaching skills.  The Coach of the Year winners will be announced at the National Training Camp in Manila, which will also be attended by an NBA and WNBA player or Legend and feature NBA Cares community outreach activities.

Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA is the league’s international youth development program that promotes basketball participation, sportsmanship and teamwork, and an active lifestyle among children.  The program is free and open to boys and girls between 10 and 14 years old.

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