The ABCD’s of the Jr. NBA

The Jr. NBA philosophy manifests itself in our curriculum through the ABCD’s of the Jr. NBA. The ABCD’s of the Jr. NBA are the foundation of the curriculum and define what the Jr. NBA stands for. Each element of the ABCD’s of the Jr. NBA is equally important and works with the other components to develop well-rounded basketball players and people.


Always Fun

  • Achieving Goals
  • Mastering Skills
  • Loving the Process
  • High Fives & Smiles
  • Cheering for Others
  • Interactive Games
  • Positive Encouragement


Building Skills

  • Ball-Handling
  • Passing
  • Shooting
  • Footwork & Conditioning
  • Rebounding
  • Offense
  • Defense


Cultivating Values

  • Teamwork
  • Sportsmanship & Fairness
  • Leadership
  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Confidence & Humility
  • Positivity & Receptiveness


Developing Wellness

  • Active Lifestyle
  • Time Management
  • Injury Prevention
  • Nutrition Rest & Recovery
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Character Building Values
  • Balanced Lifestyle
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