Her Time To Play

The WNBA and NBA recognize the valuable role sports can play in the development of young girls and the advancement of women as leaders in society. Her Time To Play (HTTP) is a national initiative that is dedicated to championing change on behalf of girls and women. It aims to help all females participate fully across all sectors, giving them a forum to connect, collaborate, and actively engage with basketball, and celebrating their achievements.

The program’s free curriculum, co-created with the Women’s Sports Foundation, pairs on-court training with off-court life skills lessons to build girls’ confidence, prepare them for the challenges of adolescence and teach values like teamwork. Each chapter highlights personal life experiences and stories shared by WNBA players, with all 12 WNBA teams are represented throughout the curriculum.

 

  • Organizations
    NATIONAL PARTNERS

    Women's Sports Foundation
    Women's Basketball Coaches Association
    USA Basketball
    BGCA
    YMCA

    Thank you for your interest in Her Time To Play! Organizers/hosts can register to run Her Time To Play between September 25 and November 22, 2019. Each organization must meet a minimum registration requirement of 15 girls by the deadline date of November 22 to receive a Her Time To Play toolkit, which includes the following:

    • Administrator Curriculum
    • Jr. NBA size 5 basketballs
    • Jr. NBA size 6 basketballs
    • WNBA posters
    • Headbands, workbooks, and wristbands for all girl participants

    As part of Her Time To Play, we ask that you recruit at least one new female (18 and over), not a prior coach, to serve as a mentor in your program.

    To learn more about the registration process, please click here.
    To see Frequently Asked Questions for Organizations, click here.

  • Mentor

    To serve as a Her Time To Play mentor, you will receive an email invitation from a participating youth organization with a unique link to register under their organization’s dashboard.

    To learn more about being a Her Time To Play mentor, click here.

    MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS FOR VOLUNTEERS

    • Free USA Basketball Coach License (for eligible members)
    • Opportunity to attend and be recognized at the 2020 Jr. NBA Youth Basketball Leadership Conference

    If you do not receive an invitation to serve as a mentor for a Her Time To Play program, please reach out directly to your local youth basketball organization and encourage them to register to run Her Time To Play.

  • Parents
    To learn more about Her Time To Play and what you can do to help your daughter stay active, review the Parent Guide.

    If you would like your daughter to participate in Her Time to Play, please contact your local youth basketball or community organization to register formally. Registered organizations can then communicate with a parent or legal guardian to register your daughter(s) under that organization’s dashboard.

    Note: Her Time To Play is a free initiative. All materials provided to the participants have been covered by the NBA.

  • Curriculum
    The Her Time To Play curriculum, created in partnership with the Women’s Sports Foundation, pairs on-court training with off-court life skills lessons to build girls’ confidence, prepare them for the challenges of adolescence and teach values like teamwork. Each chapter highlights personal life experiences and stories shared by WNBA players with all 12 WNBA teams are represented throughout the curriculum.

    Administrator Curriculum (Introductory Level):  This curriculum is designed for volunteer coaches or administrators teaching the game for the first time or to players at the introductory level. The oncourt components have been designed so that players and coaches learn and teach the game in a natural progression. Each lesson will identify specific skills that players should learn and gain comfort in before advancing to new skills and drills in the next lesson.

    • To view the PDF version of the Administrator curriculum, click here.

    Administrator Curriculum (Advanced Level): This curriculum is designed for seasoned coaches or administrators who have mastered teaching the fundamentals of the game and or have competitive to elite level players, but want to incorporate the critical life skills taught in the curriculum into existing team practices- leveraging it as a resource for team building and overall player wellness and development.

    • To view the PDF version of the Administrator curriculum, click here.

    Participant workbook:  This workbook is designed to encourage interactive discussions and personal reflections with each girl by helping them learn how to handle adversity on and off the court, and empowering them to face the challenges of adolescence.

    • To view the PDF version of the 10u workbook for girl participants, click here.
    • To view the PDF version of the 14u workbook for girl participants, click here.

     

    To receive hard copies of the curriculum and your program’s welcome kit, you must register as an organization for the Her Time To Play program.

    *Upon registration you will be asked to select which curriculum is right for your program.

  • Contact
    The staff of the Jr. NBA is happy to answer questions regarding Her Time To Play. Please email JrNBA@nba.com and a representative will be available to assist.