Jr. NBA Program of the Year

 2022 Jr. NBA Program of the Year powered by Under Armour!

The Jr. NBA Program of the Year powered by Under Armour celebrates youth basketball organizations for their dedication to developing boys and girls on and off the court, supporting the physical and mental well-being of young athletes, and finding ways to keep young boys and girls active and connected to the game through safe and healthy programming.

The Jr. NBA and Under Armour are proud to announce the six finalists in consideration for the Jr. NBA Program of the Year powered by Under Armour, due to their incredible work teaching the game of basketball at the youth level and their ongoing efforts to support their communities throughout the past year.

Now we need your help to select the winner! From May 23 to May 29, vote for your favorite organization to see them recognized as the 2022 Jr. NBA Program of the Year powered by Under Armour! There is no limit on the amount of times users can vote per day throughout the voting period. The six finalists will also be recognized during the Jr. NBA Conference powered by Under Armour on May 24-26.

The six (6) finalist organizations were selected based on the following criteria:

  • How does your organization embody the core values of the Jr. NBA?
    • Jr. NBA Core Values: Teamwork, Respect, Determination, Community
    • Demonstrate how your organization focuses on the holistic development of all participants (e.g., focusing on developing healthy, well-rounded, confident individuals)
    • Share examples of how your organization incorporates core values into your programming
  • How has your organization positively impacted youth athletes and your wider community?
    • Illustrate programs and opportunities your organization has provided for the community
    • Provide examples of positive experiences created for youth, parents, and families during the pandemic (e.g., virtual programs, scholarships or additional assistance offered)
    • Demonstrate how your organization caters to the mental well-being of its athletes

Prize Details

Finalist Prize

Each finalist will receive the following:

  • $1,000 Under Armour digital gift card
  • Automatic entry for the chance to win Jr. NBA Program of the Year
  • Free Positive Coaching Alliance Zoom Workshop for your coaches
  • Free USA Basketball Coach License for select number of coaches in your organization (to be determined by the Jr. NBA)
  • Recognition across Jr. NBA digital and social media platforms, including during the Jr. Conference powered by Under Armour in May 2022

Jr. NBA Program of the Year Prize

  • $5,000 grant to your youth basketball organization
  • Jr. NBA Program of the Year winner plaque

Program Timeline

Winner Announcement

  • Winning organization will be announced on social media by June 30, 2022
  • Organization will be recognized as the Jr. NBA Program of the Year through the remainder of 2022

To learn more about the 2021 Jr. NBA Program of the Year finalists and winner, click here. View program rules here.