Jr. NBA Week

Join the entire NBA family in celebrating youth basketball during the sixth annual Jr. NBA Week, Sunday, April 11 – Saturday, April 17!

Throughout the week, all 30 NBA teams will host virtual events and select in-person programming run in accordance with applicable health and safety guidelines to teach the fundamentals and core values of the game. The Jr. NBA will be hosting the following virtual activations for players, parents, coaches and referees that you can take part in:

We encourage YOU, our Jr. NBA family, to celebrate by following us and your favorite NBA teams on social media and participate in our social media activation!

    DATE             THEME HOW YOU CAN CELEBRATE
    Sunday, April 11             Jr. NBA Week Tip-Off
  • Share what you love about the game of basketball
  • Share your favorite youth basketball memory
  • Share fun and motivational messages about the benefits of kids playing sports
  • Hashtag: #JrNBAWeek
    Monday, April 12             Her Time To Play Day
  • Share why you feel it’s important for girls and female mentors to participate in sports
  • Share who your female mentor is and why
  • Share who your favorite women athletes are
  • Visit JrNBA.com/HerTimeToPlay to learn more and join the Her Time To Play community
  • Hashtag: #HerTimeToPlay, #JrNBAWeek
    Tuesday, April 13             “How To” Tuesday
  • Share your favorite Jr. NBA at Home drill you’ve been practicing at home
  • Post a video of you working on your basketball skills at home
  • Visit JrNBA.com/JrNBAatHome to watch instructional videos led by NBA/WNBA players
  • Hashtag: #JrNBAWeek
 Wednesday, April 14             Global Jr. NBA Day
  • Celebrate the diversity in the game of basketball and its global reach
  • Share who your favorite international players are on NBA teams
  • Hashtag: #JrNBAWeek
    Thursday, April 15            WNBA Draft
  • Share which players you’re most excited to see drafted (click here to see the full list of eligible players)
  • Share who your favorite WNBA player is
  • Visit WNBA.com to learn more about the WNBA Draft 2021 presented by State Farm
  • Hashtag: #CountIt, #HerTimeToPlay, #JrNBAWeek
    Friday, April 16             Next Level Mentality Day
  • Share how you work on your mental game to focus on your growth both on and off the court
  • Share your favorite mental skill to work on
  • Visit JrNBA.com/NextLevelMentality to watch the first 5 episodes
  • Hashtag: #NextLevelMentality, #JrNBAWeek
    Saturday, April 17             Coach Appreciation Day
  • Show appreciation for your youth basketball coach and/or mentor
  • Share your best coaching tips that you use during practice or at home
  • Share the best coaching advice you’ve received
  • Hashtag: #JrNBAWeek