Jr. NBA Week

Celebrate Jr. NBA Week!

Join the entire NBA family in celebrating youth basketball during the third annual Jr. NBA Week, Monday, October 9 – Monday, October 16!  The Jr. NBA is co-hosting a youth clinic and parent forum with the 2017 NBA Champions Golden State Warriors, and each NBA team will host a variety of different youth basketball events in their markets.

As part of Jr. NBA Week, the Jr. NBA is also announcing the launch of several key initiatives:

Jr. NBA Flagship Network

The Flagship Network is comprised of 15 best-in-class youth basketball organizations that share the Jr. NBA’s vision for how the game should be taught and played at the grassroots level, including adhering to NBA and USA Basketball Youth Basketball Guidelines, implementing coach licensing requirements, providing resources to educate coaches and parents, and a continued commitment to improving the youth basketball experience.

New Parent Strategy

The new Jr. NBA parent program is designed to educate parents and guardians by providing resources to help them better understand the youth basketball ecosystem, and tools to facilitate engagement with existing networks in their community.  The program will feature a series of parent forums across the country and parent newsletters with educational resources, recommendations and tips.

New Jr. NBA Coach App

The new Jr. NBA Coach App offers coaches of all levels access to the Jr. NBA instructional curriculum featuring 250 instructional videos with NBA and WNBA players, and 48 practice plans designed for various skill levels.  The app will also include a unique tool that allows coaches to create custom practice plans by selecting their favorite skills and drills.  The Jr. NBA Coach App is available now for iOS and Android.

SOCIAL MEDIA CALENDAR

As a Jr. NBA member, you can also celebrate by following us and your favorite NBA teams on social media and participate in our social media activation!

Twitter: @jrnba                                  Instagram: @jrnba                                  Facebook: Jr. NBA

DATE THEME HOW YOU CAN CELEBRATE
10/9 Celebrate the Game
  • Share your favorite youth basketball memories
  • Share photos and videos of you, your players, or your kids playing basketball to celebrate Jr. NBA Week
  • Hashtag: #JrNBAWeek
10/10 Teach the Game Tuesday
  • Share your best coaching tips that you use during practice or at home
  • Share the best coaching advice you’ve received
  • Hashtag: #TeachTheGameTuesday
10/11 Global Jr. NBA Day
  • Share who your favorite international players are on NBA teams
  • Hashtag: #GlobalJrNBADay
10/12 #tbt to Jr. NBA Days 
  • Share throwback photos of yourself in your youth basketball days
  • Hashtag: #TBT
10/13 FunZone Friday  
  • Share your favorite NBA moments from last season
  • Share fun/funny stories from your youth basketball days or current basketball experiences
  • Hashtags: #FunZoneFriday; #FridayFeeling
10/14 Shout Out Your Squad Saturday  
  • Shout out your favorite NBA team or teammates
  • Shout out your current team or teammates
  • Hashtag: #ShoutOutYourSquad; #TagYourTeammate
10/15 Thank Your Coach  
  • Show appreciation for your youth basketball coach and/or mentor
  • Hashtag: #ThankYouCoach
10/16 This is Why We Play, “I’m Why”  
  • Share the reasons why you love basketball
  • Share a favorite youth basketball memory
  • Hashtag: #ImWhy
10/17 Jr. NBA Week Recap
  • Share photos or videos of how you celebrated Jr. NBA Week
  • Hashtag: #JrNBAWeek