2018 Jr. NBA Philippines targets 250,000 participants
As the NBA continues to spread its influence on the global sporting community reaching 26 million kids in 71 countries, Jr. NBA Philippines plans to do the same.
For its 2018 edition, Jr. NBA plans to target 250,000 participants and 900 coaches across the archipelago.
The program remains free for children aged 10 to 14-years-old who are eligible to join throughout four stages that will begin with skills clinics in schools and local communities.
The Regional Selection Camps will follow with a National Training Camp to further trim down the number of participants with the best of the roster getting to experience a full NBA trip.
“For the past 10 years, Jr. NBA Philippines has established itself as a platform to improve the youth basketball experience and promote an active and healthy lifestyle among the Filipino youth,” said NBA Philippines Managing Director Carlo Singson.
Since 2007, Jr. NBA clinics have been conducted in 110 cities and municipalities across the Philippines.
The Regional Selection Camps will be held in Bacolod (Feb. 10-11), Butuan (Feb. 24-25), Baguio (March 17-18), and Metro Manila (April 21-22) with the top 37 boys and best 37 girls advancing to the National Training Camp.
The selection of 16 Jr. NBA All-Stars will then culminate the program with the best eight boys and best eight girls filling the team.
Once again, Alaska will be the chief partner of Jr. NBA Philippines.
“We look forward to making a lasting impact on the lives of aspiring athletes on and off the court through the Jr. NBA program,” said Blen Fernando, the Marketing Director of Alaska Milk Corporation.
Online registration is now open at www.jrnba.as/philippines.
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