About the Jr. NBA Program

Fun, Basketball Authentic, Maximum Basketball Touches


  • Provide entry-level basketball program for young children 5 to 7 years old
  • Build a community of league organizers, parents, coaches committed to minor basketball
  • Provide a fun, active and healthy learning environment 


  • Weekly 45 minute practices for 12 weeks
  • Canadian Sport 4 Life/Long Term Athlete Development compliant
  • Aligned with Canada Basketball's Developmental Pathway
  • Curriculum has been developed by NBA Basketball Operations and a team of experts in child development and physical literacy, and basketball fundamentals
  • Games will be modified to be age-appropriate, simple and fun

Equipment & Uniform

  • Program will include age-appropriate equipment (smaller basketball and lowered adjustable hoops) and modified games
  • Participants will receive a size-appropriate Spalding® Rookie Gear Basketball and NBA team branded t-shirt


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