What is Jr. NBA?


The Jr. NBA is an entry-level basketball program which provides a fun, heathly and active learning environment for very young boys and girls. It combines fundamental basketball skills (e.g. dribbling, passing shooting) with movement skills and important life skills, such as teamwork, respect and responsibility.

The Jr. NBA also gives parents the opportunity to enrich their child's experience by volunteering and learn the basics of coaching basketball in a supervised setting.

The curriculum features weekly 60-minute practices for 10 weeks. The program is compliant with Canada's Long Term Athlete Development model and was developped by NBA Basketball Operations and a team of experts in child development and basketball fundamentals.

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Included in the cost of the program (and yours to keep) is:

  • A size-appropriate Spalding Rookie Gear Basketball
  • An NBA team-branded t-shirt


All games and activities will be played on age-appropriate equipment (lowered basketball hoops in a smaller court with age appropriate basketballs) and will be modified to promote fun and learning.

Registration (for October 2024-December 2024)

Registration is available to boys and girls born in 2019, and limited to 20 players per session. The cost for the program will be $130.

All practices will take place on Saturday afternoons at John Rennie High School in the Upper Gym.

For any questions, please contact infowilba@gmail.com or the program coordinator, Chris Piazza, at chrispiazza2005@yahoo.ca


Registration (for January 2025-March 2025)

A second 10-week session will take place from January 2025 to March 2025. Registration will open in November 2024.