Jr. NBA Classes
Little Dribblers also offers Jr. NBA classes for 7 year old boys and girls!
- The Jr. NBA program is a 12 week program that runs once a week for 45 minutes
- Created in alliance with Canadian Sport 4 Life/Long Term Athlete Development initiatives.
- 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
- Participants will receive a size-appropriate Spalding® Rookie Gear Basketball and NBA team branded jersey plus much more!
Canadian Sport for Life (CS4L) is a Canadian movement to provide age and stage appropriate programming
for athletes, from playground to podium.
Physical literacy is defined as an individual’s ability to move competently and confidently in all types of environments;
it is the literacy of movement.
- Jr. NBA program falls within the FUNdamental stage of Canadian Sport for Life. During this stage, the focus is on fun, being with friends, and developing self-esteem. Skill development will occur through a variety of safe, challenging games and quality instruction.
- Jr. NBA will focus on the fundamental movement skills of running, jumping, throwing, catching, balance, agility, and co-ordination.
The program will also work to begin the development of some of the fundamental basketball skills such as dribbling, passing, shooting, rebound and playing defense.
- Have fun and teach through games.
- Winning comes from doing something well, not from keeping score.
- Use the modified equipment (lower baskets and smaller balls).
- The curriculum has been designed to maximize the frequency of “touches” each player gets with the basketball
and includes shooting, passing, and ball handling drills.
- Group kids according to developmental age and NOT by chronological age.
- Ensure maximum participation and remember that all players are equal. When doing things in lines,
the magic number is three people per line.
*For more information on the Canadian Sport for Life model, visit http://www.canadiansportforlife.ca