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Jr. NBA Youth Basketball Program

About the Program


  • Participation - Provide opportunities for youth ages 5-12 across Canada to play basketball.
  • Education - NCCP FUNdamentals Coach Workshop and full basketball curriculum with supporting resources for 3 different age groups including ages 5-6, 7-9 & 10-12
  • Development - Develop young athletes in alignment with the Sport Canada LTAD Model and stage-appropriate drills and games.
  • Progression - Entry to the Canada Basketball development pathway, encouraging athletes to pursue high performance opportunity.
  • Character Building - Help athletes maximize their potential, using basketball as a vehicle to develop character and life skills.


  • Age 5-12 Co-ed 12 Weeks 45-75 Min. Sessions
  • A national youth basketball program designed to develop fundamental skills, sportsmanship and a love of the game of basketball.
  • Empowering basketball communities, clubs, and facilities
  • Positively impact youth through the sport of basketball
  • Holistic approach to athlete development based off of the Sport Canada LTAD Model



For Players

  1. Enrollment in the official grassroots youth development program of Canada Basketball
  2. Proven curriculum aligned with the LTAD Model
  3. Coaching from NCCP FUNdamentals trained JNYB Coaches
  4. Player Package including a Jr. NBA Reversible Jersey, Wilson basketball, Drawstring bag, certificate, and poster
  5. Parents’ Guide for all JNYB parents
  6. Provincial and national membership and liability insurance

For Coaches

  1. Coach training through the NCCP FUNdamentals Workshop
  2. JNYB Game Plan online portal registration and access
  3. JNYB Curriculum including Coach Manual, Lesson Plans, Drill Bank, and additional resources
  4. Under Armour Dri-fit shirt and Fox 40 whistle
  5. Enhanced Police Information check 
  6. Provincial and national membership and liability insurance

For Hosts

  1. A comprehensive, adaptable, and proven program aligned with the LTAD Model
  2. Endorsement from NBA Canada, Canada Basketball, provincial/territorial sport organizations [PTSOs], and Sport Canada
  3. JNYB Operations Manual and support from Jr. NBA and PTSO staff
  4. Coach training through the NCCP FUNdamentals Workshop
  5. Each participant in the Jr. NBA recieves a Player Package, and coaches recieve a Coach Package
  6. Parents’ Guide for all JNYB parents
  7. Use of the Jr. NBA name, marks, logos, images, and other marketing materials
  8. No start-up fee and affordable registration for players and coaches

Interested in becoming a leader in grassroots basketball? Host your own JNYB program in your community! JNYB works with municipalities, community organizations, youth sports groups, and grassroots basketball leaders to deliver quality youth basketball programming in communities across Canada.

Whether you are adapting or expanding an existing program, or launching a new community basketball program, JNYB can work for you. If you need any assistance, contact Jr. NBA staff for support or enroll your program by visiting!