National Training Camp 2016 for Jr. NBA / Jr. WNBA Philippines

7:18:00 PM

Alaska Philippines' Objective is to To encourage YOUTH BASKETBALL PARTICIPATION

Did you know that there are about 36,000 Players and 2,700 Coaches participated in the Program since year 2007? 

Interested? Go register at

Don Bosco Technical Institute, Makati - 23rd January 2016 -  The Jr. NBA / Jr. WNBA Philippines presented by Alaska Philippines has returned for the ninth consecutive year today until April 24th, 2016. The program is free and open to boys and girls between 10-14. 

The league's global youth basketball participation program for boys and girls teaches fundamental skills including core values of the game at the grassroots level in an effort to help grow and improve the youth basketball experience for players, coaches and parents. During the 2015-16 season, the Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA program will reach more than 6.5 million youth in 32 countries. 

Comprised of four stages: Skills Clinic in schools and communities, Regional Selections Camps, National Training Camp and an NBA Experience Trip.
 The planned clinics will run nationwide until April which will stop in Bukidnon, Butuan, Cagayan de Oro, Dagupan, Davao, Iloilo, Manila, Puerto Princesa, first time locations such as Batangas, Catanduanes and Cavite. Players selected from the clinics will hae the opportunity to showcase their skills in tryouts during Regional Selection Camps to be held in Baguio come 20-21/February, Davao on 27-28/February, Cebu by 5-6/March then Metro Manila 9-10/April. Top 50 boys and 24 girls from the camps will advance to the National Training Camp by 22-24/April.

An NBA and WNBA player or legend will be in attendance at the National Training Camp to help train and inspire the finalists. The program will culminate with the selection of 10 Jr. NBA and five Jr. WNBA All-Stars who will travel overseas together wil fellow Jr. NBA All-Stars from Southeast Asia. The 2015 Jr. NBA All-Stars traveled to Shenzhen, China and watch NBA Global Games featuring the Charlotte Hornets and L.A. Clippers.

"The Jr. NBA Philippines is the league's longest-running youth basketball program outside the Uniited States." said NBA Philippines Managing Director Carlo Singson. "The program continues to positively impact the lives of children, parents and coaches, reinforcing the positive values that go beyond the four corners of the court. Together with Alaska Ph, we are committed to providing world-class basketball instruction to more communities further our mission of encouraging an active lifestyle among Filipino youth."

Apart from the camps and clinics, the search for the 2016 Jr. NBA Coach of the Year started in Manila led by NBA Head Coaches Craig Brown and Chris Sumner along with Alaska Power Camp Coach Jeffrey Cariaso. Ten Jr. NBA and four WNBA will be selected as finalists and trained at the National Training Camp. 

Through the promotion of proper nutrition and an active lifestyle, Jr. NBA / Jr. WNBA presented by Alaska continues to be an effective platform in implementing Alaska Milk's NUTRITION. ACTION. CHAMPION. program that helps address the issue of overweight and undernourished children in the Philippines. 

CloudFone, Gatorade and Globe Telecom serve as Official Partners while Spalding is a Supporting Partner. ABS-CBN Sports + Action, Basketball TV and NBA Premium TV are the Official NBA Broadcasters of the Jr. NBA/WNBA in the Philippines. 

Again, this program is FREE and open to boys and girls ages 10-14. Coaches and participants can now register online at where Terms and Conditions may be found. 

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