Jr. NBA Philippines 2018 presented by Alaska will stage the fourth Regional Selection Camp at Don Bosco Technical Institute in Makati .
Jr. NBA, the league’s global youth basketball participation program, invites boys and girls ages 10-14 years old born 2004-2008 from the National Capital Region and nearby provinces to participate in the final Regional Selection Camp to learn the fundamentals of the game as well as the core S.T.A.R values of Sportsmanship, Teamwork, a positive Attitude and Respect. Prior to Metro Manila, Jr. NBA hosted Regional Selection Camps in Bacolod, Butuan and Benguet earlier in February and March.
Registration and participation in the camps remain absolutely free. The first day of the Jr. NBA Regional Selection Camp will start at and feature dribbling, passing and shooting challenges among others to gauge a camper’s skill level. Participants that excel will proceed to the second day to experience team drills and showcase their talent in the scrimmages.
Jr. NBA head coach Carlos Barroca together with Alaska coaches led by PBA Legends Jeffrey Cariaso and Tony dela Cruz will lead the camp and evaluate the players based on their performance in the drills and scrimmages and the exemplification of the S.T.A.R. values. The outstanding boys and girls will be chosen to represent the National Capital Region and join other top provincial players in the National Training Camp, which will also take place in Metro Manila from .
Jr. NBA National Training Camp will select the most outstanding eight boys and eight girls as Jr. NBA All-Stars from the Regional Selection Camps. To culminate the program, Jr. NBA Philippines 2018 All-Stars will embark on a unique, overseas NBA experience with fellow Jr. NBA All-Stars from Southeast Asia later in the year.
Qualified boys and girls can still register at www.jrnba.asia where the program terms and conditions can be found. Fans can also follow Jr. NBA onFacebook NBA at www.nba.com.
About the NBA
The NBA is a global sports and media business built around four professional sports leagues: the National Basketball Association, the Women’s National Basketball Association, the NBA G League and the NBA 2K League, set to launch in May 2018. The NBA has established a major international presence with games and programming in 215 countries and territories in 50 languages, and merchandise for sale in more than 125,000 stores in 100 countries on six continents. NBA rosters at the start of the 2017-18 season featured 108 international players from a record 42 countries and territories. NBA Digital’s assets include NBA TV, NBA.com, the NBA App and NBA League Pass. The NBA has created one of the largest social media communities in the world, with 1.4 billion likes and followers globally across all league, team, and player platforms. Through NBA Cares, the league addresses important social issues by working with internationally recognized youth-serving organizations that support education, youth and family development, and health-related causes.
About Alaska Milk
According to the 8th National Survey of FNRI and DOH (as of 2013), obesity is one of the most prevalent nutritional problems of Filipino children and adults, with about 5 out of 100 Filipino children being classified as overweight. Obesity can lead to different health problems like heart diseases and even diabetes at a young age, which could lead to serious health, economic and social implications later on in life. In line with Alaska Milk’s mission to bring affordable nutrition and a love of active play to every Filipino household, powering the Jr. NBA is a major part of Alaska’s “NUTRITION. ACTION. CHAMPION.” initiative. By highlighting milk’s nutritional benefits and encouraging children to go out and play, Alaska consistently works to instill the values Determination, Hard Work, Teamwork, Discipline and Sportsmanship in champions.