NBA announced that this year, Gatorade® will also feature the Jr. NBA Coaches online program, a virtual content platform that includes tutorials, instructional videos and basketball coaching clinics. The program, as happened last year, will be released on the official JR app. NBA League in Europe and the Middle East, OWQLO, and will include 12 live coaching clinics from April to September in France, Italy and the UK.
Gatorade, the world’s leading sports drink brand and official partner of the NBA, returns as presenting partner of the program to support attendees with a section dedicated to hydration and nutrition. Open to users of all levels and skills, ages 16 and up, the app will include sessions with various content offerings made even more stimulating thanks to the presence of live coaching clinics moderated by the NBA operations team and several NBA coaches current and not.
The first clinic will be held on April 28 and will be presented by Jim Boylen, former Chicago Bulls coach, followed by the May 6 clinic with Ryan Saunders, head coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves until recently, ending with the clinic on 27 May with David Fizdale, former New York Knicks coach. The clinics will also include a Q&A section, thus giving participants the opportunity to ask questions, receiving answers from the guest coach. The dates and guests of the subsequent sessions of the JR online program. NBA Coaches presented by Gatorade will be released in progress.
Starting April 2020, the OQWLO app hosted the Jr. NBA at Home, an interactive series of content that includes workouts and drills that can be performed individually and in limited spaces, all to help young players from around the world to stay active and improve their game.
Fans can find more information on owqlo.com, gatorade.it, on Facebook and Twitter (@NBAItalia) and on Instagram (@NBAEurope). For general information about the Jr. NBA Coaches program, interested parties can visit the Jr. NBA social networks Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.