Approximately 400 boys and girls aged 9 to 15 participated.
The NBA and B.League will continue to hold the “Jr.NBA Clinic Powered by B.LEAGUE” in the 2023-24 season. The first event, held in September, was held at four locations in the Kyushu and Chugoku areas. Approximately 400 boys and girls aged 9 to 15 participated.
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“Jr.NBA Clinic Powered by B.LEAGUE” will start in January 2023. Aimed at players and coaches in Japan, this program supports the growth and improvement of the youth basketball experience of players, coaches, and parents by teaching basic basketball skills and core values at the grassroots level. It is. This time, the event will be held in Nagasaki on September 11th, Saga on the 13th, Fukuoka on the 15th, and Hiroshima on the 17th, with Carlos Barocca (NBA’s Vice President of Asian Basketball Operations) leading the program. We held kids clinics, coaches clinics, and sessions for parents.
“Our Jr. NBA program continues to have a positive impact on kids, parents, and coaches on and off the court,” Barocca said.
I am. Together with the B League, we will work hard to develop basketball in Japan, and we look forward to seeing more young people participate in the clinics that will be held across the country in the future.” talking.
Kai Sotto of Dragonflies made a surprise appearance at the Hiroshima venue. Having participated in the program as a junior, he said, “I believe the Jr. NBA was the activity that helped me start my basketball career. I am very honored to be a part of this activity. It was a great feeling to see the smiles on the faces of the young players as they played.About 10 years ago, I also enjoyed playing basketball with other kids my age who I didn’t know. I believe that continuing to learn will lead to success not only in basketball, but also in life,” he said, emphasizing that learning through the program can lead to success in life.
“Jr.NBA Clinic Powered by B.LEAGUE” plans to open clinics in the Tohoku, Kanto, and Tokai/Kansai areas in the future.