The National Wheelchair Basketball Association (NWBA) signed on as a Jr. NBA Community Partner to help focus on attracting more youth players to the game in conjunction with Jr. NBA events. This partnership will also provide additional resources to NWBA youth programs.
The Jr. NBA app and JrNBA.com, both free services, will serve as the premier resources for youth basketball players, parents, coaches and officials. Beginning Monday, organizations can register at JrNBA.com and receive valuable benefits, including access to Jr. NBA events and a free starter kit including: banners, nets, whistles, clipboards, cones and other items. The website also features a league management software program and instructional videos for basketball skills and drills.
The Jr. NBA’s goal is to reach five million youth in the U.S. and Canada over the next two years through a series of clinics, skills challenges and tournaments. This initiative provides the NWBA an opportunity to increase its awareness and exposure for youth wheelchair basketball participation.
“Our partnership provides numerous benefits to NWBA youth member clubs and to those who may be considering starting a youth wheelchair basketball program,” said Jim Scherr, NWBA Executive Director. “Our goal is to identify programs where the NWBA can be involved to attract more players to wheelchair basketball, especially youth as this is our future for major international competition success.”