Jr. NBA Philippines 2017 presented by Alaska holds its second Regional Selection Camp this weekend, February 25 and 26 at the Manuel Enverga University Foundation University Site in Lucena City.
The two-day selection camp which starts on Saturday at 9 a.m. will give boys and girls aged 10 to 14 years old the chance to join a learn-and-achieve camp that will test their physical and basketball smarts through NBA style skills tests and basketball drills. At stake are slots to the Jr. NBA Philippines National Training Camp that will be held in Manila from May 12 to 14, 2017.
On the first day, participants undergo vitals tests and skills challenges where their scores in vitals tests and individual skills challenges will determine if they will return the following day to undergo more basketball drills and team exercises. On the second day, the remaining participants undergo team drills and get to show off their team and individual skills in the final scrimmages.
Jr. NBA head coach Craig Brown together with local Jr. NBA coaches led by PBA Legend Jeffrey Cariaso will evaluate the players based on their vitals tests and skills stations scores. The most outstanding young players in Lucena will represent Southern Luzon at the National Training Camp and get the chance to be selected as members of the Jr. NBA 2017 All-Star Team.
The National Training Camp is the third phase of the Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA program where eight Jr. NBA and eight Jr. WNBA All-Stars will be chosen from among the top participants in the regional selection camps. They will embark on a unique, overseas NBA experience together with fellow Jr. NBA All-Stars from Southeast Asia later this year.
Boys and girls born from January 1, 2003 to December 31, 2007 are encouraged to take advantage of the NBA’s international youth development program where they can learn not only the proper basketball skills but also the Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA S.T.A.R values of Sportsmanship, Teamwork, a positive Attitude and Respect.
After Lucena, the Jr. NBA Regional Selection Camps will next go to Cebu on March 11 and 12. The last Regional Selection Camp will be held in Manila from April 1 to 2.
Young ballers can register for the Regional Selection Camps through the Jr. NBA event website www.jrnba.asia/philippines, where full program terms and conditions can be found. Registration and participation are absolutely free.
For more information, please visit Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA presented by Alaska facebook page www.facebook.com/jrnbaphilippi nes.
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