Posts tagged "youth basketball"

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Representation Matters: Nancy Lieberman Blazes A Path For Women In Basketball

When it comes to basketball, there may not be a better ambassador for the game than Nancy Lieberman. The living legend’s list of accomplishments is virtually endless. She honed her game in Harlem at the famed Rucker Park. She won a pair of National Player…

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NBA and WNBA debut “Her Time To Play”

Last month, the NBA launched its “Her Time To Play” initiative. In collaboration with the WNBA, USA Basketball (USAB), YMCA of the USA (Y-USA), the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA), Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA), and the Women’s Sports Foundation, “Her Time To…

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Building A Youth Sports Brand

Sharing is caring. Especially when it comes to athletes and social media. Whether sharing highlights of a game, promoting the team, or even posting offseason workouts, social media greatly enhances the athletic experience. We continue to seek out the most enterprising and inventive leaders in…

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Slam City Eyes Global Domination At The Jr. NBA World Championship

The Jr. NBA World Championship kicks off in Orlando on Tuesday and teams from around the globe have earned their way onto the main stage. One of those teams, Slam City, has been building to this moment for over twenty years. Walt Webb, the on…

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Vote for the Jr. NBA Coach of the Year on Twitter

Editor’s Note: The Jr. NBA and Positive Coaching Alliance have partnered together to create a program designed to honor influential youth basketball coaches and the impactful work that they do for our game. The Jr. NBA Coach of the Year award is given to a youth…

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The 4 Magic Ways 100% Of The Girls In This Premier Youth Girl’s Basketball Program Are Receiving College Offers

Of the approximately 430,000 female basketball players in high school, roughly only 6.4% will continue to play in college. The odds of a female athlete playing NCAA Division I basketball is 84:1. For the girls playing with the 17 teams of the Northwest Magic, 100%…

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The One Website That Will Connect Your Travel Team Across The Country

Looking for that one-stop shop to connect and market your travel team to events, tournaments, or other travel teams across the country? Well, we think we have the website just for you. It’s called The Hub and it contains everything from listing events and tournaments…

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What Mike Klinzing of Head Start Can Teach You About Your Basketball Program

Head Start Basketball is a youth basketball organization that has been teaching the fundamentals of the game through camps, individual skill training, and online training videos in the greater Cleveland area since 1993. It was founded by Mike Klinzing. They have approximately 1,000 plus players,…

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How 3 Entrepreneurs Convinced an NBA Star to Invest in LeagueApps

Shane Battier And Why He Started With LeagueApps This story appears in both the January 2017 edition of Entrepreneur magazine and online at entrepreneur.com. You can read the full article here. In February 2015, Shane Battier attended a dinner for sports-tech companies, hosted by the…

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The Jr. NBA Wants To Give Your Youth Basketball Program A $1,000 Under Armour Gift Card

If your youth basketball program is focused on growing the game of basketball through sportsmanship, fundamentals, and team work, then you deserve free marketing and Under Armour apparel and equipment for it. Now you actually can, thanks to a new initiative launched by the Jr. NBA to…