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Youth Basketball

Jr. NBA

Jr. NBA is the youth basketball participation program of the NBA, with 4 divisions or levels - Rookie, Starter, All-Star and MVP (see Overview).

Jr. NBA U.S. has curricula with practice plans at each level, including YouTube video playlists.

Jr. NBA Canada offers the Rookie division, see Jr. NBA Canada for the Coach's Guide with practice plans.

Jr. NBA at Home posts drills on YouTube that players can do on their own at home (see Welcome to Jr. NBA at Home).

YouTube playlists

The Jr. NBA YouTube channel has a great collection of videos, organized in practice plans and skill categories (also see the NBA India channel).

The following pages have links to the skill playlists and videos, with brief descriptions and links to similar or corresponding drills. Progressions are from basic to advanced. New drills (or variations) are highlighted.

Also see the Footwork and conditioning playlist, and Jr. NBA fundamentals (a created skills playlist).

Some Jr. NBA videos are now diagrammed drills:

Conditioning - Escape game
Defending - Jump to the ball
Layups - Jr. NBA cutting
Layups - Jr. NBA finishing
Layups - Jr. NBA bowling
Passing - Jr. NBA
Shooting - Jr. NBA catch and turn
Shooting - Jr. NBA form
Shooting - Jr. NBA jump stop
Shooting - Jr. NBA kick-out
Shooting - Jr. NBA post pass
Shooting - Jr. NBA screens
Rebounding - No-ball box-out
Rebounding - Tag and pursue
Tactics - 3-spot pass-cut-fillup

 


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