June 17, 2024


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Huge youth basketball programme announced as part of The NBA Abu Dhabi Games 2022

The NBA has declared a series of youth basketball engagement systems that will be hosted in collaboration with the Atlanta Hawks and the Milwaukee Bucks as portion of The NBA Abu Dhabi Games 2022.

The week of routines, which will contain the league’s initially Jr. NBA 7 days in the Middle East, will run from Monday, Oct. 3 – Sunday, Oct. 9 and will arrive at approximately 2,000 youth, coaches and basketball stakeholders from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and throughout the Center East and Europe. Jr. NBA Week will be comprised of youth basketball clinics, camps and showcases centered on educating the video game of basketball, selling health and wellness, and empowering the up coming generation of woman gamers and coaches. The gatherings will attribute appearances by Hawks and Bucks gamers and coaches, NBA and WNBA legends, and United states of america Basketball Head Coach/Coach Director, Youth & Sport Development, Don Showalter.

The NBA Abu Dhabi Games 2022 will attribute the Hawks and the 2021 NBA winner Bucks playing two preseason video games at Etihad Arena on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi on Thursday, Oct. 6 and Saturday, Oct. 8 at 8 p.m. GST, marking the league’s initially online games in the UAE and the Arabian Gulf. The online games are element of a floor-breaking multiyear collaboration involving the NBA and the Division of Lifestyle and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) that previously this yr observed the start of the to start with Jr. NBA Abu Dhabi League, a youth basketball league for 450 boys and ladies ages 11-14 from faculties throughout Abu Dhabi. The collaboration also contains a selection of interactive enthusiast situations showcasing appearances by present and former NBA players, a collection of NBA Healthy clinics selling overall health and wellness, and an NBA 2K League exhibition function.

Here’s a rundown of the week’s activities…..

Atlanta Hawks Youth Programming

On Oct. 3 as aspect of Jr. NBA Week, Hawks gamers and coaches will direct 3 simultaneous youth growth gatherings at the NYU Abu Dhabi campus’s three-courtroom facility, which include basketball clinics for boys and ladies from the initial Jr. NBA Abu Dhabi League and the Abu Dhabi Special Olympics program, as effectively as an NBA In shape clinic for neighborhood youth that will target on the importance of residing a healthful and energetic life-style with an emphasis on mindfulness, nutrition, relaxation and recovery. The Jr. NBA Abu Dhabi League participants will then show up at the activity on Oct. 6.

NBA Coaches Clinics

On Oct. 3 and 4, Hawks assistant coaches Joe Prunty and Mike Longabardi and Bucks assistant coaches Mike Dunlap and Vince Legarza will every single host Coaches Clinics for more than 300 male and woman basketball coaches from throughout the UAE. The clinics will educate coaching approaches and very best methods for group and participant development at any level.

Milwaukee Bucks Youth Programming

On Oct. 4 as portion of Jr. NBA 7 days, Bucks players and coaches will lead gamers from the NBA Basketball Faculty in Dubai and the Jr. NBA Elite Teaching Camp via a collection of basketball drills, skills stations and troubles at the NYU Abu Dhabi campus.

Jr. NBA College Clinics

On Oct. 4 and 5 also as aspect of Jr. NBA 7 days, the NBA will carry out 8 Jr. NBA clinics for boys and girls at area educational institutions throughout Abu Dhabi, two of which will be attended by NBA Legend Dominique Wilkins and WNBA Legend Ticha Penicheiro (Portugal). The clinics will focus on basketball talent advancement with an emphasis on teamwork, favourable angle and effort, and healthy patterns.

NBA Hoops For Troops Fulfill & Greets

In collaboration with the United Services Companies (USO), the NBA will host customers of the U.S. Navy for meet up with and greets with NBA legends at both of those game titles.

NBA Basketball Faculty Showcase

On Oct. 4 and 5, youth athletes from the NBA Basketball College in Dubai, the only whole-time basketball plan in the UAE for boys and women ages 6-18, will journey to Abu Dhabi to take part in a multi-day basketball advancement application, like a instruction session on Oct. 4 led by Showalter and culminating with a showcase at the NYU Abu Dhabi campus on Oct. 5. On Oct. 6, the league’s initially NBA Basketball University Workshop will convene NBA Basketball Faculty associates and operators from across Europe and the Center East to collaborate and share best practices.

Jr. NBA Elite Education Camp

From Oct. 4-9 as element of Jr. NBA Week, the NBA will host 25 of the top boys and girls from Jr. NBA leagues across Europe and the Center East, and the NBA Basketball Faculty in Dubai, at an Elite Training Camp in Abu Dhabi. The athletes, who occur from 11 nations around the world and had been picked subsequent a Jr. NBA Elite Camp in Rome in May, will participate in instruction, methods and competitions from the NBA Basketball College from Dubai and the UAE beneath-18 Men’s Nationwide Workforce, as properly as existence skills programming and cultural things to do in the local community.

NBA District Youth Basketball Clinics

On Oct. 5, 7, 8 and 9, the league will host 9 youth basketball clinics at NBA District, an immersive, interactive supporter function that will be held at Manarat Al Saadiyat in conjunction with The NBA Abu Dhabi Online games 2022. Component of Jr. NBA Week, the clinics will attribute a assortment of basketball programming for community youth and Jr. NBA League, NBA Basketball School and Distinctive Olympics gamers.

Make-a-Desire Practical experience

In collaboration with DCT Abu Dhabi and the Make-A-Want Foundation, the NBA will host four nearby young children and their family members at the Oct. 6 sport. The youngsters will receive goody goods and take part in a meet and greet with an NBA legend.

Her Time To Enjoy Clinic

On Oct. 8 as part of Jr. NBA week, the NBA will host a “Her Time To Play” clinic at the NYU Abu Dhabi campus for 70 ladies from the Jr. NBA Elite Coaching Camp and the NBA Basketball School in Dubai. Participants will have interaction in a basketball clinic and discussions centered on woman empowerment and options for gals in athletics and leadership, highlighted by a Q&A with Penicheiro. Her Time To Enjoy is an initiative committed to championing girls and females by sport and furnishing them a forum to link, collaborate, and actively interact with the video game of basketball and 1 a different.