Updated Saturday August 5, 2017 by Welland Minor Basketball Association.

This is our 4th year offering this program in partnership with NBA Canada.  Welland Minor Basketball is the only club from Fort Erie to Stoney Creek that is involved with this program providing a great opportunity to the children of Niagara.

.Our JR NBA Program is open to 6 – 7 year olds and has been written by Youth Sport Specialists and covers the development of all Fundamental Movement Skills (running, jumping, throwing, catching) and Basketball Skills (footwork, dribbling, passing, shooting) that are appropriate for the age level.

Fun, Basketball Authentic, Maximum Basketball Touches



  • Provide entry-level basketball program for young children 5 to 7 years old

  • Build a community of league organizers, parents, coaches committed to minor basketball

  • Provide a fun, active and healthy learning environment 


  • Canadian Sport 4 Life/Long Term Athlete Development compliant

  • Aligned with Canada Basketball's Developmental Pathway

  • Curriculum has been developed by NBA Basketball Operations and a team of experts in child development and physical literacy, and basketball fundamentals

  • Games will be modified to be age-appropriate, simple and fun

    Equipment & Uniform

  • Program will include age-appropriate equipment (smaller basketball and lowered adjustable hoops) and modified games

  • Participants will receive a size-appropriate Spalding® Rookie Gear Basketball and NBA team branded t-shirt

    For specific details about the program please visit  www.jrnba.ca.

    Questions can be emailed to our Director,  Allison Mauro at : amauro@niagarabasketballacademy.com

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