The Jr. NBA Rookie Division provides an entry level basketball program for children 5 to 7 years old in a fun, healthy and active environment. 

Now in its third year, the Jr. NBA Rookie Division program will reach 200 communities across Canada this season.

About the Jr. NBA Rookie Division Program

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 


  • Weekly 45 minute practices for 12 weeks

  • 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

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