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Jr. NBA &
Jr. NBA Global Championships

A Canada Basketball
& NBA Canada Partnership

The Jr. NBA is a national youth basketball program designed to develop fundamental skills, sportsmanship and a love of the game of basketball. In partnership with Canada Basketball and designed for 5-12 year olds, Jr. NBA empowers basketball communities, clubs and facilities to positively impact youth through the sport of basketball. The Jr. NBA focuses on a holistic approach to athlete development based off of the Sport Canada Long-Term-Athlete Development Model.

The Jr. NBA program is currently offered through Basketball Nova Scotia affiliate clubs and through the Halifax Regional Municipality Recreation Department.

If you are a current Basketball Nova Scotia Affiliated club, you can start a Jr. NBA program at your club.

Contact our Jr. NBA Ambassador, Kenny Edison:

For more information on the Jr. NBA program and benefits for coaches and clubs, visit their website:

Jr. NBA Global Championships

The Jr. NBA Global Championship is a youth basketball tournament for the top 13- and 14-year-old boys and girls from around the world. Over the past two years, the tournament featured boys and girls divisions, each comprised of 16 regional champions (eight U.S. teams and eight international teams) that competed in on-court competition and life skills programming at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando.

2019 Nova Scotia Jr. NBA Global Championships Representatives

Congratulations to our 2019 representatives for winning the Atlantic Regional and representing Nova Scotia at an all-expenses paid trip to Toronto!

Valley Heat U14 Girls
North Preston Bulls U14 Boys

Basketball Nova Scotia U14, Division 1 boys & girls provincial champions represent Nova Scotia yearly at the Jr. NBA Global Championships. The Jr. NBA Global Championships are all expenses paid tournaments for winning teams, in the locations of the tournaments below. To get to the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, the team must win the regional, then national championship tournament:

Atlantic Regional Tournament, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia vs. Prince Edward Island vs. Newfoundland & Labrador Basketball

Winner goes on to:

National Championship Tournament, Toronto, Ontario

Atlantic Region winner vs. Quebec Region winner (New Brunswick vs. Quebec) vs. Ontario East winner vs. Ontario West winner vs. Canada West winner (Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia)

Winner goes on to:

Jr. NBA Global Championships, Orlando, Florida

*Below are the brackets from the 2019 Global Championship Tournaments*

For more information on the Jr. NBA Global Championships, visit their website:

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