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Twitch To Exclusively Stream Select Jr. NBA Global Championship Games

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Jr. NBA Global Championship

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. Beginning in 2018, the tournament features boys and girls divisions, each comprised of 16 regional champions (eight U.S. teams and eight international teams) that compete in on-court competition and life skills programming at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando.

The Jr. NBA is excited to host the Jr. NBA Global Championship in 2022 and bring the event back stronger than ever. Click your region on the maps below to learn more about Jr. NBA Global Championship qualifying.

  • U.S. Regionals

    U.S. Regionals
  • International Regionals

    International Regionals

Core Values

  • Teamwork Teamwork

    We have each other’s backs. We work hard as a team; share celebration and defeat. We support each other, always believing that more is possible when we do it together.

  • Respect Respect

    We play tough but we play fair. We pick each other up on the court and treat others the way we’d like to be treated. We respect the game and each other, embrace different backgrounds and always remember that the game welcomes all.

  • Determination Determination

    We never give up. We shoot for the stars and when we rebound, we rebound with resilience. We know our futures are up to us and so we work hard to always advance our skills, both on the court and off.

  • Community Community

    Diverse and dynamic, we are one global team. Basketball is borderless - it connects us as friends and competitors, and provides opportunities to interact with and give back to our community.

I attended the Jr. NBA Global Championship in 2019, and it was incredible to witness the talent and passion displayed by boys and girls from around the world.  This event offers a unique opportunity for young players to learn about different cultures while bonding through their love of the game.
 
Dwyane Wade
Jr. NBA Global Championship Ambassador

Key Information

  • Youth Guidelines

    The Jr. NBA Global Championship aligns with the NBA and USA Basketball’s jointly created Youth Guidelines designed to promote a positive and healthy youth basketball experience. The Youth Guidelines include common-sense, age-appropriate limits on the number of games that youth should play and rest guidelines to help ensure proper recovery.

  • Coach Licensing

    All coaches participating in the Jr. NBA Global Championship are required to be trained and licensed with USA Basketball.

  • FIBA

    FIBA

    The NBA and FIBA have expanded their partnership in connection with the Jr. NBA and Jr. NBA Global Championship.

  • Off-Court Programming

    Teams in the Jr. NBA Global Championship will participate in life skills programming, skill development sessions, and community service projects during the weeklong competition.

The Jr. NBA is the official youth basketball participation program of the NBA. The Jr. NBA includes a free, membership-based program for existing youth basketball leagues and organizations. The membership is to help encourage and support youth basketball participation at the grassroots level.

The Jr. NBA aims to develop a lifelong passion for the game of basketball in boys and girls ages 6-14 by teaching them the fundamentals of the sport while instilling core values and life skills.

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