The NBA has announced the return of the Jr. NBA Coaches – Online program presented by Gatorade®, a virtual resource and content platform offering drills, instructional videos and clinics. The program, hosted on OWQLO, the official Jr. NBA League app in Europe and the Middle East, will feature 12 live coaching clinics from April to September across France, Italy and the United Kingdom.
Gatorade, the world’s number one sports drink and official partner of the NBA, returns as presenting partner of the program and will support participants with a dedicated hydration and sports nutrition section. Open to app users 16 years and older of all skill levels and abilities, sessions will include a variety of content offerings highlighted by live coaching clinics moderated by the NBA’s EME Basketball Operations team and featuring several current and former NBA coaches.
The first clinic on April 28 will feature Jim Boylen who previously coached the Chicago Bulls, followed by a clinic on May 6 with Ryan Saunders who recently served as the Minnesota Timberwolves head coach, and on May 27 with former New York Knicks Head Coach David Fizdale. The clinics will also include a Q&A section, allowing participants to interact with and learn directly from the guest coach. Dates and participants for forthcoming sessions of the Jr. NBA Coaches – Online program presented by Gatorade will be announced in due course.
Since April 2020, the OWQLO App has hosted Jr. NBA at Home, an interactive content series providing basketball workouts and drills that can be completed individually and in limited space to help young players around the world stay active and develop their game.
Fans can find more information on owqlo.com, gatorade.co.uk and @NBAUK on Facebook and Twitter and @NBAEurope on Instagram. For general information on the Jr. NBA, fans can check out Jr. NBA social channels across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.