The NBA today announced the launch of the Jr. NBA Camp – Online hosted on the OWQLO App, the official Jr. NBA League app in Europe and the Middle East.
The weeklong virtual summer camp, which will take place from July 27-31 for youth players ages 8-16, will feature a daily morning basketball development session from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. and an afternoon life skills session from 2:30pm – 3:15 pm. The camp, which is open to app users of all skill levels and abilities, will be led by the NBA’s EME Basketball Operations team and will feature several current and former NBA and WNBA players and NBA coaches, including José Calderón (Spain), Maite Cazorla (Atlanta Dream; Spain), Tèmitọpẹ Fagbenle (UK), Pau Gasol (Spain), Bryan Gates (Minnesota Timberwolves assistant coach and Jr. NBA Council member), Willy Hernangómez (Charlotte Hornets; Spain), Boštjan Nachbar (Slovenia), Zaza Pachulia (Georgia) and Nikola Vučević (Orlando Magic; Montenegro). Fitness and performance coaches Natalie Higby of The Durable Athlete and Bobby Windebank from Bobby’s Bakery, along with strength and conditioning coach Franc Garcia will also run participants through various activities.
The first Jr. NBA Camp – Online offers participants an innovative way to work on their basketball skills at home or in the garden in a safe and healthy way. The program will also provide young athletes and basketball fans across Europe and Middle East an opportunity to interact with and learn from their favorite current and former NBA and WNBA players.
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.