Jr.NBA | 50:50 Gender Rule

The Jr.NBA, the league’s global youth basketball programme for boys and girls, teaches the fundamental skills as well as the core values of the game to help grow and improve the youth basketball experience for players, coaches and parents.  


Since joining forces with the Jr.NBA, basketballscotland saw the opportunity to help support and encourage young girls into basketball and help close the gender gap. Therefore, basketballscotland decided to add in a couple of rules of their own to the leagues. The 50:50 rules.  


  1. All teams in the league muststrive for a 50:50 gender split in their squad but must at least have a minimum of five of each gender on their team. 
  2. All players must play during each game. 
  3. There must be a 50:50 split, two boys and two girls, on court at any one time during a game.



“I think the initiative of the Jr.NBA has been great for our club and the game in Scotland. Our Women’s pathway has recently just reached over 100 members and many players who play in our U14 squad now got started through the Jr.NBA with their schools.” Commented Boroughmuir Blazes’ Eoghann Dover. “We’re really looking forward to continuing with Jr.NBA programme this year and giving the players a positive experience.” 



Read more about the benefits that the Jr.NBA brings to young people in Scotland here 


We have a fantastic opportunity for one company or organisation to support up to 3,000 young people to play basketball in Scotland, while aligning with one of the most famous sports brands in the world – the NBA. 
If interested or would like to find out more information, we would love to speak with you. Please email colin.gregor@basketball-scotland.com or call him on 07850 708 233.