Did you know that Scotland is the only country in the whole world that has a Wheelchair Jr.NBA?
Over the weekend, we held our first Jr.NBA event of the year where players from clubs all over the country came together for a day of fun basketball.
While our U14s were on the court competing as their NBA teams, the event also provided an opportunity for our U18 Academy Athletes to put their coaching and officiating knowledge to the test. A couple of guest officials were on hand to help our Academy players in their new officiating roles.
basketballscotland’s Inclusion Manager, Tina Gordon, commented: “It was amazing seeing so many young people having fun and making new friendships. The Jr.NBA plays an important role in our U14 wheelchair basketball pathway and for some players this is their first introduction to the sport. As well as skills development our Jr.NBA graduates who are now in our U18 National Academy acted as role models coaching and officiating the games.”
When asked about the event, Scotland National Academy Coach, Mark Stevenson, commented: “The event was amazing from start to finish. To see that many players at this age group is so refreshing and a testament to everyone’s efforts. The progression across the day was immense and I am looking forward to seeing that continue”.