Sunday, February 1, 2015

Jr NBA Philippines 2015

The JR NBA Philippines 2015 was one of the most interesting sports clinics in the Philippines. I was at British School Manila last Jan 24 during its opening and coaches clinic. The difference on what I saw in training was totally different than a local Varsity or Barangay Training Camp.

In here they train how young boys and girls to become a future NBA players. The drill is exciting, fun and more advanced. As a former National Athlete and coach of other sports discipline. I would highly recommend this rigid ideal training. To every young aspiring athletes as a strong weapon to shine in the international arena.  The core values taught in this camp is outstanding to apply in basketball even in professional career.
One good example is the Alaska CEO and Rookie Coach Cariaso. Where Puso and mind is not enough. Each hopefulls must undergo a series of rigid training, follow core athletes values and maintain the highest form of discipline.

They also show how former winners of this camp traveled in China and other countries like US. To train and experience as well as how it is to feel closer to NBA superstars icons. I think this nationwide program if strictly followed we can produced more NBA players. As well as improved our FIBA world rankings closer to the winners podium. See Facts and Schedules below.



Event Fact Sheet
Introduction: Jr. NBA Philippines presented by Alaska returns to the Philippines for the eighth consecutive year with a more extensive program. Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA Philippines 2015 presented by Alaska tips off in Manila then moves to Bacolod, Puerto Princesa, Iloilo, Baguio, Bacolod, Davao, including first-time stops in Baguio and Binan—reaching over 700 schools and communities nationwide.

The leading youth basketball program is free and open to players aged 10 to 14 years old. More than 100,000 students, parents, and coaches will benefit through Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA activities including camps and clinics, NBA Cares outreach activities, television programs and digital initiatives.

The search for the 2015 Jr. NBA Coach of the Year and 2015 Jr. WNBA Coach of the Year also begins on January 24 in Manila. This year’s Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA will be led by Coach Chris Sumner.

Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA 2015 presented by Alaska is comprised of four stages: the Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA Touring Clinics for coaches and players from January to February, the Regional Selection Camps in March, the National Training Camp in April and the NBA Experience later in the year.

Jr. NBA was first introduced in the Philippines in 2007. In 2008, the program expanded from 16 schools to more than 200, reaching approximately 20,000 students, parents, and coaches across the country. In 2014, the program reached over 500 schools and communities and 80,000 students, parents, and coaches across the country.

Participants:                             Players aged 10 to14 years old

Coaches Level-Up Program:   The Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA Coaches Level-Up Program creates a distinction between the average basketball instructor and a coach.  The program is designed to offer aspiring coaches a platform to enhance their basketball knowledge and acumen, while providing rewards to those who have managed to progress through the ranks.  Visit to learn more.

Organizer:                              NBA

Presenting Partner:                    Alaska

Official Partners:                         Gatorade
                                              Phoenix Petroleum
Official NBA Broadcasters:    Basketball TV, NBA Premium TV, ABS-CBN Sports + Action

Supporting Partners:               KFC

Supported By:                          Basketball Coaches Association of the Philippines

Schedule of Events:

Stage 1 January 2015: Tip Off & Open Clinics
Stage 2 February 2015: Regional Selection Camps to select National Training Camp participants
Stage 3 April 2015: National Training Camp to determine 2015 Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA All-Stars
Stage 4 (Q4 2015): NBA Experience Trip

Jan 24
Coaches Clinic
British School Manila
Jan 25
Open Clinic
British School Manila
Jan 31
Coaches Clinic
St. John's Institute Bacolod
Feb 1
Open Clinic
St. John's Institute Bacolod
Feb 21-22
Regional Selection Camp
Puerto Princesa
Seminario De San Jose
Feb 28-Mar 1
Regional Selection Camp
Alonte Sports Arena
Mar 7-8
Regional Selection Camp
Ateneo de Iloilo
Mar 14-15
Regional Selection Camp
St. Louis University
Mar 21-22
Regional Selection Camp
Ateneo de Davao
Mar 28-29
Regional Selection Camp
St. John's Institute Bacolod
Apr 11-12
Regional Selection Camp
Apr 24-26
National Training Camp

* Schedule subject to change

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Manager, Basketball Operations
NBA Asia

As Manager of Basketball Operations, Christofer Sumner supports the continued growth of the league’s basketball development initiatives in Asia while conceiving and delivering on-court content for NBA Asia basketball events. Sumner also works closely with local federations and tracks the growth of standout youth prospects across the region.

Before joining the National Basketball Association in September 2013, Sumner was a Program Director for PeacePlayers International in Cyprus and Israel from February 2007 to July 2008. Sumner relocated to Derry, Northern Ireland in 2009 to serve as Director of Basketball for Crossover Basketball (formerly Full Court Peace), where he worked in conjunction with the City Council to provide in-school basketball programs and conducted various events with the city’s basketball club.

Sumner comes from a family with strong ties to basketball. Sumner served as the captain of Mount St. Mary’s University Division I basketball team for 3 years and is the first American to play in the Turkish-Cypriot pro league, where he set himself apart as a 1st team All-League player and helped lead Gonyeli Sport Club to the team’s first-ever championship. 

Sumner’s sister Kira played basketball at Duke University before going on to play professionally in the Women's Professional Basketball League while his brother George was the point guard for a high school state championship winning team.

Sumner—who graduated from Mount St. Mary’s University with a degree in Business Administration and holds a master’s degree in Sports Industry Management from Georgetown University—currently resides in Hong Kong.


-More Than 26,000 Players and 2,000 Coaches Have Participated in the Program Since its Launch-

MANILA, PHILIPPINES, Jan. 24, 2015 – Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA Philippines 2015 presented by Alaska tipped off today with a coaches clinic at the British School Manila.  The Jr. NBA program, now running for theeighth consecutive year in the Philippines, will reach more than 700 schools and communities nationwide this year. More than 26,000 players and 2,000 coaches have participated in the program since its launch in 2007.
Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA is the league’s international youth development program that promotes basketball participation, sportsmanship and teamwork, and an active lifestyle among children.A follow-up coaches clinic and open clinic for players will be held in Bacolod on January 31 and February 1, followed by a series of school clinics forplayersacross Manila. 
Regional Selection Camps, in which players will showcase their skills in tryouts, will be held nationwide from February untilApril with stops in Puerto Princesa, Binan, Iloilo, Baguio, Bacolod, Davao and Manila in order to select 50 boys and 24 girls to participate in the 8th annual Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA National Training Camp in Manila from April 24-26. 
“The Jr. NBA program has positively impacted the lives of Filipino youth, parents and coaches alike for the past eight years and we are excited for this to continue,” said Carlo Singson, NBA Philippines Country Manager.  “Together with our longstanding partner Alaska, we will work to improve and expand on our program, bringing it to more cities and communities each year and making it a more inclusive and unique experience for Filipinos everywhere.”
“The thousands of children who have trooped to Jr. NBA camps all over the country including the impressive turnout of the first ever Jr. WNBA program last year is an overwhelming affirmation that children are indeed meant to go out and play,” said Wilfred Steven Uytengsu, President and CEO of Alaska Milk Corporation.   

“In 2015, the NBA and Alaska Milk will reach more young aspiring basketball players by bringing in Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA to more cities nationwide.  More than just winning a game, Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA presented by Alaska encourages children to participate in sports to nurture their talent, live a healthy and active lifestyle, and keep children in winning form.” 
The Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA National Training Camp will culminate with the selection of 10 Jr. NBA and five Jr. WNBA All-Stars who will embark on a unique, overseas NBA experience together with fellow Jr. NBA All-Stars from Southeast Asia.  The program is free and open to boys and girls between 10 and 14 years old.
The search for the 2015 Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA Coach of the Year will begin on January 24 in Manila.  Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA Head Coach Chris Sumner will oversee the Coach of the Year program along with coaches of the Alaska Power Camp.  TenJr. NBA and four Jr. WNBA Coach of the Year finalists will be selected to participate in the National Training Camp under Jr. NBA Coaches to enhance their coaching skills.   

The Coach of the Year winners will be announced at the National Training Camp in Manila, which will also be attended by an NBA and WNBA player or Legend and feature NBA Cares community outreach activities. 
Over the past eight years, Jr. NBA/Jr. presented by Alaska has helped to foster a healthy lifestyle among children and families through the combination of proper nutrition and active lifestyle.  It continues to be an effective platform in activating Alaska Milk’s NUTRITION.ACTION.CHAMPION. program to help fight against the increasing number of overweight and undernourished children in the Philippines.
Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA is presented by Alaska.  Gatorade, Globe Telecom and Phoenix Petroleum are Official Partners, while KFC and Spalding are Supporting Partners.  Official NBA Broadcasters are Basketball TV, NBA Premium TV and ABS-CBN Sports + Action. Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA is also supported by the Basketball Coaches Association of the Philippines (BCAP). 
The Jr. NBA program was first conducted in the Philippines in 2007.  Each year a new city benefits from the grassroots basketball program that involves not just young players but also their parents and coaches. This year, with a first-time stop in Baguio, more than 100,000 students, parents, and coaches will benefit through Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA activities including camps and clinics, 

NBA Cares outreach activities, television programs and digital initiatives.  Registration is now ongoing through the Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA event website

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About the NBA:
The NBA is a global sports and media business built around three professional sports leagues: the National Basketball Association, the Women’s National Basketball Association, and the NBA Development League.  The league has established a major international presence with offices in 13 markets worldwide, games and programming in 215 countries and territories in 47 languages, and NBA merchandise for sale in more than 125,000 stores in 100 countries on 6 continents.  NBA rosters at the start of the 2014-15 season featured a record 101 international players from 37 countries and territories.   

NBA Digital’s assets include NBA TV, which is available in 60 million U.S. homes, and, which recorded 26.9 billion page views during the 2013-14 season, with more than half of all visitors originating from outside of North America.   

The NBA is the No. 1 professional sports league on social media, with more than 750 million likes and followers globally across all league, team, and player platforms.  Through NBA Cares, the league and its teams and players have donated more than $242 million to charity, completed more than 3 million hours of hands-on community service, and created more than 915 places where kids and families can live, learn, or play.

About Alaska Milk:
Alaska Milk recognizes the need of Filipino children for proper nutrition.  According to the 2011 National Nutrition Survey conducted by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI), it was revealed that 3 out of 10 children aged 5-10 years were underweight while 8 out of 100 children of the same age were overweight, making malnutrition and obesity two of the most pressing nutritional problems in the Philippines today.   

Alaska Milk is committed to help provide proper nutrition through its leading brands, Alaska Powdered Milk Drink and Alaska Chocolate Powdered Milk Drink.  It contains 20+ essential nutrients that help children reach their full growth potential.  

Aside from proper nutrition, an active lifestyle is needed in order to shape and nurture healthier children.  Because of this, Alaska Milk encourages children to “go out and play” through its NUTRITION. ACTION. CHAMPION. programs: Alaska Basketball and Football Power Camps and Cups, Alaska IronKids Triathlon, Alaska Family Run and Alaska Cycle Philippines.  At the same time, 

Alaska Milk has a professional basketball team, the 13-time PBA champion, Alaska Aces, which continues to inspire the youth to become future champions who are guided by positive values.  Finally, Alaska Milk partners with excellent local and international organizations that share the same objectives, vision, and values namely the Philippine Basketball Association, National Basketball Association, World Triathlon Corporation, Cycle Asia, Makati and Alabang Football Schools.

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