How Does Jr. NBA Support Canadian Sport for Life Principles?
What is Canadian Sport for Life?
- Canadian Sport for Life (CS4L) is a Canadian movement to provide age and stage appropriate programming for athletes, from playground to podium.
What Is Physical Literacy?
- Physical literacy is defined as an individual’s ability to move competently and confidently in all types of environments; it is the literacy of movement.
How Does Jr. NBA Fit into Canadian Sport for Life?
- Jr. NBA program falls within the FUNdamental stage of Canadian Sport for Life. During this stage, the focus is on fun, being with friends, and developing self-esteem. Skill development will occur through a variety of safe, challenging games and quality instruction.
- Jr. NBA will focus on the fundamental movement skills of running, jumping, throwing, catching, balance, agility, and co-ordination. The program will also work to begin the development of some of the fundamental basketball skills such as dribbling, passing, shooting, rebound and playing defense.
6 Jr. NBA Canadian Sport for Life (CS4L) Principles for Jr. NBA Coaches:
- Have fun and teach through games.
- Winning comes from doing something well, not from keeping score.
- Use the modified equipment (lower baskets and smaller balls).
- The curriculum has been designed to maximize the frequency of “touches” each player gets with the basketball and includes shooting, passing, and ball handling drills.
- Group kids according to developmental age and NOT by chronological age.
- Ensure maximum participation and remember that all players are equal. When doing things in lines, the magic number is three people per line.
*For more information on the Canadian Sport for Life model, visit http://www.canadiansportforlife.ca