NBA teams up with StryxSports to launch first NBA Basketball School in the UAE

Sport360 staff 18:31 19/02/2019
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The National Basketball Association (NBA) and StryxSports, one of the UAE’s leading sports providers, have announced the launch of the first NBA Basketball School in the region, to be held in Dubai.

The tuition-based basketball development programme will feature two camps (March 2-9; July 7-13) for young male and female players aged six-18.

Registration for both camps is now open by visiting uae.nbabasketballschool.com.

“We’re excited to partner with StryxSports to bring the first NBA Basketball School to Dubai,” said NBA associate vice president of basketball operations, Neal Meyer.

“Through this programme, our goal is to inspire more young boys and girls across the region to develop their skills under the guidance of experienced coaches using the NBA Basketball School curriculum.”

“We are very excited about our partnership with NBA and to offer this great opportunity to the UAE youth,” said StryxSports CEO, Seif Tawfik. “This is another great platform for StryxSports to provide unique training and competition programmes for all abilities to empower each child to reach their full potential in the sport they love.”

The NBA Basketball School curriculum, which is designed to develop players and provide parents, coaches and organisations with a better understanding of the process of improvement, has been developed by the NBA’s elite basketball development team in consultation with current and former NBA coaches, NBA players and player development experts.

The comprehensive curriculum covers on-court training, strength and conditioning and basketball education for young players aged six-18 and is delivered by NBA’s international basketball operations staff and coaches from around the world and local coaches.

The initiative adds an additional layer to the NBA’s existing basketball development efforts in Europe and the Middle East, including the Jr. NBA, the league’s global youth basketball programme for boys and girls that features 50 leagues in 22 European countries; and Basketball Without Borders (BWB), the NBA and FIBA’s global basketball development and community outreach programme that has been held in Europe 17 times, with a record 27 former BWB campers featuring in the NBA this season.

In April 2017, the NBA launched the NBA Basketball School, a network of tuition-based basketball development programmes open to male and female players from outside the US aged six-18.

NBA Basketball Schools have since been launched in Brazil, Greece, India and Turkey. Fans in the UAE can follow the NBA on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and download the official NBA App on iOS and Android for the latest news, updates, scores, stats, schedules, videos and more.

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