MANILA, Philippines – The Jr. NBA Philippines 2013 begins its regional selection camp this weekend, March 16-17, at the CSI Stadia in Lucao, Dagupan City.
Players aged 10-14 will get the chance to participate in a learn-and-achieve camp that will test their physical and basketball smarts through NBA-style skills and drills.
The two-day selection camp, which will be for free, starts at 9 a.m. on March 16 and ends on March 17.
The first day will be devoted to skills test and drills, as well as the selection of the top 40 performers, who will participate in more drills and scrimmages in the second day.
Up to 10 players will then be selected after Day 2, who will represent the region in the National Training Camp in April.
Leading the Dagupan camp will be guest Jr. NBA coach Greg Stolt and local Jr. NBA coaches led by PBA legend Jojo Lastimosa.
All participants will have their vitals measured and participate in shooting skills challenges, dribbling, footwork and passing drills, endurance tests, as well as fitness and agility tests.
The top performers in the Dagupan camp will join other top campers selected in other Regional Selection Camps, slated April 1-2 in Davao City, April 6-7 in Lucena City, and April 13-14 in Manila.
Ten more campers will be chosen from the Alaska Power Camp to make up the 50 participants in the National Training Camp, which will be held in Manila on April 26-28.
The highlight of the Jr. NBA Philippines 2013 is the selection of the Jr. NBA Philippines All Stars, who will be awarded with an authentic NBA experience later this year and the chance to play against a counterpart youth team abroad.
Jr. NBA partners will also be running interactive booths and contest during the camp. The activities will be free to all participants.
Registration for the Regional Selection Camp is ongoing on the Jr. NBA website, or on site at 8 a.m. before the start of the clinic.