Junior NBA Philippines finally returns with private camp

Junior NBA Philippine MVPs Travis Pascual and Kaisha Ezail Varona.  - Contribute photos

Junior NBA Philippine MVPs Travis Pascual and Kaisha Ezail Varona. – Contribute photos

MANILA, Philippines তিন After three years, the junior NBA Philippines has finally recently organized a private basketball camp with 30 young ballers at the Gatorade Hoops Center.

On May 7 and 8, 22 boys and eight girls from Bacolod, Baguio and Metro Manila took part in the league’s World Youth Basketball Program, a two-day event for the Junior NBA.

On the first day, participants were taught the basics of basketball through a variety of drills and techniques led by junior NBA Asia head coach Natalia Andre and local junior NBA coaches, and the importance of hydration as a form of sports recovery by Gatorade sports scientist and coach Kale Alvarez. .

Young basketball players also participated in 5-on-5 exhibition games and a shooting competition between the boys and girls teams.

Natalia Andre, head coach of Junior NBA Asia, said: “We are excited to be back on the court with our players and coaches at the first NBA Philippine individual camp since 2019.

“The ability to train players directly is crucial for the development of young athletes because it allows coaches to connect with participants and develop meaningful interactions throughout the entire learning experience.”

Travis Pasquale, 13, Mary Immaculate Parish Special School and Kaisha Isail Verona, 14, Trinitas School of St. Maria Bulacan was voted the most valuable player in the boys and girls divisions, respectively.

The local coaches also benefited from the knowledge transfer through a training session by providing advanced basketball instruction on the 2nd day of the Junior NBA Philippine Camp.

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