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Jr NBA Leagues - Program Overview:

We are proud to be the Only Sports Academy in Offer JR NBA  League in partnership with the Sacremento Kings!

The Jr NBA Leagues program is offered to all participants from ages 5 through 14 years old.

Find the Program in your area with the links below!

Site Locations - 2024 Season: 

Sacramento – 2024  Jr NBA League - TBD 


1. JR NBA Season: The JR NBA Season  operates from August through October. Please review your site-specific schedule for details.

2. Age Based Organization: Gratitude Sports Academy is a age-based organization, players play in their designated age group. Wo we do allow paritcipants to 'play up' upon request and evaluation, but we do not allow participants to 'play down'.

 3. Practice/Game Schedule: All practices and games are on the SAME DAY - This means just a 2-hour time commit per week for our parents and families. Practice takes place one-hour prior to a participant's scheduled game time.

4. Game Play: JR NBA game play is 5 versus 5. 

5. Adult/Mentor Coaches: All teams are assigned and adult Head Coach and one asisstant/mentor coach. This allows for adult supervision of all teams and allows the mentor coach (usually a high school stundet) to mentor under an adult. 

5. JR NBA Uniforms: As the only NBA santioned program in the area, our players receive a high quality NBA uniform that includes a Reversible Game Jersey and game shortt. All players will be fitted for their unirform during evaluations. Uniforms will be distrbuted during NBA Fest!

6. Player Evaluations: All Player will participate in player evaluations during the month of June/July to help us better balance rosters for the season. Every player will be evaluated in passing and shooting skills. A Rostering system will be used to balance rosters based on skill scores and work in conjunction of Schools (for better carpooling)  & Buddy Request. 


More Information About Gratitude Sports Academy's JR NBA Leagues Program:

The GSA Jr NBA  program goal is to teach the fundamentals, principles, and techniques of basketball in a safe and encouraging environment.

Both male and female athletes are ALWAYS welcome in our programs!

We strive to keep the commitment to a miminum for parents. We are parents as well and know all too well  the busy schedules with education, other sports, and familiy activites. Pracitces and Games will ALWAYS be on the same day with practices one hour prior to game start time. Any practices scheduled outside of this time by coaches is not encuraged and is not mandatory for any participant. 



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Gratitiude Sports Academy
5050 Laguna Blvd Suite #112, Unit 820
Elk Grove, California 95758

Phone: 916-905-7868
Email: [email protected]

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