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About The NBA

The NBA is a global sports and media business built around three professional sports leagues: The National Basketball Association, the Women’s National Basketball Association, and the NBA Development League. The league has established a major international presence with games and programming in 215 countries and territories in 49 languages, and NBA merchandise for sale in more than 125,000 stores in 100 countries on 6 continents. NBA rosters at the start of the 2016-17 season featured a record 113 international players from 41 countries and territories. NBA Digital’s assets include NBA TV, NBA.com and the NBA App, which achieved record viewership and traffic during the 2015-16 season. The NBA has created one of the largest social media communities in the world, with more than one billion likes and followers globally across all league, team, and player platforms. Through NBA Cares, the league addresses important social issues by working with internationally recognized youth-serving organizations that support education, youth and family development, and health-related causes.

About India On Track

India On Track was established in 2012 to inculcate a culture of sport amongst the youth and create a platform to learn and participate in various disciplines. We do this by creating grassroots’ sport development initiatives executed through world class training and international affiliations.

IOT partners with top international sporting entities to bring best – in – class sports thinking and philosophy to India. Each partnership focuses on the amalgamation of the technical expertise of these leaders in world sport and IOT’s management experience and vision for India.

IOT has a holistic approach aimed at achieving overall sporting excellence in India through various scouting, training & development programs.

NBA Basketball School

NBA Basketball Schools are a network of basketball development programs around the world open to international male and female players ages 6-18. NBA Basketball Schools are unique in their approach based on “the NBA-Way” of developing basketball talent which includes an explosive and athletic type of basketball experience along with the promotion of positive NBA values of integrity, teamwork, respect, and innovation.

Program Overview

The mission of the NBA Basketball School is to inspire young athletes and to provide a unique development opportunity through exposure to established coaches with proven training techniques. The coaches will introduce and familiarize all student-athletes with the NBA Basketball School elite training methodology and techniques.

  • With input from NBA coaches, former NBA players, and player development experts, the NBA Basketball School developed a comprehensive basketball curriculum approved by the National Basketball Coaches Association that will be introduced in partnership with school coaches.
  • The program provides on-court training, strength and conditioning exercises, and basketball education for young athletes between the ages of 6-18 who are interested in playing basketball.
  • The program is executed by trained NBA Basketball School coaches approved by the NBA Elite Basketball Development operation team.
  • The program is led by teams of foreign and local coaches with NBA regional heads overseeing all training operations.

Program Philosophy

The NBA Basketball School philosophy is to share the game of basketball with young athletes across the world by teaching skills, values, and wellness in a positive and fun environment. The holistic approach is intended to strengthen the culture of youth basketball, teach life lessons, and empower young athletes to succeed both on and off the court. The NBA Basketball School believes this philosophy leads to developing complete and well-rounded basketball players and individuals.

Basketball Curriculum

The NBA Basketball School curriculum has been developed to help players, parents, coaches, and organizations better understand the process of improvement. The curriculum is a developmentally-based progression that depends on players mastering new skills before advancing to the next level. It’s not based on a player’s age, but rather on his or her proficiency at key skills.

In the first four levels of the curriculum, coaches will focus on teaching student-athletes the basic fundamentals of the game of basketball, and will use a skill progression checklist that helps players advance through developmental levels. As they progress through each level, players will be challenged by increasing the level of difficulty and intensity of the drills. This approach helps players to continually develop and enjoy the positive reinforcement of mastering new skills.

After completing the first four levels, student-athletes advance to an elite level of player development. This second stage focuses on the advancement and mastery of basketball skills learned throughout the first four stages, while placing significantly more focus on team concepts and competition. Coaches will introduce more complex basketball techniques, concepts and tactics that are commonly used in elite high school, university, and professional basketball programs.

Technical Director – Ryan Burns

RYAN BURNS

Hometown: Melbourne, Australia

Ryan Burns is an experienced International Basketball Coach, Technical Director and Junior Development Specialist. Originally from Melbourne, Australia he has spent the past 10+ years in countries throughout the Asia/Pacific region. Ryan brings a unique skill set and perspective to the NBA Basketball School Technical Director role and will harness the ambition of India’s youth to enhance their development and growth as Basketball players.

Previous Experience

Jr NBA International Coach (India)
Wellington College Basketball Technical Advisor (New Zealand)
Phoenix Fuelmasters PBA Coaching Consultant (Philippines)
KL Dragons ASEAN Coaching Consultant (Malaysia)
Australian Sports Commission Regional Coordinator (Australia)
FIBA International Basketball Development Officer (Pacific)
Solomon Islands National Basketball Head Coach (Solomon Islands)
Bundaberg QBL Assistant Coach (Australia)
Australian Cathollic University Head Coach (Australia)
National Intensive Training Program Basketball Coach (Australia)
Bulleen Boomers Elite Junior Basketball Coach (Australia)

Qualifications

Bachelor or Applied Science (Sports Coach & Administration)
Deakin University, Australia
FIBA Certified Basketball Coach

Location

NBA: India On Track

MUMBAI

Venue details:

Jamnabai Narsee School,
Narsee Monjee Bhavan,
N.S. Road No. 7,
JVPD Scheme,
Vile Parle West,
Mumbai,
Maharashtra 400049

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