NEW YORK – The National Basketball Association (NBA) today announced a multiyear partnership with M&A Sports, S.A. to launch the first NBA Basketball School in Argentina at Monte Carlo International Sports Club, an elite athletic training facility in Rosario. Beginning this year, the NBA and Monte Carlo International Sports Club will host a year-round NBA Basketball School program, as well as camps and clinics that will provide boys and girls with on-court training, skill development and basketball education.
NBA Basketball School is a network of tuition-based basketball development programs open to boys and girls ages 6-18 from outside the U.S. Argentina will become the fourth Latin American country to launch or announce plans to open an NBA Basketball School program, joining Brazil, Mexico and Uruguay.
The new Monte Carlo International Sports Club in Rosario, Argentina, which is under construction and scheduled to open later in 2022, will serve as the home of the first NBA Basketball School program in Argentina.
“We are thrilled to partner with M&A Sports, S.A., who shares our commitment to creating more opportunities for young athletes throughout Argentina and Latin America to play the game,” said NBA Latin America Senior Vice President and Managing Director Arnon de Mello. “The incredible new state-of-the-art facility opening in Rosario will foster an environment that promotes learning, teamwork and fun on the court. We can’t wait to welcome participants to our first NBA Basketball School camp in the country this year.”
“We see so much potential for growth for the game of basketball in Argentina and couldn’t be more excited to partner with the NBA to bring the Basketball School program to our new elite sports complex,” said Monte Carlo International Sports Club CEO Fabrice Pastor. “Together, we will provide boys and girls with the instruction and resources they need to excel on the court while equipping them with life skills that will help their development as young people.”
The NBA Basketball School curriculum, which is designed to develop players and provide parents, coaches and organizations with a better understanding of the process of improvement, has been developed by the NBA’s International Basketball Operations department in consultation with current and former NBA coaches, players and player development specialists. Since 2017, NBA Basketball Schools have been launched or announced in Brazil, China, Greece, India, Italy, Kuwait, Mexico, Spain, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Uruguay. More information on the NBA Basketball School program can be found here.
The NBA Basketball School program builds on the NBA’s existing youth and elite basketball development initiatives in Latin America, including the Jr. NBA, the league’s global youth basketball program for boys and girls; Basketball Without Borders, the NBA and FIBA’s global basketball development and community outreach program that has been held in the region 10 times; and NBA Academy Latin America, an elite basketball training program for top prospects from throughout Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, South America and Canada. Since opening in 2017, 18 male and female NBA Academy Latin America participants have committed to NCAA Division I schools.
Information about how to register for the NBA Basketball School program will be announced at a later date.
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