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"Take your basketball skills to the next level"

NBA Basketball School is a network of tuition-based basketball development programs open to male and female players ages 6-18. Up to now, NBA Basketball Schools have been launched in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, China, Dominican Republic, Greece, India, Italy, Jordan, Kuwait, Lithuania, Mexico, Spain, Uruguay and the UAE.

The NBA WAY not only focuses on skill development but also promotes
positive NBA values such as integrity, respect, teamwork and innovation.

The mission of 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 NBA Basketball School elite training methodology and techniques.



The coaches will introduce and familiarise all student-athletes with NBA Basketball School Portugal’s holistic development training methodology and techniques.


NBA Approved Curriculum

With input from NBA coaches, former NBA players, and player development experts, NBA Basketball School Portugal has developed a comprehensive curriculum approved by the NBA and will be taught by NBA-Approved coaches.

Holistic Development

A transformational player development approach that focuses on the social, emotional, mental, and intellectual growth of participants through the use of sport.

World-Class Facilities

The program will operate out of state-of-art basketball facilities and will feature official NBA game balls, so participants can enjoy an authentic NBA experience.

Expert Coaches

The program is led by experienced passionate foreign and local coaches, who are trained and guided by the NBA-Approved Technical Director.



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

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.



With input from NBA coaches, former NBA players, and player development experts, 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 to 18 who are interested in playing basketball. The program is executed by teams of NBA Basketball School coaches and local coaches who have been trained with the NBA Basketball School Curriculum.



In the first four levels of the curriculum, coaches will focus on teaching student-athletes the 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 (Rookie, Starter, All-Star and MVP) players graduate to elite levels: Hall of Fame and Champion.

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.


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