June 4, 2012

Chennai hosts 2012 Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA 'Train the Trainer' programme

NBA Press Release: The National Basketball Association (NBA) in India hosted the Train the Trainer programme at JJ Stadium in Chennai on Sunday, June 3, with some of the top coaches from the city participating in the training session.

The Train the Trainers program, a part of the 2012 Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA basketball development programme in India saw in attendance numerous coaches for the two day session hosted by Troy Justice, Sr. Director, Basketball Operations, NBA International.

The two day programme featured on-court clinics and classroom sessions aiming to provide the coaches with additional training skills for the development of players from a skills and fitness perspective.

The sessions also featured the NBA’s first-ever Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA India-focused training video. The 75 minute DVD, shot in India with local players, including videos illustrating fundamental skill development, advanced offensive moves, and fitness training. Each coach attending the ‘Train the Trainer’ session received a copy of the DVD.

The attending coaches were also informed of the dedicated Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA microsite on NBA.com/India that will provide all coaches and physical education instructors access to videos, photos and other materials to reinforce proper training technique.

The Train the Trainer programme will also be held in Mumbai, Pune and Chandigarh.


  1. It was an exciting and refreshing two days for the coaches, Troy was able to give an insight of coaching techniques which will help the coaches to keep the younger players intact in practice se@sions in developing their skills at younger age

  2. It was nice reading about the train the trainer program. Not only in the field of sports, but rather in every field the train the trainer program should be initiated and handled properly.