Students from Dignity for Children Foundation Participates in the Junior NBA Open Clinic

A group shot with the students and teachers from Dignity for Children Foundation at the end of the clinic. (U.S. Embassy photo)
Students from the Dignity for Children Foundation going through the drills in individual stations. (U.S. Embassy photo)
Students from the Dignity for Children Foundation going through the drills in individual stations. (U.S. Embassy photo)

40 students from the Dignity for Children Foundation participated in the Junior NBA Open Clinic at the IGB International School in Sierramas on Saturday, April 2, 2016. The clinic lead by Junior NBA Head Coach, Craig Brown was also open to students from various schools. In total, there were over 400 students who participated in the event.

The clinic began with a group wide warm-up session as students were divided into individual groups according to their ages for the skill stations. Each student was required to rotate through a set of six skill stations which include drills for shooting, ball handling, conditioning, passing, defense, and offense, with guidance from individual coaches. During the clinic, Junior NBA Core values of sportsmanship, teamwork, positive attitude, and respect were also instilled via the activities. At the end of the clinic, there was a short game of Knockout where the top 5 players won Dutch Lady basketballs and backpack with Dutch Lady goodies.

The Open Clinic participation from the students of Dignity for Children Foundation was part of the “Life Skills Through American Sports” program with the ASA Foundation funded by the US Embassy of Kuala Lumpur.