Bayonne Division of Recreation to host Jr. NBA Skills Challenge

The challenge is open to children 13 and younger, divided into two age groups

The Bayonne Division of Recreation will host The Jr. NBA Skills Challenge in April.
The Jr. NBA Skills Challenge, open to children ages 13 and younger, allows kids the opportunity to showcase their fitness through a dribbling, shooting, and rebounding skills competition in the sport of basketball.
The program is free for all participants. Participants compete in up to three levels of competition including Local, Regional and National.
Boys and girls compete separately in two different age groups: 11U for those born on or after Sept. 1, 2010; and 13U for those born on or after Sept. 1, 2008 to Aug. 31, 2010. For all levels of the Jr. NBA Skills Challenge, each competitor’s age is taken as of August 31, 2022
The skills competition will take place on Friday, April 1st. at 6:15 p.m., at the Bayonne High School Ice Rink Gym. Register first online at:
“We are thrilled to host the local Jr. NBA Skills Challenge for all the basketball players in Bayonne,” said Supervisor of Recreation Pete Amadeo. “It is a great event and gives players an opportunity to advance and showcase their skills on the regional and national level. Bayonne is filled with tremendous athletes and we are excited to see how far they can go,” stated.”
The Jr. NBA is the NBA and WNBA’s youth basketball program for boys and girls that teaches the fundamental skills as well as the core values of teamwork, respect, determination, and community at the grassroots level in an effort to help grow and improve the youth basketball experience for players, coaches, parents and referees.
For more information, contact Amadeo at 201-858-6129 or email

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