LONDON AND MESSINIA, GREECE, April 19, 2023 –The National Basketball Association (NBA) and TEMES today announced a multiyear agreement for TEMES to launch an NBA Basketball School in Costa Navarino.
The tuition-based basketball development program for Costa Navarino guests and aspiring basketball players ages six and up will cover on-court training, skill development and basketball education for all skill levels, and will tip off in May 2023 with weekly, one, three and five-day packages. Participants will receive an NBA Basketball School-branded t-shirt and certificate and will have the chance to win a range of prizes. The program marks the NBA’s first collaboration with a privately-run hospitality and sports destination in Europe to launch a Basketball School.
NBA International Basketball Operations staff will be onsite on Thursday, June 8 to celebrate the collaboration with a special event featuring on-court programming and appearances by current or former NBA players. Registration for activities beginning May 15 is open now at costanavarino.com/nba-basketball-school.
“We’re thrilled to expand our sports offering and collaborate with the world’s preeminent basketball association,” said TEMES Managing Director Stephanos Theodorides. “The prestigious NBA Basketball School program will enhance Costa Navarino’s position as a leading sports destination globally, renowned for top quality services and authentic experiences. This agreement creates a strong proposition for both young and adult players, combining a world-class coaching program with exceptional hospitality and leisure facilities in a unique year-round destination.”
“We’re excited to tip off this collaboration with Costa Navarino as part of our continued commitment to growing basketball at the grassroots level in Greece and across the region,” said NBA Associate Vice President of Basketball Operations, Europe and Middle East, Neal Meyer. “Our goal through this program is to inspire and create more opportunities for players of all ages to learn the fundamentals and core values of the game, including teamwork, leadership and respect.”
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.
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