The goal of JBA, the Juanita Select Boys Basketball program, is to promote the development of basketball skills in players that feed into the Juanita High School Program. Through advanced training and competitive teams, our organization helps our boys learn the fundamental skills of basketball and play an advanced level of competition. While playing with players of comparable age and skills, boys are working to promote the development of character, sportsmanship, and a spirit of cooperation on and off the basketball court.
We provide exciting and competitive opportunities to our players to improve their basketball skills, hang out with their friends and have fun! We have multiple practices every week, we play East side Travel League and enroll in multiple tournaments. We partner with professional coaches and provide additional training opportunities for our players! After all that work, we sometimes win!
Even though we are a basketball organization, we encourage and support our players playing different sports. We believe that multiple sports will develop better athletes that will be ready to support their basketball team.
All players entering the 4th through 8th grade who live within the Juanita High School Boundary are eligible to participate in the program.
Consistent with its community-based mission, JBA conducts fundraisers in order to provide financial support to the basketball programs in schools it serves. Our main fundraiser is our own Thanksgiving Tournament, a three day event full of fun, competitive basketball, hanging out with friends and serving our community. In our current 2016/2017 season, JBA raised and donated $10,000 to the Juanita High School Basketball program!
We are commited to raising our kids through sports and developing them into responsive young adults. All our board members are volunteers and eager to help in all aspects of our program. In addition, we encourage our parents to joing the team! Our current members are:
Tom Byrne – President, Co-Director
Mark Taylor – Treasurer, Co-Director
Goran Marinkovic – Digital Marketing & Communications
Shelby Williams – Tournament Director
Josh King – Tournament Director
Brian Casper – Eastside Travel League (ETL) Coordinator