The NBA partners with SLAM School to develop young talents in Spain

The NBA and SLAM SCHOOL, a private educational institution in Spain for students aged 11-18, have announced a collaboration to host a series of basketball development activities for students attending SLAM institutions and events The collaboration makes SLAM SCHOOL an Official Partner of the NBA in Spain.

Through collaboration, SLAM and the NBA jointly organize campuses that teach the fundamentals of sport and will launch the “NBA SLAM Cup”, a 3×3 tournament for 11-18 year olds.

All events will take place at the facilities and on the SLAM SCHOOL campus, located in the Sierra de Guadarrama National Park, which is considered a biosphere reserve by UNESCO. The next campus will start in the summer of 2022.

The collaboration will also include face-to-face and virtual lectures covering a variety of topics, including basketball, nutrition and sports business development. SLAM and the NBA will announce the full schedule of activities at a later date.

“We are excited to partner with the SLAM School, which shares our dedication to teaching young people through the values ​​of leadership, teamwork and a healthy and active lifestyle,”Said the Director of NBA Spain, Chus Bueno. “We are looking forward to working with SLAM to build a program that develops students as players and people as part of the SLAM School curriculum.”

“Together with the NBA we want to develop a reference for schools in the preparation of high performance basketball talent for young people, ”commented the co-founder and CEO of SLAM Universities, Juan Antonio Perteguer and the Global Head of SLAM Universities, Enrique Martin.

SLAM SCHOOL is part of the educational project of SLAM Universities aimed at young people with sports, academic and artistic talent.