2020-21 Junior Jazz Season Concludes

By Katelyn Chambers

The 2020-21 Junior Jazz season has officially come to an end. We know there were many challenges this season, and we are very appreciative of the hard work put in by each individual city and recreation center that were able to provide a Junior Jazz league this season. A special thank you to all the volunteer coaches, staff, officials, parents, fans and especially the Junior Jazz participants! Junior Jazz could not run without all the combined efforts of all involved. (more…)

The Best Way to Improve Your Game of Basketball

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By Gary Seljaas

To get better at anything you do in life you must be willing to work at it correctly over and over. In the game of basketball, a player will learn the proper techniques for drills that help them improve their ball handling, passing, shooting, attack, and finishing. These are the drills they do over and over to perfect these individual skills but then they must be able to apply them to a team sport. (more…)

Junior Jazz Week Success

Junior Jazz Week

By Katelyn Chambers

What do Joe Ingles, Jordan Clarkson, Derrick Favors, Georges Niang and Jazz Bear all have in common? They were all part of the Junior Jazz Virtual Party! Find out if Derrick Favors can name three planets, how Georges Niang got his nickname “The Minivan”, and how Joe Ingles & Jordan Clarkson got their start in basketball. (more…)

Junior Jazz Week 2021

Jazz Bear

By Nate Martinez

In conjunction with Jr. NBA week, the Utah Jazz and the Junior Jazz program will celebrate Junior Jazz Week from April 12-17. The week will include multiple ways for Junior Jazz participants and their families to interact with the Jazz in fun and safe ways.

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Utah Jazz Camps and Clinics Return to In-Person Offerings

By Nate Martinez

Starting with three Offensive Skills Clinics over spring break in March and April, Utah Jazz Camps and Clinics will return to in-person programming for the first time in over 12 months. The spring break clinics will be held in Farmington, Provo and St. George. (more…)

Let’s all take the Lead Together

Lead Together

By Katelyn Chambers

Respect, leadership, kindness, sportsmanship and positivity. These five values make up the Junior Jazz Lead Together initiative. This new initiative was inspired by Lead Together, a collaboration among Utah sports teams and athletes, to cultivate a community culture of inclusion and belonging. (more…)

Virtual Clinics reach kids around the globe

Virtual Clinics

By Gary Seljaas

As COVID-19 changed the world we live in, it was evident that basketball around the state of Utah, the country, and the world would change as well. After a successful first year of traveling throughout the Utah Jazz market to conduct in-person camps and clinics, Utah Jazz Camps and Clinics launched virtual offerings to reach young Jazz fans around the globe. (more…)

Sportsmanship is key in Junior Jazz

Junior Jazz Sportsmanship

By Katelyn Chambers

Positivity, respect and leadership. These are just a few words that come to mind when describing Nico Campos, Cleo Bullie and Richie Martinez. All three were a part of the Junior Jazz program last season and are excellent examples of sportsmanship.

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adidas D.O.N. Issue #2 shoes

The adidas D.O.N. Issue #2 shoes are finally here! Watch the video above to learn what makes these shoes unique and why Donovan Mitchell named the “camp shoe” his favorite colorway. (more…)

Utah Jazz’s Jr. NBA Coach of the Year

By Aaron Falk

Ryan Heath has a way of making his players feel loved. Just ask 11-year-old Stockton. Each game, Heath makes sure he always has a play or two drawn up for his Junior Jazz team to get the boy with Downs syndrome a shot. (more…)

Kids Club Monthly Prize Winners

Each month, one Utah Jazz Kids Club member is selected as our monthly prize winner. Check out some of our past winners and prizes below! (more…)

Stay home. Stay safe.

By Aaron Falk

Stay home. Stay safe.

That’s the message from our government leaders and your favorite Utah Jazz players right now. (more…)

Utah Jazz players’ favorite basketball movies

By Aaron Falk

The Utah Jazz are doing their part to fight the Coronavirus by practicing social distancing and staying at home. That means they have plenty of time to re-watch their favorite basketball movies.

What are Hollywood’s best hardwood moments? Let’s ask the guys.
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Q&A with Donovan Mitchell

What motivates Donovan Mitchell to succeed? What’s the best advice he’s ever received from another player? And will the former Slam Dunk champion ever try to reclaim his title?
The Utah Jazz guard met with more than 300 teenagers recently to answer their questions.
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