This is Junior Kings.

Kids learn about much more than just basketball when they join Junior Kings. Whether they participate in a clinic, camp, or league, they have access to the best coaches in the region, the most individualized and effective instruction, and all the excitement that only an NBA program can offer. Junior Kings is committed to developing kids ages 6 to 14 as whole players, working with all skill levels to cultivate respect, sportsmanship, and work ethic in addition to mastering the fundamentals of the game. Equipped with these characteristics, kids are the best possible teammates they can be both on and off the basketball court.

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  • The Junior Kings program is where the Sacramento Kings organization invites kids to experience the love of basketball firsthand. It’s not just about bounce passes and lay ups, it’s about making the excitement and resources of the NBA accessible to kids in a way no other youth basketball program can. Whether at a one day clinic, multi-day camp, or an ongoing league, when kids join Junior Kings, they’re part of the team.

    Why Junior Kings?

    • Coaches include NBA and WNBA legends
    • Well-rounded coaching staff possesses deep experience with all skill levels and personality types
    • Backgrounds in youth mentoring as well as youth basketball allow coaching staff to coach the whole player, both on and off the court
    • 1 coach for every 5-10 players ensures unparalleled attention and individualized instruction
    • Kids get to play on NBA regulation courts that were used by Kings players
    • Post-practice review in the same theater room the Kings used
    • Every player receives a Junior Kings branded t-shirt, headband and certificate
    • Awards and prizes include unique Kings memorabilia and autographed collectables
  • Junior Kings camps and clinics are a low-commitment, high-reward experience providing the best youth basketball coaching available for 6-14 year olds. Whether at a one-day clinic or multi-day camp, players get to experience the thrill of using Kings facilities, learning from coaches with deep experience in bringing out the best in kids of all skill levels.

    NEXT EVENT:

    Legends Series: Bobby Jackson

    Practice Facility @ Sleep Train Arena: One Sports Parkway, Sacramento, CA 95834

    As part of our Legends Series, the Junior Kings and Bobby Jackson are hosting a clinic on July 29th, 2017 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm!

    This clinic will give your child the chance to enhance their basketball skills with Kings Legend Bobby Jackson. Register your 6-14 year old today!

    Registration Fees Include:

    • 3 hour clinic
    • Special-edition Learn from Legends t-shirt + additional swag
    • Meet and greet + Q&A with Legend for participants and parents
    • Complimentary ticket to a 2017-18 Kings game (available for select games)
    • Special pricing on additional Junior Kings camps/clinics (excluding other Legends Series clinics)

    Space is limited, so reserve your spot today.

    Please bring a basketball and water. No open toed shoes or jeans -- please wear athletic gear.

    TThe clinic will take place at the Practice Facility at Sleep Train Arena, located at 1 Sports Parkway, Sacramento, CA 95834. Enter through Toll Plaza 9 off of Truxel Blvd and follow the purple Junior Kings flags.

    Register

  • Partnering with Junior Kings gives your league the tools and visibility to offer players and coaches the best possible youth basketball experience in the region. Get the name recognition of the Kings organization for your league, swag for your players, and event opportunities for families. There are youth basketball leagues, and then there are Junior Kings youth basketball leagues.

    For only $15 per player you get:

    • Reversible jersey (co-branded with the Junior Kings and your legend’s logo)
    • Drawstring bag
    • Special appearance by Kings talent like Slamson or the Sacramento Kings Dancers at your league’s events
    • Ticket to a Kings game
    • Special prices on additional tickets
    • First access to camp & clinics schedule, special invitations to in-game activations, game day offers and more.

    Please fill out the form below for more information on joining a Junior Kings league.

  • Henry Turner

    Having played professional basketball for 15 years—including two seasons with the Sacramento Kings—Turner has brought true NBA knowledge and experience to the Junior Kings players since he joined the program in 2014. He earned two MVP and scoring awards while playing in Europe, all while cultivating the leadership and skills to parlay his playing experience into a successful NBA broadcasting career after retiring in 2002. When he’s not overseeing the trainers and coaches for the Junior Kings program or recording the pre and post game Kings show on KHTK 1140, you can catch him spending time with his three children, Khendel, EJ, and Khendra.

    Ruthie Bolton

    Ruthie Bolton is a two-time Olympic Gold Medalist, Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame inductee, and the original franchise player for the Sacramento Monarchs WNBA team. She has scored over 2,000 career points and is 4th on the WNBA’s all-time 3-pointer list. Bolton is the only player in the history of the Monarchs to have her jersey number retired and Junior Kings players get to develop on the same court that Ruthie used as she rose to fame. She’s been on the cover of Sports Illustrated, a guest on Live with Regis and Kelly and Late Night with David Letterman, and starred in a Nike commercial, but when she’s coaching the Junior Kings she sees it as her job to ensure that the kids feel like the stars.

    Morgan Ragan

    Morgan Ragan has played basketball all her life, playing on the varsity team all four years in high school, winning 1st team All-League three of her four years and helping the team win the only Women’s Basketball League Title in school history. She continued to play for two years in college and through injuries proceeded to play in the San Francisco Pro Am League. Ragan brings all of that experience and enthusiasm to her role as a Junior Kings coach, where she especially loves to see kids find self-empowerment through gaining confidence on the basketball court. When she’s not coaching basketball, she’s usually talking about basketball as a co-host on The Deuce and Mo Podcast, a Northern California sports podcast that broadcasts live five-days a week on Youtube, iTunes, and PodBean. Ragan also works for the Sacramento Kings as a social media contributor where she interviews players, coaches and personalities and puts together videos for the website.

    Charles Doss

    Charles Doss, aka “Coach Doss,” grew up as an outstanding multi-sport athlete who went on to play college football, but his love was always sharing his enthusiasm for team sports with kids. He started coaching youth basketball as a way to give back to his community and now has over 20 years of experience coaching a wide variety of youth training programs and NBA camps. His time with kids on the court has taught him the value of coaching the whole player, leading him to begin running clinics throughout the Sacramento Region with “Center Court,” a program designed to give kids tools to succeed both on and off the basketball court. Coach Doss has been coaching Junior Kings since 2014 and says the best part of the job is “the opportunity to do what I love, working with the Jr. NBA program and encouraging kids from all over.”

    Niko Williams

    As a child growing up in Mobile, Alabama, all Niko Williams wanted to do was get to high school so he could play on the basketball team. He enjoyed a successful basketball career during his four years at John L. Leflore High School and went on to The University of Alabama where he earned his degree in Kinesiology. During college he worked as a practice player for the women’s basketball team and interned as an assistant coach for Central High School in Tuscaloosa Alabama, furthering his understanding not just of the technical aspects of the game but of the pedagogical methods necessary for coaching players across a variety of backgrounds and experience levels. After college Williams moved to Sacramento to pursue his dream of one day being a coach in the NBA, a dream that infuses his role with the Junior Kings with passion and focus.

    Khendrick (EJ) Turner

    Khendrick (EJ) Turner has been playing basketball his entire life. Growing up in Sacramento, he attended Folsom High and Cordova High, followed by Sacramento City College. Turner has loved being a part of the Junior Kings Program since his start in 2015 and enjoys sharing his passion for the game. His favorite part of being involved with the Junior Kings is working out with the kids and seeing them improve, whether it be in a three-hour clinic or multi-day camp.



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