The Rockets are committed to providing resources and opportunities
for Houston's youth to play basketball. From clinics-to-leagues-to supporting high school athletic programs,
the grassroots basketball initiatives keep youth in the game.
Jr. Rockets Program
The Jr. Rockets program's goal is to increase the Houston Rockets presence with local youth basketball leagues. The program aims to develop a life-long passion for the game of basketball, provide support to the leagues and add programs to make the game fun and rewarding for everyone. Each participating league will include a Houston Rockets game ticket into their league registration. Jr. Rockets/participating league jersey will also be included in the registration process.
Best Shot is a 10-week after-school program for members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston. In its 13th year, Best Shot provides students with academic tutoring, cultural awareness workshops and drug prevention education. Using basketball as an incentive, participants must take part in weekly educational activities and tutorial sessions before taking part in league games.
The Houston Rockets and the National Basketball Academy host a series of skills camps, one-day clinics, mini-dribblers programs, hoop zone clinics, holiday clinics, as well as leagues throughout the year. Each camp offers specialized training in basketball fundamentals, while teaching the importance of teamwork and good sportsmanship.