2018-19 Youth Coaches Summit

On September 29th, 2018 join the Trail Blazers, Nike, USA Basketball and Coaching Peace at a full day training for youth basketball recreational coaches. We believe all kids are made to play and that coaches live at the core of the Youth Basketball Experience. Whether you have multiple years of experience or are new to coaching, we believe everyone can be a coach.

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Rip City Academy

Rip City Academy presented by Nike is designed to partner existing Youth Basketball Leagues with the Portland Trail Blazers. The Rip City Academy league provides athletes with exclusive Trail Blazer experiences and opportunities to grow their love of the sport while having a positive early experience playing organized basketball.

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CAMPS & CLINICS

Improve fundamental skills, build teamwork and learn about healthy and active lifestyles at our public camps and clinics, presented by Nike.

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Trail Blazers Youth Coaches

We are proud to staff experienced youth coaches from our region on our Youth Basketball Coaching Roster. Our coaches are passionate about youth development in basketball and work to create positive experiences for youth in the sport and improve fundamental skills to get them to the next level of play. Meet our coaches today!

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Rip City 3‑on‑3 Tournament

The Rip City 3-on3 basketball tournament is Portland’s premier 3-on-3 tournament for players of all ages, abilities and skill levels. Join a weekend of festivities including Nike Clinics, 3-point shooting contests and a youth skills challenge. Every team member receives a ticket to a Trail Blazer game all while benefiting the Trail Blazers Foundation!

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Damian Lillard Hosts Hoops Camp for Local Kids

Dame is for the children.

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Damian Lillard Hosts Hoops Camp for Local Kids

Dame is for the children.
Jul 25, 2018  |  00:45

2018 Rip City Academy

The Rip City Academy presented by Nike is a community driven program designed to help provide kids the opportunity to grow their love of the sport and have a positive early experience playing in organized leagues.
Jul 1, 2018  |  01:00

Trail Blazers and Nautilus Take Over Clark County Youth Basketball Tournament

Earlier this season, Maurice Harkless, Pat Connaughton, and the Trail Blazers game night crew joined Nautilus Cares for a surprise takeover during the championship game of the Clark County Activities League youth tournament.
Apr 9, 2018  |  02:02

Holiday Hoops Clinic

Over the holidays, the Trail Blazers teamed up with local nonprofit Girls Inc. to provide a clinic to young athletes in the Portland area, teaching them teamwork and leadership skills to help them be successful on and off the court.
Mar 14, 2018  |  01:09

Players Coaching Rip City Academy

Pat Connaughton and Jake Layman recently took part in a Rip City Academy training day to work with youth basketball players from the Portland area and give them a tour of the Trail Blazers practice facility.
Mar 14, 2018  |  01:34

2017 Summer Hoops Camp

Sep 14, 2017  |  02:21

2017 3-on-3 League

The Rip City 3-on-3 basketball tournament is Portland’s premier 3-on-3 tournament for players of all ages, abilities and skill levels. Watch the 2017 recap of the weekend festivities.
Aug 21, 2017  |  02:27

Trail Blazers Players Draft, Then Coach Local Youth at Rip City Academy

The Trail Blazers hosted a group of kids at the Practice Facility, simulating an NBA Draft then coaching individual teams in 3-on-3 games.
Oct 21, 2016  |  01:56

Trail Blazers Host First-Ever All Girls Hoops Camp

In partnership with Girls, Inc. and Nike, the Trail Blazers hosted their first-ever all girls Hoops Camp last month in Beaverton.
Aug 9, 2016  |  02:29

Video: Trail Blazers, Nike Team Up to Surprise Youth Basketball Game

In partnership with Nike, the BlazerDancers, Stunt Team, PA announcer and many other Trail Blazers staff take over the game operations of a youth basketball game!
Apr 11, 2016  |  03:51

Nike Developing

Feb 26, 2016  |  04:06

Nike Discovery

Trail Blazers team with Nike to take Youth Basketball to new heights in Portland.
Feb 4, 2016  |  02:28

Nike Discovery

Trail Blazers team with Nike to take Youth Basketball to new heights in Portland.
Feb 4, 2016  |  04:13

Trail Blazers Launch Rip City Academy

In an effort to promote active lifestyles as part of the Trail Blazers' social responsibility initiatives, the team welcomed over 40 middle school players to its practice facility for the launch of the Rip City Academy.
Nov 18, 2015  |  01:51

2015 Summer Hoops Camp

Sep 2, 2015  |  02:24