The NBA will open a school in Villaviciosa de Odón. Shutterstock
The NBA has announced the opening in Spain of its first NBA Basketball School, A facility that will open in the fall of 2021 in the Madrid town of Villaviciosa de Odón and which is part of the agreement signed by the US league with the T3N sports consultancy.
This new sports complex will have a pavilion covered with three tracks of basketball in which NBA will deploy its activity and that will become the headquarters in Spain of the first NBA Basketball School, the basketball development program with enrollment open to players between 6 and 18 years old.
In addition to its own educational center, this new complex also will have an auditorium, soccer fields of international approval, state-of-the-art gym, swimming pool and residence for 450 people, according to the NBA in a statement.
“ANDl T3N Sport Center it will be a world-class facility in which the next generation of basketball talent from Spain can develop their skills, as well as learn the values of the game, “said NBA EME Vice President of Basketball Operations, Chus Bueno.
The NBA Basketball School program in Spain will include daily basketball development sessions conducted by local coaches in coordination with the international NBA Basketball Operations team. Currently there are NBA Basketball Schools in Brazil, Greece, India and the United Arab Emirates.