Junior Celtics

Program Overview

The Jr. Celtics program presented by New England Baptist Hospital challenges over 650 3rd-5th graders to develop their basketball game through skills, drills and leadership training.

Kids from local YMCA's, Boston Centers for Youth and Families, Special Olympics and the Doc Wayne program participate in "clinic events" where they are coached through workouts by members of the Celtics roster. Participants are then tasked with improving in those Celtics-approved drills for a chance to come to a Celtics game as a Jr. Celtics All-Star.

A smaller subset of youth are nominated by their coaches as "Captains" and are challenged to come up with a community service project addressing a specific social issue in their community. Captains are recognized on-court at a Celtics game with the Jr. Celtics Leadership Award.


Program Video

The Jr. Celtics program presented by New England Baptist Hospital challenges over 650 3rd-5th graders to develop their basketball game through skills, drills and leadership training.


Learn With Lucky

Learn With Lucky: Defensive Drill

Celtics mascot Lucky demonstrates the defensive drill, great for young ballers!
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Learn With Lucky: Defensive Drill

Celtics mascot Lucky demonstrates the defensive drill, great for young ballers!
Sep 9, 2013  |  01:21

Learn With Lucky: Ladder Drill

Celtics mascot Lucky demonstrates a ladder drill, great for young ballers!
Sep 9, 2013  |  01:02

Learn With Lucky: Layup Drill

Celtics mascot Lucky demonstrates a layup drill, great for young ballers!
Sep 9, 2013  |  00:51

Learn With Lucky: Passing Drill

Celtics mascot Lucky demonstrates a passing drill, great for young ballers!
Sep 9, 2013  |  01:19

Learn With Lucky: Speed Dribble

Celtics mascot Lucky demonstrates a speed dribble drill, great for young ballers!
Sep 9, 2013  |  00:58

Learn With Lucky: Weave Dribble

Celtics mascot Lucky demonstrates a weave dribble drill, great for young ballers!
Sep 9, 2013  |  01:18

Junior Celtics Events

January 12, 2014 - Junior Celtics Host Second Annual Kick-Off Event
The Jr. Celtics program, presented by New England Baptist Hospital , conducted its first of three skills clinics at the Madison Park Recreation Center.
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March 2, 2013 - Junior Celtics Host Final Skills Clinic of Season
The third and final installment of the Jr. Celtics skills clinic, in partnership with New England Baptist Hospital, took place on the afternoon of March 2, 2013 at the Madison Park/O’Bryant High School complex.
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