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Jamaica U17 Men's Training Cohort Announced for Centrobasket Championship

"Leggo We Pon Dem!"

In a groundbreaking announcement, the Jamaica U17 Men's National Team Program has revealed the selection of 50 exceptional players who will form the Training Cohort for the upcoming Centrobasket U17 Championship in Belize City, Belize. This distinguished group will undergo rigorous training and compete alongside players from international tryouts, all with one common goal – to bring the Gold medal back to Jamaica.

Intensive Training and Regional Cohorts:

The journey begins with intensive training in regional cohorts, where these young athletes will receive specialized coaching and development. This comprehensive training program aims to enhance their skills, foster teamwork, and strengthen their mental and physical resilience. The players will dedicate themselves to honing their craft, working tirelessly to elevate their game to new heights.

Weekend Gatherings at P.H.A.S.E. 1 National Training Center: To further their progress, the players will come together on weekends at the prestigious P.H.A.S.E. 1 National Training Center. This unique opportunity allows them to train side by side, sharing experiences, pushing each other to the limit, and building the camaraderie essential for a successful team.

P.H.A.S.E. 1 Hoops Invitational and AAU Event:

Prior to their departure for Belize, the athletes will showcase their skills and compete at the highly anticipated P.H.A.S.E. 1 Hoops Invitational on July 4th at GC Foster College in Spanish Town. This event serves as a valuable platform for the players to demonstrate their talents and gain valuable game experience.

Selected players will also embark on an exciting journey to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, from July 5-10, to participate in an AAU event. This international exposure will test their abilities against top-tier competition, further sharpening their skills and expanding their basketball horizons.

Jamaica Basketball Star Search Camp and Final Selection:

Upon their return, the select players will reunite with the local and international Jamaica U17 Cohort members for a final training camp at the prestigious Jamaica Basketball Star Search Camp, taking place from July 16-22. This crucial period will be marked by intense training sessions, strategic gameplay analysis, and a keen focus on team chemistry.

"Our aim is to build a team that exemplifies intense defense, unwavering toughness, and a never-give-up attitude. We are focused on instilling these core values into our players through rigorous training and creating an environment that fosters growth and unity. We believe that with the right preparation and mindset, we can achieve greatness on the international stage." - Wayne Dawkins, Technical Director for the Jamaica U17 National Team Program,

Departure to Centrobasket Championship:

Following the arduous training journey, the final selection will be made, and the chosen team will embark on their journey to Belize City, Belize, to compete in the highly anticipated Centrobasket U17 Championship from July 26-30. It will be a momentous occasion as these young athletes proudly represent Jamaica, fuelled by passion, determination, and an unwavering desire to bring home the coveted Gold medal.


The selection of the 50 players for the Jamaica U17 Men's Training Cohort marks an exciting chapter in the nation's basketball history. With a focus on intensive training, regional cohorts, and the cultivation of a unified team, the stage is set for an unforgettable journey towards the Centrobasket Championship. Let us rally behind these exceptional athletes as they prepare to showcase the indomitable spirit of Jamaican basketball and etch their names in the annals of sporting excellence.

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