About The Academy
Founded in 1991, Jam On It has been conducting camps and clinics in Northern Nevada for over 20 years. Jam On It is an event organization whose mission statement is to engage children in fun competitive play. However, camps were just the beginning. The word spread about Jam On It staff’s knowledge of the game and enthusiasm for working with youth. Individuals approached Jam On It about working privately with kids. They felt that their kids could benefit from instruction year round.
JAM ON IT GROWTH
Jam On It felt that this needed to be an organization that satisfied the needs of the youth who were interested in improving their skills year round and competing around the country. The Academy was very appreciative of the Truckee Meadows Boys and Girls Club for providing gym time, but due to the growth of the academy more gym time was needed. The Academy held lessons and practices at various locations, including The Boys and Girls Club, Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, Sparks Middle School, Reed High School, Caughlin Club, and eventually the YWCA. Finding a permanent home was crucial for the Academy.
Jam On It’s vision is to eventually build a state-of-the-art basketball facility. Basketball is one of the fastest growing sports in the country. Parents want to give their children every opportunity to excel. Now they can send their children to an organization that can give them an edge or just enjoy watching the development of their child both on and off the court.
Jam On It Basketball Academy's mission is to build a child’s confidence and promote a sense of accomplishment by engaging children in fun, competitive play, and to foster the belief that trying one’s best is as important in life as it is in sports. All children, regardless of race, gender, or economic background should have the opportunity to compete in a well-organized athletic program.