2020 Big Ten Women's Basketball Tournament Youth Programs
March 04-08, 2020
Junior Media Program
This program is for girls and boys in 5th through 8th grade. The Big Ten Women's Basketball Tournament Local Organizing Committee will select 14 students to participate in this program. The featured junior journalist will write a feature article about their selected university leading up to the Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament and take part in a media workshop on Saturday, March 7 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
Three girls will have the opportunity to be junior locker room reporters during the Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament. In partnership with Codelicious, we are passionate about building confidence in students and believe that these athletes embody strength and determination, setting an example for all young women no matter their interests.
Books for Buckets
Leading up to the Tournament, youth can participate in the 2020 Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament Books for Buckets Program. The goal of the reading program is to encourage kids to read at all age levels and reward them by providing an opportunity they might not otherwise have to attend the Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament with their family. Participants will keep track of their reading with a goal of 300 minutes on a scorecard that can be turned in at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse ticket office to receive one ticket to a game of their choice. Participation is offered to classes, organizations and individuals. You can download your scorecard here or contact Molly Wright (email@example.com) to have scorecards mailed to you.
Inspiring Sports Girls' Youth Clinic
On Championship Sunday, the Big Ten and the Indiana Sports Corp will host a free girls’ basketball clinic providing top quality instruction from a qualified staff of basketball coaches. Participants will receive a clinic T-shirt, a complimentary ticket to Sunday’s championship game, and a coupon for a free snack and drink at the concession stand. The clinic is open to 5th-8th grade girls and registration is currently open. Interested in registering your team? Contact Molly Wright (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
Middle School Curriculum Program
Beyond the games, one of the most popular, successful and certainly fulfilling aspects of the Big Ten Women's Basketball Tournament has been the Big Ten Basketball Middle School Curriculum Program. Instituted in 1996, the program pairs local middle schools with Big Ten teams in a manner that is fun, inspiring, informative and, most of all, educational. Schools are assigned a team to follow throughout the Big Ten season, incorporating the team into their curriculum and corresponding with players via e-mails and letters. Students enrolled in the program then receive tickets to either the first, second or quarterfinal rounds of the Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament. Interested in learning more about this program? Contact Molly Wright (email@example.com) for more information.