2019 Big Ten Women's Basketball Tournament Youth Programs
March 06-10, 2018
Junior Journalism 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 Junior Journalism Program requires all participants commit to the following:
- Each student will be paired to one Big Ten University
- Each student will be required to write an article featuring the assigned University's women's basketball team, which includes conducting research, interviews and any necessary work to complete the article within a 6-week time frame.
- Each student will be required to participate in a workshop in conjunction with the tournament on Saturday, March 9th, from 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm, at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
Please only apply if your student can complete all of the above requirements.
Deadline:January 29, 2019
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. Information for future clinics can be obtained by contacting the Indiana Sports Corp.
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. More than 2,500 students from 16 schools are participating this year.