Jyväskylä Basketball Academy

Jyväskylä Basketball Academy (JBA) is an organisation that aims to help young basketball players to find their identity and reach their full potential both as basketball players and as human beings as a part of a collective community. We help student athletes to combine schoolwork and high-quality training in all phases of their studies. The goal of JBA is also trying to help young individuals to build their character, learning skills and self-awareness. We also assist them in study/career development and planning.

JBA tries to assist all individuals in finding and unlocking their identity both as athletes an as human beings, based on the ideology of servant leadership and growth mindset thinking. JBA wants to enhance the awareness of the conjunction of learning and sports and the positive impacts of a holistic approach on coaching. JBA works in close co-operation together with Gradia Jyväskylä High School, University of Jyväskylä and JAMK University of Applied Sciences. 

Current JBA teams: Men (Finnish 1st division), Women (Finnish 1st division), Boys U19 & Girls U19.

JBA also organizes various sports events every year: Laur Markkanen Basketball School (September-May, +500 participants), Lauri Markkanen Tournament (May, +200 teams), Jyväskylä 3×3 Tournament (August) & Kuortane Basketball Camp (June).

For more information, please contact:

Mikko Tupamäki
Head Coach
Jyväskylä Basketball Academy
+358 400 172083