2013 USA Basketball Women's U18 3x3 World Championship Team Schedule & Qualifying Information
Think you have what it takes to represent USA Basketball at the 2013 FIBA 3x3 U18 World Championship?
USA Basketball will be fielding one men's and one women's team to compete in the 2013 3x3 U18 Worlds, which will be held Sept. 26-29 in Jakarta, Indonesia. The USA women are defending 3x3 U18 gold medalists, while the USA 3x3 U18 men finished with the silver medal at the 2012 FIBA 3x3 U18 World Championship. In order to be eligible to represent USA Basketball at the 3x3 U18 Worlds, athletes must be a U.S. citizen who is 18-years-old or younger (born on or after Jan. 1, 1995).
The four-member teams (one men's team, one women's team) will be selected following the 2013 USA Basketball U18 3x3 National Championship, which is scheduled to be held Aug. 9-11 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center (USOTC) in Colorado Springs, Colo. In order to qualify for the USA U18 3x3 National Championship, teams must first compete in and receive an invitation to the USA U18 3x3 National Championship via one of the 3x3 U18 qualifying tournaments as listed below.
The USA Basketball U18 3x3 National Championship will consist of offensive and defensive performance sessions, basketball skills contests, and an official 3x3 tournament where all teams will have the opportunity to play a minimum of three games against some of the toughest opponents from around the country to challenge for the chance to represent USA Basketball at the 2013 FIBA U18 3x3 World Championship.
USA Basketball is looking to select the best overall USA U18 3x3 National Team that demonstrates the necessary standard of what it takes to represent the United States in domestic and international competition.
- USA Basketball will identify team members for its 2013 USA Women's U18 3x3 National Team based on the following criteria:
- Must have proof of U.S. citizenship
- Must participate, provide consent for and pass a background screening
- Must participate in USA Basketball national team training camp/tournament
- Success at USA Basketball national team training camp/tournament
- Availability for all 3x3 training dates and competitions (see below)
- Must have no conflicts of interests as determined by USA Basketball
USA Basketball U18 3x3 National Championship & U18 3x3 National Team Schedule
USA Basketball U18 3x3 National Championship
Colorado Springs, Colo. || Aug. 9 – 11, 2013 (Arrive by 3 pm Friday, depart after 2 pm Sunday)
NOTE: Teams must provide their own insurance and make their own travel arrangements to Colorado Springs. USA Basketball will provide meals and lodging at the U.S. Olympic Training Center (USOTC), transportation to and from the Colorado Springs Airport to the USOTC and back to the Colorado Springs Airport, as well as a practice uniform to be worn during the tournament.
USA Basketball U18 3x3 Official Team Training Camp
Colorado Springs, Colo. || September 21 -23
FIBA U18 3x3 World Championship
Jakarta, Indonesia || Sept. 26 – 29, 2013
Qualifying Tournaments for the 2013 USA Basketball U18 3x3 National Championship
|Dates||Men's U18 Division|
|June 1-2||Hoop it Up Bentonville (Ark.)|
|June 1-2||Hoop It Up Dallas|
|June 8-9||Hoop It Up Albuquerque|
|June 28-29||Hoop It Up Chicago|
|June 29-30||Hoop It up Denver|
|July 27-28||Big64 Tour Championship (CVS & Hales Franciscan H.S., Chicago)|
NOTE: As of May 15, 2013. More events will be added as information becomes available.