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2022 USA Basketball Women's U17 World Cup Team Trials Information
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2022 USA BASKETBALL WOMEN’S U17 WORLD CUP TEAM TRIALS INFORMATION

USA Basketball looks forward to an eventful 2022 with the health and safety of all participants as the foremost goal.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the 2022 USA Women’s U17 National Team trials will be designed similar to last year's U16 trials:

  • Limited number of athletes with approximately 35 players total (20 invited athletes and 15 applicant athletes).
  • All attendees must submit a negative pre-arrival PCR test and a negative PCR test on arrival (details forthcoming).
  • Molecular or antigen testing will be implemented (details forthcoming).
  • Mask wearing requirement when not training.
  • Guests will not be allowed to attend.

USA Basketball health protocols are based on CDC guidelines and will be updated as deemed necessary.

The USA Basketball Developmental National Team Committee is responsible for identifying participants and team selection. The committee will determine approximately 20 athletes to receive an invitation to attend training camp. Those athletes will be sent their invitation by March 28. All interested athletes may apply to attend by submitting an application no later than April 4. Approximately 15 applicant athletes will be included in the trials, as determined by the committee. Athletes will be notified of the committee’s decision to attend trials by April 14.

Trials and training camp are scheduled to occur at the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

2022 FIBA U17 World Cup

The 2022 FIBA U17 World Cup will be held July 9-17 in Debrecen, Hungary. Trials to select the 12-member team will be held May 26-30 at the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Finalists will remain in Colorado Springs and the 12-member team will be selected on June 3. The team will reassemble and begin training camp on June 25, and athletes will return home following the conclusion of the tournament.

Athletes will receive an invitation to attend the trials by March 28, issued by the USA Basketball Women's Developmental National Team Committee. It will again be possible for athletes not receiving an invitation to participate in the trials by submitting an application. Attendance will be limited to approximately 35 athletes as determined by the USA Basketball Women's Developmental National Team Committee.

May 26-30 Trials US Olympic & Paralympic Training Center
 Colorado Springs, CO
May 30-June 3 Trials for Finalists US Olympic & Paralympic Training Center
 Colorado Springs, CO
June 25 – July 8 Training Camp US Olympic & Paralympic Training Center
 Colorado Springs, CO, and international locations
July 9-17 FIBA U17 World Cup Debrecen, Hungary


Training Camp Components

  • Trials sessions will include individual skills, a 3x3 tournament and scrimmage opportunities. 
  • Applicant athletes and invited athletes will participate together in the same trials sessions. 
  • USA Basketball will be responsible for all expenses for invited participants and the final 12-member team.
  • Applicant athletes are responsible for the following:
    • Arranging and paying for own air travel to and from team selection
    • Please Note:
      • USA Basketball will fully staff arrivals to greet all players at the airport. 
      • We highly recommended that applicant athletes wait until confirmation (April 14) before purchasing airline tickets.
      • $170 registration fee, received no later than April 17 (payment link will be provided to the applicant athletes approved to attend trials, must be paid within three days of confirmation of attendance)
      • No checks/money orders will be accepted
  • USA Basketball will provide local ground transportation, lodging and all meals
  • All athletes (invited and applicant) must complete an online registration and provide:
    • Picture of COVID Vaccination Card
    • Statement from physician medically clearing participation (high school physicals within last school year will be accepted) 
    • Copy of their birth certificate
    • Possession of a current U.S. Passport – not expiring within 6 months of the date of return from competition (day after final date of the tournament)
  • The USA Basketball Developmental National Team Committee will determine participants should the number of applications exceed the number of available spaces.
  • Trials participants will be confirmed by April 14.

Important Dates

March 28 Invitations sent to invited athletes
April 4 Applications due for applicant athletes
April 14 Committee confirms applicant athletes to participate

 

As of April 5, registration for the USA U17 National Team application is now closed. Please contact the USA Women's U17 World Cup Team coordinator Liz Podominick at lpodominick@usabasketball.com for further information.

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