Withrow High School in Cincinnati To Host USA Basketball Open Court
Children in the Cincinnati area who are 6-17 years old will have the chance to participate for free in a USA Basketball Open Court – presented by Nike – at Withrow High School (Cincinnati Public Schools Athletics Department).
USA Basketball Open Court provides children a safe and fun environment in which to play basketball. Participants choose how to engage in the sport through free play, skill games, five-on-five, 3x3 and station options. Sessions are free to the community and open to children of all ability levels.
The Open Court at Withrow High School will operate on most Sundays from Jan. 14 through April 1 for the youngest two groups, with sessions from 3:30-4:30 p.m. for 6-8 year olds and from 4:30-6:30 p.m. for 9-11 year olds.
For 13-17 year olds, the sessions will run at 6:30-8:30 p.m. on most Sundays from Feb. 4 through April 15.
As one of USA Basketball’s youth development initiatives, Open Court connects children to local facilities, and the free-play setting allows them the opportunity to enjoy basketball in a safe environment while earning prizes for participation. Each Open Court program is supervised by USA Basketball licensed coaches.
All participants must submit a waiver signed by a parent or guardian before participating in their first session. Waivers are available at the program location.
Open Court participants earn points by attending sessions. Also, bonus points may be earned when a player brings a friend, has perfect attendance or makes a social post about their experience. At the end of the 12 sessions, participants can trade in points earned for custom USA Basketball Youth Development and Nike gear. The breakdown of how to earn points can be found online, as can the available prizes.