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Eighth Grade U.S. Open Basketball Championships Gold Medal Games to be Televised by CBS Sports Network

  • Date:
    Jul 17, 2018

USA Basketball announced today that CBS Sports Network will televise the eighth grade boys and girls gold medal games of the 2018 U.S. Open Basketball Championships live on Sunday, July 22 (12 p.m. EDT with boys following at 2 p.m. EDT). Brent Stover will handle play-by-play, and former collegiate and USA Basketball coach and current CBS Sports Network college basketball analyst Pete Gillen will serve as the analyst.

The 2018 U.S. Open Basketball Championships will be held July 19-22 at the Pacers Athletic Center at Grand Park located in Westfield, Indiana.

“USA Basketball is excited to partner with CBS Sports Network and showcase the U.S. Open Basketball Championships boys and girls eighth grade gold medal games,” said Jim Tooley, USA Basketball CEO.  “The experience for the players is the most important thing, and we want to make sure everyone involved has a unique and memorable experience in a fun and safe environment that encourages proper development.”

The 13U boys and girls gold medal games on July 22 will be available for streaming at usab.com/live, as well as on the USA Basketball Facebook page and USA Basketball YouTube channel.

The 2018 U.S. Open Basketball Championships are a USA Basketball youth initiative that is intended to add opportunity, standards and quality to the youth basketball environment.  Offered through USA Basketball’s Youth Development division, the U.S. Open Basketball Championships is an inclusive tournament structure in which existing basketball tournaments meeting USA Basketball approved youth development standards qualified teams for the 2018 U.S. Open Basketball Championships. 

In addition to following established development standards, the U.S. Open Basketball Championships requires all coaches to possess a valid USA Basketball Coach License. 

The 2018 U.S. Open Basketball Championships will consist of six groups of play: eighth grade boys, eighth grade girls, 13 and under boys, 13 and under girls, 12 and under boys and 12 and under girls. 

The U.S. Open Basketball Championships will incorporate youth basketball guidelines established by joint working groups developed by USA Basketball and the NBA, which can be found at www.youthguidelines.com. In 2016, USA Basketball and the NBA partnered to establish three expert working groups focused on health and wellness, playing standards, and curriculum. The joint working groups developed the first-ever youth basketball guidelines aimed at improving the way children, parents and coaches experience the game, with a specific emphasis on promoting player health and wellness.

Nike is an official partner of USA Basketball’s Youth Development division, which is tasked with developing youth basketball initiatives that promote, grow and elevate the game.

 

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