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2019 USA U16 Women's National Team Trials Information

  • Date:
    Dec 16, 2018

USA Basketball is excited to announce the open application trials process for the 2019 USA Women's U16 National Team. The 2019 USA U16 National Team trials will include an application process in addition to an invitation component. The USA Basketball Developmental National Team Committee is responsible for all facets of trials and team selection. Accordingly, the committee will determine approximately 35 athletes to receive an invitation to attend trials. Those athletes will receive their invitation by March 8. All interested athletes, regardless of receiving an invitation or not, may apply to attend the trials by submitting an application no later than April 5. Due to space limitations, a maximum of 115 applicant athletes will be permitted to attend the trials, as determined by the committee. Athletes will be notified of the committee’s decision to attend the trials by April 15.

2019 FIBA Americas U16 Championship

The 2019 FIBA Americas U16 Championship will be held at a time and location to be determined, most likely June. Trials to select finalists for the 12-member team will be held May 23-27 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Players eligible for this team must be U.S. citizens born on or after January 1, 2003. Training camp will include a variety of practices and scrimmages as follows:

May 23-27 Trials to select finalists  U.S. Olympic Training Center, Colorado Springs, CO
May 27-31 (tentative) Training camp to finalize team  U.S. Olympic Training Center, Colorado Springs, CO
June 5-15
Training camp U.S. Olympic Training Center, Colorado Springs, CO, and TBD
June 16-23
FIBA Americas U16 Championship TBD
June 24
Return Home Upon conclusion of the tournament.

Trials Components

  • Trials sessions will include individual skills, 3x3 tournament and scrimmage opportunities.
  • Applicant athletes and invitation athletes will participate together in the same trials sessions.
  • The number of trials participants will be reduced at any time following the first two scrimmage opportunities.
  • USA Basketball will be responsible for all expenses of invited trials participants, finalists and the final 12-member team.
  • Athletes who are applicants are responsible for the following:
    • Arranging and paying for own transportation (air and local ground), lodging and meals
    • Note: it is recommended that applicant athletes wait until the confirmation of April 15 before purchasing airline tickets or lodging
    • $80 registration fee, received no later than April 5 with completed online application (no checks/money orders will be accepted)
    • Statement from physician medically clearing participation (high school physicals within last school year will be accepted)
    • Possession of a current U.S. Passport
  • The USA Basketball Developmental National Team Committee will determine trials participants should the number of applications exceed the number of available spaces. In this case, those not selected to attend will have their registration fee refunded.
  • Trials participants will be confirmed by April 15. Following that date, the registration fee is non-refundable. A trials schedule will be provided with notice of confirmation.
  • If an athlete applies to attend and then receives an invitation, the registration fee will be refunded.

 Important Dates

March 8  Invitations sent to invited athletes
April 5 Applications due for applicant athletes
April 15 Committee confirms applicant athletes to participate

Further information is available by emailing wu16-17trials@usabasketball.com or calling 719-231-8493.

2019 USA U16 National Team Trials Application

If an athlete applied to attend trials in the past, contact the U16 women's coordinator at 719-231-8493 or wu16-17trials@usabasketball.com for further information regarding how to apply this year.

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