2019 U.S. Open Basketball Championships To Be Held July 17-21 in Westfield and Noblesville, Indiana
Expected to attract more than 1,200 athletes who will comprise 122 teams from 30 states and Canada, the third annual USA Basketball U.S. Open Basketball Championships will take place July 17-21 at The Pacers Athletic Center in Westfield, Indiana, and Finch Creek Fieldhouse in Noblesville, Indiana.
The 2019 U.S. Open Basketball Championships consist of eight groups of play: 10thgrade boys, 10thgrade girls, ninth grade boys, ninth grade girls, 13-and-under boys, 13-and-under girls, 12-and-under boys and 12-and-under girls.
Preliminary play in each group will take place July 17-19. Championship games for the 9th grade boys and girls, 13U boys and girls and 12U boys and girls will be held on Sunday July 21, with many of the title games streamed live at USAB.com/live, as well as on the USA Basketball Facebook and YouTube channels.
The 10th grade boys and girls gold medal games will be played on Sunday, July 21 (11:30 a.m. EDT for the girls and 1:30 p.m. EDT for the boys) and will be televised live by CBS Sports Network.
The 2019 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.
The U.S. Open Basketball Championships are played using modified FIBA (International Basketball Federation) rules, such as ashot clock, and according to the USA Basketball Youth Development Guidelines.
All participating teams are guaranteed at least four games, and all team coaches and bench personnel involved must possess a valid USA Basketball Coach License which includes background screening, SafeSport education, coach education and training tools.
In addition to the on court action, participating athletes and coaches are invited to take part in a cookout on the evening of July 17, as well as a clinic for participating athletes on the evening of July 20.
The clinic will consist of individual skill development and fundamental player development training led by Don Showalter, USA Basketball Youth & Sport Development coach director and a 10-time USA Basketball gold medal winning head coach.
Also scheduled for the weekend are various skills challenges throughout the tournament at The Pacers Athletic Center and the Finch Creek Schoolhouse. Scores will be recorded and winners will earn USA Basketball and Nike prizes.
The goal of the U.S. Open Basketball Championships is to help bring structure, authenticity, standards and quality to the club team environment in a fun, competitive and safe setting.
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.
About USA Basketball
Based in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and chaired by retired Gen. Martin Dempsey, USA Basketball is a nonprofit organization and the national governing body for basketball in the United States. As the recognized governing body for basketball in the U.S. by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), USA Basketball is responsible for the selection, training and fielding of USA national teams that compete in FIBA-sponsored five-on-five and 3x3 international competitions, as well as for some national competitions and for the development of youth basketball.
The USA Basketball Youth & Sport Development Division is tasked with the development of youth basketball initiatives that address player development, coach education and safety, while promoting, growing and elevating the game. USA Basketball is committed to providing youth throughout the country safe, fun and developmentally appropriate environments in which they can enjoy the game. Current USA Basketball Youth & Sport Development initiatives include coach licensing and education; coach academies; regional camps; youth clinics; open court programs; Women in the Game conferences; and the U.S. Open Basketball Championships.
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