USA Basketball Announces Dates for 2020 U.S. Open Basketball Championships
The U.S. Open Basketball Championships, which will include four divisions for boys and girls teams, will return in 2020 from July 15-19 to the Pacers Athletic Center at Grand Park in Westfield, Indiana, and the Finch Creek Fieldhouse in Noblesville, Indiana.
In its third year this summer, the U.S. Open Basketball Championships will include divisions for 12U, 13U, 9th grade and 10th grade boys and girls club basketball teams.
Online registration is open for all divisions. Applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis as capacity permits for each division.
Each team will be guaranteed four games and will be provided with USA Basketball/Nike apparel for players and coaches, as well as have the opportunity to take part in a skills challenge, a coaches clinic and a team social and cookout.
“USA Basketball is excited to again host the U.S. Open Basketball Championships in 2020,” said Jim Tooley, USA Basketball chief executive officer. “Basketball ranks as our country’s most popular team sport, and we have seen the impact the youth guidelines have in the youth basketball tournament community. We are proud to continue this mission to promote competitive play in a fun and safe environment.”
At the 2019 U.S. Open Basketball Championships, 120 teams took part, including more than 1,200 athletes and 200 coaches, and representing 28 states, as well as Canada.
The U.S. Open Basketball Championships require all team coaches and bench personnel to possess a valid USA Basketball Coach License, which includes background screening, SafeSport education, coach education and training tools.
The U.S. Open Basketball Championships incorporate youth basketball guidelines established by joint working groups developed by USA Basketball and the NBA, which can be found at usab.com/youthguidelines.
The U.S. Open Basketball Championships help bring structure, authenticity, standards and quality to the club team environment in a fun, competitive and safe setting.