2021 USA Basketball Women's Junior National Teams Information
USA Basketball looks forward to an eventful 2021 with the health and safety of all participants as the foremost goal.
USA Basketball will send teams to compete in the following events in the summer of 2021 – the FIBA Americas U16 Championship and the FIBA U19 World Cup. USA Basketball selection committees are responsible for identifying athletes to participate in the team selection process and the actual selection of each 12-member team. Athletes may show their interest in participating on any 2021 National Team by submitting an Athlete Consideration Form (found HERE). Please note, for interested U16 Championship players, the Athlete Consideration Form is not considered as an application for the U16 Trials. Any interested and eligible athletes who want to apply for the U16 Trials must also complete the online registration which can be found by clicking on the “Interested athletes should click here for additional information” link below.
2021 FIBA Americas U16 Championship
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 USA Women’s U16 National Team Trials will be designed differently than previous years. Some of the changes include:
- Limited number of athletes with approximately 30 players total (20 invited athletes and 10 applicant athletes).
- Team selection will occur during the first three days of training camp.
- On court activites will begin June 3 following a three day local quarantine period (May 31-June2).
- Daily COVID testing will be implemented (details forthcoming).
- Guests will not be allowed to attend.
USA Basketball health protocols are based on CDC guidelines and have been successfully implemented during USA Basketball senior level events.
The 2021 FIBA Americas U16 Championship will be held June 20-27 in Santiago, Chile. The process to select the 12-member team will begin May 31 at a to-be-determined location and the final 12-member team will return home following the conclusion of the tournament. Athletes will be sent an invitation to attend by March 26 issued by the USA Basketball Women's Developmental National Team Committee. It will again be possible for athletes not receiving an invitation to participate by submitting an application. Attendance will be limited to approximately 30 athletes as determined by the USA Basketball Women's Developmental National Team Committee. Training camp will include a variety of practices, scrimmages and friendly games as follows:
|May 31 – June 19||Team Selection & Training Camp||TBD and International Locations|
|June 20-27||FIBA Americas U16 Championship||Santiago, Chile|
Players eligible for this team must be U.S. citizens, born on or after January 1, 2005.
2021 FIBA U19 World Cup
The 2021 FIBA U19 World Cup will be held August 7-15 at Dubrecen, Hungary. Trials to select the 12-member team will be held May 14-17 at a to-be-determined location. Athletes will receive invitations to attend the trials by April 7, issued by the USA Basketball Women’s Junior National Team Committee. Training camp will include a variety of practices, scrimmages and friendly games as follows:
|July 19 – August 6||Training Camp||TBD and International Locations|
|August 7-15||FIBA U19 World Cup||Debrecen, Hungary|
Players eligible for this team must be U.S. citizens, born on or after January 1, 2002.