USA Basketball is excited to announce the open application trials process for the 2017 USA U16 National Team. The 2017 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 mid-March. All interested athletes, regardless of receiving an invitation or not, may apply to attend the trials by submitting an application no later than April 4. 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 14.
2017 FIBA Americas U16 Championship
The 2017 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 25-29 at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Players eligible for this team must be U.S. citizens born on or after January 1, 2001. Training Camp will include a variety of practices and scrimmages as follows:
|May 25 - 29||Trials to select finalists||U.S. Olympic Training Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado|
|May 29 - 31 (tentative)||Training Camp to finalize team||U.S. Olympic Training Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado|
|TBD||Training Camp||U.S. Olympic Training Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado
|TBD||FIBA Americas U16 Championship||TBD|
Trials sessions will include individual skills 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 their own transportation (air and local ground) and lodging
Note: it is recommended that applicant athletes wait until the confirmation of April 14 before purchasing airline tickets or lodging
$75 registration fee, received no later than April 4 with completed application
Statement from physician medically clearing participation (high school physicals within last school year will be accepted)
Possession of a valid U.S. passport that does not expire for six months after the conclusion of the championship
The USA 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 the registration fee refunded.
Trials participants will be confirmed by April 14. 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.
|Mid-March||Invitations sent to invited athletes|
|April 4 (@ 5 PM MST)||Applications due for applicant athletes|
|April 14||Committee confirms applicant athletes to participate|