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Frequently Asked Questions
USA Basketball Gold Camps

Q - What are Gold Camps?
A - The Boys Gold Camp and Girls Gold Camp focus on enhanced skill development for 7th and 8th grade boys and girls based on the USA Basketball Player Development Model. Sessions emphasize basketball fundamentals and progressive development through station work, group drills and competition. 

Q - Are Gold Camps different than Regional Camps?
A - Gold Camps utilize the USA Basketball Player Development Model which consists of four levels of development: Introductory, Foundational, Advanced and Performance. Gold Camps are designed for athletes who demonstrate skills in line with the Advanced level and who are interested in pursuing higher levels of competition.
Q- Are Gold Camps a part of USA National Team trials?
A- The primary goals of Gold Camps are skill development and individual improvement in a competitive setting. They are not a part of USA National Team trials; however, if talent is recognized as USA National Team quality, it could result in an invitation to a future trials from USA Basketball.
Q - What athletes are eligible for Gold Camps?
A - Participation is limited to current 7th and 8th grade athletes as follows:

  • Athlete must be a U.S. citizen


  • Athlete must be enrolled in the 7th or 8th grade (as of October 1, 2018) and CANNOT turn 16 prior to September 1, 2019.

Q - Who are the coaches for Gold Camps? 
A - USA Basketball will select the staff to serve as court coaches at Gold Camps. All coaches will possess a USA Basketball Coach License. 

Q - What are players responsible for at Gold Camp?
A - Athletes are responsible for the following:

  • Transportation to and from the gym
  • Lodging
  • All meals
  • Registration fee
  • All clothing and basketball shoes (jersey & shorts provided by USA Basketball)

Q- Do athletes receive any USA Basketball apparel for attending?
A - Gold Camp participants will receive a USA Basketball Gold Camp jersey and shorts



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