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USA Basketball Gold Camps are youth basketball camps for 7th and 8th grade boys and girls that focus on fundamental skill development through station work, group drills and competition. Gold Camps are designed for athletes that demonstrate skills in line with the advanced level of the USA Basketball Player Development Model. Campers who get accepted to camp will receive USA Basketball gear that they will wear to their sessions. Gear includes shorts, a jersey, and a backpack. Depending on the times of the camp, athletes will also receive either lunch of dinner.

Registration for USA Basketball Gold Camps is application-based. Athletes who wish to participate in Gold Camp must submit an application after reviewing the application process outlined below. USA Basketball staff will review all submitted applications and reply with formal acceptance or denial for each submission.

LOCATIONS AND DATES

USA Basketball currently has two Boys Gold Camps and two Girls Gold Camps scheduled in 2022. Click below for more information about registration for each camp!

Boys Gold Camp - Richmond
May 28-29


Girls Gold Camp - Richmond
May 29-30


Girls Gold Camp - Omaha
September 3-4


Boys Gold Camp - Omaha
September 4-5

APPLICATION PROCESS
 
Athletes interested in registering for Gold Camp must submit an application containing material that is consistent with the advanced level of development. USA Basketball staff will review all submitted applications and reply with formal acceptance or denial for each submission. Applications will be approved on a rolling basis, but all applications must be submitted by:

  • August 3, 2022 for girls Gold Camp - Omaha
  • August 3, 2022 for boys Gold Camp - Omaha
     

APPLICATION REQUIRED MATERIALS

  • Official documentation of athlete’s birth certificate.
  • Official documentation of athlete’s most recent report card.
  • Letter of recommendation from an adult coach or teacher describing athlete’s character traits, athletic ability, commitment to academics and any additional information.
  • A link to athlete's game footage that demonstrate advanced skills or a list of athlete's accomplishments.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
 
Participation is limited to athletes based on the eligibility criteria below:

  • Gold Camp - Richmond: Athletes must be enrolled in the 7th grade or 8th grade at the start of the 2021-2022 school year.
  • Gold Camp - Omaha: Athletes must be enrolled in the 7th grade, 8th grade, or 9th grade at the beginning of the 2022 - 2023 school year. 
 

APPROVAL PROCESS 

  • USA Basketball staff will evaluate applications through the close of the application period. 
  • Applications will be approved on a rolling basis.
  • Each athlete will receive an approval status notification email.
  • Athletes who are approved must pay a registration fee of $185.00 and will also submit a medical physical including COVID-19 clearance.

CAMP GOALS
 
The primary goals of Gold Camps are skill development and individual improvement in a competitive setting. They are not a part of USA Junior National Team trials; however, if talent is recognized as USA Junior National Team quality, it could result in an invitation to a future USA Basketball trials and/or training camp.

GOLD CAMP COACHES

Every gold camp is led by 10-time USA Basketball gold medalist head coach Don Showalter. Coach Showalter has amassed an astounding 62-0 record in international competition from 2009-2018 as the head coach of the USA men’s U16 and U17 national teams. 
 
USA Basketball Licensed Coaches serve as court coaches to implement the camp curriculum through skill development teaching.  If you are interested in applying to be a Court Coach, please click here

ATHLETES WILL RECEIVE AND WEAR A GOLD CAMP JERSEY, SHORTS, AND BACKPACK, BUT WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE FOLLOWING:

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

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