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USA Basketball Gold Camps

USA Basketball Gold Camps are youth basketball camps for 7th, 8th and 9th 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. Athletes at this level have a strong mastery of all skills, participate on school or club teams and are interested in pursuing higher levels of competition. USA Basketball representatives attend camp to evaluate the development level of all participants. 

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.

APPLICATION PROCESS 
Athletes interested in registering for a 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 7, 2020. 

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 demonstrates advanced skills.
  • $175 camp registration fee (refunded if not selected for camp).

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

  • Athlete must be a U.S. citizen AND
  • Athlete must be enrolled in 7th, 8th or 9th grade at the time of camp (September 2020).

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.
  • Approved athletes will complete a final confirmation registration form.
  • Athletes who are not approved will receive a full refund of their registration fee.

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 
USA Basketball will select the staff to serve as court coaches at Gold Camps. All coaches will possess a USA Basketball Coach License. If you are interested in serving in a coach or support staff capacity, email youth@usabasketball.com for more information on how to apply for consideration.

GOLD CAMP PARTICIPANTS WILL RECEIVE A USA BASKETBALL GOLD CAMP JERSEY AND SHORTS, BUT ARE 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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