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.
LOCATIONS AND DATES
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:
APPLICATION REQUIRED MATERIALS
Participation is limited to athletes based on the eligibility criteria below:
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: