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Open Court

Host an Open Court Program

Join in our initiative to open doors for youth to enjoy basketball in an open play setting. If you have a facility and meet the below requirements, you could be our next Open Court program location! Review the guidelines for running an Open Court program and apply at http://usab.site-ym.com/event/OpenCourt if you think Open Court would be a good fit for your facility.

All applications will be reviewed against the Open Court criteria listed below. Submitted applications will be placed on a wait list for 2018 programs and/or considered for the 2019 Open Court season.

    Facility Requirements

  • Facility with at least two (2) separate, full-sized courts (Donated facility preferred)

  • Dedicated area for check-in

  • Must be open for 12 sessions throughout the program

    • E.g. once a week for 12 weeks, twice a week for 6 weeks

    • 12 sessions do not need to fall on consecutive weeks (can allow for breaks during the program as long as in totality program lasts 12 sessions)

  • A session consists of:

    • 1-hour time slot: 6-9 year olds

    • 2-hour time slot: 10-12 year olds

    • 2-hour time slot: 13-17 year olds

*All three age groups do not need to be held on the same day.

  • Open Court is a free program to participants ages 6-17. Locations must be available to youth from the local community, as space allows, with no restrictions or membership requirements to participate.

Staffing Requirements

  • Lead Coordinator: The lead coordinator is directly responsible for overseeing the Open Court program, including all facility, staffing and marketing aspects, as well as serving as the liaison between the local program and USA Basketball.

  • Assistant Coordinator: The assistant coordinator is directly responsible for all safety procedures and session operation throughout the Open Court program. The assistant coordinator must hold a CPR and First Aid certification through a national accredited entity and be present during all hours of program sessions.

  • Registrar: The registrar is responsible for tracking and updating participant attendance throughout the program and collecting participant waivers and contact information.

  • Court Monitors: Court monitors oversee session activities to ensure a fun and safe environment for all participants.

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