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Open Court

The USA Basketball Open Court program connects children to facilities with the goal of encouraging open play in a fun and safe environment. If you have a facility and meet the below requirements, you could be our next Open Court program location!

Applications are now being accepted for the 2021 Open Court season.  Please read the program parameters and apply below for consideration!

Facility Requirements

  • Basketball facility with at least two (2) separate, full-sized courts and six (6) baskets.
  • Ability to donate the usage of the facility.
  • Dedicated area for check-in.
  • Secure storage for program equipment.
  • Formal contract submission to USA Basketball authorizing the program to take place on the scheduled dates and times under the financial parameters.
  • Facility must be open for 12 sessions throughout the program.
    • A session consists of:
      • 1-hour time slot: 6-9 year olds
      • 2-hour time slot: 10-13 year olds
      • 2-hour time slot: 14-17 year olds

*All three age groups do not need to be held on the same day and the 12 sessions do not need to be held on 12 consecutive weeks. However, each age group must meet 12 different times.

  • Each age group will target between 40-80 kids per session. First consideration will be given to locations that can accommodate and project the targeted reach per age group.
  • Open Court is a free program for all community children ages 6-17. An Open Court facility may not place any restrictions, fees or membership requirements for participation.

Staffing Requirements

Lead Coordinator (1): The lead coordinator is directly responsible for overseeing the Open Court program and serving as the liaison between the local program and USA Basketball.

  • Key responsibilities include: securing and contracting the facility, securing and scheduling staff, receiving shipment of all program equipment and product, organizing the end of program prize selection and distribution, attending regularly scheduled calls with USA Basketball and other program lead coordinators, ensuring the proper Open Court free-play curriculum is administered at sessions and marketing the program to local children, schools, community centers, teams and organizations to drive attendance.

Assistant Coordinator (1): 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.

  • Key responsibilities include: having knowledge of the Open Court curriculum and session plans, setting up all program signage, equipment and signage for the 12 sessions, overseeing the registrar and court monitors at all 12 sessions, serving as the safety coordinator for any injuries that may occur, understanding and following the facility’s emergency action plan and attending scheduled calls with USA Basketball as needed.

Registrar (1): The registrar is responsible for tracking and updating participant attendance throughout the program and collecting participant waivers and contact information.

  • Key responsibilities include: managing the program check-in sheet either by computer or by paper, updating and sending the weekly attendance tracker to USA Basketball, distributing waivers to first-time participants and ensuring all participants have a waiver on file and collecting email contact information for each participant to be used for the prize order form.

Court Monitors (4-9): Court monitors oversee session activities to ensure a fun and safe environment for all participants.

  • Key responsibilities include: assisting with program and signage set up at the direction of the assistant coordinator, having knowledge of the Open Court curriculum and implementation of games and stations during each session and supervision of children during sessions.

 If you are interested in applying to host an Open Court for the 2021 season, please fill out this form.

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