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What is Open Court?

Open Court Program Overview

How do I play?

  • Open Court is FREE for children ages 6-17.
  • Open Court program facilities will hold 12 sessions for each age group throughout the program.
  • All participants must bring a parent or legal guardian to the check-in table the first time they attend a session to sign the participant waiver and provide a contact email before taking the court.
  • Each time a child checks in and attends a session, participation points will be earned which can be traded in for prizes at program conclusion.
  • USA Basketball will email all participants at the end of the final session with a prize ordering form and prizes will be mailed to the facility for pick up on a scheduled date.

 

What takes place during sessions?

  • The purpose of each session is to encourage free play, development and fun through basketball.
  • Open Court sessions are designed to emphasize the concept of playground basketball, where children decide how to experience the game within their time block.
  • Each Open Court program is supervised by USA Basketball licensed coaches.
  • Participants may choose from many different basketball activities, such as stations, 3x3 and small-sided games, five-on-five competition and other basketball-related games.
  • Sessions are divided into time blocks by age as follows:
    • 1-hour time slot: 6-9-year-olds
    • 2-hour time slot: 10-13-year-olds
    • 2-hour time slot: 14-17-year-olds

How do I earn points?

  • Each time a child comes out to play at an Open Court session participation points are earned at check-in. Bring friends, make a post on social media or have perfect attendance to earn even more!
  • USA Basketball will email all participants at the end of the final session with a prize ordering form and prizes will be mailed to the facility for pick up on a scheduled date.
  • Participation Points Scale:
    • Attend a session – 100 points earned each time
    • Bring a buddy – 50 points earned per buddy (up to 10 buddies)
    • Perfect attendance – 300-point bonus
    • Social media shout out – 50-point bonus

How do I redeem my prizes?

  • Each participant will receive an email from USA Basketball to the email address provided on the check-in sheet at program conclusion.
  • This email will state the overall amount of points earned as well as contain an online ordering form for prizes.
  • Using the total points earned, participants will select their prize(s).
  • Prizes will be mailed to the facility and information on the prize pick up date and time will be provided to all participants.

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  • Author:
    Alex Abrams, Red Line Editorial
  • Date:
    May 28, 2019

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