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USA Basketball Tournament Alliance

USA Basketball is committed to working inclusively with event operators to help bring structure, authenticity, standards and quality to the youth basketball environment. The Tournament Alliance is a network of tournaments recognized by USA Basketball for their commitment to upholding youth basketball standards and guidelines developed by USA Basketball and the NBA.   

Alliance tournaments are selected by USA Basketball based on an application process. Approval is contingent upon agreeing to all requirements and tournament evaluation against all applications.

The application period for next season’s tournament alliance will open this winter. If you are interested in learning more and receiving advanced notification of the next tournament alliance season, please submit the USA Basketball Tournament Alliance interest form by clicking HERE.  

Requirements for alliance tournaments include, but are not limited to:

  • agreement to abide by USA Basketball/NBA playing standards and guidelines
  • requirement and auditing for all coaches and bench personnel at tournament to obtain a USA Basketball coach license
  • communication on tournament website and email(s) to registered teams with language provided by USA Basketball

Benefits for alliance tournaments include, but are not limited to:

  • preferred listing on
  • inclusion in marketing & promotional efforts
  • use of select mark(s), logo(s) and marketing assets provided by USA Basketball


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