USA BASKETBALL 2019 U.S. OPEN BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS DETAILS

Championships Overview

USA Basketball hosts the 2019 U.S. Open Basketball Championships in Westfield, Indiana for 10th grade, 9th grade, 13U and 12U divisions of play for both boys and girls. The boys and girls championship tournaments will occur on July 17-21. In order to qualify for the culminating event, 10th and 9th grade teams must participate in approved USA Basketball Alliance Tournaments throughout the country. The championships are open to teams of varying competition levels and follow USA Basketball Youth Guidelines for appropriate play.

Championships Dates and Location

Boys & Girls Championships

July 17-21, 2019
Venue & location
The Pacers Athletic Center at Grand Park 200 E 186th St A
Westfield, IN 46074
Championships Divisions of Competition

• 10th grade boys & girls• 9th grade boys & girls• 13U boys & girls
• 12U boys & girls

Team Eligibility

•10th Grade – Registered teams MUST successfully participate in a USA Basketball Alliance Tournament or be on the exemptions list to be accepted into the championships. Participation is defined by successful completion of an alliance tournament and not indicative of specific finish.

•9th Grade – Registered teams MUST successfully participate in a USA Basketball Alliance Tournament or be on the exemptions list to be accepted into the championships. Participation is defined by successful completion of an alliance tournament and not indicative of specific finish.

•13U – Open registration to the championships. Teams that participated in a USA Basketball Alliance Tournament receive preferred seeding.

•12U – Open registration to the championships. Teams that participated in a USA Basketball Alliance Tournament receive preferred seeding.

COACH LICENSE INFORMATION

The USA Basketball Coach License program focuses on educating coaches while ensuring the safety of those with whom the coach may come in contact. The program is designed to develop an inclusive basketball community of credible, qualified and dedicated coaches and administrators who serve the game.

There are two USA Basketball Coach License types: gold and associate. Both licenses require successfully passing a background check and completing online courses. The gold license provides additional benefits and coaching resources, but either license type is permitted for all coaches and bench personnel participating in alliance tournaments.

*While either license type is permitted for alliance tournaments, coaches and event operators

participating in NCAA-Certified events are still required to obtain a USA Basketball Gold Coach License, as mandated by the NCAA. More information can be found at usab.com/ncaalicense.

Coach license annual fee

Associate license:

• $42 (only available for domestic coaches)

Gold license:

• $58 (domestic coaches), $77.00 (international coaches) – If registering before January 1, 2019

• $68 (domestic coaches), $87.00 (international coaches) – If registering in January, February, March, May or June 2019

• $125 (domestic coaches), $142 (international coaches) – If registering in the months of April or July 2019 as these are high volume processing months

*Domestic coaches are those who possess a valid U.S. Social Security Number.

2018-19 coach license season

All licenses are valid from completion date through August 31, 2019.

Coach license websites

General information: https://www.usab.com/youth/development/coach/coach-license.aspxCoach 

License account: https://community.usab.com/

USA Basketball support and help center: https://usabyouth.zendesk.com

Steps to obtain a coach license

Step 1: Go to https://community.usab.com/.

Step 2: Select PROCEED under Coach Registration.
*If you had an account in the 2017-18 season, click LOGIN in the top right corner and

follow the prompted steps to renew your license.

Step 3: Enter your account information, select your license type and pay the corresponding fee.

Step 4: On your dashboard, select the BACKGROUND SCREENING bubble to begin your check through our screening partner Verified Volunteers.

Step 5: On your dashboard, select the COURSES bubble and complete the required courses in your account.

Once your background check is clear and you have completed your courses, you will become licensed for the season and receive the benefits associated with your license level.

Once licensed, set your online coach account profile to “public” view to allow for real-time verification of licensure.