Spring Jr. Jam Fest
8th, 13u, 12u USA Basketball Qualifier Event!
🏆🇺🇸 Spring Jr. Jam Fest, an official qualifier to the U.S. Open Basketball Championships (@USABYouth), was ONE TO REMEMBER! Event recap below #HGJamfest— Hoop Group (@TheHoopGroup) April 10, 2018
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Spring Junior Jam Fest is the nation’s best event to begin your spring AAU season. This is the first step in participating in future Hoop Group Jam Fest events. Junior Jam Fests allow young teams from all over the Northeast to come experience some of the best competition in the northeast region. Junior Jam Fests will prepare young talent for the future and get them ready to play in the high level exposure Hoop Group Jam Fests. Junior Jam Fests will have the same high level of organization and competition that the Hoop Group is known for.
2018 Spring Junior Jam Fest will be held April 7-8 on 10 beautiful wooden courts at Spooky Nook Sports. The age groups that are eligible to participate in the Spring Junior Jam Fest are U9-U15. The tournament includes a 3+ game guarantee, certified officials, unparalleled social media coverage from the Hoop Group and other prominent basketball services, and awards for championship teams.
The following groupings of play at the 2018 Spring Jr Jam Fest serve as an Official Qualifier to the USA Basketball 2018 U.S. Open Basketball Championships: 8th grade boys, 13U boys
and 12U boys. Teams will select to enter the Stars or Stripes division within each grouping of play. The Stars division best suits established and competitive club travel teams while the
Stripes division is offered for locally-based, or newly formed, club and recreational teams. The first and second place teams from each group and division will earn a bid to enter the 2018 U.S.
Open Basketball Championships for boys on June 30-July 3 and for girls on July 19-22 in Westfield, Indiana. Third and fourth place teams will receive waitlist bids should first and second
place teams not accept their bids.
Age and Grade Groupings
• 8th Grade: Enrolled in 8th grade or lower as of October 1, 2017 AND cannot turn 16 prior to
September 1, 2018.
• 13U: Cannot turn 14 prior to September 1, 2018 (this is an age division, grade exceptions
are not permitted).
• 12U: Cannot turn 13 prior to September 1, 2018 (this is an age division, grade exceptions
are not permitted).
Divisions of Competition
• Stars: Established and competitive club travel teams
• Stripes: Locally-based, or newly formed, club and recreational teams
It is the responsibility of the head coach to provide age and grade (if applicable) verification for
players at any time throughout the event. Permitted forms of player age verification include
birth certificates, passports and government-issued IDs (originals, hard copies or digital copies).
Permitted forms of player grade verification include school-issued report cards or school
administrator confirmation of grade issued on school letterhead (originals, hard copies or digital
Coach License Requirement
All coaches and bench personnel participating in the 8th grade, 13U or 12U divisions must have a
valid USA Basketball Coach License on file with USA Basketball prior to the start of the event.
The coach license process requires successfully passing a background check which generally
takes 7-10 business days to process. To obtain a coach license, visit https://
community.usab.com/ or Click HERE
It is the responsibility of the head coach to provide verification of coach licensure at any time
throughout the event. Once licensed, set your online coach account profile to “public” view for
real-time verification of licensure onsite. Only actively licensed coaches are permitted on the
bench to coach.
This tournament will be played by National Federation of State High School
• For a full list of National Federation of State High School Associations rules click HERE
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Spooky Nook Sports
Dave Fedor – Dave@hoopgroup.com
Eric Kessler – Kessler@hoopgroup.com