Hoop Group Tournaments Announced as part of the USA Basketball 2019 Tournament Alliance

By Kaitlyn Fedor

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The Hoop Group Spring, Spring Junior and Providence Jam Fests are a part of the USA Basketball Alliance Tournament and part of the pathway to the 2019 U.S. Open Basketball Championships. All participating teams in the 10th grade, 9th grade, 13U and 12U divisions at this alliance tournament are eligible to register for the USA Basketball 2019 U.S. Open Basketball Championships.

Divisions of Competition


11th Grade - Athletes must be enrolled in the 11th grade or below (as of October 1, 2018) AND cannot turn 19 prior to September 1, 2019

10th Grade - Athletes must be enrolled in the 10th grade or below (as of October 1, 2018) AND cannot turn 18 prior to September 1, 2019

9th Grade - Athletes must be enrolled in the 9th grade or below (as of October 1, 2018) AND cannot turn 17 prior to September 1, 2019

8th Grade 1. Athletes cannot turn 15 prior to September 1, 2019

OR

2. Grade exception: Athletes must be enrolled in the 8th grade or below (as of October 1, 2018) AND cannot turn 16 prior to September 1, 2019

14U - Athletes cannot turn 15 prior to September 1, 2019

13U - Athletes cannot turn 14 prior to September 1, 2019 (age division, no grade exceptions)

12U - Athletes cannot turn 13 prior to September 1, 2019 (age division, no grade exceptions)

11U - Athletes cannot turn 12 prior to September 1, 2019 (age division, no grade exceptions)

10U - Athletes cannot turn 11 prior to September 1, 2019 (age division, no grade exceptions)

Player Eligibility Verification

It is the responsibility of the head coach to provide age and grade (if applicable) verification for players at any time throughout the tournament. 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 copies).

College License Requirement

 All coaches and bench personnel participating in any division at Hoop Group Jam Fest must have a valid USA Basketball Coach License on file with USA Basketball prior to the start of the tournament. The coach license process requires successfully passing a background check which generally takes 7-10 business days. To obtain a coach license, visit https:// community.usab.com/.

Rules

This tournament will be played by USA Basketball Tournament/National Federation of State High School Associations rules. 

  • For a full list of USA Basketball Tournament rules click HERE and for a comparison to National Federation of State High School Associations rules click HERE or
  • For a full list of National Federation of State High School Associations rules click HERE

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