U.S. Basketball Questions & Answers (2019)

Q & A

If my son/daughter makes the team, what is the team fee?
(Only $75)
How many players will be on each team?
10-13 players per team
What type of exposure will my son receive?
SUV TV and Ballers TV will live stream games, conduct player/coaches interviews and provide professional write ups on games and players
Local, regional and national media will be in attendance at the event, and Player Profiles will be created and sent to Div. I, II, III, and NAIA collegiate coaches
Will my son be provided uniforms?
Yes, each player will receive uniforms for the U.S. Basketball Games event
What are the dates for the tournament?
August 10 – 11, 2019
Are there other corporate partners involved?
Yes, Anytime Fitness, Impact Mouthguards, Spalding, Georgia Breast Cancer Coalition Fund, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Halftime Health
Will making the team interfere with my son’s travel basketball practices or tournaments?
No, teams are comprised during early June, but practices will not commence until August (after all travel basketball nationals events). Practices will be conducted (weekends – based on coaches/players availability).
Which other states are participating?
Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and more!
Who selects the players/teams?
Halftime Sports Advisory Board, which is comprised of program directors and well-established coaches throughout each states area. Each representing state has an Advisory Board.
Playing Time
Players are not guaranteed playing time. This is youth basketball at its highest, thus playing time is based on practice and performance, and is strictly determined by the Coaching staff of that particular age group.
Q & A (Continued)
What happens if I do not return my information prior to the deadline?
Unfortunately, your son’ slot will be awarded to another player. We have an Alternate list of players thus your player’s slot will be given to someone else. Your student-athletes place on the team is not confirmed until paperwork and payment is complete.
What’s the tournament format?
Each state team will be awarded at least three games (Pool Play), then state teams will advance into Bracket play until we have a Champion. Pool Play and Bracket Play games will take place on Saturday and Sunday. Championship games Sunday evening.
What age groups are participating?
Rising 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th & 11th (Players must be in one of these appropriate grades prior to September 1, 2017). You cannot be 14 years of age – playing 6th grade, etc.  Boys and Girls
Can I purchase U.S. Basketball Games Gear?
Yes, U.S. Basketball Games gear will be available for purchase prior to the event and at the venue on Saturday and Sunday.  Pre-purchased gear will be cheaper than gear at the event.
Hotel Accommodations
Our Guest Accommodations partner is TBA