Frequently asked questions are categorized by topic below:

Tournament Location

Are all games located at the Downtown Charlotte Convention Center (501 S College Street, Charlotte NC 28202)?
YES! All games will take place at the downtown Charlotte Convention Center. The facility will feature 18 courts under one roof.

Where can I find the tournament schedule?

CLICK HERE to view tournament schedule, or simply visit www.tourneymachine.com and search "USBA Boys National Championship".

Team Check-In

Where will Team Check-In be held?
Team Check-In will be held at the Charlotte Convention Center, in Room 217.

When does my team need to check in?
Your team is required to check in at the Richardson Ball Room prior to your first game. Teams will not have assigned check in times. It is your responsibility to arrive in time to check in before your first game. Please arrive in uniform to Team Check-In, prepared to take your team photo.

What is required at team check-in?
You're required to fill out the official Team Roster, ensuring all of your participating athletes are included. Every single player on the roster will need to have a birth certificate, report card, and signed minor waiver. Keep in mind, you can verify your team online through National Sports ID to receive a FREE (Coupon Code: usbanationals) photo ID for your players and bypass the Team Check-In lines at the convention center. Learn More.

If I verified my team via National Sports ID, do I still have to check in at the Convention Center?
No. If you verify your team via National Sports ID, we will have your roster, required documentation, and photo ID for all of your players on file before you arrive. You will not be required to check your team in at the convention center. This is highly recommended!


Click here for hotel options for USBA Nationals.
This is a "Stay to Play" event, so traveling teams must book hotel accommodations via this link.

Parking & Transportation

Is there Free Parking downtown?
There is no free parking downtown during USBA Nationals. Please click here to view parking maps for standard and oversized vehicles. It's highly encouraged to carpool as much as possible when traveling to the Convention Center.

Does USBA offer Bus Services to and from our hotel?
Yes! Please reach out to Academy Bus for ALL of your transportation needs to and from the Convention Center, or anywhere you need to go! Contact Academy Bus

Practice Times

Are practice times available at USBA Nationals?
Yes, your team will be able to practice on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday during USBA Nationals.

Where will practice be held?
All practices will be held at United Faith Christian Academy (8617 Providence Road, Charlotte NC 28277).

How long are practice sessions?
Practice sessions will last one hour (60 minutes).

How much does it cost to book a practice time?

  • Full Court (1-hour): $100
  • Half Court (1-hour): $65

How do I book a practice time?
Please email bthompson@usbahoops.com to reserve a practice time. Times are booked on a first come-first serve basis. You can "pre-book" a practice session by purchasing your full-court or half-court spot, and then confirm what day and time you'd like to practice once the tournament schedule is released.

Tournament Play

How many games is my team guaranteed?
All teams will play a minimum of 4 games, with the opportunity to play 8+.

How are pools generated for each division?
Pools are randomly generated at USBA Nationals. Once pools are randomly generated, the only deliberate change to a pool would be to separate teams from the same city who may end up placed in a pool. Diversity in competition is what makes our national tournament special, so we'll avoid your team having to play against a familiar opponent in pool play.

How many National Champions are crowned per grade division?
Three National Champions are crowned for each grade division. After pool play, the top teams from each pool will play out of the "National Division". The next tier of teams will play out of the "American Division", and the last place teams out of each pool will play out of the "Classic Division" - a champion is crowned for each of these divisions.

Does my team play everyday?
Most teams will start play on Tuesday, however a portion of the tournament field will begin tournament play on Wednesday. All teams are guaranteed to play a game on Friday, July 21. Friday will start single-elimination tournament play.

Speaking Engagements

Who are the celebrity guest speakers at the 2017 USBA Boys National Championship?
This year's national tournament will feature Lucille O'Neal (Shaq's Mom!) as our marquee guest speaker. The Miami Heat's Justise Winslow will also be making a special appearance during the week and will join Jason Capel for a Q&A session - all teams/parents are welcome!

Where and when will the celebrity speaking engagements take place?
The speaking engagagements with Lucille O'Neal and Justise Winslow will take place on Thursday, July 20 in the Richardson Ball Room starting at 10:00am.  Justise Winslow will also be visiting the Met/Rx vendor area located in Hall C on Thursday.

Spectator Admission Prices

  • Adult Weekly Pass (Tuesday Price): $50
    Youth Weekly Pass (Tuesday Price): $30

    Adult Weekly Pass (Wednesday Price): $40
    Youth Weekly Pass (Wednesday Price): $20

    Adult Daily Pass: $15/day
    Youth Daily Pass: $10/day

Upon paying admission fee, each spectator will be issued a wristband to gain access to the Event Halls. Nobody will be permitted to enter the playing area without a wristband worn on their wrist (no exceptions). Weekly passes must be worn on wrist for the duration of the tournament, broken or lost wristbands must be repurchased. 

Admission fees are to be paid in cash only. ATM's will be located throughout the Convention Center for your convenience.

Youth is considered Ages 5-17. Ages 18 & up will be considered Adult. Ages 4 & under are free.




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