Frequently asked questions are categorized by topic below:

Team Check-In

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

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.

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 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): $125
  • Half Court (1-hour): $75

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.


Follow USBA on Twitter