USBA FAQ’s

Why play USBA?

USBA is a basketball only organization. Our staff includes former players, coaches, and administrative professionals. We all share a commitment to broadening opportunities for boys and girls who are interested in the game of basketball. We offer top-quality tournaments, camps, and clinics nearly year-round with no hidden fees or excessive costs. Our main priority is to see that young men and women, in grades 2nd-12th, get a chance to play basketball in a highly competitive, rewarding, and positive environment.

How do I fine out info about USBA tournaments in my area?

All of our tournaments will be listed at www.usbahoops.com, click here to view our Tournament Map.

Where can I find the tournament schedule?

We will use the Tourney Machine online scheduling software for USBA Nationals. Links to the tournament schedule can be found on the USBA Nationals website once available.

What is the USBA Refund Policy?

If a refund is requested before the registration deadline, there will be a refund issued, minus a 20% admin charge. If a refund is requested after the deadline, the refund cannot be issued.

How do I start a USBA team?

Let us know if you have suggestions on starting a travel basketball team. Once you establish your roster, you’ll need to join USBA and you will be eligible to compete in any USBA sanctioned event.

Do all of my team players have to be from my area?

No. Players can be from anywhere as long as the coach chooses that player to participate with his/her team.

What do I need to bring to a USBA tournament?

  • Birth Certificates for each athlete
  • Report cards for grade verification
  • Parental Consent Form for each athlete
  • Team Roster to be submitted at check-in

Do this online 1 time for the whole year in our team membership with National Sports ID. Get My Team Verified

How much is admission at the door for USBA tournaments?

Admission prices may vary from tournament to tournament, however you can expect a Weekend Pass to be approximately $12-$15 and a Daily Pass for approximately $5-$10. Youth prices are also offered. Children 5 and under are always free at USBA Tournaments.

What is the deadline to register for USBA tournaments?

The deadline to register for ALL USBA Tournaments (except USBA Nationals) will be the Sunday before the event at midnight. Teams withdrawing from a tournament after the tournament deadline will not receive a refund of the registration fee.

Can players be added to my roster for nationals?

Yes! As long as ALL players are included on your official roster, all players are present at check-in, and all players meet eligibility requirements. Once tournament play begins, teams are not permitted to make roster adjustments.

Why is admission at the door different per USBA tournament?

USBA uses many facilities throughout the country. Costs for each facility are different in each area. Referee salaries and administrative salaries also vary in different locations, therefore registration fees are adjusted accordingly.

Does USBA offer multiple team discounts?

Yes, your organization can take advantage of registration fee discounts if bringing multiple teams to a USBA Tournament. See below for discounted rates:

  • 2 Teams: 5% off registration fee
  • 3 Teams: 7.5% off registration fee
  • 4 Teams: 10% off registration fee
  • 5+ Teams: 15% off registration fee

How many referees per USBA game?

Two (2), with the exception of semi-finals/championship rounds of USBA Nationals in which there will be three (3) certified officials on the court.

How does my team qualify for USBA regional and national tournaments?

In order to qualify for USBA Nationals, Boys team must have played in at least two (2) USBA regular season tournaments or participated in an automatic qualifying event.  We do accept at-large bids to nationals, although at a very limited basis.  Email info@usbahoops.com to apply for an at-large bid to Nationals if you didn’t play in two USBA events.

Girls teams do not have a qualifying process to enter USBA Nationals; all Girls teams are eligible to register.

Where do I stay during tournaments?

Accommodations are the responsibility of each team. Participating hotels will offer a discounted USBA rate throughout the regular season. Visit each tournament page to view any partnering hotels. For USBA Nationals, please click click USBA Nationals at the top of the page to navigate to view all participating hotels for our National Championships.

When is the tournament schedule released and where can I see it?

Tournament schedules will be posted online normally by the Tuesday (or 3 days) prior to the weekend tournament. You can click here to view the tournament schedule page – or hover your mouse over “Tournaments” at the top of the page, “Tournament Schedules” will then appear in the drop down menu.

Are there awards presented at the tournaments?

Yes. The championship team will receive a team award & each member of the tournament champion will receive an individual award.  The runner-up of each tournament will receive an individual award.  Types of individual awards may include a medallion, trophy or t-shirt.

Some tournaments may not receive awards and if so will be noted on our website.

Can I volunteer to help at a USBA event?

Volunteering at USBA events can be a rewarding experience. We are in constant need for highly motivated people to help out. Please email us if interested in being involved with the United States Basketball Association.

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