Hoop Group Named One of a Select Number of Official Qualifiers to the USA Basketball U.S. Open!



Hoop Group is proud to announce its Spring Jr Jam Fest and Providence Jam Fest  (ages 8th grade, 13u, 12u) are Official Qualifiers for USA Basketball 2018 Open Basketball Championships. The top finishers in each division qualify to USA Basketball’s 2018 US Open Basketball Championships June 30-July 3 in Westfield Indiana.

The Hoop Group Spring Junior Jam Fest is set for April 7-8 at Spooky Nook Sports in Manheim Pennsylvania. 

Hoop Group Providence Jam Fest is scheduled for May 12-13 at Roger Williams University in Providence Rhode Island.  

The USA Basketball 2018 U.S. Open Basketball Championships allow youth the opportunity to compete under the standards and guidelines set forth by the National Governing Body. Top finishers at approved qualifying tournaments around the country will be the only teams to earn official bids to participate in the championship events.

USA Basketball 2018 U.S. Open Basketball Qualifying Tournaments will offer two divisions of play for varying levels of competition and ability: a Stars division and a Stripes division. Qualified teams will enter into the same division of play in which they participated in during the Official Qualifier event.  Stars division: This division is made up of established and competitive club travel teams.  Stripes division: This division is made up of new and locally-based club or recreational teams.  

– About the Hoop Group-

The Hoop Group is a comprehensive basketball company dedicated to fulfilling dreams by providing student athletes, parents and coaches the best instruction, competition and exposure. It is one of the largest basketball instruction organizations in the world with fifteen separate entities that encompass over 30,000 student athletes and 3,000 high school, collegiate and youth league coaches. The Hoop Group is committed to help make each individual player realize their full potential and develop a lifelong love of the game. The Hoop Group’s alumni list reads as a “Who’s Who” of the basketball world, including Moses Malone, Julius “Doctor J” Erving, Vince Carter, Kobe Bryant, Chris Paul, Carmelo Anthony, Bob Knight, Chuck Daly, Billy Donovan, John Wall, Kyrie Irving, Karl Anthony-Towns, Markelle Fultz, Mohamed Bamba, Trevon Duval and many more. As a family owned and operated business for over five decades, The Hoop Group staff works tirelessly to insure that each event participant, coach and sponsor receives the personal attention they desire.

-About USA Basketball-

USA Basketball is a nonprofit organization and the national governing body for men’s and women’s basketball in the United States. As the recognized governing body for basketball in the United States by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), USA Basketball is responsible for the selection, training and fielding of USA teams that compete in FIBA sponsored international basketball competitions, as well as for some national competitions, and for the development of youth basketball initiatives that address player development, coach education and safety.

USA Basketball’s Youth Development Division was formed in 2013 to promote, grow and elevate the game of basketball throughout the United States. As part of the initiative, the USA Basketball Development Model was created to help guide players, coaches, parents and administrators through the sport. The model includes many types of initiatives, tools, resources and offerings, all of which focus on the health and well-being of young people to enhance enjoyment, participation and development in the game.

We urge you to continue your development in the game by visiting us at www.USAB.com to take advantage of all the resources and initiatives that USA Basketball Youth Development has to offer.

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