Divisions of Competition
10th Grade - Athletes must be enrolled in the 10th grade or below (as of October 1, 2018) AND cannot turn 18 prior to September 1, 2019
9th Grade - Athletes must be enrolled in the 9th grade or below (as of October 1, 2018) AND cannot turn 17 prior to September 1, 2019
8th Grade - Athletes must be enrolled in the 8th grade or below (as of October 1, 2018) AND cannot turn 16 prior to September 1, 2019
Player Eligibility Verification
It is the responsibility of the head coach to provide age and grade (if applicable) verification for players at any time throughout the tournament. Permitted forms of player age verification include birth certificates, passports and government issued IDs (originals, hard copies or digital copies). Permitted forms of player grade verification include school-issued report cards or school administrator confirmation of grade issued on school letterhead (originals, hard copies or digital copies).
Coach License Requirement
All coaches and bench personnel participating in any division at the Hoop Dreams Basketball Showcase must have a valid USA Basketball Coach License on file with USA Basketball prior to the start of the tournament. The coach license process requires successfully passing a background check which generally takes 7-10 business days. To obtain a coach license, visit https://community.usab.com/.
Created with images by Brian Erickson - "blue roll" • Monkey Business - "Young Boys In Basketball Team" • Ricardo Resende - "The Game"