U.S. Junior Nationals
USJN Basketball is the longest running national evaluation and college showcase organization in women's basketball.
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The U.S. Junior Nationals is known as one of the premier competition event organizations in the United States. USJN operates grade-based, team-oriented boys and girls basketball tournaments and events from grades 5th through 12th grade.
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USJN is one of the longest running organizations in girls' basketball, and has been running tournaments across the country since the late 1980s.
USJN does not require teams/players to register or play according to age. USJN has grade (class) divisions in which teams participate.
The larger tournaments over four days playing five games and having pools of six, plus playoff brackets based on results. Medium size tournaments over three days playing four pool games over the first two days with playoffs on the third day. Smaller size tournaments over two days playing three pool games on the first day, and tournament play on the second/final day.
The cost for the tournament covers all fees, team registration, awards, etc. In 2009 USJN Tournaments expanded to include younger age divisions & it became an immediate success. The younger tournaments will use grade requirements as well.
2012 USJN GIRLS AGE QUALIFICATIONS
For USJN girls events, ELIGIBLE PLAYERS MUST CORRESPOND WITH THE CORRECT GRADE IN SCHOOL
To be eligible for 11s, players must be entering 7th grade in the fall of 2012 (Graduate in 2018)
To be eligible for 12s, players must be entering 8th grade in the fall of 2012 (Graduate in 2017)
To be eligible for 13s, players must be entering 9th grade in the fall of 2012 (Graduate in 2016)
To be eligible for 14s, players must be entering 10th grade in the fall of 2012 (Graduate in 2015)
To be eligible for 15s, players must be entering 11th grade in the fall of 2012 (Graduate in 2014)
To be eligible for 16/17s, players must be entering 12th grade in the fall of 2012 (Graduate in 2013)
This means there are no "16s"
USJN does not require birth certificates. Player eligible for USJN Tournaments is determined by their grade in school. If a team is found to have illegal players during the event, the event coordinator will forfeit all of the team’s games & will no longer be allowed to participate in USJN events.
USJN reserves the right to ‘move up’ any team that designates themselves a ‘national’ level in the event that they are needed to balance out the pool numbers for a given age group.
2012 Graduate Rules
April NCAA Events- Only unsigned 2012 seniors can compete
May/June Challenges - All seniors (Class of 2012) are allowed to participate
July NCAA Events – Only unsigned 2012 seniors can compete
HOW TO CONTACT USJN:
PHONE: (215) 245-9080 weekdays between 10am and 3pm
EMAIL: CLICK HERE
FAX: (215) 638-7062
MAILING ADDRESS: Main Office: P.O. Box 345, Bensalem, PA 19020
PHYSICAL ADDRESS: 1950 Street Road, Suite 104, Bensalem, PA 19020 - USE THIS ADDRESS FOR EXPRESS MAIL ONLY (FEDEX, UPS, AIRBORNE EXPRESS, USPS Priority Mail)
Midwest Office: PO Box 7828, Champaign, IL 61826-7828
FAX: (217) 552-1210
EMAIL: click here
The best way to contact the USJN staff is through EMAIL. This will ensure the quickest reply to your questions:
GIRLS CONTACT: firstname.lastname@example.org
BOYS CONTACT: email@example.com