U.S. Junior Nationals
USJN Basketball is the longest running national evaluation and college showcase organization in women's basketball.
USJN is one of the longest running organizations in girls' basketball, and has been running tournaments across the country since 1986, as the first privately owned company outside of AAU to offer girls basketball tournaments. Nike has been sponsoring the USJN since the early 1990’s and has been one of the strongest supporters of girls grassroots basketball in the country.
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.
In 2013 USJN has implemented a $50 special request fee for teams wishing to not play early games to start a given tournament. When making your initial registration/payment you can add the fee to the entry total to ensure your teams request is made & specify the event in the SPECIAL REQUEST area. If payment is not received USJN is not required to accommodate your teams special request.
2017 USJN GIRLS AGE QUALIFICATIONS
For USJN girls events, ELIGIBLE PLAYERS MUST CORRESPOND WITH THE CORRECT GRADE IN SCHOOL
To be eligible for 9s, players must be entering 5th grade in the fall of 2017 (Graduate in 2025)
To be eligible for 10s, players must be entering 6th grade in the fall of 2017 (Graduate in 2024)
To be eligible for 11s, players must be entering 7th grade in the fall of 2017 (Graduate in 2023)
To be eligible for 12s, players must be entering 8th grade in the fall of 2017 (Graduate in 2022)
To be eligible for 13s, players must be entering 9th grade in the fall of 2017 (Graduate in 2021)
To be eligible for 14s, players must be entering 10th grade in the fall of 2017 (Graduate in 2020)
To be eligible for 15s, players must be entering 11th grade in the fall of 2017 (Graduate in 2019)
To be eligible for 16s, players must be entering 12th grade in the fall of 2017 (Graduate in 2018)
To be eligible for 17s, players must be entering 12th grade in the fall of 2017 (Graduate in 2018)
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.
If a team wishes to ‘play up’ they are to register under their proper graduation/age designation and put this request to ‘play up’ in the Special Request area of their team. Every opportunity will be made to meet this request in scheduling.
USJN reserves the right to ‘move up’ any team that designates themselves a ‘national’ or ‘elite’ level in the event that they are needed to balance out the pool numbers for a given age group. USJN reserves the right to put those teams that do not designate their LEVEL OF PLAY into any pool to balance the field for a given tournament.
During registration process it is the teams responsibility to put in the proper age designation. USJN reserves to right to change the age designation to the proper listing based off of the qualifications above. If a team administrator has improperly designated their age when registering, once the first GRID version of the schedule is released USJN cannot guarantee and is not obligated to make changes at this late point in time. To guarantee proper placement all age change requests should be done before the 10 day special request window per the Pre-Event Rules.
USJN reserves the right to not allow a team to enter its events under any circumstances that they deem necessary. USJN also reserves the right to not allow a spectator to enter their event for any reason they deem necessary.
2017 Graduate Rules
April NCAA Events- Only uncommitted 2017 seniors can compete
May/June Challenges - All seniors (Class of 2017) are allowed to participate
July NCAA Events – Only uncommitted 2017 seniors can compete
September NCAA Events – Only uncommitted 2017 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 530, 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
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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