Peace. Development. Basketball.
WHO: All UNB Member Nations – currently 76
WHAT: FREE virtual global team skills championship using the HomeCourt application. The two winning clubs (boys and girls) will receive a FREE1-year subscription for a FanApps mobile application (Professional level, $2,000+ value each!).
WHEN: November 1 – December 20, 2020.
WHERE: HomeCourt mobile application.
Once you register, I will send you a link via HomeCourt to sign up your team members.
Team administrators and players need to download the HomeCourt application on their iPhone (6S+ or newer) or iPad. HomeCourt is only available on iOS devices. All participants must have access to the HC app with their own account. If a player does not have an iPhone or iPad, they may borrow one to do the activities.
Participants must have access to a flat area for the ballhandling and agility drills and a standard hoop (at home, local park, gym) for the shooting drills.
The participants may do the activities individually or as a team at their training facility depending on their local COVID-19 situation and protocols.
Categories: U17 Boys & U17 Girls (born 2004 or after).
Team size: 8-12 players per team. Only top 8 scores per team will be counted in each activity. If you do not have enough players for either a boys or a girls team, you may register a mixed team (boys and girls). They will compete in the boys category. Any players 17 years old and under may participate.
9 Regions (these are potential regions that could change depending on the number of teams participating): North America – Central & South America – Caribbean – Europe – Africa – Asia – Philippines – United Arab Emirates – Oceania
· Internal selections: Member Nations conduct internal competitions/tryouts with HC app to select their teams.
· Regional Round (1stround): regional competitions, winner of each region (9) + the next best seven (7) teams regardless of region advance.
· Sweet 16 (2nd round): 16 teams do another round of progressing drills, top eight teams advance.
· Elite 8 (3rd round): eight teams do another round of progressing drills, top four teams advance.
· Final 4 (4th round): top four compete in the final round of the most advanced drills, top team = UNB World Team Skills Champions!
· November 13-29: event promotion, HC app familiarization, internal team selections and registration.
· November 30-December 4: Regional Round
· December 5-8: Sweet 16
· December 9-12: Elite 8
· December 13-16: Final 4 – crowing of champions
· December 17-20: additional days if necessary
WHY: Why not? Unite all UNB Member Nations in our first global competition in a friendly, healthy and competitive manner. Let the games begin!!!
The UNB was launched in 2020 with the aim of developing the world's future basketball stars while encouraging peace by bringing people and nations together through basketball.