Two of the three major grassroots circuits, Under Armour and adidas, have announced their grassroots schedule and plans of the spring and summer of 2015.
According to a press release, this year the UAA will be operate in a true league format with regularly scheduled games throughout the spring for 15U, 16U, and 17U. In addition to the new league format each age group will play with shot clocks and full box scores will be recored.
All age groups will travel to the same location and will play under the same roof.
All of the spring events will determine who qualifies to play in the championship bracket of the Finals in July. Non-qualifying teams will still travel to Atlanta and play in alternative bracket with additional teams outside of UAA.
UAA I – New Orleans (April 10-12)
UAA II – Louisville (April 24-26)
UAA III – New York (May 22-24)
The Under Armour circuit concludes on July 15-18, with a tournament in Atlanta, Georgia. Prior to that, they host an All-America camp in Charlotte, NC from July 7-10.
The adidas Gauntlet series continues this season with top 15U, 16U and 17U teams from across the country competing for the title of adidas Uprising Gauntlet champion. Teams compete in two qualify events in Dallas, April 10-12 and Indianapolis, April 24-26 to earn a spot in the Gauntlet Finale in Atlanta, July 8-10. The Gauntlet finale will host the top eight ranked teams from the Gauntlet qualifiers, as well as eight play-in teams. Teams will be seeded for bracket play based on their Gauntlet win-loss record culminating with a championship game July 10.
The adidas Uprising All-American Camp will host 100 of the top high school prospects in the country in New York July 15-17, for three days of coaching sessions from elite trainers, former college and professional coaches and NBA athletes.
Finally, the summer basketball season closes out with the adidas Uprising Summer Championship July 22-26 in Las Vegas. This tournament is open to all 14U, 15U, 16U and 17U teams who want a shot at the Uprising championship trophy.
“Each summer adidas Uprising provides a platform for tomorrow’s basketball stars to develop their game and improve their skills,” said Chris Rivers, adidas Director of Basketball Sports Marketing. “This year’s adidas Uprising schedule offers players opportunities to win as a team with Gauntlet tournaments, improve their individual game and training at All American Camp and experience basketball as a global sport with adidas Nations.”
adidas Nations brings together the top high school basketball players from the U.S., Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia and Latin America to train and compete. The adidas Nations Global final event will be held August 1-4 in Los Angeles.