$850 by Feb-01-2011 (Early Fee)
$950 after Feb-01-2011 (Regular Fee)
This event is the largest girl’s tournament in the country. Last year 320 teams and 226 colleges represented by over 500 college coaches attended. The USA Invitational is the finest exposure event that you can attend with 29 indoor courts within 1/4 mile of each other and a 6,000 car parking lot to accommodate you during this tournament.
NCAA Mandatory Lecture: In order for Division I coaches to attend and observe at an activity, an educational session must be scheduled so that all prospective student-athletes (high school and two-year college student-athletes) attend an in-person or video presentation including the mandatory topics.
NCAA Mandatory Lecture-July 5th All teams are required to watch the video between 9am to 1pm on July 5th
This year we will be showing the NCAA DVD in the track building (across from the Bryce Jordan Center) on July 5th starting at 9am to 1:00 pm.
We will run the DVD every 15 minutes. Players will receive a lanyard after watching the film. Players must wear lanyard in order to gain entrance into all of the court sites. The earlier you get there the faster you will get in and out.
IF a player is arriving after 1:00 pm they must go to the Mezzanine level- Varsity room B to watch the DVD and receive a lanyard.
Admissions: July 5th starting a 9 am to 1:00pm at the Bryce Jordan Arena
The earlier you come the shorter the lines!
Gate B: Only for Pre Paid Admission and Handicapped accessible, done online- please bring your email confirmation and license to receive bands.
Gate C: Tournament band purchase only (4-day pass)
Parents and fans will enter at Gate C (ramp coming up from parking lot 44) and make a left down the corridor. The corridor will be air-conditioned; bathrooms facilities and confession stands will be open. After purchase of 4 day pass exit will be at Gate D.
NCAA has now listed the summer events on their website.
Coach you may now go on the NCAA website and check off the Penn State event. http://web1.ncaa.org/BBCS/exec/login (remember to check off the Penn State event and hit save at the bottom of the page)
All teams must be on the NCAA in order to be eligible to play.
Only NCAA certified coaches will receive coaches’ bands at check https://screen.lexisnexis.com/pub/l/applicants/ApplicantUI.jsp
Coaches and assistant coaches check in July 5th at the Mezzanine level of the Bryce Jordan Arena starting at 9-1:00 in varsity room B
- You MUST your show your license. (No excuses - if it's in the car/hotel you will have to go back and get it). If you have just received your NCAA approval number you will also need to bring your email from the NCAA with the approval number on it.
Approximate Game Schedule
July 5 2:30-9:45 pm
July 6 8:00 am-9:45 pm
July 7 8:00 am-9:45 pm
July 8 8:00 am-4:00 pm
Team will be put in brackets of 64 according to age and ability, there will be a trophy awarded for the winner of each bracket and there will be a cross over game for the grand champions.
Teams must be registered on the NCAA
This year teams will be able to call the hotel directly to block their rooms, PLEASE MAKE SURE WHEN CALLING THE HOTEL YOU ASK FOR THE BLUE CHIP BASKETBALL BLOCK. Each hotel has a specific person for you to call. An email will be sent to your coach or team admin with a confirmation number the day after your team has submitted their application and paid for the tournament to the email submitted on the application. Hotels will only take reservations of teams with a confirmation number. (This will allow only teams signed up for the this event to block rooms and not for teams to block rooms that might not get into this event). The hotels will be updated daily with a list of the teams and their confirmation number. It is your responsibility to be aware of the hotels time line for rooming list with credit cards and the individual hotels cancelation policy. Teams not willing to use the Blue Chip hotels should not sign up.