The Jump Off- The Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame Global Championship
Honor, Celebrate, Promote
From the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame and the producers of the biggest youth sporting events in the world comes “The Jump Off – The Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame Global Championship,” the biggest and best showcase created for the world’s top women’s teams.
Summer 2020, the world’s best women’s basketball teams will compete state by state, region by region and country by country to decide who will earn the title of the best.
This one-of-a-kind event features the top teams, regional and national rankings, elite competition and national television exposure. Teams will compete across five age groups (5th grade-10th grade).
Powered by the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame, a special place that honors the past, celebrates the present and promotes the future, this championship event will be special and unique.
This event showcases the present of women’s basketball and future in women’s basketball. This is the event where the legends of the game meet the next generation of stars.
Seven regional playoffs hosted around the country all lead to Knoxville, Tennessee, the home of the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame and the site of the 2020 Global Championship on national television. Championship week takes place during Induction Week in Knoxville – the biggest week in women’s basketball where the top teams and legends will come together for an amazing celebration of basketball and competition.
In addition to the team competition, this event will feature a showcase/combine element whereby every athlete will be tested in athletic performance, basketball skill and basketball IQ. Using the latest technology and data, each athlete will get a report card explaining where she stands nationally amongst the best competition and college prospects at her age and position.
The game of basketball has changed and this event brings the women’s game into the new world
Why Was this Event Created?
Never before has there been a basketball platform built for young women that was powered by the legends and founders of the game. This event will highlight the very best teams and athletes around the country and across the globe in an exciting values-based platform.
This event was built to provide the best athletes and teams with the biggest opportunity to shine and showcase their skills and teamwork to the world.
Who are We?
Our team created the biggest showcase events in the world for the next generation of stars in all sports including the McDonald’s All-American Game on ESPN featuring the best high school basketball players (men and women), the U.S. Army All-American Game on NBC featuring the best high school football athletes and PlayStation All-American Baseball Game on Fox Sports featuring the best high school baseball players.
We also have created some of the biggest basketball events for girls and young women like Gurlz Got Game, a national showcase series that tests, trains and showcases the best middle school and high school female athletes in the country.
What Age/Grades are Featured in Championship Competition?
This championship platform features 5 grade levels: 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th. Each team is grouped by the grade they compete in for the 2020 spring AAU season. Each team must have all athletes reside from their state with exception of two players per team (whereby those athletes may be from a different state). All players are required to be registered with AAU. Age cutoffs will be determined by a September 1st date.
Who Invites the Top Team to Compete?
We built a national selection team chaired by Bob Geoghan, found of the McDonald’s All-American Game, that has brought the top talent evaluators from across the country to evaluate top teams in each state. Bob and his team have selected the best basketball players in the country on an annual basis for more than 50 years.
Selection criteria include 2019 record and level of competition, top prospects, strength of club (historically) and retention of top athletes. Our national selection team will release the teams per state (“Watch List”) in the upcoming months at 5 grade levels – 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th.
How Many Teams Will Be Selected from Each State?
From our state by state “Watch List,” two teams per grade level will be selected from each state to represent their state and compete for the global championship. These top two teams will be seeded 1 and 2 from each state as they play in the regional playoffs.
How does Regional Play Work?
Each invited team begins play in regional competition (see regions below). Round One is against their in-state competition with the next rounds against top teams in the same region. At the end of the weekend, top teams from each region advance to Knoxville for the Global Championship. Regional play is scheduled for the weekends of May 14-17, 2020 and May 21-24, 2020. All teams will play four games during regional competition.
How do the Regions Break Down?
There are eight regions that will send top teams to Knoxville for Global Championship Week. Each state is organized under a region (see below). The regions are: New England, Northeast, West, Gulf, Midwest, Tennessee Valley, Texas, and International/Small States.
The 8th region is reserved for international teams and small states like Hawaii or far away states like Alaska. These top teams will travel directly to Knoxville and compete in regional play before Championship week begins (see below) as we know that getting to a region is a hardship for many of these teams. This region will provide teams that qualify for the 8th spot in Knoxville at each grade level.
How Does Championship Week Work?
Championship week takes place from June 10th-14th in Knoxville, Tennessee, the home of the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame. This week represents Induction Week and one of the biggest weeks in women’s basketball. The championship bracket will feature single elimination play but each team will be guaranteed four games.
For all teams, athletes and coaches, Championship Week features:
Parade of Teams at Opening Night Celebration Event
Game Day Bracket Reveal
Breakouts and Autograph Session with Hall of Famers
Tour of the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame
Complimentary Ticket to 2020 Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
The Official Championship Week Schedule:
June 9-10: Small States and International Teams Compete in 8th Bracket
June 11th Thursday: All Teams Arrive, Check-In, Media Day
June 11th Thursday 6 PM – 8:00 PM: Opening Ceremony at Civic Center Theatre and Bracket Reveal
June 12th Friday: Team Competitions and Breakout with Legends of the Game
June 13th Saturday: Team Competition and Breakouts with Legends of the Game
June 14th Sunday – Nationally-televised Championship Games and Free Youth Clinic
What is the Cost Per Team?
The team registration fee is $695 per team. That fee covers regional play (four games) and Championship Week if your team advances. That fee also includes a breakout with a legend at regionals and nationals.
The showcase portion of the event (valued at $85 per athlete) featuring the performance testing, basketball skills testing and basketball IQ testing per athlete at regionals. Each team will be provided a specific time to test.
Can I Nominate My Team?
Yes. If you think you have a top team and are prepared for national competition, national exposure and a meet-up with the legends of the game, you may nominate your team for selection by e-mailing: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please include the following:
-Team Name, City and State
-Grade Level: 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, or 10th
-2019 Accomplishments – Overall Record, Championships, Top Finishes at Tournaments
-Video Links to Team / Highlights
-Your Full Name, E-mail and Cell Number
Mexico- (Monterrey, and Mexico City)