THE LADIES BALL FAQ'S

The Nation's Top Girls Basketball Tournament

SELECTION PROCESS FAQ'S

Your team will be provided an official Ladies Ball Invitation, as well a a team press conference to announce your selection after your registration deposit has been submitted.

Accepted teams will be provided a private passcode to register their team and be required to provide a $250 deposit against the $495 team registration fee. We will then coordinate a date for their ‘Call to the Ball’ press conference in their region.  

The selection process for 2022 will kick off in Spring 2022 for The Ladies Ball First Annual Road to Knoxville 2022 Championship Series. Each team selected will be announced with a press event or Zoom event in their home market and presented with an invitation and shout out by the Hall of Fame community.

* In some parts of the country, teams that are disconnected from a regional site or cannot access a regional site due to COVID or other special circumstances may be invited to championship weekend to represent their region if there is an opening and they are otherwise qualified based on general selection criteria.  
 

Selected teams will be provided their official invitation at a “‘Call to the Ball’ official press conference either live in person, over a Zoom event or via social media depending on schedules and other factors including local/state CDC guidelines.

 

The Selection Team will extend 2022 invitations to teams in each state per division below: 

2030 - 2 Team Per State

2029 - 2 Team Per State

2028 - 2 Team Per State

2027 - 2 Team Per State

2026 - 2 Team Per State

2025 - 2 Team Per State

2024 - 2 Team Per State

2023 - 2 Team Per State

All athletes will be required to submit a report card with the current year and grade level.

For reference, below is the regional event schedule and “Ladies Ball” Championship Schedule for 2021. We will be posting the 2022 schedule soon. Please consult brackets to see where your team would play if selected.

West Region - Phoenix, AZ - August 27 - 29, 2021

Midwest Region, Fort Wayne, IN -September 3 - 5, 2021

Northeast Region, Scranton, PA -September 10 - 12, 2021 

New England Region, Boston, MA - September 17 - 19, 2021

Southeast Region - Greensboro, NC - September 24 - 26, 2021

South Region - Greensboro, NC - September 24 - 26, 2021

Southwest Region, Irving, TX - October 1 - 3, 2021  

*International Division - Knoxville, TN - March 2022

Global Championship - Knoxville, TN - March 2022

*The International Division includes teams from Hawaii and Alaska. 

Here is Sample Schedule for Regionals: 

  • Friday – Registration, Team Press Conferences, Spalding Three-Point Shooting Competition, Opening Ceremony featuring Hall of Famer Presentation
  • Saturday – Rounds 1 and 2
  • Sunday – Rounds 3 and 4, Championship Games and Press Conferences for Winning Teams
  1. Strength of Overall Program (we will look to see if your program produces top teams and success at multiple levels historically)  
  2. Current Season Record and Historic Team Record (we want to see how your team performed this year and over the last few years). 
  3. Strength of Schedule (we would like to know which top teams you played or beat in your region or nationally) 
  4. Top Finishes or Championships (we would like to know how your team did at top events and if they won or finished in the top 4).
  5. Game film (if any) or video of team in competition mode (we would like to see how your team plays in a competitive forum)    
  6. Top returning or featured players (we would like to know if you have any nationally or regionally ranked athletes on your returning team)  
  7. Team Character (any team suspensions, athlete infractions or demonstration which lacked character at any event can eliminate teams from consideration no matter the ability).
  • In some parts of the country, teams that are disconnected from a regional site or cannot access a regional site due to COVID or other special circumstances may be invited to championship weekend to represent their region if there is an opening and they are otherwise qualified based on general selection criteria.  
 

The Ladies Ball Championship Weekend has been postponed to March 2022.

During these past weeks on the road, we have seen great basketball, cheered alongside wonderful teams and families, and have had a remarkable experience celebrating girls basketball.

While we have been working hard to complete our 2021 championship event, we have always set athlete safety as our top priority. In consultation with the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame and our other partners, The Ladies Ball is postponing the national championship games scheduled for October 2021 in Knoxville to March 2022. We are regretful to make this decision but believe that based on current COVID rates locally in Tennessee (currently second highest in the nation) and across the country, this is in the best interest of our athletes, coaches and families. 

We are committed to making our March Championship Weekend in Knoxville the most exciting weekend in girls basketball.

REGISTERED TEAM FAQ'S

Your team will be provided an official Ladies Ball Invitation, as well a a team press conference to announce your selection after your registration deposit has been submitted.

Accepted teams will be provided a private passcode to register their team and be required to provide a $250 deposit against the $495 team registration fee. We will then coordinate a date for their ‘Call to the Ball’ press conference in their region.  

If you have received a registration link but are having problems registering your team SportsThread has created quick, step-by-step video for you available here.

Have questions about editing your team roster, please check out this SportsThread video available here.

Still have questions or prefer one-on-one help, please email customerservice@sportsthread.com and they will work with you directly. 

The Ladies Ball tournament has partnered with Pellucid Travel to be an official housing partner for our events. Learn about our Stay to Play housing options here!

Advance tickets are available prior to each regional event.

WINNING TEAM FAQ'S

CONGRATULATIONS! You're going to Knoxville, Tennesse - home to the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame.

During these past weeks on the road, we have seen great basketball, cheered alongside wonderful teams and families, and have had a remarkable experience celebrating girls basketball.

We are excited to gather again in Knoxville for our National Championships March 11-13, 2022. Click here to find a general itinerary and a link to book your hotel. 

SEE YOU IN KNOXVILLE!

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