All the Details About the AAU 5th Grade Girls Basketball National Championship

Young women playing basketball.

Looking for something to help improve your 5th grade girl’s basketball skills? Do they want to have more practice playing? You should sign her up for the AAU 5th Grade Girls Basketball National Championship. She will get to play against other teams and compete to become the champion of the tournament. We have all the information for this tournament below:


female basketball team competing at Rocky Top Sports WorldIn order for your 5th grade girl to be eligible, she must be in 5th grade as of October 1, 2018. She can’t be older than 12 on or before August 31, 2019. For a girl that is in the 6th grade as of October 1, 2018 wanting to play down, she can be no older than 11 on or before August 31, 2019.

To be able to play, you must present a document proving what grade the athlete is in and a document proving how old the athlete is. You must also participate in a qualification tournament in order to make the National Championship. For more information on how to qualify, take a look at the 2019 AAU Girls Basketball Handbook.

Entry Fee

If you register before May 1, 2019, you’ll get an early bird discount of $600. Any registration after this date will cost $700. All entry fee payments must be made online. You must also complete registration, payment, and roster on Tournament Connect.

Tournament Dates

A girls basketball game.The entry deadline to be able to participate in the tournament is June 24, 2019. The tournament is from Tuesday July 9, 2019 to Sunday July 14, 2019. Early registration and practice time starts on July 9 from 2 to 8 p.m. The opening ceremonies and competition starts on July 10 and ends July 14.

July 9 Activities

Early registration opens on July 9. The athlete will be able to join in an open 3-point contest. She should come when she is ready to shoot! Practice time is available — email Andrew at andrew@rockytopsportsworld to reserve a spot. Advance ticket sales also open this day, vendors are open, and information for area attractions is also available.

July 10 Activities

Regular registration opens at 8 a.m. on July 10 and will end once most teams check in. Teams who register on this day must do so at least 2 hours before their first game. Coaches will meet at 8:30 a.m. to discuss what will go on through the weekend. From 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. the opening ceremonies will take place. The competition begins at 2 p.m.

Spectator Admission

If you are coming to the AAU 5th Grade Girls Basketball National Championship just to watch an athlete play, it is $12 per adult and $10 per youth (ages 6-14). Children ages 5 and under are free. An event pass is available at $40 for adults and $30 for youth.

Tournament Whereabouts

The AAU 5th Grade Girls Basketball National Championship is hosted by us at our Gatlinburg facility! Click here to find our more information about our facilities. Here’s our address:

Rocky Top Sports World

1870 Sports World Blvd Gatlinburg, TN 37738


Athletes, teams, and coaches participating in the tournament are required to stay at these hotels or these cabins and condos.

Reasons to Attend the AAU 5th Grade Girls Basketball National Championship

Young women in uniforms playing a game of basketball.This is a great opportunity for your young athlete and her team to play against other teams. They’ll be able to put their learned skills to use and help them learn where they can grow in the sport. If you’re interested in participating, click AAU 5th Grade Girls Basketball National Championship Tournament to get additional information about the tournament!

To stay up to date with all the amazing events happening at Rocky Top Sports World, check out our tournaments page.

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