About the OSA Crusaders Summer Select GIRLS Program
The OSA Crusaders are excited to bring you the BEST summer girls basketball program in the state of Nebraska! With our philosophy of Exposure and Development, the OSA Spring/Summer Girls program is second to none, and we are proud of our continued partnership with adidas, making us Nebraska’s ONLY fully sponsored girls’ select program!
The ADIDAS UPRISING Gauntlet series will provide our top U15 – U17 players an opportunity that very few girls in Nebraska have had before and that only 32 teams across the country are invited to attend!They will play the best competition in front of college coaches from around the country, giving our athletes maximum exposure during each of the NCAA live periods. As an added bonus, it will also allow them to be nominated for the ADIDAS UPRISING All-American Camp and the ADIDAS UPRISING U.S. Select team. All of these opportunities are exclusive to the 32 ADIDAS UPRISING sponsored teams, and our OSA Crusader girls are thrilled to be a part of this.
About the OSA CRUSADERS GIRLS Teams
U15 – U17 GAUNTLET TEAMS
Our U15-U17 teams will compete in the Adidas Gauntlet, with the chance to be crowned Adidas National Champions! The OSA Gauntlet teams will compete in two weekends of league play. The first two events will seed teams for the National Championship Bracket at one of the most prestigious exposure venues in the country, the Adidas Summer Championships in Atlanta, GA.
U15 – U17 NATIONAL TEAMS
Over the last several years, the OSA Crusaders program has developed into one that has proven to be a great opportunity for all of its participants. OSA Crusaders National teams will have outstanding coaches, develop as sound basketball players, and will be exposed to significant recruiting opportunities. The U15-U17 National teams will compete in 9-10 tournaments throughout the Spring/Summer season. The OSA National team experience is a great opportunity for multi-sport athletes and will provide players a successful avenue to recruiting opportunities and growth as basketball players!
U14 NATIONAL TEAM
Our top U14 team will compete in a combination of national level tournaments, and NCAA certified viewing events. Our schedule will be extremely competitive and give our athletes maximum exposure opportunities. In addition, our teams will continue to be exposed to the highest level of skill development of any program in the Midwest! The OSA U14 National team will be led by a highly qualified and NCAA certified coach who is committed to developing and preparing our players for the next level.
U14 – U17 REGIONAL TEAMS
Our Regional teams will also be led by outstanding coaches. The Regional schedule will consist of 9-10 tournaments that are competitive while staying primarily local. Travel will be limited to 2-3 tournaments. The OSA Regional team experience is a great opportunity for multi-sport athletes and busy families as it will still provide players recruiting opportunities at the NAIA and Division II levels as well as personal growth on the basketball court as they use this opportunity to get better in their High School off season!
6th– 7thNATIONAL TEAMS
The Select 6thand 7thNational teams will have the opportunity to take their skill sets to the next level as they compete against some of the best, not just in the Midwest, but around the country. The 6thand 7thNational teams will participate in 9-10 highly competitive and challenging tournaments providing them an opportunity to experience several prestigious events and venues. This will allow them to soak up and prepare to compete in an atmosphere that they may see in the future at a national level.
3rd– 5thNATIONAL TEAMS
The Select 3rd-5thNational teams will continue to grow and develop their basketball fundamentals and game concepts through intensive skill academies, team practices, and competition. The 3rd-5thNational teams will compete in 9-10 tournaments that are competitive while primarily staying local. Travel will be limited to 2-3 tournaments.
3rd– 7thREGIONAL TEAMS
The Select 3rd-7thRegional teams will continue to grow and develop their basketball fundamentals and game concepts through intensive skill academies, team practices, and competition. The 3rd-7thRegional teams will compete in 9-10 tournaments that are competitive while primarily staying local. Travel will be limited to 2-3 tournaments for the 6thand 7thgraders, with 3rd-5thregional teams competing locally.
3rdGrade Girls Instructional League
This program is for current 3rd grade girls who are not playing on a 3rdgrade National or Regional Select team for the spring/summer but want to keep working on their fundamental skills. This instructional league will provide them with an alternative for this age group that will be both highly beneficial and lots of fun. Teams will consist of 8-9 players. Games, practices and academies will be coached and run by members of our seasoned OSA coaching staff. The season will run from April 11th thru July 25th and will consist of the following:
SPRING SESSION– Thursdays from 5:30pm – 7pm (April 11th– May 23rd) – After the first 3 weeks of skills academy and practice, each session will be followed by teams playing an instructional game. This allows us to incorporate the skills learned in practice immediately into game situations.
SUMMER SESSION– Consists of one weekly practice, one day (optional) of skills academy and participation in the OSA Summer Pella League.
- Select Skills Academy: Thursdays from 2:30 – 4:00pm from June 13ththru July 25th
- Practices: Tuesdays from 5:30 – 6:30pm from June 11ththru July 23rd.
- Summer Pella League: Sundays from June 9ththru July 21st
No matter what age, player development and exposure at the appropriate level is always our top priority! Players develop a strong love for the game while having fun through cutting edge trends!