What is GUAA?
With a Mission to Make All Athletes Better, Under Armour Announces the Girls UAA Basketball Circuit
As Under Armour strives to make basketball inclusive for all, the Under Armour Association (UAA) announces three newly formed grassroots platforms with Girls UAA, Girls UA Rise and Girls UA Future, which will encompass the entire spectrum of grassroots basketball from 17U to 10U for girls.
Inspired by Stephen Curry’s efforts to create an equal playing field for women of all ages, the Girls UAA will provide more opportunities for girls to excel on the court. Inviting two female basketball players to participate in his SC30 Select Camp this past summer was just the beginning of Stephen and Under Armour’s combined efforts to shift the landscape of girls’ basketball.
"It is as important a time as ever to expand the game of basketball and increase the opportunities for girls across the country to pursue their dreams. I’ve taken steps to use my own platform to drive awareness and level the playing field for girls and women. I’m proud that Under Armour continues to also take the initiative, with programs like Girls UAA, to create opportunities for girls to 'Ruin the Game' in their own way."
- Stephen Curry
Girls UAA will provide elite girls travel teams with the same league-style circuit as the boys UAA teams, launching in April with 30 teams at the 17U and 16U level. The teams will participate in 10 regular season games, five final games and three total league sessions with the Girls UAA Finals taking place in Atlanta.
2019 GIRLS UAA PARTICIPATING TEAMS
1 Nation - Garden City, Mich.
All Alabama Roadrunners - Birmingham, Ala.
Arizona Select - Phoenix, Ariz.
Arkansas Banshees - Fayetteville, Ark.
BC Denver - Broomfield, Colo.
BC United - Vancouver, BC
Canada Elite - Toronto, ON
Carolina Elite - Raleigh, N.C. (16U only)
Comets Girls Basketball Club - Drexel Hill, Pa.
Example Sports - Chicago, Ill.
FBC - Atlanta, Ga.
Florida Girls Basketball (FGB) - Orlando, Fla.
Golden City Basketball - San Francisco, Calif.
iExcel - New York, N.Y.
Indiana Flight - Indianapolis, Ind.
KC Lady Run GMC - Kansas City, Mo.
Lady Phoenix Elite - Kernersville, N.C.
Las Vegas Elite - North Las Vegas, Nev.
Michigan Storm Elite - Sterline Heights, Mich.
Minnesota Fury - Chanhassen, Minn.
Minnesota Metro Stars - Brooklyn Park, Minn.
Nebraska Attack - Omaha, Neb.
New Heights - New York, N.Y.
OK PWP - Tulasa, OK (16U & 15 U only)
Power Move - Columbia, Md.
Philly Triple Threat - Philadelphia, Pa.
San Diego Waves Basketball Club - San Diego, Calif.
South Beach Elite - Miami, Fla.
South Carolina 76ers - Columbia, S.C.
Team Brandan Wright - Nashville, Tenn.
Team GTS Fusion - Washington, D.C.
Texas Flight Elite - Houston, Texas
Texas U - Dallas, Texas
Team Rio - Newark, N.J.
West Coast Elite - Los Angeles, Calif.
West Virginia Thunder - Huntington, W. Va.
Western PA Bruins - Verona, Pa.
Wisconsin Flight - Oshkosh, Wis.
The UAA will also expand their leagues for high school and middle school athletes. Similar to the UA grassroots circuits, Girls UA Rise will provide the opportunity for 48 travel teams from all over the country at the 17U, 16U and 15U age groups. Girls UA Rise will also play under the same roof as the UAA during the NCAA certified live periods, creating a powerful recruiting atmosphere. Each team will play twelve games during the regular season, with the top sixteen qualifiers in each age group battling for the Girls UA Rise Championship in Atlanta at the end of July.