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The Circuit Championship set for Aug. 10-12 In Las Vegas

By The Circuit, 02/21/22, 5:30PM EST


Our team at The Circuit recently announced the 2022 grassroots season will conclude August 10-13 in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

Today, we’re thrilled to announce the event’s official hosts.

The event - aptly named “The Circuit On The Strip” - will be hosted inside The MGM’s Mirage on Las Vegas Boulevard. Three courts will be featured in the casino’s 40,000 square-foot Grand Ballroom, bringing together the nation’s top grassroots basketball talent for a winner-take-all championship event.

Along with tournament headquarters at The Mirage, the event will also feature five courts at the beautiful Las Vegas Basketball Center located 15 minutes away. Two additional courts will be featured at Coronado High School.


The structure for The Circuit On The Strip is simple:

  • Three 64-team brackets; 17U, 16U, 15U
  • Invitation-only
  • Three champions


There are three ways teams can qualify for The Circuit On The Strip:

  1. Team automatically qualifies at a Circuit League/Circuit Certified event
  2. Team receives an performance-based at-large invitation from The Circuit
  3. Team submits at-large bid including hotel reservation (more info below)


Tournament seeding will be based on a team’s Circuit Score, which includes the following details; overall record, shoe-circuit record, strength of schedule, roster talent, etc.


The Mirage will operate as tournament headquarters. Participating teams will have access to our exclusive specialty room rate within the Mirage hotel.

In an effort to reduce the cost of entry fees and provide hotel rooms for all teams traveling, we have partnered with the Mirage to secure exclusive room rates for the week of the event. Teams will be required to reserve rooms under this block to participate in the event.


The Circuit’s gameplay rules will be utilized for the event.

Games will tip off Wednesday August 10th at 3PM, and the championships will conclude the evening of Saturday, August 13th. Your first game will be scheduled upon your arrival to Las Vegas. First round games will occur all day Wednesday and through the early afternoon on Thursday.

The event will feature a 3+ game guarantee, including championship and consolation brackets at the 17U, 16U, and 15U age levels.




Introducing The Circuit Score (TCS). The TCS is a multiple linear regression model that allows teams the ability to earn points during the circuit season based on a variety of variables resulting in the following quadrant-based system.



Quadrant 1 Win Over Shoe Circuit or Top 25 Ranked Program
Quadrant 2 Win over Independent Circuit Affiliate Program
Quadrant 3 Win over Independent Program
Bonus Win at The Circuit League Events
Bonus Win at Live Period Events



  • Wins over a shoe circuit program (Nike EYBL, 3SSB, UAA)
  • Wins over ranked program (Circuit Score Rankings or The Circuit Top 25 Ranking)


  • Wins over program belonging to an Independent Circuit. This includes the following event operators:
    • Bigfoot XL (BFXL)
    • UA Rise
    • adidas Gold
    • HoopGroup Showcase League (HGSL)
    • HoopSeen Association (HSA)
    • NY2LA Association (NY2LA)
    • Zero Gravity XL (ZGXL)
    • West Coast Elite XL (WCXL)
    • USA Youth Hoops XL (USXL)


  • Wins over remaining independent programs at events run by Circuit Certified Event Operators.



  • Wins at Live Period Events
  • Wins at "The Circuit" Events


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