The competition system for the FIBA Women’s AmeriCup consists of two phases. In the Group Phase, the ten (10) participating teams will be divided into two (2) groups of five (5) teams. Teams will play in round-robin format for four days. The best two teams from each group will advance to the next phase, where the first place of Group A will play against the second place of Group B and vice versa. The winners of the Semi-Finals will advance to the Gold Medal Match, while the losers will play for the bronze.
The top three teams from the tournament will qualify to the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup 2018 in Spain.