National Christian HomeSchool Championship Overview
The National Christian HomeSchool (NCHC) Tournaments have continued to grow since 2000. Year to year the NCHC will host between 3-8 District HomeSchool Basketball Tournaments, 3-5 Regional HomeSchool Basketball Tournaments, and a 350+ team National HomeSchool Basketball Tournament. The NCHC also host the Largest HomeSchool Volleyball Tournament for going on nearly a decade. All in all the NCHC Leadership works to support HomeSchool Sports Nationals for 7 sports—Basketball, Volleyball, Fall Soccer, Spring Soccer, Golf, Cross Country, and Track & Field. As well as numerous Christian & HomeSchool Volleyball Regional & Basketball Tip-Off Tournaments.
The organizational structure of the National Tournaments is as follows:
Executive Committee – This committee oversees all of the initial eligibility decisions, structural and financial decisions of NCHC run events (Basketball Nationals, etc.), such as locations, dates, fees structure, programs “good standing” status, special events (All-American Game), and the selection process for other committees.
Regional Committee – The functions of this committee are to interact with local programs concerning eligibility and to suggest eligibility changes. The Regional Committee is also in put in place to rule on appeals to decisions made by other committees (Executive &/or EAB.) The Regional Committee typically consist of 6-12 members, when need arises this committee can be expanded to as many as 30 leaders. No boys or girls program will have more than 1 position. The members of this committee includes (but is not limited to) directors that are involved with running the NCHC Post Season Events.
Eligibility Advisory Board (EAB) – This board changes every year. The members of the committee are made up of the leaders, registered coaches, and athletic directors that attend the National Tournament. The EAB has 400+ members.
The EAB has two primary functions:
- To vote on hardship eligibility appeals.*
- To offer advice, opinions, and vote on eligibility changes for upcoming season.*An eligibility appeal is when a player or team is denied a hardship exemption and wishes to file an appeal. All appeals are in writing and voting is done through e-mail.
The NCHC ONLY handles eligibility exemptions or questions in writing, it does NOT handle the questions on the phone. Coaches, Athletic Directors, Parents, & Players if you have questions about an eligibility situation in your program and you have told the player has been granted an exemption ask to see it in writing. We are issuing this clarification statement because the last couple of years we have had 3 situations where coaches have told players that it was approved by Tim or Rob but we had not even heard of the situations. As players, coaches and parents it is your responsibility to make sure your team meets the eligibility requirements. Again all eligibility issues must be dealt with in writing, no exceptions.