2023 Dates: March 12*-17, Springfield, MO
March 13th-17th
Games will be played
*March 12th– National 3 Point Shooting Contest Try-Outs ($5 fee, sign up in person, day of)
*March 12th–
 Mandatory In-Person Coaches Meeting Sunday night for age groups that begin Monday. Each team will need at least one representative present. Teams that begin on Tuesday or later (Typically B10u, G16u, G12u, & G10u) are strongly encouraged to have a representative but are not required.

Division II- For Young, inexperienced & B teams! For age groups, Girls 18u, Boys 18u, 16u, & 14u to have the opportunity to opt into Division II during the seeding process. More info at https://bit.ly/2UqjtjD

Please Note as posted on NCHC Policy The NCHC does not issue refund checks


*NEW* Division II for Girls 18u, Boys 18u, 16u, & 14u! Details at: https://bit.ly/2UqjtjD

Gate for fans: There is NO Gate Fee at Nationals for fans!

2023 Post Season Early Bird Team & Organization Registration is now open!!

The only adjustment for the 2023 fee structure from the 2022 fees was reducing team fees for select age groups.

Combining our District, Regional, & Nationals numbers, the NCHC has featured over 1,000 sign-ups in each of the past three seasons; the 2022-23 season could see the 4,000th sign-up for an NCHC Post Season Event since the 2019-20 season.

2023 Early Bird PLAYER REGISTRATION INFO

  • Early Bird Player Registration will open after September 15th.
  • Early Bird Player Registration closes October 31st**.
  • Parents alone will be responsible for paying the player’s fee to NCHC in order to complete the player registration.
  • Families with more than four players will receive a family rate.
  • The listed Early Bird Player Fee is exclusive for players whose organizations sign up for the 9/15 Team Early Bird Discount Deadline
  • Early Bird Player Fees*: Districts $0// Regionals $20// Nationals $30
    *Add $5 for players whose teams register after 9/15.
    **Add a minimum of an additional $10 for players who register later than October.

2023 Early Bird TEAM/ORGANIZATION DISCOUNT DEADLINE INFO

  • Discount on Team Fee- $50 off per team, per event
  • Discount on Player Fee- $5 off per player, per event
  • Register by September 15th
  • Make a $100 Deposit per team per event by September 22nd
  • Pay in full by October 31st
  • Deposits & Payments are transferable to any team within your organization for 12 months.
  • We are committed to working with you; if our deadlines create a difficulty, you need to adjust registrations after the fact, or you need to transfer a deposit, we are very flexible when there is fluid communication and when we are more than 30 days out from an event.

LINK to the  2023 NCHBC Early Bird Discount & Team Invitation Request Form: CLICK HERE

2023 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP FEE Structure: Early Bird Discount

Nationals Team Fees: Early Bird Discount

  • $750 for Boys & Girls 18u  – Player Fee details below
  • $700 for Boys & Girls 16u, & 14u Teams  – Player Fee details below
  • $500 for 12u Teams  – Player Fee details below
  • $200 for 10u Teams  – Player Fee details below

Add $50 if your organization registers after the Early Bird Discount Deadline.

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Springfield, MO INFO:

www.springfieldmo.org

Visitors Guides can be mailed to attendees prior to arrival if desired: https://www.springfieldmo.org/plan/visitors-guide/

Check out The new SGF VIP Pass- Attendees can sign up for a special coupon offer to be mailed or downloaded to a smartphone prior to arrival. https://bit.ly/SGFVIPPass

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Nationals Lodging- Click Here

*2022 NATIONALS SCHEDULE*
March 13th-18th

Brackets & Opening Day Game Times:You can expect Brackets 5 days before the event. You can expect to know your age groups earliest start time for the opening day, 7 days before the event.

Sunday, March 13th, 2022–

Sunday Nationals 3 point contest try-outs, typically this is held at Baptist Bible College (BBC) with last year the Times being determined based on the following: Girls registration at 1:45 shooting at 2:00 14u boys shooting at 3:30 High School boys at 5:00 Cost: $5 Details: Each contestant will have a chance to shoot 15 balls in 35 seconds (5 balls per rack with the 5th ball a bonus ball.) The top 3 go-to finals Friday night!

2022 Start Days by Age Group
Please note, once a team begins their games they will play through their bracket, with all teams having games scheduled through the final day of Nationals, Friday, March 18th, 2022.

Monday, March 14th, 2022 Start Day:

  • Boys 18u
  • Girls 18u
  • Boys 16u
  • Boys 14u

Tuesday, March 15th, 2022 Start Day:

  • Girls 16u
  • Girls 14u
  • Boys 12u
  • Girls 12u
  • Boys 10u


Wednesday, March 16th, 2022
Start Day:

  • Girls 10u

MONDAY, March 14th, 2022–

Monday’s Nationals 2022 Schedule & Location will be posted here in March 2022

Games Begin for our four largest age groups (Boys 18u, Girls 18u, Boys 16u, & Boys 14u)

TUESDAY, March 15th, 2022–

Tuesday’s Nationals 2022 Schedule & Location will be posted here in March 2022

Games Begin for our four largest age groups (Girls 16u, Girls 14u, Boys 12u, Girls 12u, & Boys 10u)

Wednesday, March 16th, 2022–

Wednesday’s Nationals 2022 Schedule & Location will be posted here in March 2022

Games Begin for our four largest age groups (Girls 10u)

Friday, March 18th, 2022–

Friday’s Nationals 2022 Schedule & Location will be posted here in March 2022

ALL AGE GROUPS UNDISPUTED NATIONAL  CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES will be played.

Brackets & Opening Day Game Times: You can expect Brackets 5 days before the event. You can expect to know your age groups earliest start time for the opening day, 7 days before the event.

NCHBC Gold Ball Showdown Series Format Info: https://www.nchclive.com/2018/02/26/gold-ball-showdown-series-format/

Nationals 2022 Field of 48 Format — 6 Games (Monday-Friday)
Age Groups: Girls 18u, Boys 18u (Division I & II), & Boys 14u or 16u.
As in the past years, we will feature 8 Gold Ball Classifications divided by Program Size; below is a brief description of how the Field of 48 Format will be played out.
Monday- 16 Pools of 3 will be played out (double headers for each team on Monday.)

Full details can be located at

 

TEAM USA- NCHBC

Sign Up & Registration Link Below info…

Each year HomeSchool Basketball Nationals in Springfield, MO features well over 300 Team USA sign ups!

Over the years Team USA has been expanded to Basketball Regionals & Volleyball Nationals.

Team USA serves many purposes.

1) Whole team is not attending
2) Do not have a team
3) Dual Rostering*

*This usually happens when a player is “playing up” due to their programs make up. In this case this happens when team they are not receiving a lot of playing time on the current team they are on. For these situations we always advise asking your team coach permission before signing up to dual roster.

Team USA is made up of Home School players from around the country. In many situations Team USA allows players to participate in an NCHC Post Season Event that they would not otherwise be able to.  Team USA was birthed in the early 1990’s in San Antonio at the 1st HomeSchool Basketball National Tournament.

In Team USA you can request to play with your friends or teammates. We have seen many instances were 3-5 players from a team that played together all year and a coach want to play at an NCHC Post Season Event but don’t have enough to field a full team, Team USA is a great opportunity for these situations and others.

For more information or to sign up, go to the following link: Team USA Info & Sign Up

Owen Gray Heart of a Champion Nominations

We are excited to present the Annual Owen Gray Heart of a Champion Award!  This award is different than any other award presented at the Nationals.  The Owen Gray Heart of a Champion is awarded to a player or coach who exemplifies the love of Christ in their life.  A Heart of a Champion deeply cares for their community and others above themselves.

Nomination Link-Click Here

Submission deadline: March 8 by Midnight

The award’s namesake and the first recipient, Owen Gray, is a student who learned he had Marfan Syndrome and could not play basketball or participate in sports anymore.  He took this hardship and soared on wings like eagles. He raised money for the Marfan Foundation, raised national awareness for the Marfan Foundation, is constantly visiting and loving kids who are ill, never focuses on how things are hard for him, but cares for others.

Owen will be once again assisting in the hard process of deciding a recipient for this award. 

This year we are proud to once again award this to a deserving player or coach.  We get some great submissions for this award, and this year we wanted to share the amazing things these athletes and coaches are doing. 

Game INFO

Home Team-Top of the bracket or is listed first

Wears a light color uniforms

Provides the game ball

Responsible for the official book

Text in scores after game

Away Team — Bottom of the bracket or is listed second

Wears a dark color uniforms

Responsible for the official clock/scoreboard

Text in scores after game

Both teams –

Responsible for providing your own warm-up basketballs.

Bring both uniforms in the event that your opponent has an unforeseen issue.

Officials/Refs:

Their rulings during a game are final. The NCHBC will not

overrule an official decision during or after a game.

Coaches, players, fans, parents are not to approach refs after the game.

Game Length:

10u, 12u, 14u– Six (6) minute Quarters w/ four (4) minute Half Time & three (3) minute OTs

16u – Seven (7) minute Quarters w/ four (4) minute Half Time & three (3) minute OTs

18u – Eight (8) minute Quarters w/ four (4) minute Half Time & four (4) minute OTs

Time Outs: Five (5) per game – (three full & two :30)

and one (1) Additional per overtime period

Half Time: Four (4) Minutes

Teams may shoot during halftime of the game before their game IF their team is in uniform

and the teams playing are not using the court.

Under no circumstances should fans or children be shooting at half time.

Basketball Size:
Boys 12u -18u use boys’ basketballs.

Boy’s 10u and all Girls use a 28.5 size basketball.

12u Full court pressing is permitted until there is a 20-point lead

10u pressing is permitted until there is a 15-point lead.

All age groups play on 10 foot goals.

Special 12u/10u Rules:

12u Full court pressing is permitted until there is a 20-point lead

10u pressing is permitted until there is a 15-point lead.

Running Clock Rule:

If a lead is greater than 30 points in the 4th quarter then a running clock will be used until the lead is under 30. Teams are highly discouraged from full court pressing with a 30 point lead.

NCHC Fan* Ejection Policy: If a coach, player, or fan is ejected** from a game by an official or NCHC tournament staff, the following four items must happen:

1. The ejected person must leave the facility immediately NOT just the gym but the facility.
2. The person ejected is ineligible to attend an NCHC Event or be on-site or campus of where an NCHC event is being hosted for 24 hours from the time they report it to rob@flattmail.com No exceptions. Failure to comply will result in potential additional penalties to individuals, teams, and programs the fan is associated with that could extend into future seasons.
*Fan is defined as ANYONE ejected that was not on the bench as a coach or on the floor as a player at the time of the referee’s ejection.
**
This includes but is not limited to: receiving two technical fouls

NCHC Player & Coach* Ejection Policy: If a coach, player, is ejected** from a game by an official or NCHC tournament staff, the following four items must happen:

1. The ejected person must leave the facility immediately NOT just the gym but the facility.
2. Notify your Program Director (AD…)
3. Within 2 hours the Head Coach or Program Director must notify NCHB headquarters by emailing rob@flattmail.com about the ejection within two hours.
4. The person ejected is ineligible to play in the team’s next game for that specific team. No exceptions. Failure to comply will result in potential additional penalties to individuals, teams, and programs that could extend into future seasons.
*Player & Coach is defined as ANYONE ejected that was on the bench as a coach or on the floor as a player at the time of the referee’s ejection. Anyone else is viewed as a Fan, see above.
**This includes but is not limited to: receiving two technical fouls

PREGAME Prayer– Adjusted for 2021
We ask that the two teams meet on the court before the match for a prayer, which the home team’s coach will lead. Due to the desire to reduce contact, there will be no-huddle or circle together during the prayer before each game; instead, each team will stay on their side of the court. After prayer, please have your starters immediately get ready to begin play.

NCHC Policies

NCHC Eligibility Guidelines: Click Here

All Parents, Coaches, & Athletic/Program Directors are required to abide by the posted Eligibility Guidelines; during the NCHC Player, Coaches, & Program registration, all individuals are required to read and agree to abide by the NCHC Eligibility Guidelines; if you have not yet read these yet, please go to the link above and review. The NCHC considers anyone that sits on the bench to be a coach.

Sportsmanship is always encouraged by all parties. Parents or adults should never correct or confront the opposing team’s players, fans, or children.

Under no circumstances should fans and children be shooting at halftime.

In addition to these posted eligibility guidelines, NCHBC Coaches are held to a higher standard: A coach never confronts opposing fans, students, or players before, during, or after a game. Coaches are responsible for holding themselves, other coaches, & their players accountable for their language & actions, especially on the court. A coach should never confront, yell at, or display threatening body language toward a referee after the game. A coach is only responsible for their own organization’s players, parent’s &/or fans’ behavior. Social Media Policy: It is not acceptable for a coach, Athletic Director, Parent, Player, or team account to make negative social media posts about NCHBC players, fans, referees, directors, or tournaments.

NCHC PERSONNEL POLICY: As an organization, we at the NCHC are committed to hiring trainers & security for every event that we run. This policy was implemented following the 2021 Basketball Postseason, where we had trainers and security hired for all NCHC events. Many NCHC tournaments are run at multiple facilities; our goal is that every facility with more than two courts has a trainer or security member hired to be on-site from open to close.

NCHC Fan* Ejection Policy: If a coach, player, or fan is ejected** from a game by an official or NCHC tournament staff, the following four items must happen:

1. The ejected person must leave the facility immediately, NOT just the gym but the facility.
2. Within 2 hours of the ejection. Notify your Program Director (AD…) & the NCHC (nchbchomeschoolnationals@gmail.com)
3. The person ejected is ineligible to attend an NCHC Event or be on-site or on campus where an NCHC event is being hosted for 24 hours from the time they report it to nchbchomeschoolnationals@gmail.com
4. Within 2 hours, the Head Coach or Program Director must notify NCHC headquarters by emailing nchbchomeschoolnationals@gmail.com

No exceptions. Failure to comply will result in potential additional penalties to individuals, teams, and programs the fan is associated with that could extend into future seasons.

*Fan is defined as ANYONE ejected that was not on the bench as a coach or on the floor as a player at the time of the referee’s ejection.
**
This includes but is not limited to: receiving two technical fouls

NCHC Player & Coach* Ejection Policy: If a coach, or player, is ejected** from a game by an official or NCHC tournament staff, the following four items must happen:

1. The ejected person must leave the facility immediately, NOT just the gym but the facility.
2. Notify your Program Director (AD…) & the NCHC (nchbchomeschoolnationals@gmail.com)
3. Within 2 hours, the Head Coach or Program Director must notify NCHC headquarters by emailing nchbchomeschoolnationals@gmail.com
4. The person ejected is ineligible to play in the team’s next game for that specific team. No exceptions. Failure to comply will result in potential additional penalties to individuals, teams, and programs that could extend into future seasons.
*Player & Coach is defined as ANYONE ejected that was on the bench as a coach or on the floor as a player at the time of the referee’s ejection. Anyone else is viewed as a Fan; see above.
**This includes but is not limited to: receiving two technical fouls

NCHC Cancellation Policy/Notice: Any team that gives a full 21-day cancelation notice will receive full credit for any payments made; the credit will be good for any NCHC-run event for one full calendar year. However, any late cancelations will forfeit any payments made, and they will receive an invoice if they have not yet paid. Late cancellations are treated the same as if the team attended the event. We have no desire to make a team pay for an event they didn’t attend; however, this policy is non-negotiable as we require proper notice for brackets, referees, gyms, trophies, etc.

NCHC Late Fee: A $50 late fee will be added to any team fees that are not paid in full 30 days before their events start date.

NCHC Refund Policy: The NCHC does not issue refund checks; we do, however, issue credits for one full calendar year to any NCHC-run event of your program’s choice.

NCHC Must Play Policy: A team entering our events agrees to compete in all tournament games bracketed.

This policy specifically is for teams capable of playing but choosing to leave the tournament with bracketed games.

Failure to do so is a $100 penalty, per game, with additional penalties, including, but not limited to, a future tournament ban.

Seeding Forms/Game Deadline: For a game to count for seeding to an NCHBC Event, it must be played before the seeding deadline, dates below. Results after these deadlines will not be considered/counted for seeding, with the only exception being NCHBC run Post Season events, which impact the seeding.
Seeding Games Deadlines are–
District: January 10th
Regionals/Nationals: January 28th

NCHC Dual Roster & Coaching Policy: Players & Coaches may play & coach multiple different age groups within a program. Players are permitted to play in any age group they qualify for. Players may only play on one team per age group. As always, it is the NCHC policy that teams entering our tournaments have enough primary players and a backup coach to compete; our staff will look at all requests to accommodate dual rostering; however, each player must know who their primary team and each team must have enough primary players to begin each game of the tournament. Ultimately each team must be prepared for conflicts that our staff cannot accommodate.

NCHBC Proof of Age Requirement– Each program must be able (in the event of an age challenge) to provide the NCHBC proof of age via birth certificate for each player. Over the course of 25+ years, each age challenge has been handled this way.  Worthy of note, no age challenge has been successful. We accept electronic and physical copies, whichever is more convenient for the team/player to provide in the event of a challenge.

Disciplinary Action: DISCIPLINE: Conduct that would deem such disciplinary action would include violating NCHC eligibility rules, displays of violence, vandalism, blatant disregard for safety, spreading rumors or slander, vulgarity or humiliation of opposing teams or players (this can come from the players, coaches or fans).  Participating organizations are responsible for everyone associated with their organizations. Disciplinary action may include a letter of reprimand and a request for a written apology or suspension from participation in NCHC activities for a designated period of time, not to exceed three (3) years. When organizations or individuals are suspended from participating in NCHC activities, those directly involved with any incidents must be named.

NCHC Eligibility In Writing Policy: The NCHC ONLY handles eligibility exemptions or questions in writing. We do 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 on this NCHC policy which is intended to protect all involved, as eligibility is such an important topic. All eligibility issues must be dealt with in writing, no exceptions.

Official Verification/Challenge Form:
https://forms.gle/J9ZuoUimQAaYGTTc7

2019 (NOTE this is previous years) HOMESCHOOL BASKETBALL NATIONALS

Hotel Lodging– nchclive.com/lodging

2019 National Team ListClick Here

2019 Program RegistrationClick Here

List of 2019 Registered PlayersClick Here

List of 2019 Registered Team USA Players– Click Here

List of 2019 Registered CoachesClick Here

2019 Hotel Lodgingnchclive.com/lodging

Program Size Determination– Click Here

2019 Nationals Coaches Page– Click Here

Important: Nationals Quick Links: 2019

Coaches Register by Clicking Here
Players Register by Clicking Here

*2019 NATIONALS SCHEDULE*
PLEASE NOTE THIS IS 2019’s Schedule

3 Point Shooting Contest Try-outs & Details– Click Here
SUNDAY, March 10, 2019– Click Here
MONDAY, March 11, 2019– Click Here
FRIDAY, March 15, & SATURDAY, March 16, 2019– Click Here
2019 GYM MAP— Click Here

Nationals Coaches Letter– Click Here

Bracket Page– Click Here

2021 Dates: March 14-20, Springfield, MO
2022 Dates: March 13*-18, Springfield, MO

2022 Games will be played March 14th-18th.

*March 13th is for potentially some meetings & the 3 point shooting contest try-outs. All teams end on Friday.
All age groups begin Monday, March 14th, or Tuesday, March 15th, except Girls 10u who begin Wednesday, March 16th.

*Nationals Lodging- Click Here

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Nationals Historic Overview:

2018 will be the tenth consecutive year for Springfield, MO to be the host of the National Tournament. The National Tournament was held in Oklahoma City, OK (2001-2008) and prior to that in San Antonio, TX, Santa Fe, NM and Estes Park, CO.

Presented by the Greater Springfield Sports Commission, the event will feature teams of Homeschool players from across the United States and includes contests in elementary, junior high school, junior varsity, and varsity age groups.

For the last 25 years, Nationals has been the largest homeschool sporting event in the world. Combined the 2015, 2016, & 2017 National Tournaments attracted a staggering 1,000+ Homeschool basketball teams to Springfield, MO! The NCHBC are directed by the National Christian HomeSchool Championships (NCHC).

“We’re very extremely excited about the 2018 championship,” said Rob Flatt, Executive Director. “We’re looking forward to the participation of talented athletes from all across the country. Springfield is a great central location for teams to travel to. We anticipate that the 2018 National Tournament will set another record for the largest Homeschool sports tournament in the world. I am personally encouraged each year as I watch Homeschool athletes getting the opportunity to play in incredibly epic battles in front of thousands of fans almost every night during Nationals. To see first hand how far Homeschool basketball has come over the past two decades is amazing. Friday night is always special as we fill Missouri States Hammons Student Center with 6,000-7,000 fans for the biggest games of the year.”

Next Year: 2021 — March 14th-19th 2021

NCHBC Nationals Cancellation Policy/Notice: Any team that cancels by February 19th will receive a credit for any payments made; the credit will be good for any 2019 event. However, any late cancelations (after February 19th) will forfeit any payments made and if they have not yet paid they will receive an invoice. Late cancellations are treated the same as if the team attended the event. We have no desire to make a team pay for an event they didn’t attend, however, we need proper notice for brackets, referee’s, gyms, trophies, etc.

Late Fee: A $50 late fee will be added to any team fee’s that are not paid in full, 30 days prior to their events start date.

To book a hotel please visit our Nationals Lodging page or Click Here

2017 Brackets– Click Here to view last years Brackets–