2021 Dates: March 14-20, Springfield, MO
2022 Dates: March 13-19, Springfield, MO

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COVID-19 NCHBC Updates
 
An update document has been created in order to best keep our NCHBC teams in the loop on 2020 Nationals and the impact of COVID-19 on Nationals.  LINK: http://bit.ly/2TCFBnI

 

COMING SOON– As always at NCHC Events Brackets can be expected 5 days before your age group’s first game.

CLASSIFICATION RELEASE–

G10u-
The Girls 10u Gold Ball Bracket Release is ready to be viewed! http://bit.ly/2TFxs1X

B10u– The Boys 10u Field of 16 Classification Release: http://bit.ly/3aLRSvW

G12uThe Girls 12u Field of 16 Format Classification Release: bit.ly/2TYqKTF

B18u D3– Boys 18u Division III Field of 16 Classification Release: http://bit.ly/38HNZGI

G16u– The Girls 16 Field of 16 Format Classification Release: http://bit.ly/3aElkDU
G14u– The Girls 14u Field of 32 Format Classification Release: http://bit.ly/2IBJVNM

B12u– The Boys 12u Field of 32 Classification Release: http://bit.ly/2PYfbuv
B16u– The Boys 16u Field of 48 Classification Release: http://bit.ly/3cNOfqX
B14u– The Boys 14u Field of 64 Format Classification Release: http://bit.ly/2TNE8tE
G18u– The Girls 18u Field of 64 Format Classification Release: http://bit.ly/3aDussz
Boys 18u Field of 64– Release w/ audioClick Here
Boys 18u Field of 64-Skip the audio & see just the slides at: http://bit.ly/333Iwco

Age Groups Opening Game Day & estimated earliest start time–

Age Groups Opening MONDAY–
Boys 18u Field of 64— Start Time– 10:30 AM Games for most of Field of 64
Girls 18u Start Time– 3:10 PM opening game time.
Boys 16u Start Time8:30 AM opening game time for 2/3 of the Field.
Boys 14u Start Time– 2:00 PM opening game time most team.
Girls 14u Start Time– 9:30 AM opening game time for most teams.
Boys 12u Start Time– 9:30 AM opening game time for most teams.


Age Groups Opening TUESDAY–
Boys 18u Division III— Start Time–
11:45 AM opening game time.
Girls 16u Start Time– 8:15 AM opening game time.
Girls 12u Start Time– 10:15 AM opening game time.
Boys 10u Start Time– 11:45 AM opening game time.
Girls 10u Start Time– 12:45 PM opening game time.

*NEW* The National Rankings features our 7 largest age groups, it is the 1st year we have used a Rankings as part of the seeding. To view these or for more info Click Here

2020 Dates: March 15-21, Springfield, MO
2021 Dates: March 14-20, Springfield, MO
2022 Dates: March 13-19, Springfield, MO

2020 GYM MAP– CLICK HERE

2020 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.

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*2020 NATIONALS SCHEDULE*
March 15th-21st

SUNDAY, March 15, 2020–
Oasis Hotel and Convention Center
2550 N Glenstone Ave, Springfield, MO 65803

*It is best to enter from the Convention Center entrance – Click for Directions

2020 Gym Map– Click Here

Sunday’s Nationals 2020 Schedule can be located by Clicking Here

Player Check-in
Coaches Check-in
Team USA Check-in
Mandatory Team USA Meeting for all age groups beginning Monday*

*At 2020 National Championships Girls 18u, Girls 14u, Boys 18u, Boys 16u, Boys 14u, & Boys 12u all began on Monday. In some case a team may have a bye in an age group that begins.

MONDAY, March 16th, 2020–
Oasis Hotel and Convention Center
2550 N Glenstone Ave, Springfield, MO 65803

*It is best to enter from the Convention Center entrance – Click for Directions

2020 Gym Map– Click Here

Monday’s Nationals 2020 Schedule can be located by Clicking Here

Games Begin for many age groups

Player Check-in continues
Coaches Check-in
Team USA Check-in continues
Mandatory Team USA Meeting for all age groups beginning Tuesday*

*At 2020 National Championships Girls 10u (Tue-Thur this year), Boys 10u & Girls 16u & Girls 12u, all begin on Tuesday.

FRIDAY March 20th, 2020–
Drury University 
O’Reilly Family Event Center
935 N Summit Ave, Springfield, MO 65802

2020 Gym Map– Click Here

Nationals Friday & Saturday Schedule can be located by Clicking Here

Nationals FRIDAY will be at Drury University’s O’Reilly Family Event Center!

All-Region Games, Boys 18u, Girls 18u, & Boys 14u National Final Four Games, Closing Ceremony, Award Pick-up, Team Award Ceremony.

This facility will create an electric atmosphere!

Additionally Nationals Friday is the Final game for almost all teams
Undisputed National Championship Game for many age groups will be played at Hillcrest High as 6 National Final Four Games and the All-Region Games will be played at Drury.

Also on Friday at Drury:
Nationals Team Award Pick-up

National Final Four Games for age groups with Finals on Saturday*

*Age groups that begin on Monday that feature a Field of 64 Format are eligible for Saturday Finals. At 2020 Nationals Boys 18u, Girls 18u, & Boys 14u played the finals Saturday.

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.

2020 Gym Map– Click Here

HOMESCHOOL BASKETBALL NATIONALS

2020 Info– March 15th-21st 2020, Springfield, MO


2020 Gym Map– Click Here

*Nationals Lodging- Click Here

2020 National Program/Team Registration- Click Here

2020 Coaches Registration- Click Here

2020 Player Registration- Click Here

*NEW* NCHBC 2020 Team List: 900+ Teams registered! To view- Click Here

2020 List of Registered PlayersClick Here

2020 List of Registered CoachesClick Here

Seeding Form Deadline & Link– Click Here All Seeding forms are due by 1-30-20

Roster & Photo Deadline & Link: Teams attending Nationals– Click Here The deadline for submitting your photos & roster for the sake of the Nationals Program is February 21st. 

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.

2020 Team USA Registration- Click Here

TEAM USA- NCHBC

2020 Gym Map– Click Here

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

2020 Owen Gray Heart of a Champion Nominations

We are excited to present the 5th 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

2020 submission deadline:  Sunday 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. 

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 being shooting at half time.

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

NCHBC Ejection Policy: If a coach, player or fan is ejected* from a game by an official or NCHBC 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 NCHBC headquarters by emailing rob@flattmail.com about the ejection within two hours.
4. The person ejected is ineligible to attend the next game for that specific team. No exceptions. Failure to comply will result in potential additional penalties to individual, team, and program that could extend into future seasons.
*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 a full credit for any payments made; the credit will be good for any NCHC run event for 1 full calendar year. However, any late cancelations 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 this policy is non negotiable as we require proper notice for brackets, referee’s, gyms, trophies, etc.

NCHC 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.

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 programs choice.

NCHC Must Play Policy: A team that enters into 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, 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 (2020 Districts January 12th & 2020 Regionals/Nationals January 30th.) Results after these deadline will not be considered/counted for seeding, with the only exception being NCHBC run Post Season events, which impact the seeding.
2021 Seeding Games Deadlines are–
District: January 10th, 2021
Regionals/Nationals: January 28th, 2021

NCHC Dual Roster Policy: Players may play on multiple different age groups within a program. They are permitted to play on 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 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 is unable to 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 the challenge.

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

2020 Dates: March 15-21, Springfield, MO
2021 Dates: March 14-20, Springfield, MO
2022 Dates: March 13-19, Springfield, MO

2020 BRACKETS– Nationals Brackets can be expected on, or before Thursday, March 12th.

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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: 2019 — March 11th-15th 2019

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 for 2019 please visit our Nationals Lodging page or Click Here

2017 Brackets– Click Here to view last years Brackets–