Basketball Regional Tournaments

Regionals 2021 & 2022 Dates–
Locations are the same unless otherwise noted.

2021 Dates: February 25th-27th, 2021
2022 Dates: February 24th-26th, 2022

NCHBC 2020 will feature 4 Regional Tournaments – These 4 HomeSchool Basketball Regional Championships are projected to exceed 500 teams!

All 4 tournament will be February 20th-22nd, 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.

NCHBC Big South (Dallas), Heartland (Kansas City), Midwest (Indianapolis), & Southeast (Nashville, TN)

NCHBC Regional Tournaments serve many purposes:

They are a great tournament during a typically dead time of the year, at a phenomenal value.
Are great for teams who plan to attend Nationals Championships in Springfield, MO, allowing them to maximize their Nationals Experience.
Provide exposure for All-Region & All-American Candidates (more below.)
–Are designed to provide competitive tournaments leading up to the National Tournament.
–Can be used as an end of the year experience for teams not planning on attending Nationals. **Although if this is the case we recommend that your players consider attending via Team USA so that your program can catch the vision for what HomeSchool Basketball can be!
–Assist the National Tournament Seeding Committee to help properly seed each team for the Nationals.

Specific Team Fees, Early Registration Discounts, Multiple Team Discounts, are published at Each individual Regional Page, links below:

Big South (Dallas)
Heartland (Kansas City)
Midwest (Indianapolis)
Southeast (Nashville, TN)

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.

Eligibility:
All teams and players will be required to go through rigorous NCBHC vetting process, which includes being extended an Invitation & joining the National HomeSchool Basketball Association (NHBA.)

All Region/ All American Voting:
The NCHBC Regional System provides exposure for All-American & All-Region Candidates, each Region is guaranteed to have players selected as All-Region Players in their class which means they will have the opportunity to participate in the National Exposure Showcase Game. Our largest regions have a guarantee that over 100 All-Region player will be named to an all-region team.  Coaches attending an NCHBC Regional are the official voters for All Region Teams, a players must make their All-Region team to be make the All-American Ballot.

A player’s team is not required to attend the National Championships to be eligible to make the All Region Team.  A player may play in the all region game even if his/her team does not attend the National Championships. A player’s team must attend the Regional Championship to be nominated for the All Region Team.

All head coaches of teams that attend Regionals will be invited to make their All Region Selections via a Coaches Only Voting Form.

Regional/National Player of the Year Awards:
Coaches at Regionals will be involved in a voting process that will select HomeSchool Basketball’s Regional Players of the Year.

All head coaches of teams that attend Regionals will be invited to vote for the Player of the Year Awards in each category and class via a Coaches Only Form.

NCHBC Seeding:

The NCHBC has over 15 years of seeding experience, one of the unique aspects of the NCHBC Seeding process is that all coaches have an opportunity to give their opinions, ask questions and give input before final seeding/brackets are posted. This does not mean that all coaches get what they want, that would be impossible, what it does mean is that we want to get it right and are willing to correct mistakes or answer questions before the seeding is finalized.

Format:
Brackets will be designed in standard scholastic format.  Our goal is to focus is a “quality of game format” that is typical at High School State Tournaments. This hopefully will allow for players and teams to perform at their best, whether Regionals is an end of the year event for your program or is getting you prepared for Nationals we feel the focus should be on the quality of games.

Annual Award Voting:
NCHBC Regional Championship Participants will be given exposure for the HomeSchool Basketball Annual Award Voting. Each Region will have numerous Player of the Year Awards to recognize the stand out players. Coaches attending an NCHBC Regional are the official voters for these Awards. The Regional Winners of these Awards will automatically become National Finalist.

Nationals Seeding Implication:
The NCHBC Regional System gives out all Auto bids for HomeSchool Basketball Nationals Division 1. There are only a handful of At Large bids awarded for D-I, if your team doesn’t have a marquee win over a HomeSchool opponent your performance at Regionals might be the only shot at a Division I bid. The Regional Champions will are also guaranteed a #1 or #2 overall seed in their Class (applies to age groups that will be using the Gold Ball Showdown Series Format.) Regional Championships are the final games counted for Nationals Seeding, no games after Regionals have any bearing on Nationals Seeding.

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.

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.

2017 BRACKETS–  Click Here to view the Regional Brackets! 

2016 BRACKETS– Previous years Regional Brackets can be located by Clicking Here