Example: 5 Team Class

B12u & G14u Seeding

The 2018 Boys 12u & Girls 14u will feature the NCHBC Gold Ball Showdown Series (GBSS) Semi-Final Format.

Click on the following link for more information on the NCHBC GBSS Semi-Final Format.

This seeding post features the “Almost Final” seeding document that also breakdown of all 4 Gold Ball Classes as well as the details as to how each class size was determined. Click Here

The Almost Final Seed order of each team in each class. Click on the following link to view the most up to date B12u & G14u Nationals Seeding

UPDATED– Please Note: Most Girls 14u games begin on Tuesday for more info on this (Click Here)

All Boys 12u teams will play Monday-Friday. The number of teams in each gold ball class are identified in the Seeding document (link above.)

To see an example of how a 5 team Class will be bracketed– Click Here

To see an example of how a 6 team Class will be bracketed– Click Here

To see an example of how a 8 team Class will be bracketed– Click Here


A word to the Head Coaches &/or Program Leaders of these age groups:

Thank you all for taking the time to send your votes in during the preliminary seeding. At this point please let me know if you see any major mistakes. Feel free to share other feedback, thoughts, or concerns during this stage.

The last step of this process is to email rob@flattmail.com you Girls 14u &/or Boys 12u Seeding for the Gold Ball Showdown Series (GBSS) 

Simply study the Seeding Sheet  in this post and then copy and paste your GBSS seed order based on class and email your vote:

The Gold Ball Classes listed below are listed in # order, not seed order, it is your job to vote on the GBSS seed order:

Class 8A
Class 7A
Class 6A
Class 5A

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2)
3)
4)

B14u & B16u Seeding

The 2018 Boys 16u & Boys 14u will feature the NCHBC Gold Ball Showdown Series (GBSS) Quarterfinal Format.

Click on the following link for more information on the NCHBC GBSS Quarterfinal Format.

This seeding post features the “Almost Final” seeding document that also breakdown of all 8 Gold Ball Classes as well as the details as to how each class size was determined. Click Here.

The Almost Final Seed order of each team in each class. Click on the following link to view the most up to date B16u & B14u Nationals Seeding.

Please Note: All B14u & B16u teams will play Monday-Friday. The number of teams in each gold ball class are identified in the Seeding document (link above.)

To see an example of how a 5 team Class will be bracketed– Click Here

To see an example of how a 6 team Class will be bracketed– Click Here

To see an example of how a 7 team Class will be bracketed– Click Here


A word to the Head Coaches &/or Program Leaders of these age groups:

Thank you all for taking the time to send your votes in during the preliminary seeding. At this point please let me know if you see any major mistakes. Feel free to share other feedback, thoughts, or concerns during this stage.

The last step of this process is to email rob@flattmail.com you Boys 14u &/or Boys 16u Seeding for the Gold Ball Showdown Series (GBSS) 

Simply study the Seeding Sheet in this post and then copy and paste your GBSS seed order based on class and email your vote:

The Gold Ball Classes listed below are listed in # order, not seed order, it is your job to vote on the GBSS seed order:

Class 8A
Class 7A
Class 6A
Class 5A
Class 4A
Class 3A
Class 2A
Class 1A

1)
2)
3)
4)
5)
6)
7)
8)

G18u Road to GB

The 2018 Girls 18u Road to the Gold Ball at Nationals will once again feature the NCHBC Gold Ball Showdown Series (GBSS) Quarterfinal Format.

Click on the following link for more information on the NCHBC GBSS Quarterfinal Format.

This post features all 8 Gold Ball Class photos that were released on Facebook.com/homeschoolbasketball & Twitter.com/NCHBCLive

This post also features a 2018 Girls 18u GBSS Quarterfinal Seeding “Cheat Sheet” This doc includes…

What seed each class gold ball winner will take into Gold Ball Showdown Series & how each class size was determined. To view this Click Here

Click on the Class you would like to view:

Nationals Girls 18u: Class 8A

Nationals Girls 18u: Class 7A

Nationals Girls 18u: Class 6A

Nationals Girls 18u: Class 5A

Nationals Girls 18u: Class 4A

Nationals Girls 18u: Class 3A

Nationals Girls 18u: Class 2A

Nationals Girls 18u: Class 1A

B18u Field of 64

Big South Girls POY Ballot

Volleyball Players dual rostering

  • Please list all names of the players on your program who are dual rostering. Please make sure to list the age groups they are playing on. Example: Sarah Kennedy plays 14u & 18u, etc.

Big South Boys POY Ballot

18u Division Division III Sign Up

Midwest Boys POY Ballot

Coaches Clinic Sign Up

  • Use TBA if this is not determined at the moment
  • Use TBA if unsure at this time

Midwest Girls POY Ballot

Girls Maravich Award Ballot

  • This Ballot needs to be filled out by midnight Friday, April 27th.
    Select any age group that you are a head or assistant coach in.
  • Program/Athletic Directors will be CC'd on the confirmation email of your ballot submission.
  • MARAVICH AWARD VOTE (Your Selections)

    When voting please make sure your votes are fair & objective. These awards are an honor for the players who are voted on as the winners. Each Head Coach may fill out one Maravich Award Ballot per gender they coach. An individual who is the head coach of multiple different teams may assign their voting duty of additional teams to an assistant coach. No individual should fill out more than one Ballot per gender they coach.
  • 2018 HomeSchool Basketball National POY

  • Please select the Top 5 players on this list
  • From the Top 5 you just selected, please vote for the top player in the nation.
  • From the Top 5 you just selected, please vote for the 2nd best player in the nation.

Gold Ball Showdown Series Format

NCHBC Gold Ball Showdown Series Format Info:

The Gold Ball Showdown Series (GBSS) has been an NCHBC staple for the past 7 years, this unique format follows a similar formula that high school state associations around the nation use. In the age groups that offer a GBSS format we divide programs by their size of gender specific (boys or girls) program.

Very Important: The class a program is placed in has nothing to do with talent, rather the programs size, once divided by size the tournament is seeded based on talent. The size of each program is based on the information that each Athletic/Program director submitted.

Program Size (Enrollment) is defined as: Total number of gender specific players (11+ years old as of Sept. 1 this school year) that played in a game this season in your program.

Please Note: The tournament is not over once a team has been eliminated from Gold Ball contention as they will mix in with other classes and continue to compete, whether it is for Division II Championship, Bronze Ball Bracket, or the Silver Ball Showdown Series. Once the tournament begins teams will play at least 1 game per day until the tournament ends on Friday.

In Boys 18u we feature a Field of 64 GBSS Format which features 8 Gold Ball Classes!

Class 8A & Class 7A are where the Largest 16 boys programs are divided up equally. Class 2A & Class A are where the Smallest 16 boys program are divided up equally, etc.

The Gold Ball Champion from each class (8A, 7A, 6A, 5A, 4A, 3A, 2A, & A) then move into the Gold Ball Showdown Series Quarterfinals where the winners play it out (Hoosiers style) to crown the Undisputed HomeSchool Basketball National Champion! In Boys 18u Only the National Final 4 Games will be played Friday night at MSU and the Undisputed National Championship game will be played late Saturday AM.

In Girls 18u, Boys 16u, & Boys 14u we feature a GBSS Quarter Final Format which features 8 Gold Ball Classes that is very similar to the Boys 18u format above. The main difference is in Girls 18u team that qualify for 18u Division III are able to play in Class 4A/3A of the GBSS.

In Boys 12u we have a GBSS Semi Final Format that features a 4 Gold Ball Showdown Series Format Class 8A & Class 7A are where the 16 teams from the largest programs will play & 6A/5A are where the smallest programs will play.
In Girls 14u we have a GBSS Semi Final Format that features a 4 Gold Ball Showdown Series Format Class 8A, Class 7A, & Class 6A are where the teams from the largest programs will play & 5A is where the smallest programs will play.

In both cases the 4 Gold Ball Champion from each class then move into the Gold Ball Showdown Series Semi-Finals where the winners play it out to crown the Undisputed HomeSchool Basketball National Champion!

The GBSS format is designed to allow each teams attending Nationals the opportunity to compete against teams similar in gender specific (boys or girls) program size en route to a Gold Ball. Upon winning a Gold Ball they will then have the opportunity to see how they stack up against the best from each class. The tournament is not over once a team has been eliminated from Gold Ball contention as they will mix in with other classes and continue to compete, whether it is for Division II Championship, Bronze Ball Bracket, or the Silver Ball Showdown Series.