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.

Form: Basketball Program Size

Big South Boys POY Ballot

  • This Ballot needs to be filled out by midnight Friday, March 2nd.
    Select any age group that you are a head or assistant coach in.
  • New this year-- Program/Athletic Directors will be CC'd on the confirmation email of your ballot submission.
  • REGIONAL POY VOTE (Your Selections)

    When voting please make sure your votes are fair & objective as possible. These awards are an honor for the players who are voted on as the winners, it helps us the most when you vote for as many different awards as you are familiar with. This Ballot features all classifications (12u-Seniors.) Each Head Coach may fill out one Player of the Year (POY) Ballot per gender they coach. An individual who is the head coach of multiple different teams may assign their voting duty to an assistant coach.
  • SENIOR (Class of 2018) Awards

  • JUNIOR Awards

  • SOPHOMORE Awards

  • FRESHMAN Awards

  • 14u/12u AWARDS

Basketball Rankings

Its that time of the year! The 2017-2018 HomeSchool Basketball Rankings Form is designed for anyone to share information about their team that they believe should receive consideration for this seasons Rankings!

Midwest Girls POY Ballot

  • This Ballot needs to be filled out by midnight Friday, March 2nd.
    Select any age group that you are a head or assistant coach in.
  • New this year-- Program/Athletic Directors will be CC'd on the confirmation email of your ballot submission.
  • REGIONAL POY 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, it helps us the most when you vote for as many different awards as you are familiar with. This Ballot features all classifications (12u-Seniors.) Each Head Coach may fill out one Player of the Year (POY) Ballot per gender they coach. An individual who is the head coach of multiple different teams may assign their voting duty to an assistant coach.
  • SENIOR (Class of 2018) Awards

  • JUNIOR Awards

  • SOPHOMORE Awards

  • FRESHMAN Awards

  • 14u/12u AWARDS

Wichita Nationals

2018 National Christian HomeSchool Volleyball Championship Information

The National Christian HomeSchool Volleyball Championships will be held...

  • Dates — October 25th-27th 2018
  • *NEW* Location — Wichita, KS

The following announcement was made September 29th, 2017-

“We are thrilled to make the announcement that we have signed a agreement with a facility that is large enough to host HomeSchool Volleyball’s Largest Sporting Event under one roof!

We are incredibly excited to announce National Championships will be hosted at “The Premier Athletic Facility in the Midwest.” The Wichita’s Premier Sports Complex is a new 113,000 square foot facility that features 14 wood volleyball courts!

*UPDATE* Dear HomeSchool Volleyball Parent, Player, Leader, &/or Coach,

We are so excited that Nationals begins in just a couple of weeks! This email is designed to get you caught up to speed with the 2018 National Christian HomeSchool Volleyball Championships!


Opening Pool Play Assignment Release– 
We release the opening pool play assignments 5-7 days before Nationals.

Facebook– As Nationals approaches we use facebook.com/NCHVC to make the post the most up to date information and during Nationals we use Social media almost exclusively to communicate. In order to stay up to date, please make sure you have Like” our Facebook Page.

Player Registration List-– The 2018 NCHVC Player Registration List has been released. Please double & triple check this list and make sure that all the players on your team have completed this process. Click Here to view the Player Registration List.

Updated Team List– The team list online is up to date, please double check this list and make sure that your teams are properly listed, if there is an error please let us know ASAP so we can fix this. Click Here to view the Team List

All of the below forms have a 12 PM Noon October 15th deadline.

Seeding Form– The 2017 NCHVC Seeding Form is live! The deadline is midnight Sunday October 8th. We ask that any teams not in action this weekend take the time to fill out this seeding form today, if you have games this weekend we ask that you complete this form before midnight this Sunday. Click Here to fill out your teams seeding form!

18u Young Varsity Team (AKA Division III) Sign Up– Since 2014 the 18u age group has feature 4 Gold Ball Classifications and a Gold Ball Showdown Series Semi-Final where the Class 6A, 5A, 4A, & 3A Gold Ball Champions play out to see who the Undisputed National Champion is. The past couple years Class 4A & Class 3A have been reserved for young 18u teams while Class 6A & 5A featured older 18u teams that do not qualify for Division III. All 4 of these Gold Ball classes are part of the Gold Ball Showdown Series that eventually crowns HomeSchool Volleyball’s Undisputed National Champion. If you have a young 18u team please go to the following link to see if you qualify for Class 4A/3A & Click Here.

*NEW* Regional Award Nomination Form-– If your team is attending one of the 3 NCHVC Regional Tournaments (Gulf Coast, South Central, or Heartland) please make sure to make your teams post season award nominations! Click Here

*NEW* Nationals Dual Roster Player Form-– This is a new form, in an attempt to accommodate programs who have players dual rostering (playing on multiple age groups within the same program) we have created a Form for coaches to complete. Based on the information we receive we will either accommodate the request or notify the coach of the likely/possible conflicts in advance so the teams are able to properly prepare. If you have players in your program dual rostering please complete this form by Clicking Here

Coaches Registration List– The 2018 NCHVC Coaches Registration List has been released. Please check out this list and make sure that all the coaches (anyone that sits on the bench during the year, including book keepers) in your program have completed this process. Click Here to view the Coaches List

 
The National Championships will also be moving 1 week later, mark your calendars for October 25th-27th 2018!
 

We also are excited to announce the NCHVC Regional expansion plan. Next season we are planning to expand to a pair of NCHVC Regionals, this date change open sup an additional potential Regional weekend!

2018 South Central Regional (Little Rock)- Click Here for more information

2018 Gulf Coast Regional (Houston)- Click Here for more information

2018 Volleyball National Hotels – Click Here

2018 Nationals Team Registration-  Click Here to sign up!

2018 Player Registration- Now Open! Click Here to register

2018 Coaches Registration- Now Open! Click Here to register

2018 Nationals Team List- Coming in August

2017 Brackets Click Here to View
2016 Brackets Click Here to View

18u Division III is our hottest divisions. This Gold Ball Championship Division is for young 18u teams that are barely too old for the 16u age group. To opt into Division III a team must meet one of the following criteria:

  • A team with no more than two players older then 16 as of September 1st of the school year.
  • A team that has an average age of 16.00 (or less) when combining the ages of their top 6 players as of September 1st of the school year.

18u Division III teams the past two years has made up Class 4A & 3A at Nationals, these two Gold Ball Classes are part of the Undisputed National Championship Gold Ball Showdown Series Semi-Finals. All teams that have signed up for 18u will be sent this information when the 18u Division III Sign Up Form is released later this month!

With just under 300 HomeSchool Teams in attendance over the last four years at the 2014, 2015, 2016m & 2017 National Championships, the NCHVC continues to hold & break World Records for being, by far, the largest HomeSchool Volleyball Tournament in the storied History of this sport! 2014, 2015, 2016, & 2017 National HomeSchool Volleyball Tournaments marked the 6th, 7th, 8th, & 9th consecutive year of growth for the NCHVC with 2018 being projected to make it 10 straight years of growth!

Make Checks Payable: NCHC
Sent to: Rob Flatt
2011 West Danforth Rd. #168
Edmond, OK 73003

Volleyball Nationals “Championship Format” Information— This link provides a list of things that the NCHVC does in order to focus on the Championship Format Click Here

18u Gold Ball Showdown Series– This is a big part of the NCHVC, teams in the 18u age group are part of the Gold Ball Showdown Series (GBSS) which has featured 4 separate Gold Ball Classes, each of the 4 Gold Ball Champions advance to the GBSS Semi-Finals. The 2 winners of the GBSS Semi’s advance to the Undisputed National Championships Match! The 2017 National Championships is projected to once again feature 4 Gold Ball winners, 4 Silver Ball winners, a Bronze Ball winner, & the 2017 Undisputed HomeSchool Volleyball National Champion!

NCHC Eligibility GuidelinesClick Here

Each year the NCHVC makes numerous enhancements to improve the National Tournament:

The NCHVC 2018 is projected to mark the 9th straight year of growth for HomeSchool Volleyball Nationals!

  • 32-44 — 18u Teams
  • 16-24 — 16u Teams
  • 16-24 — 14u Teams

2018 Player Registration – Now Open! Click Here to Register

2018 Program Registration  Click Here to sign up!

NCHVC Contact– If you have any questions you can contact Rob Flatt by email at Rob@FlattMail.com or you can call Rob at 405-831-4159

Gym Location(s)–

Nationals Fee’s-
All Age Groups- $425 ($325-$375 if registered & paid by 7/31)
12U – $200 ($100-$150 if registered & paid by 7/31)

There are a limited number of partial team fee scholarships for programs who have never attended Nationals before. Email rob@flattmail.com to inquiry about the scholarship program.

*Mandatory Coaches Meeting will be held Wednesday PM October 24th

Note Varsity Teams that make it to the Gold Ball or Silver Ball Showdown Series may play one more or less Match

Link to the latest HomeSchool Volleyball News– Click  Here

Shorts Policy– no spandex allowed as outerwear; at least a 4” inseam so that undergarments or buttocks are completely covered.  Soffee shorts, and many of the current Nike shorts have a 3” inseam and are not allowed.  Please choose shorts that are not form fitting, as they can appear to be spandex, even with a 4 “ inseam.

NCHVC Cancellation Policy/Notice:
Any team that cancels in September will receive a credit for any payments made, the credit will be good for any event within a year of the cancellation. However if a team cancels in October they 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.

Coaches to cancel email rob@flattmail.com

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NCHVC 2017 Update (Brackets, Gym Location, Coaches Info, etc.)- Click Here to View

March Madness Nationals Style

There is nothing like HomeSchool Basketball Nationals…

NW Indy Boys 14u Buzzer Beater

Fort Smith Patriots Boys 18u Buzzer Beater that knocks off Defending Undisputed Champion Nashville NCC

Cincinnati Trailblazers Girls 18u Buzzer Beater

2017 Slam Dunk Wild Card Poll

We are looking for 1 “Wild Card” Dunk Contestant to join Ian Washington, Clay Selby, Tayson Parker & Phoenix Byrd in this years Slam Dunk Finals that will be held Monday night (7:15 PM) at Missouri State Universities Hammons Student Center!

We will be using a “Wild Card” Slam Dunk Contest Twitter Poll that will fill the final spot in this years National Slam Dunk Finals!

“Wild Card” Option #1- Camron Johnson– New Way Eagles (TX)

“Wild Card” Option #2– Ben Martin– Wright County Warriors (MO)

“Wild Card” Option #3– Jeremiah Carlson– Weatherford Express (TX)

4 Finalist have already been chosen, they are:

NCHBC 2016 Slam Dunk Champion Phoenix Byrd of the KC East Lions will defend his title in this years Slam Dunk Finals at Missouri State Universities Hammons Student Center!

Freshman Sensation Tayson Parker of the Indianapolis HomeSchool Wildcats has been selected as the 2017 National Championships 1st Slam Dunk finalist. Multiple videos of Tayson posterizing his opponents are available on the internet, including a MaxPreps spotlight from last years 14u All-Region Games.

The top two vote earners from the Semi-Finalist Twitter Poll have also been advanced!

Classification Release: NCHBC 2017

This post includes links to the B18u, G18u, B12u, B16u, & B14u  Classification release videos:
The Boys 14u Classification Release is below

Preliminary Seeding for this age group is scheduled to be sent to coaches by midnight Monday March 6th!

The Boys 16u Classification Release is below

Preliminary Seeding for this age group is scheduled to be sent to coaches by midnight Monday March 6th!

The Boys 12u Classification Release is below

Preliminary Seeding for this age group is scheduled to be sent to coaches by midnight Monday March 6th!

The Boys Varsity (18u) Classification Release is below

 

Preliminary Seeding for B18u is well under way, we will be moving to brackets soon!

The Girls Varsity (18u) Classification Release is below

Preliminary Seeding for B18u is well under way, we will be moving to brackets soon!