National HomeSchool Basketball Association (NHBA)

The National HomeSchool Basketball Association (NHBA) was formed to protect the integrity of HomeSchool Basketball.  The NHBA is an extension of the National Christian HomeSchool Championships LLC, which host the National Christian HomeSchool Basketball Championships (NCHBC) District, Regionals, & National Championships.

All Programs/Organizations that participate in the NCHBC District, Regionals, and Nationals are required to be part of the NHBA.

To formally join the NHBA, a team simply needs to register for NCHBC Post-Season Events by Clicking Here

All Members of the Association Must agree to the following:

We agree to abide by the terms of the NHBA (listed below)

All new association applications must fill this form out before November 1st. Any association applications filled out after this date will need to contact zackstargell.nchc@gmail.com immediately to request a special expedited process. If the form is filled out after 11/1 it is likely the National HomeSchool Basketball Association (NHBA) will need to wait until April to process your application.

Voting Seats for NHBA Members in Good Standing: 

•    Each Member Organization in good standing will be able to assign a leader to the NCHBC Eligibility Guidelines Committee (EGC.)
•    Each Member Organization in good standing’s head coaches will be part of the NCHBC Eligibility Advisory Board (EAB.)

Basic guidelines for being a member of the NHBA:

•    Member Programs agree to follow all NCHBC Eligibility Guidelines.
•    Member Programs agree to abide by the vetting process of the NHBA.
•    Member Programs agree to use only players that are eligible by the NCHBC Eligibility Guideline for all games throughout the year

The NCHC Eligibility Advisory Board (EAB), Eligibility Guidelines Committee (EGC), and/or Regional Committee will resolve all player eligibility disputes.

In order for a team to participate in NCHBC Events, their program must:

•    Be a member in Good Standing with the NHBA.
•    Have “Good Standing” status from the NCHBC.

Teams found in good standing with the NHBA and continue to abide by the NCHBC Eligibility Guidelines will be able to attend NCHBC Invitational Post-Season Events!
Any program declared not in Good Standing with the NHBA or NCHBC may appeal the ruling to the EGC, EAB, or Regional Committee as determined by the NCHC Executive Committee.  If the Member Program is unsatisfied with the NCHBC Committee ruling, they must follow the NCHC Disputes policy listed above and during the NCHBC Registration process.

National HomeSchool Basketball Association & NCHC Dispute Resolution

Mediation: When completing the NCHBC Post Season Invitational form, each organization and leader agrees that the jurisdiction for any unresolved dispute with the National Christian HomeSchool Championships LLC (NCHC) will be mediation to be held in Oklahoma City, OK with the cost to be covered by the disputing Organization, Team, Parent, or Player

Arbitration: If mediation is unable to resolve the dispute in a way that is satisfactory to both parties. Any dispute, controversy or claim between NCHC and Organization, Team, Parent, or Player that is unresolved through mediation listed above shall be resolved exclusively through final and binding arbitration (at the expense of the disputing party.) This agreement to arbitrate shall apply to all claims and disputes. If arbitration is required to be in person, it shall be held in Oklahoma City, OK.

All Member Programs must consist of predominately traditional HomeSchool Students and must promote traditional HomeSchooling** in a positive way.
All programs that agree to the NHBA terms and fill out the form in the proper timeline will automatically receive temporary approval in the NHBA.

The NHBA reserves the right to remove any organization/program from membership if such program directly or indirectly is working to subvert or damage the interests or reputation of the NCHC.  Furthermore, the NHBA reserves the right to remove any organization/program from membership if a program works in conjunction with or supports a program, group, or organization, as that is directly or indirectly working to subvert or damage the interests or reputation of the NCHBC.

The fee to be part of the NHBA is $5.00 per program per year.  If you had a team at an NCHBC Post season event last year, then your fee is automatically covered in your Regional or National Team Fee.  If you will be attending as a first-year Varsity Team – please add remit either your teams initial payment OR a $5.00 check Made Payable to National Christian HomeSchool Championships LLC, and sent to 2011 West Danforth Rd. #168 Edmond, OK 73003. If a new organization/program’s invitation is rejected, no payment will be kept by the NCHC for this team.

Teams that have not attended an NCHBC District, Regional, or National Tournament in the last two years will be required to go through a thorough eligibility verification process before being approved to play in NCBHC events.

**A traditional homeschool student-athlete is defined as a homeschool student that participates in athletics. While they may transfer from one homeschool sports program to another to improve their athletic possibilities, they are committed, homeschool students. The contrast to this is a student who is an athlete first and will choose whatever type of schooling benefits him or her most athletically.

When leaders, organizations/programs, and teams request an invitation from the NCHC to attend National Christian HomeSchool Basketball Championship Events, they agree to the following during the registration process.

Terms of a Formal Withdrawal from National Christian HomeSchool Championships (NCHC) LLC and National HomeSchool Basketball Association (NHBA)

Organizations/Programs that register for NCHBC Post Season Events agree to have read & abide by the NCHBC Eligibility Guidelines. Leaders, Coaches, and parents are accountable for reporting any non-compliance to the NCHC as soon as they know of any such situation. Furthermore, if an organization with ineligible players chooses to withdraw from the NCHC, here is the protocol.

1. I understand and agree that if my organization/program decides to withdraw from this organization, I must contact the NCHC to formally notify them of my plans to withdraw.
2. I understand that if my program withdraws from the NCHC, I must notify the families in my program and the NCHC formally of any eligibility violations, questions, concerns, issues, or possible violations that took place as an NCHC Member Organization.
3. I understand that the NCHC will notify eligible players in a program that withdraws from NCHC during the season with the option to transfer to an NCHC Member program in good standing.
4. I agree to communicate to parents in my program the Team USA opportunities the NCHC has available at the event we are withdrawing from
5. My Program understands that no refund will be offered. The only option available is a credit for the following 1 year.
6. I understand that withdrawal during an open investigation into eligibility violations will result in our program receiving the maximum ban (3 years + probation.)
7. I understand that withdrawal (instead of working with the NCHC to rectify the situation) after using ineligible players will result in our program receiving the maximum ban (3 years + probation.)

NCHC & National HomeSchool Basketball Association 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 any of the following: a letter of reprimand, a vote by committee members, 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 (not including probationary time periods when organizations are reinstituted.) When organizations or individuals are suspended from participation in NCHC activities, when possible, those individuals directly involved with any incidents must be named (via NCHC’s primary &/or secondary forms of communication to member teams, coaches, players, etc.) Those players, coaches, administrators, or parents named as the offenders shall not be allowed to participate in NCHC activities as part of any other participating team until the period of discipline has ended.

NCHC Waiver of Liability

National Christian HomeSchool Championships LLC (NCHC)

Release of Liability Clauses:
I hereby release and discharge National Christian HomeSchool Championships LLC (“NCHC”), its agents, employees, staff members, directors, sponsors, and officers from any claims, responsibilities, or liabilities for injuries or harm incurred as a result of my participation and/or my child’s participation in NCHC Tournaments and Events. I authorize NCHC, its agents, employees, staff members, directors, and officers to take whatever action is necessary, in their best judgment, in an emergency, and I hereby release discharge NCHC, its agents, employees, staff members, directors, sponsors and officers from any responsibility or liability related thereto. I hereby grant NCHC permission to use our team/organization’s name, picture, or likeness in any printed media or any form of advertisement. I fully renounce any and all claims upon NCHC for reimbursement for use of this material.

NOT IN GOOD STANDING

Removed from National HomeSchool Basketball Association good standing due to in-season eligibility violations.
Ineligible for upcoming NCHBC Post-Season Events:

OKC Storm (OK)
TACA Storm (Dallas, TX)
Mountain Home Lions (AR)
Tulsa Green Country Defenders (OK)

April 22nd, 2022- OKC Storm HomeSchool Basketball & Kurt Talbott Suspended for 3 years for Eligibility Violations during the 2021-22 Basketball Season- CLICK HERE