2023 Post Season Early Bird Team & Organization Registration is now open!!
The only adjustment for the 2023 fee structure from the 2022 fees was reducing team fees for select age groups.
Combining our District, Regional, & Nationals numbers, the NCHC has featured over 1,000 sign-ups in each of the past three seasons; the 2022-23 season could see the 4,000th sign-up for an NCHC Post Season Event since the 2019-20 season.
LINK to the 2023 NCHBC Early Bird Discount & Team Invitation Request Form:CLICK HERE
2023 REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP FEE Structure: Early Bird Discount
Regional Team Fees: Early Bird Discount
$400 for 18u Teams – Player Fee details below
$350 for 16u & 14u Teams – Player Fee details below
$150 for 12u Teams – Player Fee details below
$100 for 10u Teams – Player Fee details below
Add $50 if your organization registers after 9/15
Gate Info is expected to be the same as the past seasons.
The NCHC has a strict No Refund Policy.
2023 Early Bird PLAYER REGISTRATION INFO
Early Bird Player Registration will open afterSeptember 15th.
Early Bird Player Registration closes November 15th or after teams 1st game.
Parents alone will be responsible for paying the player’s fee to NCHC in order to complete the player registration.
Families with more than four players will receive a family rate.
Early Bird Player Fees*: Districts $0// Regionals $20// Nationals $30
Key NCHC Player Registration Dates:
Early Bird Player Registration Extension: November 15th OR Your team’s 1st game of the season* (whichever is later)
$10 Late Fee: November 16th-December 31st, the player registration will add a flat $10 late fee per player, no matter how many events the player attends.
January 2023: The late fee will increase from a flat $10 fee per player to a $10 late fee per player per event.
Player Registration Closes: Player Registration for each event is open until the week of each event, and sometimes up until the last day before the event.
Update on the 2023 Player Registration: Extended Deadline Details
Our goal at the NCHC is to see every player registered before their team plays its first game. One of the reasons for the Early Bird Player Registration Discount Rate is to reward those who register early.
Registering early helps teams and organizations identify any possible eligibility issues.
Every year, dozens upon dozen of situations requiring a hardship exemption are identified through the player registration process.
Consistently the biggest issue that we see NCHC teams face each year, in terms of eligibility, is when an ineligible player is inadvertently used. Once a team has begun games, it becomes very difficult to adjust the chemistry, team dynamic, and relationships that have been built. Without fail, when an ineligible player is played inadvertently, coaches, leaders, and families are put in a difficult situation, one that requires integrity and character from the top to handle properly.
Very Important: The NCHC Eligibility Advisory Board (EAB) votes on any hardship appeals that do not have precedent for approval. The EAB is made up of all registered leaders and coaches. The EAB has consistently shown much more grace with a hardship appeal that is completed before the season’s 1st game, as opposed to how they vote after games begin.
Team USA- NCHBC
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.
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 be shooting at halftime.
In addition to these posted eligibility guidelines, NCHBC Coaches are held to a higher standard: A coach never confronts opposing fans, students, or players before, during, or after a game. Coaches are responsible for holding themselves, other coaches, & their players accountable for their language & actions, especially on the court. A coach should never confront, yell at, or display threatening body language toward a referee after the game. A coach is only responsible for their own organization’s players, parent’s &/or fans’ behavior. Social Media Policy: It is not acceptable for a coach, Athletic Director, Parent, Player, or team account to make negative social media posts about NCHBC players, fans, referees, directors, or tournaments.
NCHC PERSONNEL POLICY: As an organization, we at the NCHC are committed to hiring trainers & security for every event that we run. This policy was implemented following the 2021 Basketball Postseason, where we had trainers and security hired for all NCHC events. Many NCHC tournaments are run at multiple facilities; our goal is that every facility with more than two courts has a trainer or security member hired to be on-site from open to close.
NCHC Fan* Ejection Policy: If a coach, player, or fan is ejected** from a game by an official or NCHC 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. Within 2 hours of the ejection. Notify your Program Director (AD…) & the NCHC (email@example.com) 3. The person ejected is ineligible to attend an NCHC Event or be on-site or on campus where an NCHC event is being hosted for 24 hours from the time they report it to firstname.lastname@example.org
4. Within 2 hours, the Head Coach or Program Director must notify NCHC headquarters by emailing email@example.com
No exceptions. Failure to comply will result in potential additional penalties to individuals, teams, and programs the fan is associated with that could extend into future seasons.
*Fan is defined as ANYONE ejected that was not on the bench as a coach or on the floor as a player at the time of the referee’s ejection.
**This includes but is not limited to: receiving two technical fouls
NCHC Player & Coach* Ejection Policy: If a coach, or player, is ejected** from a game by an official or NCHC 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…) & the NCHC (firstname.lastname@example.org)
3. Within 2 hours, the Head Coach or Program Director must notify NCHC headquarters by emailing email@example.com
4. The person ejected is ineligible to play in the team’s next game for that specific team. No exceptions. Failure to comply will result in potential additional penalties to individuals, teams, and programs that could extend into future seasons.
*Player & Coach is defined as ANYONE ejected that was on the bench as a coach or on the floor as a player at the time of the referee’s ejection. Anyone else is viewed as a Fan; see above. **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 full credit for any payments made; the credit will be good for any NCHC-run event for one full calendar year. However, any late cancelations will forfeit any payments made, and they will receive an invoice if they have not yet paid. 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, referees, gyms, trophies, etc.
NCHC Late Fee: A $50 late fee will be added to any team fees that are not paid in full 30 days before 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 program’s choice.
NCHC Must Play Policy: A team entering 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, a 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, dates below. Results after these deadlines will not be considered/counted for seeding, with the only exception being NCHBC run Post Season events, which impact the seeding. Seeding Games Deadlines are– District: January 10th Regionals/Nationals: January 28th
NCHC Dual Roster & Coaching Policy: Players & Coaches may play & coach multiple different age groups within a program. Players are permitted to play 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 and a backup coach to compete; our staff will look at all requests to accommodate dualrostering; 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 cannot 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 a challenge.
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 a letter of reprimand and 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. When organizations or individuals are suspended from participating in NCHC activities, those directly involved with any incidents must be named.
NCHC Eligibility In Writing Policy: The NCHC ONLY handles eligibility exemptions or questions in writing. We do NOT handle the questions on the phone. Coaches, Athletic Directors, Parents, & Players, if you have questions about an eligibility situation in your program and you have told the player has been granted an exemption, ask to see it in writing. We are issuing this clarification statement on this NCHC policy which is intended to protect all involved, as eligibility is such an important topic. All eligibility issues must be dealt with in writing, no exceptions.