2014 Basketball

NCHC Eligibility Appeals

National Christian HomeSchool Championship Overview
The National Christian HomeSchool Tournaments have continued to grow since 2000.   This year we will have 5 Regional Basketball Tournaments, a basketball tip-off Tournament, and National Tournaments for 7 sports—Basketball, Volleyball, Fall Soccer, Spring Soccer, Golf, Cross Country, and Track & Field.

The organizational structure of the National Tournaments is as follows:

Executive Committee – The committee has two members —Rob Flatt, and Tim Flatt.  This committee oversees all of the structural and financial decisions of Nationals, such as locations, dates, fees structure, special events (All-American Game), and the selection process for other committees.

Regional Committee – The members of this committee are people that are involved with running the National and Regional Tournaments.  The main function of this committee is to interact with local programs concerning eligibility and to suggest eligibility changes.  For the last 7 years, we have made eligibility rule changes and implemented them during the summer months.

Eligibility Advisory Board (EAB) – This board is being expanded this year.  The members of the committee are made up of the coaches and athletic directors that attend the National Tournament.  This year every team that had at least 4 teams attend Nationals has the right to appoint one of its coaches or AD on the board.  If a program has 4 girls teams and 4 boys teams, it may appoint a member to represent each.  The Executive Committee will offer 10 at large seats on the board.
The EAB has two primary functions:

  1. To vote on hardship eligibility appeals.*
  2. To offer advice and opinions on eligibility changes for 2011-2012 (this includes a vote on the final changes).

*An eligibility appeal is when a player or team is denied a hardship exemption from the Nationals Committee and wishes to file an appeal. All appeals are in writing and voting is done through e-mail.

The NCHC ONLY handles eligibility exemptions or questions in writing, it does 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 because the last couple of years we have had 3 situations where coaches have told players that it was approved by Tim or Rob but we had not even heard of the situations. As players, coaches and parents it is your responsibility to make sure your team meets the eligibility requirements. Again all eligibility issues must be dealt with in writing, no exceptions.


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