2016 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 4 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 executive committee is in charge of enforcing all of the initial hardship request, this committee handles numerous other issues. The Executive Committee's decisions are able to be appealed to the Eligibility Advisory Board (EAB). The 2016-17 season's NCHC Executive Committee is:

  • Jeremy Bialek (NCHC Basketball Conference Commissioner & NCHC Midwest Basketball Tournament Director)
  • Larry Johnson (NCHC Fall & Spring National Tournament Director & NCHC Heartland Basketball Tournament Director)
  • Doug Pierson (NCHC Volleyball National Championship Tournament Director)
  • Rob Flatt (NCHC Executive Director)
  • One additional member may be added before November 1st


Eligibility Advisory Board (EAB) – Each sport has their own EAB, the NCHC has used the EAB successfully for well over a decade. Our original sport, Basketball has successfully expanded their EAB each year for over a decade.  The members of the EAB are made up of the coaches and athletic directors that attend that specific NCHC Event. Currently the EAB has over 400 voting members.


The EAB has two primary functions:

  1. To vote on hardship eligibility appeals.*
  2. To offer advice, opinions, and vote on eligibility changes for upcoming season.

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

Regional Committee – The functions of this committee are to interact with local programs concerning eligibility and to suggest eligibility changes. The Regional Committee is also in place to rule on appeals to decisions made by other committees (Executive &/or EAB.) The 2016-17 NCHC Regional Committee will consist of up to 24-30 members who have agreed to serve for that season. Each year a new Regional Committee is formed based on the specific needs for that year. Invites have been (& are being) sent for this season. By September 15th this list of this seasons Regional Committee will be posted here:

  • TBA

The Regional Committee will not consist of more than 1 member from any boys or girls program as this committee is designed to represent numerous programs.

Eligibility Advisory Board (EAB) – This EAB has expanded each year for over a decade.  The members of the committee are made up of the coaches and athletic directors that attend the National Tournament.  Currently the EAB has over 400 voting members.

The EAB has two primary functions:

  1. To vote on hardship eligibility appeals.*
  2. To offer advice, opinions, and vote on eligibility changes for upcoming season.

*An eligibility appeal is when a player or team is denied a hardship exemption 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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