NCHC Historical Overview

The National Christian Homeschool Basketball Championship was founded in 1991, the first tournament was played in March of 1992 in San Antonio, Texas.

During the first nine years Jim Leininger, Don Miller and Alan Day each running the tournament for 3 years in 2000 Tim Flatt was selected to run the tournament. In 2004 he was joined by his son Rob.

The National Basketball Tournament has been held in San Antonio, Sante Fe New Mexico, Estes Park Colorado, Oklahoma City and Sprignfield Missouri.

The National Christian HomeSchool Basketball Championships as a Tournament has been the largest HomeSchool sporting event for 26 consecutive years:

star-147919_960_7201998-1999 – 100 Teams

star-147919_960_720    1999-2000 – 125 Teams

star-147919_960_720    2000-2001 – 158 Teams

star-147919_960_720    2001-2002 – 202 Teams

star-147919_960_720    2002-2003 – 226 Teams

star-147919_960_720    2003-2004 – 238 Teams

star-147919_960_720    2004-2005 – 254 Teams

star-147919_960_720    2005-2006 – 288 Teams

star-147919_960_720    2006-2007 – 294 Teams

star-147919_960_720    2007-2008 – 304 Teams

star-147919_960_720    2008-2009 – 324 Teams

star-147919_960_720    2009-2010 – 328 Teams

star-147919_960_720    2010-2011 – 329 Teams

star-147919_960_720    2011-2012 – 330 Teams

star-147919_960_720    2012-2013 – 330 Teams

star-147919_960_720    2013-2014 – 331 Teams

star-147919_960_720    2014-2015 – 332 Teams

star-147919_960_720    2015-2016 – 333 Teams

star-147919_960_720    2016-2017 – 340+ Teams

In 2002 the National Tournaments began to expand, the following is the history of the National Tournaments now held in conjunction with the Fall and Spring Championships:

Track and Field Nationals – Started in 2002 hosted in Wichita, KS – Moved to Kansas City in 2003

Boys Soccer– Started in 2003 hosted in Wichita, Moved to Omaha, Nebraska in 2006 Omaha — Moved to Kansas City in 2007

Cross Country Nationals– Started in 2007 hosted in Kansas City

Girls Soccer – Started in 2007 hosted in Kansas City

Volleyball – Started in 2009 in Springfield

Golf – Started in 2010 in Springfield

All National Tournaments were in Springfield, Missouri during the 2009-2010 school year.

  • 2009-2010 – Fall Championships 75 Teams
  • 2009-2010 – Spring Championships 99

Regional Tournaments in 2007 the NCHC began hosting Regional Basketball Tournaments leading up to the National Basketball Tournament:

star-147919_960_720    2006-2007 –   93 Teams — Lebanon Missouri, Cincinnati Ohio

star-147919_960_720    2007-2008 – 132 Teams — Lebanon Missouri, Cincinnati Ohio

star-147919_960_720    2008-2009 – 230 Teams — Cincinnati, Atlanta, Oklahoma City, Omaha and Shreveport, LA

star-147919_960_720   2009-2010 – 252 Teams — Atlanta, Oklahoma City, Omaha, Houston and Indianapolis

Highlights From Basketball Nationals The Last 3 Years

19th Annual

The 19th Annual National Christian Homeschool Basketball Championships were a tremendous success.

A record number 358 teams participated.

The Nationals Showcase was a smashing success with almost 7,000 fans packed Hammonds Student Center to watch the High School All-American Game, 3 Point Shooting Contest and Slam Dunk Contest.

18th Annual

The first year in Springfield, MO a new record with 344 teams. Springfield enjoyed the impact of around 10,000 players, coaches, and fans in town for the week. Springfield CVB recognized the tournament as the largest event in the city in 2009.

17th Annual

Below are the links to the New York Times article and slide show:

* SPORTS March 16, 2008 Growing Cheers for the Home-Schooled Team By JOE DRAPE