NHBA- National HomeSchool Basketball Association
The National HomeSchool Basketball Association (NHBA) was formed to protect the integrity of HomeSchool Basketball. The NHBA is an extension of the NCHBC
All Programs that participate the NCHBC Regionals and Nationals are required to be part of the NHBA.
Basic guidelines to be a member of the NHBA:
• Member Programs agree to follow 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 NCHBC Eligibility Guideline for all games through out the year.
The Eligibility Advisory Board (EAB) and/or NCHBC 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.
Any program declared not in Good Standing with the NHBA or NCHBC may appeal the ruling to the NCHBC Regional Committee. If the Member Program is not satisfied with the NCHBC Regional Committee ruling the they may appeal to independent mediation as outlined in the terms listed in the NHBA Application. 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 a temporary approval in the NHBA.
The NHBA reserves the right to remove the any program from membership if such program directly or indirectly is working to subvert or damage the interests or reputation of the NCHBC. Furthermore, the NHBA reserves the right to remove the any program from membership if a program works in conjunctions with or supports a program, group or organization as that is directly or indirectly is working to subvert or damage the interests or reputation of the NCHBC.
NHBA teams agree to the NCHBC “Must Play” Policy which states “A team that enters into NCHBC events agrees to compete in all tournament games bracketed. This policy specifically is for teams capable of playing, but choosing to not play (&/or leave the tournament) with bracketed games. Failure to do so is a $100 penalty, per game, with additional penalties, including, but not limited to, future tournament ban.
The fee to be part of the NHBA is $5.00 per program per year. This fee is automatically covered if your program attends an NCHBC Post Season Event (Regionals or Nationals.) If your program did not attend an NCHBC Post Season Event the previous year and you request an invitation after October 31st you need to mail a $5.00 check to NCHBC, 2011 West Danforth Rd. #168 Edmond, OK 73003
Teams that have not attended the 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 by 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 chose whatever type of schooling benefits him or her most athletically.”
To join the NHBA please complete the application below, or complete the early registration form, or program registration form.
New Programs must request an invitation before 11/1 (November 1st) or make a special circumstance request.