Two Championship Games Today!

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The MTAC Varsity Championship games are today in White House, TN and you’ll recognize two of the teams that are in the finals. The Lady Trailblazers are playing against Riverside Christian Academy for the Conference Championship at 4:00pm and the Boys Varsity team is playing against Tennessee Heat for the Conference Championship at 6:00pm.

Please consider making the easy 45 minute drive down to 506 Hester Drive to cheer on these two teams. Bring as many of your friends and family as possible to support our players as they each go for their first ever championship!

National Christian Homeschool Basketball Championships

Hey everyone,
We will be missing the regional tournament this year due to a conflict with MTAC end of season tournament. So, I just wanted to give you all some information about the NCHC Tournament which we are planning to attend. The 25th Annual National Christian Homeschool Basketball Championships to be held March 7-11, 2016 in Springfield, Missouri. This is the largest homeschool event in the WORLD!

This happens to be the spring break for BG Technical College where some of the boys are enrolled in dual credit classes. This could be considered a spring break trip for them.

We need to know BY JANUARY 15th how many players can go as so we can make further arrangements and get them registered before Jan. 31. We also need to know what parents can go for the week as chaperons and/or carpoolers.

Here is some information from Rob Flatt about when we should be there:
Sunday night we have coaches meetings
Monday AM we begin the Boys 18u, Girls 18u, Boys 16u, Boys 14u, & Boys 12u Age Groups
Tuesday AM we begin the Girls 16u, 14u, 12u, 10u, & Boys 10u age groups.

Friday PM the Award Ceremony, All-American/All-Region Games, & 18u Undisputed National Championship Games are played.

I have reserved a block of rooms under Western Kentucky Trailblazers with my personal credit card. I called close to if not 40 hotels yesterday and most all were already booked. This is the best we could do, but still a nice hotel and not too far from Stadium and laundromat. I reserved 9 rooms that have double queen beds and 1 with a single king bed (which is taken for Layne). The hotel address is below. All of the rooms come with Free breakfast, fridge, microwave and coffee pot. The cost is $89.49 each. Our organization is going to pay for the rooms for the boys. (Possibly pay for the chaperons as well)

DAYS INN BATTLEFIELD RD/HWY 65

3260 East Montclair Street, Battlefield Road/Hwy 65, Springfield,MO 65804 US

Check in:After 3:00 PM Check out:Before 11:00 AM

Phone: 1-417-882-9484

Every player has to register for the National Tournament. The cost is $30 per player before Jan. 31. After Jan. 31 the cost goes up to $35 per player. A legal guardian or parent must fill out the form for the player here: http://www.nchclive.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=157&Itemid=462

Additionally all players must meet these qualifying guidelines:
http://nchclive.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=198&Itemid=470

Summary of guidelines that would apply to our boys:
1. Must attend at least 51% of classes in homeschool setting directed by parent.
2. Must declare age as of Sept 1 of current school year.
3. Must meet 2.0 out of 4.0 GPA.

The cost for the each team is $500.

If you have any questions, please let me know. I know for certain my husband and I are planning to attend for the week and are happy to watch over and take care of any boys that plan to go. We have room in our vehicle for 4 more boys. If you think you are able to go and can drive your vehicle can you let me know so we can work out carpooling. My phone number is 270-303-9262. Feel free to call or text.

Janice

Boys Tournament Week Schedule

Now that the roads have thawed out, it’s time to do some traveling and play some basketball!

The MTAC Tournament will begin tomorrow. The boys’ varsity team plays at 6pm at Grace Christian. 3279 Southall Road, Franklin, TN 37064. Win or lose, this will be our only game in the MTAC Tournament.

Then we head north to play in the National Christian HomeSchool Championships in Indianapolis. The boys’ varsity team has their first game on Thursday at 6:45pm and will play on through Saturday. The boys’ JV team has their first game on Friday at 2:05pm and will play on through Saturday.

All NCHSC games will take place at:

ISSA (Indy Southside Sports Academy)
4150 Kildeer Drive
Indianapolis 46237
OR
The Life Center of Southport (Life Center on brackets) which is located literally across the street (Gray Road) from ISSA.

– See more at: http://www.hslive365.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=1285#sthash.mQkJwlKV.dpuf

Boys Varsity and JV Regional Tournament

The Western Kentucky Trailblazers Varsity and JV squads will participate in the Midwest HomeSchool Basketball Championships

The NCHBC Midwest Regional Tournament will be in Indianapolis, IN February 26th-28th. Currently 74 teams are registered from Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee, & Wisconsin.

Location: The 2015 NCHBC Midwest Regional Championships will be held at the following facility:

Indy South Sports Academy (ISSA)
4150 Kildeer Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46237

– See more at: http://www.hslive365.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=1268#sthash.BUjgkwtv.dpuf

Instructions for today’s games against United Christian

MSB play at 6:20

JV boys play at 7:20

A message from United Christian: A couple of things about our rented gym. They have an after school program there that runs until 6pm so we cannot enter until 6pm. We have had some difficulty in the past with visiting teams showing up at 5pm or 5:20 pm and trying to enter the gym. The school does not appreciate that from us and we are trying to keep our relationship with this school intact so we can use their gym so we try to stress to visiting teams that if they show up before 6pm to wait in the paring lot until 6pm before you attempt to enter the gym.
School address to play UCA:
Trousdale County Elementary School
100 Sam Beasley Road
Hartsville, TN 37074
(Do not use the “Lock 6 Road” address for Trousdale elementary that will come up in a google search. That address takes you to the front of the building. You want to use the gym entrance at the back of the building. The Sam Beasley Road address brings you directly to the gym parking lot. I will send a reminder about this as well.)