NIKE Tournament of Champions: Chicago

July 10-12, 2020
Chicago, IL

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$55.00

Nike’s flagship girls’ basketball events – the Tournament of Champions and Nike Nationals – return to Chicago on July 10, 11, and 12, 2020.

The 22nd Annual Nike Tournament of Champions will host 792 teams from all 50 States and every Canadian province; Nike Nationals – now in its 16th season – features all 64 teams from the Portland, OR based apparel company’s Elite Youth Basketball League (EYBL).

There is little debate that Nike’s iconic Tournament of Champions (est. 1999) is the most competitive club basketball event in the world; combined with Nike Nationals (est. 2005) it has transformed Chicago into a mecca for girls’ basketball and the #1 stop for the nation’s most elite youth teams. Every NCAA Division I basketball program sends multiple coaches to Chicago to evaluate prospective student athletes, as do hundreds of Division II, Division III, NAIA, and NJCAA schools.

In 2020 the combined events will showcase nearly 10,000 student athletes. Over three days more than 2,200 games will be played on 80 full size basketball courts constructed inside Chicago’s McCormick Place – the largest convention center in North America and the only building on the continent large enough to host the Tournament of Champions.

Chicago is of course one of the top tourist destinations in the world, and many of the city’s finest hotels have partnered with the event to provide accommodations for participants and spectators; a continuous shuttle service will transport athletes, coaches, and fans between downtown and the convention center.

Ticket sales end on: June 11, 2019

Start: July 10, 2020 Finish: July 12, 2020
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Additional Information

COACHES APPROVAL

All coaches must have a USA Basketball Coach License prior to the event. Individuals without valid licenses will not be permitted to engage in coaching activities or sit on the team bench, and must purchase a spectator pass and sit in the designated spectator area(s). The License application may be found here.

BBCS REGISTRATION

All athletes and coaches must be registered in the NCAA BBCS. Returning users should renew their previous account and not create a new one. For team events, coaches will use their players’ registration to create their bench/roster. Visit the NCAA BBCS here.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

For more information on athlete and coach registration and for access to the ECAG User Manual, visit the NCAA basketball certification website by clicking here.

SCOREKEEPERS

Each team will be required to provide either the scorekeeper or timer for each of their games. The home team will keep score and the visiting team will operate the scoreboard.

Each team will be provided with one complimentary scorekeeper tournament pass and one complimentary shuttle pass (combined value, $82), both of which will be included in your registration materials. Please be sure that the person you designate is familiar with basketball scorekeeping and portable (tabletop) scoreboards.

BASKETBALLS, WATER, AND TRAINING SUPPLIES

Each team is responsible for providing its own basketballs, drinking water, and training supplies (tape and pre-wrap).

CERTIFIED ATHLETIC TRAINERS

Certified athletic trainers will be available from 7:30 A.M. until the conclusion of the last game on each day. Trainer stations will be clearly marked and located throughout the Hall. Players wishing to be be taped prior to games are responsible for providing their own tape and pre-wrap.

NIKE NATIONALS

NIKE Nationals – the championship for both the U17 and U16 Nike Elite Youth Basketball League (EYBL) – will be played concurrently with the Tournament of Champions at McCormick Place. There is no additional cost for college coaches attend. 

TOTAL TEAMS

The combined events will feature up to 792 teams: sixty-four in Nike Nationals (32 in each age group) and 728 in the Tournament of Champions (divided into sixty, 12-team divisions). 

LOCATION

McCormick place is the largest convention center in North America. A total of 80 regulation sized basketball courts will be constructed.

SCHEDULE

Games will begin between 8:00 A.M. and 8:30 A.M. on Friday, July 10 and conclude at 5:00 P.M. on Sunday, July 12.  The Divisional Championships for the Tournament of Champions will be played at 3:30 P.M. on July 12.  Each team is guaranteed five games; in all, 1,960 games will be played over three days.

For Athletes

NCAA REQUIREMENTS

All athletes must register with the NCAA to be eligible to compete in the NIKE Tournament of Champions.  Registration is free and can by completed here:

www.eligibilitycenter.org

WAIVERS
All athletes must have a parent or legal guardian sign our online Waiver of Liability by June 8. Players without signed waivers will not be allowed to compete or to attend the event, no exceptions. Parents must use their own computer or device (home or office) to sign the waiver and enter their own email addresses (not their daughter’s). Multiple waivers signed from the same IP address or device will be rejected (this is necessary to prevent one person from signing all waivers). Any attempt to defraud this system will result in removal from the event.

Waiver information will be posted in April.

BASKETBALLS, WATER, AND TRAINING SUPPLIES
Each team is responsible for providing its own basketballs, drinking water, and training supplies (tape and pre-wrap).

CERTIFIED ATHLETIC TRAINERS
Certified athletic trainers will be available from 7:30 A.M. until the conclusion of the last game on each day. Trainer stations will be clearly marked and located throughout the Hall. Players wishing to be be taped prior to games are responsible for providing their own tape and pre-wrap.

 

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Venue

McCormick Place

2301 S King Dr, Chicago, IL 60616

 

Accommodations

Please note that all participating teams (athletes and coaches) must stay in a tournament approved hotel and make reservations through the link provided by the Tournament of Champions’ exclusive housing partner.  Teams staying in a hotel not approved by the tournament and/or making reservations outside tournament blocks will be ineligible for the event. Athletes and coaches must arrive anytime on or before July 9 and may depart anytime after 7:00 P.M. on July 12.
We have negotiated some of the lowest summertime rates you will ever see at AAA Four-Diamond hotels in Downtown Chicago. A shuttle service featuring motor coaches provided by Infinity Transportation will operate between the downtown area and McCormick Place.
We suggest making reservations early as Chicago is in very high demand in the summer and hotels will sell out very quickly.
The hotel booking link will be available in January.

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July 9, 2020 All teams arrive in Chicago
July 10, 2020 Competition begins
July 11, 2020 Competition continues
July 12, 2020 Last day of games

All athletes and coaches must arrive in Chicago on or before July 9 and stay through 7:00 P.M. on July 12. Games will begin at 8:00 A.M. on July 10 and conclude at 7:00 P.M. on July 12.

Each team will play 2 games on July 10 and 11 and 1 or 2 games on July 12

Champions

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