Frequently Asked Questions
It’s a tradition. A vacation. A hoops festival. A unique team bonding experience. A celebration of all the hard work your organization has put in over the course of the travel basketball season! Our staff works year-round to create the best national tournament experience possible for your coaches, players & parents. Our goal is to create lifelong memories for young players that they can share with their teammates forever. Teams from all over the USA will compete in this 4-day long travel basketball mega-event. The tournament will have multiple divisions once elimination play begins, so regardless of your competitive level, you can come and compete!
The Teammate Basketball National Championship is held at the all INCREDIBLE Rock Hill Sports Center, in downtown Rock Hill, SC. Rock Hill is a centrally located vibrant city a short drive south of Charlotte, NC. We chose this destination for our national championship because we want to give your families a unique and memorable tournament experience. It’s a world-class venue nearby affordable hotels, restaurants, shops and more. Rock Hill truly is the premier destination for large-scale events in the Southeast!
In 2024, the event will take place on June 19-23. We encourage you to always register early! Once the event sells out, registration will close.
In 2025, the Teammate Basketball National Championship will return to ROCK HILL, SC!
Your team must be registered/paid for the 2024 Teammate Basketball National Championship by Monday, June 3rd.
Teammate Basketball has partnered with the City of Rock Hill to secure discounted room blocks at a variety of tournament-approved hotels located nearby the Rock Hill Sports Center. If your team is traveling 80 or more miles to Rock Hill, you are encouraged to book a minimum of four rooms for four nights through one of our partnered hotels. It’s quick and easy to request your block of rooms, get started now! CLICK HERE
Interested in staying next door to the Rock Hill Sports Center? The CAMBRIA is located only steps away from the facility and is offering rates for participating teams starting at only $139/night. To inquire about staying at the Cambria, please click here. These rooms will go quickly!
The tournament is open to all boys and girls travel basketball teams. The tournament is grade-based and will feature divisions from 2nd grade to 11th/12th grade. We host tournaments throughout the regular season that will “automatically qualify” your team for the national championship. While it’s not a requirement to participate in a qualifier in order to play at nationals, playing in a qualifier does guarantee a spot for your team at nationals. The championship does fill up every year, so participating in a qualifying event is a great way to make sure your team is locked in for nationals.
ALL teams will go through our team check-in process before taking the court at nationals. All participants will need to provide proof of age and proof of grade in order to be eligible to play. The easiest and most convenient way to check in your athletes is to obtain a PlayerKey ID for all players on your roster. Players who do not have proof of age and grade will not be permitted to sit on the bench with your team. There are no exceptions to this policy.
Player Key ID is an online service that verifies the age/grade of youth athletes by providing Sports ID cards. Advantages to this service include: helping Teammate Basketball protect the integrity of our event, avoid carrying around your athlete’s sensitive personal information, avoid waiting in long team check-in lines, be automatically notified if you have a player on your roster that does not meet the event’s eligibility criteria, Player Key rosters can be used at 100’s of events nationwide, & more! CLICK HERE to get started!
Team Check-In information will be available soon.
Practice times will depend on how many teams register to participate, if extra court time exists at the Rock Hill Sports Center, or one of our off-site courts, we will open that time up for practice.
Teams will be randomly grouped in pools of four. After playing everyone in your pool, the pool standings will determine which bracket (Gold, Silver, Bronze) your team ends up in for the elimination portion of the tournament. Typically, the top two teams go to the Gold Bracket, 3rd place goes to Silver Bracket, and 4th place goes to Bronze Bracket. The number of teams in your grade division will determine how many brackets your division will have. All teams are guaranteed to play a minimum of four games.
National Champions receive a custom Teammate National Championship ring! One of the nicest awards in all of youth sports! – check out last year’s ring! We’ll also have t-shirts, custom medallions, coach’s awards & more.
Yes! Our friends at ATS Sportswear will be providing the best National Tournament swag once again at our championship. Visit them on site at Rock Hill Sports Center and grab your t-shirts/hoodies (with team names!), hats, accessories, & more. Also, the best hoops-focused apparel brand – Hoop Culture – will be on site with their popular backpacks, tees, socks, sleeves, facemarks & more!
Yes! Legends Photograghy is the best in the youth sports industry and they’ll set up shop at the Teammate Basketball National Championship, capturing all your player’s great moments. Photos are on sale on site and you’ll get your pictures same day!
While our championship is not a NCAA Live Period event, college coaches from NCAA DII, NCAA DIII, NAIA and NJCAA are able to recruit and evaluate talent on site. We invite and encourage college coaches to attend our event and check out 3500+ student athletes competing under one roof. If you are a college coach and would like to attend, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Over 16 states are represented on our list of former champions. You’ll find many of the country’s most competitive boys and girls travel hoops organizations on our Wall of Champions page. Don’t see your team on the list? Register for Teammate Nationals today and make a run!