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Tip Off St. Louis

St. Louis Tip Off

November 3 - 5, 2022

A very limited amount of t-shirts will be available at the tournament! To guarantee yourself a shirt, order by Oct 25, 10:00a CDT!!

2022 LIVE Brackets
*updated as game scores are reported 

Re-live 2021 Tip Off - STL: 2021 Brackets

Tip Off is the largest Pre-Season Home School Tournament in the nation with teams from NCHBC Nationals, East Coast Nationals and National Division II Christian HomeSchool Association attending. Over the last 5 years teams from 13 different States began their season in St. Louis including 69 teams from 10 States in 2021. Teams range from Nationals Champions to newer, smaller programs and everything in between.

Simply purchase using the link above and show your ticket on your phone (or printout if you prefer) at the table. Admission is available onsite, but we encourage families to purchase online as it makes everything quicker and more simple for everyone.

Bleachers are available. You are welcome to bring chairs with you to use at GameTime Vetta as well.

Outside food and drink are not allowed at GameTime or the Rec Plex. Both gym locations offer concession stands. Water bottles are allowed. There are parks close by for a picnic lunch and links to local restaurants below.

Purchase tickets through the link above. The deadline to order shirts is Tuesday, October 25 by 10 am. A limited amount of extra shirts will be available at Tip Off, but the only way to guarantee a shirt is by ordering at the link above before 10 am on October 25. The cost is $15 for a short sleeve and $20 for a long sleeve shirt.

Available Styles (Adult SM-2XL;Youth M-L):
*limited quantities available at the door (Vetta GameTime ONLY) during the following times:
Friday > 9:30-10:30 am // 12:30-1:30 pm // 4:30-5:30 pm
Saturday > 11:45 am -12:45 pm (if shirts are still available)
  • Short sleeve T-shirts are $15
  • Long sleeve T-shirts are $20

Coaches, players and fans are allowed to vote for MVP & All Tournament Awards. You are only allowed to vote for 2 players from your team max. All ballots must be submitted by 11:59 pm Friday. Medals will be given out following each player's last game on Saturday. Award winners will be posted on the Brackets on Saturday.
Coaches Ballot
Players and Fans Ballot

We are excited to partner with World Vision to use basketball to change lives. $50 will give clean water for a child in a developing aito for the REST OF THEIR LIVES. We are challenging teams to make this season bigger than basketball by giving the gift of clean water to a child across the world. We have 90 teams at Tip Off this year! If each team sponsored 1 child with a $50 gift we would be able to provide clean water to 90 children without access for the REST OF THEIR LIVES. If a few families (or teams) gave an additional $50 we can reach our goal of raising $5000 to bring clean water to 100 children through a weekend of Homeschool Basketball. To give simply click the link below. (We are hoping to offer a 3 Point Tournament to raise more funds, but have filled every moment of available court time at Vetta GameTime and Rec Plex South with games. If we are able to secure another gym we will share details asap.)
Tip Off STL - World Vision Team / Family Donation Page

Tournament Details

Vetta GameTime Sports
4160 Ehlmann Rd. St. Peters, MO 63376
Parking at Gametime can be challenging. Additional parking is available 0.2 miles away at the Family Vision Library (2020 Parkway Drive, St Peters MO 63376). Park in the front (facing Parkway Dr) or back (opposite Parkway Dr) of the Family Vision parking lot. Please leave the spots alongside the side of the building near their doors open to Family Vision employees and customers. See picture below. More parking is available around the corner 0.4 miles away at Shady Springs Park (3888 Shady Springs Lane St. Peters, MO 63376).

Please do not park at nearby businesses as they will have your car towed.

St. Peters Rec-Plex South
5250 Mexico Rd., St. Peters, MO 63376.
All games at this location will be in the Rec-Plex South building (building layout - PDF).
The best option for parking is to drive to the back lot between the South building and outdoor pool.

Teams will have 5 minutes to warm up before their game and 5 minutes for half-time.  

All games may start up to 10 minutes early (except the 1st game of the day). This has always allowed us to run on time or ahead of schedule the entire tournament. If the previous game on your court ends early you will have 5 minutes to warm up, then your game will start early. We will not start a game more than 10 minutes earlier than the scheduled time.

If a team is winning by 20 points or more in the 2nd half it will be running clock. If the lead drops below 20 points it will return to normal clock.

After the game one person from each team will text in the court, scheduled game time, division and score details to (636) 244-8763
EXAMPLE: GT-2 12:40 14UB Cardinals 50 Royals 24

Home Team is listed on top of the bracket (or first on the schedule), provides the game ball and keeps the official book. The Home Team wears White Uniforms.

Visiting Team is listed on bottom of the bracket (or second on the schedule) and runs the clock. The Visiting team wears Dark Uniforms.

Gametime: GT-1, GT-2, GT-3 & GT-4
Rec Plex: RP-1 & RP-2

Concessions will be available and provided by GameTime. Items will vary. Cash and cards accepted.

We can't wait to see everyone in St. Louis to tip off the 2022 season with a great weekend of basketball! It is our goal to shine the light of Jesus to all we encounter. This includes our referees. Referees have a challenging job. They will do their best. Referees will not criticize players, coaches or fans. Please encourage your players, coaches and fans to not criticize referees.

Tip Off STL is not affiliated with or sanctioned by NCHC

For questions contact Rick Tucker at [email protected]

Places To Eat

Nearby the hotel &/or courts:

  • Imo's Pizza - "The square beyond compare!" Famous for their St. Louis style thin crust.
  • Pappy's Smokhouse - Best BBQ Spuds in town!!!  Get the Burnt Ends!!!
  • Sugarfire Smokehouse - You've never had a bigger variety or better sauce!! Pssst: They have COFFEE BBQ sauce!
  • Bandana's Bar-B-Q - is Southern Style BBQ - seasoned with a dry rub and cooked sauceless, then hand-cut to order straight from the smoker.
  • Sauce On The Side - Best calzones in St. Louis! "We think there’s something special about fresh food. That’s why we make everything from scratch here at Sauce on the Side. Our handmade calzones. Our salad dressings. Even our desserts. It’s all made right here."
  • Syberg's - A St. Louis staple for over 37 years, serving up the best wings, pizza, and shark bites!
  • Ginghams Homestyle Restaurant - Did someone say PIES!!?
  • El Tio Pepe - Family owned, a truly authentic Mexican restaurant.

A little further away:

  • Old Spaghetti Factory - Historic, fun restaurant near the Arch and Mississippi River
  • Ted Drew's Frozen Custard - Voted #1 Best Ice Cream Place in the world
  • Crown Candy Kitchen - Featured on Man vs. Food. The best milkshakes and malts!!!! The BLT has 14 pieces of bacon. This is a great place to go for lunch.
  • Shake Shack - Amazing burgers....and shakes!!
  • The Hill - Birthplace and stomping ground for Yogi Berra and Joe Garagiola (Elizabeth Avenue), the Hill has an assortment of Historic Italian Restaurants Popular in St. Louis.
  • Fitz's Root Beer - Great, fun place to eat and watch Fitz’s make and bottle their root beer.
  • Pointer's Pizza - If 2 people eat their 28” pizza in an hour they get $500 and their pizza for free. It may not be the best tasting pizza in St. Louis, but it is the biggest. Be aware they have very little indoor seating.

Places To Go

  • Main Street in St. Charles - Missouri's first state capital! St. Charles is known for its warm welcome, unique historical perspective, and beautiful sites—there’s so much to do you’ll need more than a day.
  • Forest Park - Voted #1 City Park in USA. The following are all free and open year round!
  • The Zoo - voted best Free Zoo in the USA
  • Science Center
  • Art Museum
  • Missouri History Museum
  • Planetarium
  • You can also pay to golf, go to the boathouse, Jewel Box, and more!
  • City Museum - Kids love the city museum.
  • Magic House - This is a kid and family favorite in STL
  • Grant's Farm - Admission is free and one of my family’s favorite places to go. $13 for parking
  • Gateway Arch - The most unique view in all the world. 630 feet above the city and Mississippi river.
  • Saint Louis Galleria - Saint Louis Galleria's mix of specialty shops will exceed your expectations and delight everyone on your list. Indulge in stores that are unique to the St. Louis market and leave with something special every day. No visit to this retail destination is complete without a bite at one of the casual sit-down dining establishments, conveniently located onsite.
  • West County Center Mall - Located at the corner of I-270 and Manchester Road makes for easy access. Shop and eat at fine establishments.
  • St. Louis Premium Outlets - Visit St. Louis Premium Outlets located just 30 minutes from downtown and only 20 minutes from Lambert - St. Louis International Airport. Shop more than 90 designer and name brand outlet stores including adidas, Coach, kate spade new york, LOFT Outlet, Michael Kors, Nike Factory Store, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th, Sunglass Hut, Under Armour and Vera Bradley.

Partner Hotels

Best Western Plus - The Charles Hotel - NO VACANCY!!
1425 S. 5th Street
St. Charles, MO 63301

5 Miles from Vetta Gametime
Phone: (636) 946-6936
Use this link for special rate:
Must reserve by 10/2/2022
Mention Tip Off STL November 2022 for discounted rate
Indoor pool / Outdoor fire pit
Free Breakfast
Onsite restaurant (24-hour Denny's)
Walking distance to Bass Pro, Buffalo Wild Wings & more
1 mile to Missouri River and Historic Downtown St. Charles
2 Queen size beds

Drury Inn & Suites - St. Peters - NO VACANCY!!
170 Mid Rivers Mall Cir
St. Peters, MO 63376

3.5 miles from Vetta Gametime
Use this link for special rate:
Must reserve by 10/2/2022
Group #: 10004515
Phone: (800) 325-0720
Free hot breakfast
Free evening snacks & drinks
Free Wi-Fi Throughout the Hotel
On-Site Facilities
Walking distance to Mid Rivers Mall and several restaurants

Comfort Inn & Suites (OFallon, MO) - Pricing listed below
100 Comfort Inn Court
O'Fallon, MO 63366

7.4 miles from Vetta Gametime
Use this link for special rate:
Call for reservations: 636-696-8000
Mention TIP OFF STL when booking
Must reserve by 10/2/2022
$119.99 - 2 Queens
$129.99 - King Suite w/ pull out couch
$139.99 - Queen Suite w/ 2 Queens & pull out couch

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