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Missouri State Homeschool Basketball Tournament

St. Louis, February 7-8, 2020

2020 State brackets are here! Bookmark this link and watch it closely because we will be keeping the brackets updated in near real-time!

Game locations:
St. Louis Christian College
1360 Grandview Dr.
Florissant, MO 63033
Center St. Louis
6727 Langley Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63123

Boys – 18U, 16U, 14U
Girls – 18U, 16U, 14U

Tournament Details

Admissions prices:
1-Game Pass is $4/adults, $2/Students/Senior Citizens/Veterans. Maximum $15/family.
1-Day Pass
 is $7/adults, $3/Students/Senior Citizens/Veterans. Maximum $20/family.
2-Day Pass
 is $10/adults, $5/Students/Senior Citizens/Veterans. Maximum $25/family.
Checks are accepted and can be made out to SLCHSA

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

All games may start up to 20 minutes early (except the 1st game of the day). This has allowed us to run the entire tournament on time or ahead of schedule in years past. 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 20 minutes earlier than the scheduled time.

Game clock:
14U games 6 min. quarters
16U games 7 min quarters
18U games 8 min quarters

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

Home team is listed on top of the bracket (or first on the schedule). The home team wears white, provides the game ball and keeps the official book.
Visiting team is listed on bottom of the bracket (or second on the schedule). The visiting team wears dark uniforms and runs the clock.

Home team will complete a scorecard & leave it at the scorers table.
Both teams will text the team names (including division and gender) and game score to (636) 244-8763 immediately after each game. (Example: 14U Boys: Vikings 42, Cardinals 49)

Concessions at Center St. Louis are run by Center St. Louis. The St. Louis Blue Knights will be running concessions at St. Louis Christian College both Friday evening and on Saturday.

Spirit Wear:
Organizations can pick up pre-order shirts at the shirt table next to admissions. Please bring one check for your organization to pay for pre-ordered shirts. Checks can be made out to SLCHSA. A limited supply of additional shirts will be sold while supplies last.
Short sleeve T-shirts are $15
Long sleeve T-shirts are $20
Short sleeve Dry-fit are $20
Long sleeve Dry-fit are $22
Long sleeve hooded T-shirts are $25

Final thoughts:
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.

All Tournament Staff can be seen onsite wearing a grey and navy shirt with ‘STAFF’ on the back.

Below you will find a list of fun things to do and places to eat while you are in St. Louis.

Places To Eat

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Imo's Pizza - "The square beyond compare!" Famous for their St. Louis style thin crust.
  • 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."

Places To Go

  • Forest Park - Voted #1 City Park in USA. The following are all free!
  • 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, etc.

  • City Museum - Kids love the city museum.  It is less than 20 minutes away.
  • Magic House - This is a kid and family favorite in STL
  • Grant's Farm - Admission is free and will be your 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.
  • Main Street St. Charles - Early explorers and pioneers made St. Charles their place of choice for shopping in the 19th century. Today, you can walk those same brick-lined streets, along the Nationally Registered Historic District, and shop in those same buildings. You will find unique specialty items, home accessories, jewelry, and many other one-of-a-kind gifts rather than pelts and barrels of nails. Whether you're looking for the perfect gift or just want to treat yourself to something special, there's something on Main Street to suit every taste. See our detailed map to help you explore.
  • The Streets of St. Charles - The Streets of St. Charles is the city's newest multi-use development. Offering dining, shopping, nightlife, and entertainment for everyone. Looking for a bite to eat? They have you covered. Want to catch the latest movie? They have some of the most comfortable seats in town. How about boutique shopping, or a haircut? You can get it all at the Streets of St. Charles!
  • The Delmar Loop - The Delmar Loop is a buzzing entertainment and dining hub with an eclectic mix of noodle bars, BBQ restaurants, Korean and Mexican eateries, cocktail lounges and pubs lining Delmar Boulevard. Well-known locals with stars on the St. Louis Walk of Fame include Maya Angelou and Betty Grable, as well as Chuck Berry, whose statue is nearby. Music venues like the Pageant and Delmar Hall stage rock, roots and indie gigs.
  • 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.
  • Chesterfield Outlets - Chesterfield Outlets is the best-located outlet center in the St. Louis market, featuring over a half-mile of frontage to I-64 and accessibility via the Boone’s Crossing full interchange. The open-air, “village style” center is comprised of 302,000 square feet of premier outlet retail. 
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