Join us once again in the lovely city of Wichita, Kansas for the tremendous NIRSA National Basketball Championships! The tournament will take place from April 3–5. The NIRSA Championship Series is looking forward to having teams from across the country come together to compete for the trophy and for bragging rights. Does your basketball team have what it takes? Sign up and find out! The deadline to sign up is Friday, March 20.
The national basketball tournament is so much more than just a tournament. It’s a premier championship experience for all participants, officials, and volunteers. The volunteers put in countless hours preparing for the tournament, the officials train to improve their skills, and the teams put all they have—blood, sweat, and tears—into working hard and winning.
These tournaments are a place for relationships and friendships to form and last; teams might compete against one another, but this is a chance for players to run into an old friend or make a new one. NIRSA has worked hard to make all of its tournaments and events safe and inclusive—and this includes the 2020 NIRSA National Basketball Championships. We’re proud to see the tournament growing in team numbers and we’re especially proud to share that we have twenty Unified teams joining us this year.
The Unified Division is a fun and thrilling division to watch! Last year, after most of the games were finished, two Unified teams just decided to play each other for the fun of it. This is the kind of culture NIRSA tournaments promote and that everyone should experience. If you’re unable to attend the national tournament, catch up online through our various outlets: Twitter, Instagram, and the NIRSA Play Blog. If you have a son, daughter, brother, sister, or grandkid in the championship games, I have some great news: We’ll be live streaming all the championship games on Sunday, April 5!