2013 NCCAA Women's Basketball National Tournament
Team and Coaching Guidelines and Information
Hotel Rooms - Visting teams will need to call Ben Belleman at 740.477.7769 to book their rooms at the Deer Creek Lodge in Mount Sterling, OH. This is a first class Lodge and Conference Center where rooms have been put on reserve. Rooms are offered at a discounted rate for teams at $79 per night.
Coaches Meetings - All-American Meeting, (for regional chairs only) held on Wednesday at 8:30am in the Business Conference Room. The National Coaches Meeting, intended for all NCCAA II women's basketball coaches, will be held on Friday at 8:30am in the Great Room of the Science and Logistics Center.
Practice and Shoot Around Times – Gym time is available on Wednesday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Please call Ben Belleman at 740.477.7769 to reserve your session.
NATIONAL TOURNAMENT BANQUET – The banquet will take place on Wednesday at 7:00 pm. This is for teams and team personnel only. We will have a meal, Award presentation, worship time and Speaker from SCORE. Dress should be Semi Formal.
PARADE of CHAMPIONS –The Parade of Champions will take place immediately following the 6:00pm game on Thursday. Please be there by 7:30. Make sure every team dresses the same – Travel Sweats preferred - (NO HATS OR IPODS). We will line the teams up in the hallway opposite of the main lobby. All teams will line up from highest to lowest seeds and enter the gym through the double doors in the locker room hallway. We will have instructions on how to proceed from there. Basically, we are going to announce your team, you will come out on the main floor and line up until all the teams are announced. Coaches will join their teams in the line as well.
Christian Service Project - All teams will participate in the Christian Service Project on Wednesday in a time slot opposite of when your team has your shoot around. Teams practicing between 9:00am and 12:00pm will do their project from 1:30pm-4:00pm. Teams practicing between 1:00pm and 4:00pm would particpate from 9:00am-11:30am.
The service project will be at Pickaway County Community Services (PICCA) at 469 East Ohio Street Circleville, Oh 43113, just a few miles from our campus.
Statistical Information - Statistics will be distributed to coaches of each participating team at half-time and after each game. Statistics will also be available in the hospitality room at the conclusion of each game and will be posted on line at the OCU Tournament website.
Media - A game DVD will be provided to participating teams and coaches as soon as possible at the conclusion of each contest.
Concessions - Food will be available for purchase by all guests. The concession stand is located in the Leadership Center lobby, just inside the main entrance.
Parking - All team vehicles can park in one of the Leadership Center parking lots, and all teams will enter through the Leadership Center main entrance. Teams with large busses should park behind the Leadership Center.
Tournament Hospitality Room - All tournament staff, coaches, and officials are invited to enjoy refreshments in the hospitality room, located in the Great Room of the Science and Logistics Center.
Souvenirs - Each participant will receive a free tournament t-shirt. Other items will be available for sale by Fine Designs in the Leadership Center lobby, just inside the main entrance.
Pre-Game Announcing – Before the lineups begin we ask that each team line up across their free throw line. Prayer and National Anthem will be done for each game. Then we ask that the teams greet each other at the center line. Starting lineups will then be announced alternately.
Warming up at the half of the game before you – Yes, but your athletes have to be in FULL UNIFORM or their WARMUPS.
Laundry Procedures - OCU will launder one set of uniforms per day per team. Please give the uniforms to the laundry personnel immediately following your game. Uniforms laundered will be available in your locker room the next day. All teams will have an assigned bin to put uniforms in and will be responsible for returning that bin to our laundry services at the end of the tournament. We will launder uniforms only, no extra items. Laundry services will not be available after Saturday's games. If you have any other special needs in this area please feel free to ask our staff.
For Medical Emergencies
600 North Pickaway St
Nicole Lewis will serve as the tournament Certified Athletic Trainer for all games played throughout the week. All teams must provide their own athletic training supplies. If your institution will be sending a trainer along with you, please contact Nicole Lewis at 304-208-6438. The athletic training room is located in the locker room hall-way, in the back corner.
Nicole Lewis: Tournament Athletic Trainer - Cell: 304-208-6438
OCU Athletic Department
The following individuals will be able to make your stay in Circleville more enjoyable while also serving as key contacts for information relative to the event.
Ben Belleman: Athletic Director and Tournament Director - Cell 937-681-0967
Ben Billman: Assistant Director - Cell: 317-443-6665
While in Circleville, the NCCAA asks that all participating teams make every effort to support the local establishments listed below that have helped underwrite the national tournament.
- Buffalo Wild Wings
- Tuscan Table Italian Cuisine
- Rax Roast Beef
- Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites
- Drury Inn - Grove City