BOYS BASKETBALL

KSA Events, the nation’s premier host of High School sporting events, is proud to host the KSA Events Classic and KSA Events Holiday Basketball Tournament in Orlando, Florida. The KSA Events Las Vegas Shootout at the Venetian Resort and the KSA Events Caribbean Challenge Tournaments at El Conquistador Resort in San Juan, Puerto Rico. As with all KSA Events competitions, participating teams come nationwide from Alaska to Florida and from Massachusetts to California, providing a true national competition format that brings together teams who would otherwise never meet on the court.

 

Matthew Brazill, Head Basketball Coach – Liverpool High School – Liverpool, NY

“The KSA staff is phenomenal!  Their staff is friendly, personable and meet your every travel need.  The accommodations were fantastic; the shuttle services allowed us to easily move around between parks, our resort and the Wide World of Sports.  My girl’s basketball team had the time of their life.  The trip really went along way in building team camaraderie and the girls took with them memories they will cherish forever.”

 

John Kiley, Head Basketball Coach – Olympia High School – Olympia, WA

“Our Orlando trip served as a key catalyst for our successes during the 2015-16 season.  Our players enjoyed the trip of a lifetime.  KSA was an amazing host.”

COMPETITION

KSA sporting events are also unique because they are competed at the finest professional and amateur athletic venues in the country, located in great destination cities that allow teams to experience the thrill and bonding of team travel that is a true once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for student-athletes.

Although KSA Events bring together some of the most elite teams in the country, KSA accepts teams of all skill levels, giving equal opportunity to all student-athletes. In competition, great effort is taken to seed teams into a bracket that will provide an appropriate level of competition that is both fair and challenging to all.

EDUCATION

As exciting as KSA Events competition can be, KSA Events was founded as a non-profit with the assistance of Coaches and Athletic Directors to promote the educational aspects of athletic participation. Therefore, the following key learning points are promoted through KSA participation:

  • Commitment – to KSA participation & fundraising
  • Goal-setting – to develop a plan and complete it
  • Teamwork – to accomplish set goals as a team
  • Bonding – during off-season trip prep & the tournament itself
  • Team Travel – first & only of its kind for many players
  • Inter-State Competition
  • Participation in World-Class Facilities
  • Continuing Education – through KSA Scholarships

In total, KSA Events truly offer an opportunity for your players to grow as individuals. So whether you are looking to reward your program for years of hard work or bring excitement to a rebuilding program, KSA competition offers a unique educational opportunity to student-athletes.

 

Michael Joseph, Head Basketball Coach – Hazleton Area High School – Hazleton, PA

“We have done two KSA trips in the past three years…the whole experience was memorable in so many ways….our team bonded….competed on a national stage….and really saw what hard work and commitment could get you…a trip to a magical place run by the best company in the business doing these types of tours…KSA rocks!”

COMPETITION FORMAT

KSA Events Basketball Tournaments may include hundreds of teams in total, but all teams are divided into competition brackets of 8 teams. This format serves two functions:

  • Teams are divided into competitive groupings, so whether you are on the high end of the competitive level or rebuilding, you will be seeded into a bracket that is challenging and competitive to your players.
  • The 8-Team bracket provides a three game guarantee no matter where you finish in the tournament. This allows all participating teams to plan their remaining schedule appropriately.

JUNIOR VARSITY

As in all KSA Events, Junior Varsity competition is typically available to all teams interested. This allows your entire program to experience the team bonding aspects of KSA Event participation without concern that your younger players will miss out on game experience. JV game quantities vary with participating team interest.

SANCTIONING

KSA Events Basketball Tournaments are officially sanctioned by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS). Therefore, all participating teams must be members in good standing of their State High School Athletic Association.

KSA Events holds a separate tournament, if necessary, for any private, parochial or other schools not members of a NFHS member association. This allows all schools, no matter their affiliation, to meet appropriate sanctioning requirements.

Scott True – Head Basketball Coach – Lexington Catholic HS – (KY) – “Our recent trip to the Bahamas with KSA was a tremendous benefit to our program.  Not only did our players and their families make great memories our team came home closer with a greater sense of unity and purpose.”

BASKETBALL VENUE

KSA Events Basketball Tournaments in Orlando are competed at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, the premier amateur athletic facility in the world. An exciting venue, we can utilize up to 12 adjacent courts for a tremendous competition atmosphere.

Click here to download Venue Map

TEAM TRAVEL: THE BEST DESTINATION BASKETBALL TOURNAMENTS

KSA Events can make taking your team on the road easy. Once Registered, you’ll have a KSA Events Representative to make all your arrangements of you.  Here are some of the ways we can make next year’s trip the easiest trip you’ve ever planned for your team.

FLEXIBLE ITINERARY PLANNING

We realize you only get so many games in your season and we organize your entire itinerary around your daily  routine. Practices,  Coaches Meetings and Game Day Meals are all seamlessly scheduled for your team. Partnering with a wide network of Hotels, Restaurants, Attractions and multiple other venues, we plan every aspect of your trip.

AIRFARE

We work directly with the airlines to plan every aspect of your trip. PLUS we are constantly researching rates – So even when you agree to a flight and we find it cheaper we go back and offer you the lower flight.  We keep shopping for you!

KSA EVENTS REP. ONSITE WITH YOUR TEAM

KSA Events Representatives on-site with you for your scheduled activities, at the event and at the hotel to take care of everything that you may need.

TAG-ALONG-PROGRAM

This program, unique to KSA Events, allows parents and family members to travel with the team but make their reservations and payments through KSA Events, not you. So you never have to deal with Tag-Along questions but your team gets credit for their participation.

TRANSPORTATION

Your transportation is all included in the package; airport transfers to the resort, shuttles to the fields, transportation to events and attractions. Getting around couldn’t be easier!

CHAPERONE & COACHES CREDITS

KSA Events packages offer teams the opportunity to earn free trips for coaches, chaperones and staff. For every 20 passengers including fans, coaches, athletes and more you receive one full Land Only package credited off your invoice!

CHAPERONE BOOKINGS

Do you have parents and chaperones that would like to travel on the trip?  We can work directly with them directly so you can just focus on your team.  We can customize flights or hotel adjustments but you will still earn credits for them traveling with the team!  But you will not have to do any of the work!

PAYMENT PLANS & INDIVIDUAL BILLING OPTIONS

We offer easy installment payment plans to accompany your fundraising dates.
We offer the individual player registration where parents can pay direct for player who is fundraising part of the trip but paying the balance themselves.

ONE STOP SHOPPING

Packages can include Meals, Hotels, Walt Disney World Theme Parks, Transportation, Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure Admissions,  Registration Fees and other customizable components are available to make your experience unique for your team. No need to call around, we take the leg work out of planning your trip!

SCHOLARSHIP

The primary mission of KSA Events is to promote the educational aspects of athletic participation, including team-work, sportsmanship, work-ethic, and responsibility, to name a few. Furthermore, our goal is to foster an environment where classroom learning is valued and rewarded just as much as athletic achievement on the basketball court, creating a truly balanced education. To accomplish this goal, KSA awards two separate scholarships as described below.

All scholarships are awarded in accordance with the eligibility regulations of the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) and appropriate State Athletic Associations.

A KSA Events Book Scholarship is awarded to every team that participates in a KSA Events Boys Basketball Tournament, setting an attainable goal for all participating student-athletes. This scholarship (a one-time award of $250) is to defer the cost of secondary education in support of KSA’s mission to promote education.

Each team’s winner of the KSA Events Book Scholarship is selected by the school Principal and/or Athletic Director and/or Coach based on the following criterion:

The award is to be granted to the best all-around student-athlete on the team that participated in the KSA Event. This definition is to include accomplishment and leadership not only on the court, but also in the classroom and community. It is the specific intent of KSA not to simply reward the athlete with the greatest physical ability. It is rather intended to reward the example set by those students who excel on the court and who take the lessons of athletics into the world to benefit themselves and others.

FAN ZONE

KSA Events is proud to offer our Tag-Along Fan program, which allows the family and friends of participating athletes to travel with the team.

This means that you will contact us directly to sign up, make payments, and receive information, freeing your coach to concentrate on the team and the season, not your travel arrangements.

Benefits exclusive to Tag-Along Fans include the following, just to name a few:

  • Travel with the team and take part in all of the same fun activities they do
  • Receive the same great pricing discount offered to student groups
  • Have all of the detail work taken care of for you by our travel staff
  • Attend KSA sponsored functions such as the Celebration of Athletes Party (description below), meals, and activities that are specific to the team and Tag-Along Fans (anyone who makes their own travel arrangements can not participate in these events)

CELEBRATION OF ATHLETES PARTY

This exclusive KSA Events Party is a special event included in some packages to tournament participants and KSA Events Tag-Along Fans only. Awards start off the night and then everyone can enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime private party in a closed off section of a Theme Park, including dancing, eating, and all the park rides you can handle.

*see specific package inclusions for your team

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COACHES CORNER

The COACHES CORNER section of our site is designed to make the tournament process easy for coaches from start to finish, so you can concentrate on the upcoming season.

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You begin the Sign Up process by completing the Information Request Form. This form will provide KSA Events with all the information that we need to prepare a proposal customized for you. Once your proposal is ready, you will receive an email notification from which you may Login to the KSA Events website and complete the registration process for your team.

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 Tournament Schedule/Results


2017 TOURNAMENTS

ORLANDO, FLORIDA

Classic Tournament: Dec 13 – 17, 2017

BOYS CLASSIC BLUE BRACKET

Bishop Shanahan HS (PA), Freedom HS (VA), Hillcrest HS (MO), Payson HS (UT)

CLASSIC JV SCHEDULE & EXTRA GAMES

 

Pre-Holiday Tournament: Dec 17 – 21, 2017

BOYS PRE-HOLIDAY BLACK BRACKET

Choutea-Mazie HS (OK), Freeport HS (FL), Halifax Academy (FL), McDowell HS (PA), North Oldham HS (KY), Oologah HS (OK), Poolville HS (TX), Uniontown HS (PA)

BOYS PRE-HOLIDAY BLUE BRACKET

Chartiers Valley HS (PA), Copper Hills HS (UT), Eleanor Roosevelt HS (CA), Glenda Dawson HS (TX), Montgomery HS (CA), Niceville HS (FL), Northwest Guilford HS (FL), Shawnee HS (OK)

PRE-HOLIDAY JV & EXTRA GAMES

 

Holiday Tournament: Dec 26 – 30, 2017

BOYS HOLIDAY BASKETBALL BLACK BRACKET

Cinnaminson HS (NJ), Edgewood HS (FL), Hilliard HS (FL), Legacy HS (FL), Metro Christian HS (OK), Model Laboratory School (KY), Somerset Prep (FL), St Stanislaus HS (MS)

BOYS HOLIDAY BASKETBALL BLUE BRACKET

Bethel Park HS (PA), Foundation Academy (FL), Foxboro HS (MA), Lake Mary Prep (FL), Miami Jackson HS (FL), Norton HS (OH), Shaler Area HS (PA)

BOYS HOLIDAY BASKETBALL BRONZE BRACKET

Bishop Eustace Prep (NJ), Chicago Christian HS (IL), Fairborn HS (OH), Nease HS (FL), Newsome HS (FL), Pittsburgh Central Catholic (PA)

BOYS HOLIDAY BASKETBALL BROWN BRACKET

Arlington Country Day (FL), Glenn Allen HS (VA), Griswold HS (CT), Jupiter Christian HS (FL), J.M. Tate HS (FL), Northwest Christian Academy (FL), Trinity Prep (FL)

BOYS HOLIDAY BASKETBALL GRAY BRACKET

Baldwin HS (PA), Beckman HS (CA), Cathedral Prep School (PA), Central Bucks East HS (PA), Notre Dame HS (CT), Olentangy HS (OH), Oxbridge Academy (FL)

BOYS HOLIDAY BASKETBALL NAVY BRACKET

Cardinal Newman HS (FL), Coral Gables HS (FL), East Ridge HS (FL), Lake Gibson HS (FL), Lake Placid HS (FL), San Marcos HS (CA), Westmoore HS (OK)

BOYS HOLIDAY BASKETBALL JV & VARSITY SCHEDULE

 

TEAM FUNDRAISING

At least 90% of teams that travel with KSA Events fundraise the entirety of their trip. With over 25 years of experience working with teams from all skill levels and demographics, KSA Events has compiled best practices in order to assist you in making this trip a reality.
Whether it is through a fundraising powerpoint or in our KSA Events Fundraising Handbook, we have the resources needed to help you.

  • Share your story though HUDL.com or GoFundMe.com accounts which allow you to virtually monitor fundraising goals
  • Setup individual player accounts
  • Allows your teams and athletes to divide and conquer your goals
  • Capture commitment from all of your athletes at the first meeting with our Fundraising Commitment Sheet

KSA Events Fundraising Handbook

Fundraising Commitment Sheet