Here are some of the most frequently asked questions. If you cannot find the answer to your question on the website please email Tisha Lynton Rose or call us at 800-388-2272 x100.
All 4-year, degree-granting Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) in the continental United States. That is a pool of 89 institutions.
Institutional enrollment is open once a year over the summer (starting in May). The HBCU president or chancellor must complete the enrollment form naming a campus coordinator and a coach (this may be the same person). These forms are sent out by the HCASC office. Email Tisha Lynton Rose or call her toll-free at 800-388-2272 x115 for more enrollment information.
Your only costs are for local publicity and staging. The program supplies:
There are two ways to meet the campus game play requirement.
You may either:
1. Conduct Power Search quiz(zes) with a minimum of 200 students (75 for HBCUs with 750 students or less) and have an HCASC Club
with at least 12 members
2. Conduct a campus tournament, open to all undergraduate students, with a minimum of 8 teams
If you plan to qualify for the NCT by conducting a campus tournament, it must be run between October 1 and November 8, 2012.
A Power Search is a quick 30 question quiz which students can take to see what type of information is asked in HCASC questions. They give the coach a chance to assess the knowledge base of potential players.
A Power Search is conducted in written form and the sheets are scored. You can promote and run the Power Search in dormitories, in classrooms, at club, fraternity and sorority meetings, in the student union, etc.
We supply 15 Power Search quizzes, so it is possible to have a large number of students try out for HCASC.
The most widely used format is:
For more information on tournament formats,use the Online Tournament Calculator.
Of the games supplied in late summer and fall, two games are for promotion and demonstration match use. The remaining 10 are used either in a campus tournament or with your HCASC Club and at team practice.
This depends upon the size of your program. The basic personnel checklist includes:
Program officials (positions are often combined)
Game officials (this is the list for each simultaneous game room)
Complete our online volunteer application.