We hope that your new year has started off well and your team is playing hard! We want you to know we as an association are behind you and want to help push our great game in Tennessee to a new level. Please take the time to read the pertinent information below.
- BCATInfo for You.
- Century Club: Jim McDowell, Molly Ashley, Lennie Acuff.
- BCATHoopfest Team Camp/ Top 100.
- BCAT Girls Hoopfest Team Camp
- BCATCoach of the Year Awards
- State Tournament Meal for member schools.
- BCAT Academic All-District Team.
- State Tourney Booth.
BCAT Info for you:
We want you to know no one receives any pay in the BCAT. We are a 501C-3 nonprofit organization, Tax ID 81-3675297. Every membership fee goes back out in scholarships, liability insurance for members, insurance for events, event rentals, the All-Star games, and the coaching clinic just to name a few things.
**Please note: we must have a valid email address and phone number for our members to be covered under the liability insurance.
We are pleased to announce our new partnership with BALLOGY. BALLOGY provides players and coaches a state of the art way to stat workouts and games. It is also used by college coaches for players to be evaluated. Please check out the video link below as well as the attachment to this email below. Also, if you notice the header at the Top of this email they are offering a free trial for one month to all BCATmember coaches. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
We want to congratulate these BCAT member coaches who recently achieved milestone wins:
Jim McDowell Lebanon Win # 200
Molly Ashley Wayne County Win #200
Lennie Acuff Lipscomb University Win #600
BCAT HOOPFEST Boys Team Camp and TOP 100:
The BCAT Boys HOOPFEST will be held June 17-19 in Memphis. This is an NCAA live recruiting weekend for high school teams. Meaning your players can be evaluated by college coaches. This is an important event for your athletes that want to play college basketball. Last year (2021) we had over 90 D-1 schools represented as well as numerous other college coaches at all levels that evaluated our players.
Cost $250 for a 4-5 game guarantee. Teams can play 1 day or all 3 days. If schools want to play JV we will take this on a first come first served basis until we are full, this space is very limited. Cost for JV is $50 per game extra. If you want us to hold a spot for your team please email us back ASAP
Bartlett High School
Briarcrest Christian School
Collierville High School
If you want us to hold a spot for your team please email us back ASAP
The BCAT Boys TOP 100 will be June 25. The location is Lebanon High School. This is another NCAA Live recruiting event. We have more info about this event soon. Invites will go out in April.
BCAT HOOPFEST Girls Team Camp:
The BCAT Girls HOOPFEST will be held June 16-17 at Lebanon High School. This will be a live recruiting event for NCAA Division II and III, Naia, and Juco. Cost will be $250 for 4 varsity games. We will offer a limited JV schedule at $50 per game. JV will be first come first served as our space will be limited. Teams can play one or both days.
All games will be shown live on BallerTV. Most of the Division-I schools subscribe to this service as they service over 1,500 colleges and universities across the country. Parents and fans can also subscribe and watch the games. Please email us if you would like to attend.
Coach of the Year Awards:
If every coach from your District is a BCAT member for 2021-22, we will take care of (pay for) the District Coach of the Year award for your district. Also, to be considered for the BCAT State Coach of the Year awards you must be a member. If you or your district coaches are not sure about membership please email us at email@example.com and we will check our records.
BCAT Spring Clinic:
We want to announce that we are doing a Spring clinic in 2022. This will be held April 29-May 1 in Nashville. Currently scheduled to speak:
Kelvin Sampson – Houston Preston Spradlin – Morehead State Kevin McGruff – Ohio St Women
Brad Underwood – Illinois Jeff Walz – Louisville Women Travis Ford – St. Louis
Mike Rhoades – VCU Kellie Harper – Tennessee Women Tim Janokovich – SMU
As always the clinic fee will include membership for the 2022-23 school year. We will also have a Fall clinic that will be at a huge discount if you attend in the Spring. Registration will be open in early January for the Spring clinic. Go to www.bcathoops.com to register.
The BCAT annually awards $500 scholarships to deserving children, players, and managers of BCAT member coaches and schools.
1.) The parent/coach must have been a BCAT member for 2 consecutive years, including this school year (2021-22), for their child, players, and managers to be eligible.
2.) Priority will be given to the children of BCAT member coaches first. Players and managers of member coaches will be second priority.
3.) The child must be a high school senior who is graduating this year (2022).
4.) The scholarship is based on academic success and activities other than athletics.
5.) A Committee of BCAT coaches will make the final decisions on the applicants based on the information supplied on the application form.
6.) Download the form at www.bcathoops.com , fill it out completely and mail it to the address listed on the form.
**Please note- All BCAT Scholarships are paid solely by BCAT membership dues. Forms are accepted March 1st through April 1st 2022 only. **
State Tournament Meal:
Coaches, the BCAT knows that the cost of teams making the state tournament is only going to keep going up and the TSSAA is not reimbursing teams like in years past. We also know that when you are preparing your team and getting bases covered for those days it can be overwhelming. We are going to start a program this year, 2021-2022, where we will take care of 1 meal for each team making the state tournament, this will be for BCAT MEMBER SCHOOLS WHO HAVE A SCHOOL MEMBERSHIP. Right now we are hoping to do this for both the boys and girls teams in D-1 and D-2, however it may be alternating years where we cover girls one year and boys the next. Below is the criteria:
- For their teams to participate coaches must be BCATMembers that have a SCHOOL MEMBERSHIP for the current school year, 2021-2022. Cost of that membership is $100 but covers the staff of boys and girls coaches from that school up to 10 coaches. If you have already paid for the individual membership of $25 you can upgrade it for the whole staff by simply paying the difference.
- The meal will be catered to the team hotel or a location that we will announce for each team.
- The meal will be for team members, coaches, managers only up to 22 people.
- Memberships are accepted until December 15, 2021. After this date, late fees will be applied.
BCAT Academic All-District Teams:
We will honor All-Academic teams from each district this year. We ask that a district representative send it to us by February 20, 2022. Please do not send just your school, please send with all of the players from the district in one email. If teams send in players from a team whose coach or school is not a BCAT member for this school year, we will not honor those players. Players must have a GPA of 3.5 for eligibility. Playing time and stats do not matter. Email teams to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
State Tournament Booth:
As always the BCAT will have a booth for coaches at the girls state tournament next week and the boys tournament the following week. We will have some snacks and info on upcoming events. Come by and see us!