Nike Tournament of Champions - Phoenix

Team Coach


Where: Arizona Grand Resort in the meeting room TBD. TBD is located on the third floor of the Conference Center
When: 4:00-6:00 PM Wednesday, January 1st
Who: The head coach or a designated representative
Coaches unable to attend registration on Wednesday evening may register at the playing venue on Thursday prior to their first game. Tournament staff will be set-up at 8:00 A.M. on Monday morning.

At this time you will receive event rosters; coach and athlete credentials; tickets to the Coaches Party (details below) and important schedule information.


Game Rules

Court Map




The schedule will be available one week prior to the start of the event.


When viewing your schedule, use only the bracket to determine the home/away team. The home team is the top team in the bracket and will wear white. Again, refer to the bracket (not the team schedule) to determine home/away.

Games will begin at 9:00 A.M. each day of the event. The last games will start at 7:30 P.M. on January 2, and 3.

Teams must be prepared to play in a game starting as late as 8:00 P.M. on January 4th.


The NIKE Coaches’ Party will be held on January 2nd from 8:00 P.M. until late in the Lobby Bar at the Arizona Grand Resort. Please join your fellow coaches for free food, beverages and a chance to win terrific prizes.


Certified athletic trainers will be available at all playing facilities. Players wishing to be taped must provide their own pre-wrap and tape; none is available on-site. Athletes not providing supplies will not be taped – no exceptions.


Please note the following: 

1) a NIKE game ball will be provided, but teams are responsible for bringing basketballs for warm-up; 

2) Although venues may vary in providing water or Gatorade, please plan on bringing bottled drinking water.

3) Certified athletic trainers will be on site at all venues, but players wishing to be taped prior to games must provide their own tape and pre-wrap.


  1. The top team listed in the bracket is the home team and will wear light uniforms. The bottom team listed in the bracket is the away team and will wear dark uniforms.
  2. In accordance with NFHS rules there will be four 8-minute quarters, a 10-minute half-time, 5 time-outs per game, lane players may go on the release – they do not need to wait for the ball to hit the rim, and double bonus will start at 5 fouls and will reset each quarter.
  3. Each team will have a minimum of ten minutes to warm-up.
  4. In accordance with AIA rules, 35 second shot-clocks will be used.


In order to compete, all athletes must have a Waiver of Liability signed by a parent or guardian. The waiver is done entirely online; if it is not completed by December 1st, the athlete may not compete. The waiver will be available in October.