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Announcing: Chargers Basketball Camp!

See information on the graphics below, and sign up by clicking the "Register" link for "Off Season Camp" on this page.

Camp Dates: July 17th through 19th

Camp Time: 9:00 AM through 12:00 PM

Registration Deadline: July 7th

Congratulations to our National Champions!

Varsity Boys D3 Undisputed National Champions!

Varsity Boys D3 Class 4 Gold Ball Champions!





Program Overview

Chargers’ Basketball is an exciting, high-quality, fast-growing basketball program for homeschooled athletes in Southwest Missouri. Our teams are increasingly competitive in the NCHBC homeschool and small public school MSHSAA tournaments! We are thrilled that you are considering Chargers Basketball for your family!

Chargers Basketball is a volunteer organization, yet we have well-qualified coaches and a dedicated staff. We are passionate about helping your player excel through competitive basketball. We are distinctly Christian and strive to exhibit Christ-like behavior through our teams and organization. We use basketball—a team sport—as a platform to assist our players in learning more about themselves, to grow in Christian character and leadership, and to embrace the value of working hard to achieve more.

Boys Age Girls Age
8B 8-9 10G 9-10
10B 9-10 12G 11-12
12B 11-12 14G 13-14
14B 13-14 16G 15-16
16B 15-16 18G 17-18
18B 17-18

Registration Fees

Team Description Season Est. Registration Fee* Note
8B Winter $175.00
10B/10G Winter $250.00 mainly FH/SSC leagues; typically, do not participate in NCHBC tournaments
12B/12G Winter $325.00
14G Winter $375.00
14B Winter $450.00
16B & 16/18G Winter $475.00
18B Winter $550.00
*Subject to change until start of registration.
**$100 discount applies to each basketball player beyond 2 players coming from the same family
***Player Fees include the NCHBC Nationals team fee (March 11-15, 2024, in Springfield, MO)
****NCHBC Tournaments now have player fees in addition to team fees; families are responsible for player fees

Winter 2024/2025 Game Schedule

We are currently scheduling for the 2024/25 season, please contact the Program Scheduler listed at the bottom of this page if interested in playing against any of our teams or participating in one of our hosted Basketball Events (both will be located at the Fieldhouse Sportscenter - Springfield, MO):

Tune-UP - December 5-6, 2024

Winter Slam - December 12-13, 2024

Summer of 2024 Activities will be coming soon...

Frequently Asked Questions


Who can play Chargers Basketball?

ELIGIBILITY: Chargers Basketball abides by the eligibility guidelines for both NCHBC and MSHSAA.

If your player is new to homeschooling or transferring to Chargers, they must meet with the Basketball Director before joining the team.


What ages are eligible to participate?

Our current teams consist of boy ages 8-18 and girls ages 9-18.


Where are practices and games typically held?

Practices are held at The Fieldhouse Sportscenter. Home games will take place ate the Ashcroft Center on Evangel University's campus.


What time of year does this program run?

Practices begin in October. The season concludes in March at the NCHBC Nationals in Springfield, MO.


Do I need insurance?

Yes. The team only carries a general liability policy, you must have your own medical insurance.


What is your typical practice schedule?

M, W, Th, F – 7-11 AM practice days & times vary by team


Roughly how many games per season will each team play?

Boys # Games Per Season Girls # Games Per Season
8/10B 20 10G 20
12B 25 12G 25
14B 30 14G 30
16B 30 18G 30
18B 40


Are uniforms included in registration or are they an additional fee?

The following uniforms will be provided based on team:

  • 8U: t-shirt
  • 10U/12U: reversible jersey and shorts
  • 14U: reversible jersey, reversible shorts, and shooter
  • 16U/18U: home and away uniforms, shooter, and practice jersey


What additional equipment is required?

High-quality and well-maintained shoes, socks, and gym bags are required and the player's responsibility. The team’s head coach sets socks (style and color) and will match team colors (Navy, Orange, White). Shoes are typically expected to match team colors.

Other Costs

What additional costs might I incur?

  • Travel costs (fuel, food, and sometimes lodging, depending on location)
  • Optional fanwear for athletes, friends, and family

Overnight Travel

How much overnight travel can I expect?

• Nov 2-4, 2023 (2 Nights) – St. Louis Tip-Off Tournament – Chesterfield, MO – 16B/18B

• Jan 26-27, 2024 (1 Night) – KC Midwest Matchup – KC, MO –14B/16B/18B/18G

• Feb 1-2, 2024 (1-2 Nights) – NCHBC District Tournament – Lawrence, KS – 14B/14G/16B/18B/18G

• Feb 9-10, 2024 (1-2 Night) – MO State Homeschool Champion Tournament – Columbia, MO – 14B/14G/16B/18B/18G

• Feb 22-23, 2024 (1-2 Nights) – NCHBC Regional Tournament – Lawrence, KS – 12B/12G/14B/14G/16B/18B/18G

• A parent/legal guardian must accompany athletes during team travel; if other acceptable arrangements are made this must be made known to the team’s coach in advance of the trip

Parental Involvement

What are the volunteer expectations?

Lighthouse Christian Chargers is a volunteer organization. Each family is expected to contribute to the betterment of the program.

The typical areas of need for basketball include Coaching, Game Clock, Game Book, Statistician, Video, Bookkeeper (QB), Fundraisers, Concessions, Gate, Fanwear, Social Media, Special Events (year-end parties, banquets)

Basketball Program History

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Mike Marciniak

Basketball Program Director

Brett Curry

Girls Basketball Program Director

Thad Forrester

Basketball Assistant Program Director

Rufus Louderback

Basketball Program Scheduler


Carolyn Marciniak

Basketball Events Coordinator

Off Season Camp

The Lighthouse Christian Chargers are Southwest Missouri's homeschool basketball team. This registration is for the off-season camp (3 days), July 17th through 19th from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

It will be for Varsity, JV, 14U, 12U, 10U, 8U Girls along with 14U, 12U, 10U, 8U boys.  

The deadline to register is July 7th!

**PLEASE NOTE: If you would like to pay with cash or check, you must enter the discount code CASH at checkout.**


Summer 2024

Welcome to Summer of 2024 Basketball, which will include regular open gyms and possibly shootouts. 

The fee for this summer will be in the range of $75-$125 pending number of shootouts and overall participation of players. We expect to have the amount finalized by first of June.

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