Student-Athlete Experience Event
The NAIA is dedicated to enhancing and making the Student-Athlete Experience at our National Championships a unique and memorable one. For the 2018 Division I Men's Basketball National Championship, the Student-Athlete Experience event will be located in the Boulevard Members Club of Children’s Mercy Park, home of the Sporting KC professional soccer team. The event is scheduled for Tuesday, March 13th from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. CST. Athletes will be able to enjoy all of the entertainment planned for the evening, as well as food and drinks. For more information please contact the NAIA National Office.
NABC-NAIA Shoot & Slam Presented by US Bank
One of the highlights of the Division I Men's Basketball National Championship is the 3-Point & Slam Dunk Contests! The 5th Annual event will take place at Municipal Auditorium on Saturday, March 17th and is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. (CST). The 3-point competition will begin first, immediately followed by the exciting Slam Dunk Contest! For more information please CLICK HERE.
Are you interested in helping with the Division I Men's Basketball National Tournament? There are plenty of opportunities available to get involved. For more information, please contact Kylee Timberlake. To register as a volunteer now CLICK HERE.
Order Tournament Photos
Referee Photo is the official photographer of the NAIA and its Division I Men's Basketball National Championship. There will be an on-site location for the duration of the tournament and will have all team and individual player photos available, as well as plenty of action shots throughout the championship. Please visit their onsite booth or CLICK HERE to visit them online.
Become an Honorary Coach
Becoming an honorary coach is a great way to become involved and engaged with the NAIA Division I Men's Basketball National Championship. Honorary coaches are in direct contact with one of our 32 championship teams and also serve as team ambassadors for when their team arrives to Kansas City. If interested and for more information, please CLICK HERE.
Teaming Up For Character (TUFC)
Each year at the NAIA Division I Men's Basketball National Championship, student-athletes reach out in the community by volunteering their time with the local youth. In Kansas City, the TUFC Foundation funds materials for local schools and youth organizations to interact with the participating teams and hear personal stories about character in sport and to attend a game during the Championship. TUFC impacts over 2,500 kids in the downtown and metro Kansas City areas each year.
For more information on how to get involved, please CLICK HERE or contact Matt Hutchinson.
Order Game DVD's
Order form coming soon!
Watch the Championship Online
There are 31 games scheduled for the Men's Basketball Championship and every single one will be streamed online for the fans who could not make it to Kansas City. Please CLICK HERE to stream the tournament online! The Championship Game (Tuesday, March 20 at 7 p.m.) will be broadcast live on ESPN3!
Fine Designs is the official Championship Merchandise vendor of the NAIA and the Division I Men’s Basketball National Championship. A Fine Designs Championship Merchandise section will be available for the duration for the championship. Fans will be able to customize their own shirts, hoodies, jackets, and etc. right on the spot. For online ordering please CLICK HERE.
Special Needs Clinic
One of the best moments of the NAIA Division I Men's Basketball National Championship is the Special Needs Clinic. An event where kids with special needs will get the opportunity to interact with the basketball teams as well as enjoy a few basketball instructional stations and entertainment. Food and drinks will be provided as well. The clinic is scheduled for Sunday, March 18th from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Municipal Auditorium. For more information please contact Eric Vosburgh.
Parent & Youth Clinic
The Kansas City Sports Commission Youth Clinic Series will be held in conjunction with the NAIA Division I Men's Basketball National Championship on Saturday, March 17th from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. For more information please CLICK HERE. If you are interested in registering for the clinic, CLICK HERE.