The 17th Annual Basketball on the Bayou is proud to announce that it will be hosted in the Downtown New Orleans Convention Center. Last year we hosted over 300 teams and 500 college coaches/scouts in the beautiful downtown New Orleans at the Morial Convention Center. This year we will do it all over again under one roof with over 30 courts for 3 days from Sunday, July 21st – Tuesday, July 23rd.
Basketball on the Bayou is one of the few events that historically brings together the nation’s elite programs from the Nike, Adidas, Under Armor, Mike White, PBR, Independent circuits. Our alumni list includes current prep stars: Kalani Brown, Tierra McCowan, Kaila Charles, LaShann Higgs, Chennedy Carter, Jordan Nixon, Asia Durr, Lauren Cox, Rennia Davis, DiDi Richards, Zaay Green, Juicy Landrum, as well as some former great prep stars now Collegiate or Pro stars: Aja Wilson, Brittany Griner, Maya Moore, Alaina Coates, Odyssey Sims, Kelsey Bone, Moriah Jefferson, Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, Tiffany Hayes, Erica Wheeler just to name a few.
COME JOIN THE FESTIVAL…WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE YOU!!!
Event Sold Out Last 10 years - Expected to Sell out again
4+ game guarantee
Coaches and Athletes that register MUST comply with all NCAA regulations. Every Coach must be licensed in the NEW system for 2018. Your license obtained last year is no longer Valid. In order to be eligible to coach at NCAA-certified events obtain your USA Basketball Gold License link.
Click Here for additional instructions to be compliant. If coaches and players are not compliant, they will not be allowed to participate in the event.
2020 Division - Rising Seniors and below
2021 Division - Rising Juniors and below
2022 Division - Rising Sophomores and below
2023 Division - Rising Freshman and below
2024 Division - Rising 8th Grade and below
2025 Division - Rising 7th Grade and below
ALL TEAMS REGARDLESS OF AFFILIATION ARE ELIGIBLE TO PLAY IN ALL DIVISIONS OF THE TOURNAMENT.
All teams must arrive Saturday, July 20th for mandatory coaches registration and certification.
TEAM REGISTRATION and TOURNAMENT HEADQUARTERS
New Orleans Morial Convention Center
900 Convention Center Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70130
TRAVEL COACHES CERTIFICATION CHECK-IN
Saturday, July 20th 6:30p – 10:00p
Sunday, July 21st 7:30a – 2:00p
|DATE||GAME||START TIME||END TIME|
|Saturday, July 20th||Coaches Registration||6:30p||10:00p|
|Sunday, July 21st||2 games||8:30a||10:00p|
|Monday, July 22nd||2 games (1 pool and 1 bracket)||8:30a||10:00p|
|Mon/Tues, July 22nd/23rd||Bracket Games||8:30a||6:00p|
|Tuesday, July 25th||Final 4 Games||8:30a||12:00p|
|Tuesday, July 25th||Championship Games||12:00p||3:00p|
Basketball on the Bayou is Stay to Play. In order to be eligible to compete in the event, all of your hotel reservations must be made and completed through RBA Travel.
If you need assistance or have any questions, please contact 850.556.1209 or email@example.com
You will not be considered apart of the event if you do not complete your entire hotel booking through RBA Travel.
All teams must stay in hotels booked through RBA Travel. There will be an additional charge of$300.00 per team that does not stay in an assigned hotel booked only through RBA Travel. NO EXCEPTIONS
The team(s) will not be considered apart of the event if hotel room reservations are not completed for the team and parents entirely through RBA Travel.
Saturday, July 20th 5:00p – 9:00p
For teams that would like to get a practice in and get a feel of the facility and courts.
All reservations must be made by July 19th. SPACE IS LIMITED
Your reservation confirms exactly 1 hour use of one Full Court at the Convention Center. 2 hour max reservations per team.
We advise that teams be prepared to begin practice 10 minutes before scheduled court time. NO PARENTS OR SPECTATORS WILL BE ALLOWED INTO THE HALL FOR PRACTICE.
Each team is responsible for bringing their own basketballs.
PURCHASE FOR PRACTICE TIMES AVAILABLE SOON
All reservations are final and non-refundable.
No practice times will be given out at registration.
|5P - 6P Practice Time||$50.00 per hour|
|6P - 7P Practice Time||$55.00 per hour|
|7P - 8P Practice Time||$60.00 per hour|
|8P - 9P Practice Time||$60.00 per hour|
PURCHASE FOR PRACTICE TIMES AVAILABLE SOON
New Orleans Armstrong International Airport 5 miles
Gulf-Biloxi International Airport 76 miles
Jackson (MS) International Airport 194 miles
SHUTTLE SERVICES are offered by various companies throughout the city for travel to and from the airport. Also available for travel to various areas around the cities. You will need to contact them on your own.
The Convention Center does provide parking at $15 a day (no overnight parking allowed). Parking on the street is free after 7pm.
Many of the hotels downtown are within walking distance to the convention center.
There is also a street car service that runs through out the downtown area. The streetcar stop is at the Hilton Hotel adjacent to the convention center.
There is space for buses to drop off and pick teams, but bus parking is more expensive and you will have to make arrangements on your own.(www.mccno.com/about-us/maps-directions)