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College Coaches Information

Hi Coaches:

The 2020 Basketball on the Bayou National Invitational is set for Thurs.  July 23rd - Monday, July 25th in New Orleans, LA. The 18th 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 250 teams and 500 college coaches/scouts. This year's Bayou tournament will be All Under One Roof! Come and be a part of this festive occasion!


WHEN: July 23-25, 2020
WHERE: Downtown New Orleans
WHO: Girls Travel/AAU teams: Class of 2021-2026


Coaches electing not to purchase registration packet on–line can purchase registration packet the Convention Center 9:00AM on the 23rd and throughout the tournament


Both Jurassic Quest and Essence Girls Basketball on the Bayou will access parking as shown on the attached diagram.

  • Cars and pickups and small vans OK on Lot F & G ($15 flat rate cash or credit card all day)
  • Box trucks and all trailers go to Lot J ($35 flat rate cash or credit card all day)
  • Pedestrian access from the lots across CCBlvd  only.  (no car access from CCBlvd to the lots)  If your attendees come down CCBlvd, they’ll be routed around the block to the lot entrances.
  • Bus access along the front of the building as shown.
  • Taxis & Rideshares can access the covered drive.

TOTALLY UNHIGNED, INC. will be filming on Tchoupitoulas St between Andrews Higgins and Gaiennie St. July 20-21, 2019 between 5a - 9p. There will be Police Officers on had to direct traffic to provide safety.

(Digital Books offered this year)

Pre-Purchase Book and have access to the rosters up to:
24 before event starts

Coaches Packet

$675 for Division I 
$250 for Division II, III, NAIA and JUCO
$250 for an additional packet.
$180 Tournament Pass (good for 3 days) for additional coach without packet (Division 1 institutions must buy at least 1 packet)
$120 Tournament Pass (good for 2 days) for additional coach without packet (Division 1 institutions must buy at least 1 packet)
$60 Daily pass for additional coach without packet (Division 1 institutions must buy at least 1 packet)

1st coach must purchase packet. Additional packets can be purchased for $250. 
Additional coach's passes can be purchased for $60 per day.


Pre-Purchased Packets Online Only
will be available 24-48 hrs before event.

Coaches will be able to make hotel reservations. Please Click Here.

Preliminary Tournament Format

Wednesday, July 22nd Coaches Registration 7:00p 9:00p
Thursday, July 23rd Coaches Registration 9:30a 12:00p
Thursday, July 23rd 1 Pool Game Games start after 1p 10:00p
Friday, July 24th 2 (Pool and/or Bracket) 8:30a 10:00p
Saturday, July 25th Final 4 Games 8:30a 2:00p
Saturday, July 25th Championship Games 2:00p 7:00p

Make checks out to:
Essence Girls Basketball