David L. Riley Kickoff
Beginning in 2016, the IHSSBCA Kickoff Tournaments have been renamed in honor of Coach David Riley of Loyola (Wilmette), who passed away in 2015. David was a Chair of the IHSSBCA and a longtime supporter of the community.
Download a form here to register for 2021 Kickoff.
The annual Kickoff tournaments will be held statewide on November 20, 2021.
Auburn (Rockford) site: contact Nevagay Abel
Centennial (Champaign) site: contact Andrew Cheun
Fairfield site: contact Tammy Austin
Granite City site: contact Jaime Pamatot
Homewood-Flossmoor site: contact Michael Sacks
Lincoln site: contact Josh Bartels
Virtual site: contact Brad Fischer
Contact Erin Limestall with questions, or if you’re interested in hosting a Kickoff tournament.
Registration is $55 for the first team from each school and $50 for each subsequent team. Every school must have a current IHSSBCA member to register for a Kickoff; if you are not a member, you must join to enter a team or teams.
Questions and Qualification
All Kickoff sites will use an NAQT Invitational Series set. The top 15% of teams at each site, rounded up, will qualify for the 2019 High School National Championship Tournament. Teams from schools that meet NAQT’s definition of a small school and finish sufficiently well will qualify for the 2019 Small School National Championship.