Frequently Asked Questions
When are the dates of the showcases?
The National Showcase is on August 8-9, 2020.
Where is the venue?
The Edge Sports & Arts Academy 9550 Ravenna Road Twinsburg, Ohio 44087
How many days are the showcase? Is it like a sleep away camp?
The showcase is two days. No, it is not a sleep away camp.
When I register my child, what grade do I choose?
Choose the current grade your child is in - not the grade he is going to the following year. For example, for the 2019-2020 if your child is in the 7th grade, you choose 7th grade, not 8th. This is true for the national camp as well.
How much does the camp cost? Are there discounts?
For the Ohio Showcase the cost is $165. There is an early bird special of $145 that ends on January 11, 2020
For the National Showcase the cost is $265. There is an early bird special of $249 that ends on August 1-2, 2020
When is the deadline to register?
For the National Showcase the deadline is August 1-2, 2020.
What is the refund policy?
There are no refunds. However, you can attend a future camp or donate your spot to a friend or family member
Do I have to be a “good” player to attend?
No, we take all talent levels; from novice players to nationally ranked players.
Will I get a “mix tape”?
NEO Youth Elite does not make make mix tapes. However, we invite over 20 media outlets and THEY decide who they will make a mix tape for. This is because they use the footage on THEIR websites and we in turn post it on our website. Most of the time the kids who get mix tapes are showing good sportsmanship, playing defense AND offense and not “ball hogging” or “taking over” the team.
What is the schedule for the camp?
Click on “neo Schedules" and " neo Rosters” on our Homepage
Are parents allowed to stay with their children?
Yes, parents are welcomed to sit in the bleachers and watch or may leave and come back. Due to Covid-9, spectators must be 6 feet apart.
What do the players bring to the showcase?
Wear black Basketball shorts, a good attitude, and their “A” game. DO NOT bring personal basketballs-we have plenty! You may also wear or purchase "NEO Shorts" to wear during the event.
How do you get put on teams?
We place you on a team based on height and position. The normal make up is 10 players on a team which includes 4 bigs, 4 guards, and 2 point guards. The coaches of each team will sub players in and out as they see fit.
What are "Evaluators?" Why Am I being evaluated?
What sets our camp apart from other camps is we hire basketball professional Evaluators whose job is to watch your every move! This way we can do a thorough write up on you if you make the ALL-STAR team. Evaluators are looking for a good ALL-AROUND players based on effort, defense, offense, a good attitude and a being a team player- not a selfish, ball-hogging show off. Our evaluators ALL have basketball EXPERIENCE because they have EITHER played or coached PROFESSIONAL BASKETBALL.
Is there a concession stand?
Yes. We sell sports drinks, soda, water, fruit, candy, popcorn, and hot dogs.
Will there be any Covid-10 precautions?
Yes. We will have designated spots on the bleachers for spectators to adhere to social distancing.
Masks for spectators and coaches are encouraged.
Sanitation stations will be throughout the building with disinfectant wipes for basketballs and hand sanitizer. Players should bring their own water bottle/drink. There will be no post game handshake line.
Do I have to sign a waiver in order for me or my child to participate?
Yes!! By registering for any NEO Youth Elite Showcase and by entering the building or participating in the event, all parties acknowledge and are aware of the risk(s) to exposure to directly or indirectly arising out of, contributed to, by, or resulting from:
- An outbreak of any and all communicable disease, including but not limited to, the virus
“sever acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)”, which is responsible for
Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) and/or any mutation variation thereof; and you hereby release and waive all rights to any claim or action against NEO Youth Elite, Ohio Bulldog Management, AND Euclid High School its employees and volunteers, arising from injury, loss or damage to my child or to my child’s property except where such injury, loss or damage is caused by negligence.