Frequently Asked Questions
When are the dates of the showcases?
*The Boys Elite Individual Player Showcase is on June 25-26, 2022 for grades 3-11.
*The Girls Elite Individual Player Showcase is on August 27-28, 2022 for grades 4-12.
Where is the venue?
Garfield Heights High School 4900 Turney Road Garfield Heights, Ohio 44125
How long is the showcase? Do you provide accommodations?
The individual player showcases are two days. You are responsible for your accommodations. NEO Youth Elite participants do get a discounted rate if you mention you are coming to the NEO Youth Elite Showcase when booking your stay. Click here for links to hotels nearby.
When I register my child, what grade do I choose?
For the boys showcase, in June 2022, choose 2021-2022 school year.
For the girls showcase in August 2022, choose your grade for the 2022-2023 school year.
How much does the camp cost? Are there any discounts?
Boys Showcase (June, 2022) the cost is $295. (Early bird special is $265 until June 20th)
Girls Showcase (August, 2022) the cost is $195. (Early bird special is $175 until August 20th)
What is the refund policy?
There are NO refunds.
Can I purchase a “mix tape”?
Yes! NEO Youth Elite makes mix tapes. Click here to purchase. We also invite over 20 media outlets such as Ball is Life, Overtime, MSHTV, Balldawg, Courtside Films and many more and THEY decide who they will make a mix tape for.
Where can I find specific information about the current showcase such as the hotels, venue, schedules and team rosters?
Click on "Showcases", 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-19, spectators must be 6 feet apart and wear masks at all times. Players do not have to wear a mask while they play.
What do the players bring to the showcase?
Wear black basketball shorts, a good attitude, and bring 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. Evaluators realize that players in showcases have never played or practiced together. Thats why it's called a 'showcase.' Unlike AAU or team ball, showcases tend to be a different style of play. Only the Top 20 will get published write ups on our site. Our evaluators ALL have basketball EXPERIENCE because they have EITHER coached HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL or played PROFESSIONAL BASKETBALL.
Is there a concession stand?
Yes. We sell sports drinks, soda, water, fruit, candy, popcorn, pizza, and hot dogs.
Will there be any Covid-19 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. Players are not required to wear a mask while they are playing in the games.
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 Garfield Heights 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.