2018 NHSA National Championship (11-man Independent) Cancelled due to Hurricane


To visit the NHSA 8-man National Championship website CLICK HERE
To visit the NHFA (11-man Homeschool) National Championship website CLICK HERE

OKC Patriots are the 2017 NHSA National Champions


OKC Patriots 30 Greenwood Raptors 12

Click on the link below to view the 2017 NHSA Tournament game between Greenwood Raptors and OKC Patriots (home team)

2017 NHSA Tournament game between OKC Patriots vs Greenwood Raptors

2017 NHSA All-Star Team
OKC Patriots: Jeremiah Ball, Rahbin Ward, Joshua Clouse
Greenwood Raptors: Tom Sprowels, Zae Martin, Tyree Chinn
North Georgia: Cody Wolf, Jonathan Jumper


The 2018 NHSA National Football Championship Tournament (11-man Independent) is open to homeschool, private independent and Christian school teams from around the country that play 11-man tackle football. The Tournament is held in Panama City Beach, Florida with teams arriving on Thursday, November 8th. Games will begin on Friday, Nov 9th and on Sunday, Nov 11th. Saturday is a rest day. Teams will compete for a National Championship.

Registration is now open so please click on the “2018 NHSA Team Registration Form” below, fill in the information required and send it in as soon as possible to reserve your spot.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE 2018 NHSA Team Registration Form (11-man Independent)

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE 2018 NHSA Football Tournament Brochure (11-man Independent)

Each player must submit the following Player Eligibility Form before they can compete in the tournament.
2018 NHSA Football Tournament (11-man Independent) Eligibility Form

Also, you will want the following information.
What to Bring to the National High School Tournament 11-man

You can also get more information by calling 770-714-5775 or email to hankstdenis@aol.com


The Laguna Beach Christian Resort ((aka LBCR) in Panama City Beach, Florida is the host facilities for the NHSA National Football Tournament (11-man Independent). All room reservations are to be made through the NHSA office (do not contact LBCR for rooms).

LBCR main map

Above is the map of the Main Campus at Laguna Beach Christian Resort. Below: The Cottages of LBCR are located 2 miles west of the Main Campus. Teams and families could be assigned to either places.

The Cottages

Accommodations Include:

8 Acres Of Private Grounds
13 Swimming Pools
4 Heated Pools
Full Size Basketball Courts
Volleyball Courts On Grounds & Beach
12 Fully-equipped Commercial Kitchens
Beach front and beach access rooms
20 Meeting Rooms
700 Seat Chapel/Auditorium on Grounds
Free Wi-Fi (internet access)
Large outdoor mall less than 5 minutes
Restaurants (major chains & local) nearby

To see a map of the Laguna Beach Campus, click here on LBCR Main Campus Map

Teams (Homeschool, private independent and Christian school) interested in competing for a National Football Championship (11-man Independent) should fill out the following form and mail it to the NHSA office (shown on bottom of form).


Cost per player, coach, parent, family member and friend is $120 (there is an additional $50 if room is only for one or two persons). This includes lodging for four nights (Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday night), three meals (hot breakfast Friday, Saturday and Sunday) and Awards Ceremony Sunday at 6:00 pm (CST) There are no admission charges to games. Teams have access to a fully-equipped kitchen with dining room where they can prepare lunches, dinners and snacks. Dining room can be used for meetings. Ice machines are available in the dining rooms and teams can load up coolers with ice prior to leaving for the football field.


Lodging for the 2018 NHSA Tournament (11-man Independent) will be at the Laguna Beach Christian Resort in Panama City Beach, Florida. All arrangements for rooms will be handled through the NHSA office (770-714-5775). Do not contact Laguna Beach to make reservations. Each person/family will be assigned rooms and can pick up their key at the Laguna Beach front desk when they arrive.

Teams will be housed together in dorms that have beds and bathrooms with showers. Families will be housed close to the team. Most suites have at least one double bed plus several bunk beds, at least one bathroom, plus a living room area (with TV), small kitchen (fully equipped) with table & chairs. There are several different size suites and they can house anywhere from 2 to 12 people in a suite.

There are several grocery stores, including WalMart and Target, as well as almost every type of fast food and table service restaurant all within minutes of LBCR.

What to do? The LBCR campus has several swimming pools, volleyball and basketball courts in addition to the beach. Panama City Beach is a well-known resort that has all types of activities. There is a large outdoor mall within a few minutes of Laguna Beach.

Football Stadium Location

Football fields include Pete Edwards Stadium located at 7300 McElvey Road, Panama City Beach (about 15 minutes from LBCR) and Frank Brown Park located at 16200 Panama City Beach Parkway, PCB. There are bathrooms, but no showers.