Nebraska Coaches Association All-Stars Announced

Nebraska Coaches Association All-Stars Announced
Courtesy of Nebraska Coaches Association.

LINCOLN – An initial list of student-athletes who are available and have accepted an invitation to play in this year’s Nebraska Coaches Association All-Star games were announced earlier this month.

According to a release from the NCA, the 42nd Girls Basketball All-Star game as well as 53rd Boys Basketball All-Star game will both be on Monday, July 25 from Lincoln North Star High School. The girls game will start at 6 p.m. followed by the boys All-Star game at 8 p.m.

Other Nebraska Coaches Association All-Star games include the 38th NCA Volleyball match on Tuesday, July 26 at 6 p.m. from Lincoln North Star and the 17th NCA Softball game on Wednesday, July 27 at 5 p.m. from UNL’s Bowlin Field.

The All-Star selection process begins late in the respective sports season. Every member coach may nominate deserving senior student-athletes. Once all nominations are received, an evaluation form, which includes both career and senior season statistics are sent to all member coaches. Coaches rate the players they have seen on all-star potential and attitude.

Players selected will represent the best available student-athletes in all parts of the state, as well as representing the sport and themselves in a positive manner. Once evaluations are returned, they are tabulated and the results are made available to the selection committee. The All-Star selection committee is made up of member coaches from throughout the state.

Nominations are collected from head coaches, respective sports advisory committee members and at the NCA Multi-Sports Clinic. The coach’s records, career stats and longevity are then taken into consideration. The sports advisory committees and at-large committee members determine the selections.

Funding for the games depends on the support offered by each community having a player selected. Coaches of committed student-athletes are asked to assist in securing a minimum of $250 to participate in the all-star experience. Each student-athlete that secures the participation fee will be provided six complimentary game passes.

The NCA receives support for all games from Nebraska Sports Medicine and Orthopedic of Lincoln. The NCA would like to thank each school and community in advance for their support of the Nebraska Coaches Association All-Star Games.