2022 CP3NMSC GIRLS COMBINE F.A.Q.s

IMPORTANT DATES:

Official dates and locations for the 2022 CP3 National Middle School Combine event series have now been released!

The CP3 National Middle School Combine operates on a Sept. 1-Aug. 31 schedule as opposed to a traditional calendar year. Our event line-up features five (5), rotating, regional camps to allow for adequate roster capacity based on demand. The most updated list of upcoming camps can be viewed by clicking here.
 
Our Fall 2022 CP3NMSC events are exclusively for student-athletes in the Classes of 2027, 2028, 2029, with opportunities for the Class of 2030 to be announced in 2023. Boys and girls divisions compete separately by gender and grade.
 
NOTE: It is strongly encouraged that all interested parties register as soon as possible upon receiving an invitation. Since 2013, all previous CP3NMSC sessions have sold-out in advance. Player registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis for invited players and will automatically close once the roster reaches capacity. Due to demand, an invitation does not guarantee a roster spot for the respective event will be held.


 

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CP3NMSC AND CP3 RISING STARS?

The CP3 National Middle School Combine offers several regional qualifying events for the prestigious CP3 Rising Stars National Camp each year. While prospects in the 6th, 7th, and 8th grades are eligible to attend CP3NMSC, only rising high school freshmen (incoming 9th graders) and high school sophomores (incoming 10th graders) are eligible to attend CP3 Rising Stars. Any of the CP3NMSCs offer an opportunity to punch your ticket to CP3 Rising Stars!

The CP3NMSC events are intended to be identical in terms of talent, schedule, and structure. The only difference between CP3NMSC events is location, with the intent of making travel more convenient for players hoping to earn their future invitations to CP3 Rising Stars National Camp.

Invited players are allowed to participate in multiple CP3NMSC events in an effort to qualify for CP3 Rising Stars.


 

WHAT IS THE GENERAL FORMAT OF THE CP3NMSC?

Introductory information regarding the CP3 National Middle School Combine can be accessed by clicking here.

The general daily schedule is a mandatory check-in on the Friday evening of the event where all non-basketball requirements are checked off prior the action beginning on Saturday. Saturday morning consists of on- and off-court station work that includes guest speakers and educational presentations. Following a lunch break, Saturday afternoon consists of 5-on-5 game action for campers to be evaluated in a team setting.

Sunday at CP3NMSC mirrors Saturday, with abbreviated station work in the morning session followed by a final, 5-on-5 game set played prior to the lunch break. Sunday afternoon is reserved for the announcement of CP3NMSC All-Star rosters and games which are played prior to the camp's conclusion.


Click here for more details regarding the camp schedule.


 

HOW ARE PLAYERS INVITED TO ATTEND?

The CP3 National Middle School Combine is an invitation-only event.

In order to be eligible to register for a CP3NMSC event, the respective camper must be in middle school (current 6th-7th-8th grade), and receive an official invitation to attend. A player nomination for must be submitted for all players that wish to attend the CP3 National Middle School Combine.
Submit a player nomination using this link.

Once the player nomination form has been submitted, it will be reviewed by our camp directors, and a determination will be made if the player will be invited to attend. Please note the difference between a "nomination" versus an "invitation"; submitting a nomination does not guarantee an official invitation will be extended. 

Additionally, once awarded an invitation, all invited players must confirm their attendance by completing the registration form (and subsequent payment/enrollment fee).


 

ARE PLAYERS ALLOWED TO 'PLAY UP' A GRADE DIVISION?

No. The CP3 National Middle School Combine is a grade-based event. 

CP3NMSCs are regularly attended by various media members and NCAA-certified scouting services as well as representatives from USA Basketball and other prestigious organizations. Largely for evaluation purposes, in that scholarships are awarded based on grade not by age, the CP3NMSC requires all campers in attendance must participate in their actual/current grade division.

Players found to register in the wrong division, whether intentionally or not, may be declared ineligible and forced to vacate their roster spot for the CP3NMSC in question as well as future CP3 events. 


 

I HAVE RECEIVED AN INVITATION TO ATTEND! WHAT'S NEXT?

Congratulations! Once a nomination form has been submitted and the respective nominee has been awarded an invitation, invitees must confirm their attendance by completing the CP3NMSC registration (sign-up) form and respective enrollment fee. Please note that due to demand an invitation does not guarantee a roster spot. Prospective campers are encouraged to register immediately. Registration will close automatically upon the respective event reaching roster capacity.

 

WHAT IS INCLUDED AS PART OF THE ENROLLMENT FEE?

The enrollment fee, also referred to as the registration fee, is $399.99 per camper. Covered in this cost is the respective player's time on the court with our coaching and officiating staff during drills and games as well as a custom CP3NMSC gear package from Jordan Brand. 

The gear order includes a reversible CP3NMSC jersey, shorts (full uniform), as well as a Jordan Brand backpack and nameplate (bag tag). Shoes are not included, thus, campers are permitted to wear the shoes of their choice for the duration of the event.


Please note players and accompanying guardians are responsible for their own lodging, transportation, snacks, and meals for the duration of the CP3 National Middle School Combine. All of our gym locations have nearby meal options available at a reasonable distance (adequate time is allowed on the schedule as a break for dining). Concession stand options will be available strictly at the discretion of the host venue. Outside food and drinks are not likely to be permitted inside the host facility so please plan accordingly. Each camper is REQUIRED to have a guardian present for the duration of the event in case of an emergency. Campers should not be left unattended at any time.

Additional merchandise and limited collector items are made available for purchase during the event at our camp store. Also, beginning in 2022, optional media add-ons are available for an additional purchase. These included a la carte selections, not limited to, professional action photos and headshots, player profiles/evaluations, social media graphics, and coach/guardian-player photo packages. Occasionally, video services such as on-camera interviews and player highlights may be available for purchase, but are not guaranteed to be offered at every CP3NMSC event. 


 

WHAT IS CANCELLATION INSURANCE? AM I REQUIRED TO PURCHASE THE INSURANCE?

​Cancellation insurance is an optional purchase protection for your CP3NMSC registration. More details about our cancellation insurance policy is available by clicking here.

 

IS STAYING AT A HOST HOTEL MANDATORY?

No. Staying at a host hotel is recommended but not mandatory for campers and families.

Each host hotel offers a limited number of discounted rooms under our "CP3" block. As a guest of the host hotel, campers will have additional opportunities to interact with CP3 staff and other CP3 guests while offering the most convenient location in terms of proximity to our host gym.

Unfortunately, we cannot assist in the hotel booking process, but will provide information on our website which explains how to contact the hotel and make your reservation using the CP3NMSC discounted rate. Again, this is not a requirement, but is simply offered as a convenience for our campers and families. 


 

IS CAMP CHECK-IN ON FRIDAY MANDATORY?

Yes! All participating players and their accompanying guardian(s) are required to be present for camper check-in on Friday evening. Fridays at each respective CP3NMSC are exclusively reserved for the "check-in" process.

Our staff strives to provide a first-class event with ample opportunities for all participants. For that reason, to ensure the full camp experience, check-in is on FRIDAY ONLY and is MANDATORY. In total, the check-in process and media sessions will take approximately 1.5-2 hours. Please anticipate long lines during this process. The earlier you arrive, the better!

During check-in, players receive their camp gear and can shop for additional items at the camp store, have their official combine measurements recorded, take part in a "meet and greet" session with staff members. Additional items available for purchase may include but are not limited to, professional action photos and headshots, player profiles/evaluations, social media graphics, coach/guardian-player photo packages, and video services such as on-camera interviews and player highlights.

No basketball is played on Friday at CP3NMSC, however, each camper should wear basketball shoes for photo/video purposes. Doors will open for check-in at the designated location on Friday beginning at 6:30pm (local time) and will close at 9:30pm (local time). Missing check-in on Friday may result in the respective camper(s) forfeiting their roster spot(s).

To complete check-in, guardians may be asked for a form of ID to verify the enrollment fee purchase, and campers will be required to verify (verbally) their DOB which is recorded at the time of registration/sign-up.

Once again, camper check-in is on FRIDAY ONLY and is MANDATORY. In accordance with CP3NMSC policies and schedule, late check-ins are not permitted without prior approval. Failure to check-in on Friday may result in a forfeiture of the respective roster spot to another individual on the waiting list. If you experience a travel delay or emergency en route to the event, please contact our directors immediately via email at staff@cp3nmsc.com.


 

ARE CP3NMSC EVENTS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC?

YES! The CP3 National Middle School Combine is open for everyone to enjoy.

Daily passes can be purchased for $18.00. Children under the age of three (3) years old are free. No weekend passes are available. Admission passes are not available in advance and are sold ONLY at the door. Cash is NOT accepted. Credit/debit cards ONLY. 

Limited seating is available. Personal chairs/seating are permitted at the discretion of the host facility. Spectators ARE NOT allowed on the court(s) at any time. Additional fees such as parking charges are at the discretion of each respective venue. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience related to these policies.


 

IS THERE ADDITIONAL MERCHANDISE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT CP3NMSC?

YES! The CP3 National Middle School Combine offers a camp store featuring a number of limited CP3 and Jordan Brand items available for purchase each day of the event (Friday-Saturday-Sunday). Inventory varies and prices will be clearly listed (non-negotiable). Cash is NOT accepted. Credit/debit cards ONLY.

Additional merchandise and limited collector items are made available for purchase during the event at our camp store. Also, beginning in 2022, optional media add-ons are available for an additional purchase. These included a la carte selections, not limited to, professional action photos and headshots, player profiles/evaluations, social media graphics, and coach/guardian-player photo packages. Occasionally, video services such as on-camera interviews and player highlights may be available for purchase, but are not guaranteed to be offered at every CP3NMSC event. 


 

WHAT SIZE BASKETBALLS ARE USED DURING CAMP?

All girls' grade divisions (6th, 7th, and 8th) at CP3NMSC compete with standard-sized, women's basketballs for the duration of camp (skill sessions and game competition). All basketballs are provided by Jordan Brand and measure 28.5 inches (72 cm) in circumference with a standard weight of 20 oz (often referred to as Size 6). 

All personal items such as basketballs, bags, and other valuables should not be brought to the gym during camp. Our staff is not responsible for lost items including camp gear that may be misplaced during the event. PLEASE KEEP TRACK OF YOUR BELONGINGS. Participants cannot wear jewelry of any kind during the event (Friday through Sunday). No exceptions.


 

ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS/CONCERNS?

Please email our directors at staff@cp3nmsc.com.