The MBCA Mission is and has been from the beginning to “Promote Basketball Throughout the State of Missouri.” We are doing this with over 1,500 members that are provided professional liability insurance through the MBCA along with the accolades for coaches, players and events. We also provide team rankings for all classifications both girls and boys weekly throughout the basketball season; we are the only organization in the state that provides this service.
Gary Filbert Lifetime Achievement Award – Highest MBCA Award given for meritorious service and contributions to Missouri Basketball.
Gary Filbert Scholarship – A one-time scholarship award of $2,000.00 given to a son or daughter of a member coach who will be attending a Missouri University or College and is planning on majoring in Education.
Our Basketball Clinic that’s held in September, with over 900 coaches in attendance, we consider our most successful yearly event. The Norm Stewart Classic “48 Hours of High School Basketball” is our newest event that we believe is the only High School Basketball event of its kind in the country. The Classic consisted of twenty-four varsity boys and girls games played over a period of 48 hours. We began on a Friday night at 6:00 pm (playing a game every two hours around the clock) & finishing at 6:00 pm Sunday. The Classic was streamed on ESPN 3 with game announcers, Coach and Player interviews throughout the event; we are very excited that the Classic was such a huge success. Non-profit partners Coaches vs Cancer and Special Olympics Missouri benefited financially, along with the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association Missouri Challenge - this year, we moved this event to the weekend of our Classes 4 and 5 State Championships which were held in Springfield, Mo for the first time in several years; we feel this move has made the Challenge more successful. This is an event consisting of Eight Girls and Eight Boys teams representing the eight regions of our state coming together in one location to play a single elimination tournament Saturday and Sunday. The regional winner of each bracket will have their names inscribed on a trophy permanently housed in the MBCA section of the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mo. MBCA Celebration Weekend is a two-day period in April where we conduct the following events: MBCA Hall of Fame enshrinement held at the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday. MBCA Academic All-State and Awards Banquet held on Sunday with three hundred in attendance. As our association continues to grow, the NHSBCA has been and will continue to be a huge factor in the development of the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association.