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2024 NWBA Adult Division Postseason Requirements and Timeline

By Adult Division Executive Committee, 09/15/23, 2:00PM CDT



COLORADO SPRINGS, CO. – The Adult Division Executive Committee has announced the timeline and qualification process for the 2024 NWBA National Championship Series for the Adult Division. The Adult Division portions of the 2024 NWBA National Championship Series will be held Friday, April 12, to Sunday, April 14, in Richmond, VA, and was announced HERE. 

See below for the postseason timeline and updated qualification process.


The following is the 2023-24 postseason timeline for the Adult Division teams to be eligible to participate in their respective national tournament.  

December 1: Team Registration Deadline (team must registered to be eligible for postseason play)  

January 1: Individual Registration / Roster Deadline – Adult Division (Player Transfers can be submitted until December 31)  

February 1: Post Season Applications are OPEN 

February 26: Post Season Applications are DUE  

February 28: Invites are sent out   

March 1: Last Day for Bids to be Accepted   

March 31: Last Day Games are Considered for Seeding

April 2:  NWBT Seedings are Announced 


Per the Adult Division Guidelines, Article VI. Post Season Play, Section 1 - National Championships: to be eligible for a national tournament, a team must be in good standing with the NWBA, and completed a schedule of no less than ten (10) games against other NWBA member teams in Division I, Division II, Division III, Intercollegiate Division (men or women), or Women's Division. 

NOTE:  Adult Division III teams must play five (5) games against Adult Division III teams of the ten (10) games minimum to qualify for postseason.

NOTN: Games versus Military Division DO NOT count towards the minimum game  requirements for any Adult Division team.

The top 16 ranked teams for each level of play in the Adult Division (DI, DII, & DIII) will earn an invite to compete in their respective division for the Adult Division National Championships. If a team does not accept its bid for post season play, invitations will be sent to the next team, in order of ranking, until all Adult Division tournaments are filled.

The Adult Division Executive Committee shall rank all teams applying for berths in their respective division for the Adult Division National Championships. The following information shall be considered and weighed in determining the rankings:

1. Win – Loss record. Consideration shall be given to the competitive level of opponents.

2. Head-to-head competition between teams.

3. Competition between mutual opponents.

4. The consistency of a team’s rating in the divisional monthly rankings.

5. Any significant roster changes such as additions and/or deletions of veteran players.

6. The point spread or margin of victory shall not be considered a factor for the winning team.


If you have any questions regarding the Adult Division timeline and/or postseason requirements please feel free to contact the Adult Division Executive Committee by viewing their contact information at