Starting Times and Schedule
Here are the general starting times for Friday January 11.
||Friday start time
||3:30 or 6:30 pm
||3:30 or 6:30 pm
We will attempt to publish the entire schedule on Monday January 7th, but it could be as late as Tuesday evening January 8th.
Team Check-In Location & Times
There is no coaches meeting for this tournament. However, all teams are advised that the coach or club director should arrive at check in at least 1.5 hours ahead of their first match on Friday night at the Convention Center, but no later than 4:30pm.
The Check In location will be in the main lobby area at the tournament desk.
Check-in will be available starting at 1:30pm and ending at 4:30pm. A team must bring the check-in form printed from TM2sign.com. An example of that form can viewed here. More information on creating the check-in form can be found here.
ALL TEAMS MUST BE CHECKED IN BY 4:30 PM –EVEN IF YOU DON’T PLAY UNTIL 6:30 PM.
At team check-in each team will be given wristbands for rostered players. Unique rostered coaching staff, up to a maximum of 3 per team, will be given wristbands.Players will need to wear/show their wristbands to gain entrance to the court area. Coaches and all other spectators are required to wear their wristbands at all times in the court area to prevent the roving security from questioning them.
Due to the starting times of event and our set up, there are no practice times available on Friday at the Convention Center. The court area will not open until 2:30pm.
Athletic Trainers provided by Ortho Nebraska will be on duty at the Convention Center starting 45 minutes prior to the first match. The AT’s will tape you free of charge if you supply the tape. If they supply the tape it will cost you $2.00 a roll. The athletic training staff will be located in the lobby.
Coolers & Portable Chairs
The Omaha Convention Center has a no cooler or outside food policy. They will not allow coolers, bags of food, etc, anywhere inside the building. This means you cannot bring coolers, bags of food, etc into any part of the building including the lobbies. This is a Convention Center Policy, not a Northern Lights Policy.
No portable chairs are allowed in the Omaha Convention Center. Please do not bring them, the security guards will not allow them inside. There are chairs at all courts for spectators.
In order to keep the team entry fee low, the January Thaw Tournament is charging an admission for spectators at the Convention Center. Tickets can be purchased at the Convention Center. Players and coaches will be issued wristbands at team check in.
CaptainU will provide online profiles and player profile books for college coaches
CaptainU will help all attending athletes maximize their exposure at the upcoming event to college coaches. Since CaptainU was founded in 2008, over 2 million high school athletes have used their platform to promote themselves to college programs. Currently, over 3,000 athletes commit to colleges each month using CaptainU. Their networking platform provides players and parents a tool to manage the college recruiting process and maximize their exposure to college coaches at the upcoming tournament.
To get set-up for this event:
Athletes should click on this link
Team coaches/Managers should click on this link
College coaches should click on this link
Have questions? Contact: help@captainU.com