The NSC Qualification Guidelines have been updated to better clarify how qualifying multiples teams from the same school for the NSC works. Here is the content of this update in policy:
“Multiple teams from the same school may qualify for the NSC. Each team qualifying from a school must consist of a unique roster of players in order to obtain a separate bid. For instance, if two teams from the same school both finish in the top 15% at the same tournament, then both of those teams will qualify for the NSC (since they would have to have distinct players). Similarly, if a team calling itself “City High School A” and consisting of the players A, B, C and D qualified at the “Fall Invitational Tournament”, if a team from the same school calling itself “City High School A” and consisting of the players E, F, G and H qualified at the “Winter Invitational Tournament”, then City High School would qualify two teams since it did so with two distinct rosters. However, City High School would not qualify a third team for the NSC if a team consisting of players A, E, H and I qualified at the “Spring Invitational Tournament” since players A and E had already qualified for the NSC.
Teams attending the NSC do not need to mirror the player composition at qualifying tournaments. For instance, using the City High School example above, City High School could send the following two teams to the NSC: One consisting of players A, B, E and F, and one consisting of H, I, J and K.
If you have any specific questions about how many teams your school has qualified for the NSC, please contact PACE President Mike Bentley at email@example.com.”