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CHARTER REGISTRATION OPEN AUGUST 15TH 2024 - FEBRUARY 15, 2025 (NOTE: Must be a Charter High School to compete in any HSBBQL events, State Championships, and THE SLAB: National Championship)



NEW UPDATES

2024-2025 High School BBQ League Season  COMING AUGUST 1ST!

  • ONLY $200 for School District Charter. Unlimited HSBBQ teams. Teams do not need individual charters only a School Charter and this include Middle School and High School grades 6th-12th.
  • ALL EVENTS ARE $200 - Make checks out to the National High School BBQ Association ,Inc. NHSBBA will cut a check to the event School host as their fundraiser. Host Schools will provide each team All MEATS which includes - (2) St. Louis Style Spare Ribs, (1) Whole Chicken, (2) Boneless 1 inch Pork Chops, (2) Skirt Steaks. All other meats and ingredients are the responsibility of the school and their team. Check Competition rules and guidelines for complete information on Sports You in your STATE HSBBQ folder.
  • EVENT START TIMES/ FOOD TURN INS - 9:00 Set-up, 10:00 Start Fires, 1:00 Pork Chop, 2:00 Skirt Steak Taco, 3:00 Chicken, 4:00 Chili, 5:00 Ribs, 6:00 Awards
  • Middle School students can be on High School BBQ Teams only as an alternate to learn or they must have a complete Middle School Team that will compete against HSBBQ teams until we have enough Middle School Only teams. 2024-2025 HSBBQ League Season we will have a separate Middle School Division at State and Nationals. Middle School and High School Teams CAN NOT BE combined meaning they must be all High School Students. Middle School eligibility is based on being in 6th-8th grade not age.
  • NEW Categories - St. Louis Spare Ribs, 1/2 Chicken (IBCA style), Boneless Pork Chop, Skirt Steak Taco, and Chili. Chili is the only category where you bring 100% of the ingredients including the meat. See compete rules for details.
  • States without HSBBQ State Championships will be able to invite 5 HSBBQ teams to THE SLAB: National Championship until there is over 5 High School Charters in their Region at which time they must host a HSBBQ State Championship to determine their TOP 5 to represent their State. Registration is first come first serve and is $550 for School Charter and THE SLAB: HSBBQ National Championship registration.
  • College HSBBQ cook offs are SUPER QUALIFIERS and the Grand Champion of these events automatically qualify for our State Championship and THE SLAB: HSBBQ National Championship.
  • NO SOUS VIDE, INSTAPOTS, AIR FRYERS, DEEP FRYING, No BBQ Gurus, ROTISSIERE of any kind, devices that remotely control the temperature or air flow.
  • YES - PELLET COOKERS, ELECTRONIC THERMOMETERS, GENERATORS, FANS
  • EACH TEAMS MUST HAVE A FIRE EXINGUISHER IN THEIR SITE AND DISPLAYED OR WILL LOSE POINTS ON THEIR OVERALL SCORE
  • Each team must have a copy of one team member that is Food Safety trained - Food Handlers, eHandlers on our site for $7.00, or a county Food Safety certificate. (NOTE: 2024-2025 Next season ALL Cooks will need a certificate)
  • EACH TEAM MUST HAVE 12 - 28 inch or larger safety cones for their 20x20 area. They can be colored, branded, school colors, have stickers, or School Spirit. Host School will provide Survey tape to rope off area. FAILURE TO BRING YOUR OWN CONES WILL RESULT IN LOSE OF 10 POINTS ON FINAL OVERALL TOTAL SCORE.
  • Texas HSBBQ League State Championship - Burnet High School May 4.
  • THE SLAB: National Championship - June - Date and Location TBA October 1st.


Ok, so there is NO FREE BARBECUE on this page, but the sooner you start a

High School BBQ Club OR Team the sooner you will be tasting some FREE QUE!

Learn more about the fastest growing new High School Program (and SPORT) in America by downloading our FREE PDF - 30 Secrets to Start A High School BBQ Club below. 

Ready to start a High School BBQ Club, Register a Team, Engage your students,or just incorporate our curriculum and lesson plans into your student organization, class, or school. Join our League to compete as a member of the National High School BBQ Association  and register your Charter for a chance at a State or National Championship?  Serve your school and community?

Education? Learn a life skill? Cooking?     Tailgate? Cater? Competition? Serve!

Get on the fast track and learn more by registering for one of our High School BBQ Boot Camps online this School year and check out our website.



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