National High School Sport Business Case Competition

Hosted by Kutztown University Sport Management

National High School Sport Business Case Competition

Date:  April 7 – 8, 2023
Location:  Academic Forum, Kutztown University


To provide current high school students with exceptional educational opportunities to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills in an annual sport case competition.

Case Competition Overview
  • The NHSSB Case Competition offers a unique opportunity for high school students (9-12th grade) to compete in a fast paced and challenging sport business real life or artificial scenario.
  • Through the case competition, students will be able to showcase their skill sets, earn practical learning experience, and engage in excellent networking opportunities.
  • Each participant will be awarded a certificate of participation.
  • Certificates and/or trophies will be awarded to Top 10 teams.
  • The first-place team will win a cash prize of $1,000. 
Registration and Rates
  • Registration here: 
  • Advisor(s) must register to compete in the case competition, no later than January 15, 2023 (11:59 pm EST).
    • Registration and First round (online test): Free
    • Preliminary and final round: $200 per team
  • For more information about the 2023 NHSSB Case competition, please contact Dr. Jayden Kim at 
Rules and procedures


  • All current high school students are eligible to compete in the case competition.
  • Each team must be comprised of 3-4 students.
  • Each team must have a designated advisor or team leader. The role of the advisor/leader is to coordinate competition registration and travel for his or her team (see note below).
  • The Case Competition is a STUDENT-ONLY competition. Teams are prohibited from securing input or feedback from the advisor(s) until the end of the competition.
  • Teams invited to participate in preliminary round will be required to pay a $200 participation fee.
  • Online written test fee: Free 

Note: All adult advisors accompanying the team must have child clearance verification.


Competition Registration by January 15, 2023 (11:59pm EST)

  • Advisor(s) must be officially registered for the competition.

First Round on Friday, February 25, 2023

  • Online Written Test
  • Recommended Reading materials:
    • Pedersen, P. M., & Thibault, L. (2022). Contemporary Sport Management (7th ed.). Human Kinetics. ISBN: 9781718202993  
  • Advisor/Proctor is responsible for overseeing the first round.
  • In the first round, team scores (online test scores) will be calculated with combined top three (3) team member scores. 
  • The team scores will be used to select top teams invited to advance to the next level of
  • Top 20 teams will be notified and invited to Kutztown University to compete in the
    preliminary round.

Case Release on Monday, April 3, 2023 (at Noon EST)

  • Full case and supporting materials will be released to both team leaders and their
    advisor via email.

Preliminary Round (TBD) on Friday, April 7, 2023 (4pm EST)

  • Randomly selected 4 OR 5 teams will compete in a bracket. Only one team in each
    bracket will advance to the final round.
  • Each team will use PowerPoint slides to give their oral presentation. Teams should
    NOT include items that require internet access within the presentation.
  • MS office: Power Point Program or PDF should be used. Google Slides presentations will NOT be accepted.
  • Make sure NOT to identify your affiliation to the judges in any way on the PowerPoint
    slides and during the presentation. Disclosure made by a team is considered a violation of the rules of the competition,which will lead to disqualification.
  • Each team will be given 15 minutes to present, followed by an additional 5-10 minutes of Q&A from the judging panel
  • The Finalist teams (Winner from each bracket) will be notified, Friday, April 7, 2023, by
    8pm EST

Final Round (TBD) on Saturday, April 8, 2023 (8am EST)

  • Preliminary round scores are not used in the final round; scoring is based solely on the
    final presentation.
  • Teams proceeding to the final round will NOT be able to make any changes to their
    PowerPoint presentations.
  • All Case Competition participants are allowed to sit in on the final round presentations.
  • The winning team(s) will be announced during the closing luncheon.
Organizing Committee

Dr. Duane Crider

Board Members:
Dr. Soojin Kim
Dr. Michelle Vaughn
Dr. Jayden Kim
Mr. Kyle Newman