Battle at The Villages 2016

2016 Battle at The Villages will deepen the tradition of excellence.

The 2016 Battle at The Villages will continue to deliver the tradition of championship caliber basketball teams for the enjoyment of basketball fans across the country. The BATV tips off on Wednesday December 28th and concludes on Friday, December 30th. The brackets will be released in October and tickets go on sale in November.


Storied programs from Florida, New Jersey, New York, Ohio and Massachusetts collide in the 2016 BATV. Including 3 teams who will be returning for their second battle. In the first two years at least 6 of the 8 teams participating have reached their respective state tournaments with at least one team each year winning a State Championship. New Mission returns to the Battle this year having won a Massachusetts State Championship after its 2015 Battle experience.

Legendary Coaches

Archbishop Moeller's Carl Kremer, Oviedo's Ed Kershner, Cardinal Gibbons' Marty Seidlin, Archbishop Stepinac's Patrick Massaroni, Ranney School's Tahj Holden, and New Missions' Cory McCarthy have all won multiple state crowns.

Top Guards

This may be the strongest field of guards for any tournament in the country Scottie Lewis(6'5"), Byron Antoine(6'2"), Ahamdu Sarnore(6'1"), Tre Mann(6'1") and Terry Ivery 5'11" will headline a field of teams that boast outstanding guard play.

Big Men To Watch

While there is a plethora of guards there will be plenty of big men to watch including Jordan Tucker(6'8"), Souleymare Traore(6'10"), Jason strong(6'11").

Sumter County Showcase

December 3rd


VHS Freshman vs. Belleview Freshman


VHS JV vs. St Johns JV


VHS Girls varsity vs. TBA


Trinity Prep vs. South Sumter


Liberty Christian vs. Wildwood


VHS Varsity vs. Triumph Christian

Coming Soon

Lady Buffalo Challenge

December 10th


Lake Highland Prep vs. Seffner Christian


Ft. Myers vs. Ocala West Port


The Villages vs. Wildwood


Winter Haven vs. IMG Academy

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Battle at The Villages

December 27th


Ranney vs. Sickles


Oviedo vs. The Villages

December 28th


Cardinal Gibbons vs. New Mission


Cincinnati Moeller vs. Stephinac

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Tickets on Sale

Monday, October 31st

Tickets will be available at all Box Office locations or day of game at the event venue.

Sumter County Showdown
$8.00 Adult
$4.00 Children (under 6 Free)

Lady Buffalo Challenge
$8.00 Adult
$4.00 Children (under 6 Free)

Battle @ The Villages
$8.00 Noon Session / $8.00 Evening Session
$14.00 All Day Pass
$4.00 Children (under 6 Free)

$38.00 Tournament Pass (All Games)

Volunteers / Sponsors

Contact Us for volunteer or sponsorship opportunities.

Hotel Accommodations

The Waterfront Inn

1105 Lake Shore Drive
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Special Group Rates

Hampton Inn

11727 Northeast 63rd Drive
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The Villages High School
251 Buffalo Trail
The Villages, FL 32162

This event has been funded in part by a Tourist Development Tax Grant from the Sumter County Board of County Commissioners in conjunction with the Sumter County Tourist Development Council.