Bounce FAQs

How do I register for this event?
Registration opens soon!
Where can I find parking for this event?
Parking is available on the street and surface lots are available in the area of the Bounce start, route and finish areas, including at the KBHCC and surface lots behind the Convention Center on Canton St and Young St. We also recommend utilizing the DART for participation in all Final Four weekend activities.
How much does this event cost and what do I receive?
This event is FREE for youth ages 18 and under.
Registered participants receive a free Bounce t-shirt, free Wilson basketball and free admission into Women’s Final Four Tourney Town presented by Capital One. In addition, a free admission to Tourney Town is also given to an accompanying adult.
What time should I arrive at Dallas City Hall? Do I need to bring my own basketball?
Check-in will take place from 8 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. within the plaza outside of Dallas City Hall. Registered participants do not need to bring a personal basketball, as each registered Bounce participant will receive a FREE basketball, courtesy of the NCAA and Wilson.
Can a Bounce participant (“Bouncer”) register and attend the NCAA without a parent/guardian?
We ask that all Bouncers aged 12 and under be accompanied by a parent/guardian on the route. If participating in a group, one representative of a parent/guardian will suffice for a group of children. Waivers for EACH PARTICIPANT, (including chaperones, accompanying adult, patrons, etc.) should be completed during registration. If you did not complete a waiver during online registration, you must do so on-site.
How do I register a group of Bounce participants?
If you want to register more than one child in the Bounce (i.e. siblings), the online registration page gives you the option to add participants. Choose “participate as an individual” and choose the number of children you would like to register. You are able to register up to 10 participants at one time. During the registration process, a parent or legal guardian must provide required information for ALL participants. Additionally, legal guardians must approve a waiver form for each participant. 
Is a parent/guardian allowed to register their child if the child is not present during on-site registration?
Yes. All event day registration protocol must be fulfilled, but the participant does not need to be present.
Do I need to register other adults attending with my child?
Only children 18 and under need to be pre-registered online. Young children and other friends/family who are not registered are welcome to attend and support the registered participants by lining the route to cheer on those in the Bounce.

Please note: Free basketballs and t-shirts will only be provided to the first 2,000 youth participants.

When is a Bounce participant’s age determined?
All ages are determined as of event day. Therefore, all children ages 18 years and younger as of April 2, 2023 are eligible to participate in the NCAA Bounce.
If more than 2,000 participants are registered, can I still participate in the NCAA Bounce?
If the maximum number of 2,000 participants is exceeded, you are more than welcome to bring your own basketball and walk the NCAA Bounce route. A waiver will still need to be completed on-site by all participants.
Where are the start and finish lines located?
The start line is on Marilla St in front of the main entrance to Dallas City Hall. The finish line is at Tourney Town, located inside the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center.
Where will I meet my Bounce participant at the end of the route?
Parents/guardians are encouraged to walk the route with their Bouncer(s). All Bouncers younger than 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. If you get separated or do not walk with your Bouncer, you can meet them in the Parent Pick-Up area near the finish line located in the concourse outside Hall A in the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center.
Are pets and/or strollers allowed during the NCAA Bounce?
Yes. Service animals and strollers are allowed in the NCAA Bounce.
What is Tourney Town presented by Capital One and how much does it cost?
Tourney Town presented by Capital One is the epicenter for all Women’s Final Four fan and community activities, anchored by the Center Court performances. Visitors will enjoy entertainment, celebrity appearances, concerts, food, licensed merchandise, exhibits, games, and interactive displays FREE of charge. Tourney Town is open to the public:
  • Thursday, March 30 (3:00 - 8:00 PM)
  • Friday, March 31 (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
  • Saturday, April 2 (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
  • Sunday, April 3 (9:00 AM - 2:30 PM)
Will the NCAA Bounce be canceled for inclement weather?
The NCAA Bounce will not be canceled for inclement weather unless the weather is such that it will threaten the safety of the participants and attendees. Should inclement weather occur, participants will be able to pick up their t-shirts and basketballs at an announced time in a to-be-determined location.
What is the bag policy and what items are prohibited from the event?
Guests entering the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center should be aware that each guest is limited to a small clutch not larger than 9” w x 5” h that may accompany a clear vinyl bag no larger than 12” x 12” x 6” OR a gallon-size Ziploc bag. Each member of the family, including children, are allowed to carry an approved clear bag and clutch purse into the convention center.
Bag Searches
All permissible bags will be subject to a search. Guests with prohibited items will be asked to return them to their vehicle prior to entering the venue.
Prohibited Items
To help ensure your safety, the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center is preserving all current security measures. These procedures are designed to help our fans have a safe and enjoyable visit to our venue. We apologize for any inconvenience you may experience. Your safety is always our first concern.
The following items will not be allowed at the Bounce or within Tourney Town:
  • Backpacks, wrapped packages, non-clear bags larger than 9”wide x 5” high or clear bags larger than 12”x 12”x 4”.
  • Cameras with lenses smaller than 4” will be permitted, but camera bags will not be permitted.
  • Selfie Sticks
  • iPads, tablets and GoPros
  • Binoculars are permitted, but binocular bags are not permitted.
  • Video or audio recording devices
  • Laser pointers
  • Weapons of any kind
  • Bottles, cans, or containers of any kind
  • Sharp objects, projectiles, sticks or poles of any kind
  • Fireworks
  • Pepper spray or mace
  • Outside food or beverage items
  • Drugs or controlled substances
  • Chairs, folding chairs or any other type of individual chair for use
  • Helium balloons
  • Wrapped gifts
  • Large banners or signs, banners or signs with objectionable language, banners or signs on a pole of any kind
  • Clothing with offensive language
Keep in mind, when entering Tourney Town, the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center will utilize a variety of search techniques at all entry points. Thank you for your cooperation.
Where can I obtain more information about the events surrounding the NCAA Women’s Final Four?
Information regarding all NCAA Women’s Final Four events can be found HERE

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