All youth basketball teams in Iowa in grades 4-9 are invited to play in the 2018 Pacesetter Iowa Youth Basketball State Championship playoff system.

Iowa will have two region playoff sites:
NORTH REGION - Feb. 24-25 (UNI-Cedar Falls & Columbus Catholic-Waterloo)
SOUTH REGION - March 3 (Pella Schools)
Teams must be from the same school or community and may enter one or both regional playoffs.

North Region: UNI - Cedar Falls & Columbus Catholic - Waterloo

UNI-Cedar Falls
February 24 - Boys Grade 5 & Girls Grades 4, 6, 8
February 25 - Boys Grades 4, 6 & Girls Grades 5, 7

Columbus Catholic-Waterloo
February 24 - Boys 7, 9
February 25 Girls Grade 9 & Boys Grade 8

UNI Facility Information | Waterloo Facility Information |

South Region: Pella Schools

March 3 - Boys Grades 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 & Girls Grades 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Google Map to Pella Rec Center | Google Map to Jefferson MS | Google Map to Pella HS | Google Map to Pella MS |

The Iowa State Championships for grades 4-9 will be held in a Final Four-style format at Kingdom Hoops Complex in Des Moines on Saturday & Sunday, April 7 & 8.

“POST-SEASON” INVITATIONS

Iowa region champions and runners-up are invited to play in the over-all Iowa Youth Basketball State Championship. The top two teams from the state tournament advance to the newly renovated Target Center in Minneapolis, where they play in the Great Five-State Championships against the top teams from Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

Pacesetter Great Five-State Championships
Target Center • Minneapolis, MN
All teams will play three games in one/two days in an eight-team bracket.
4th grade girls - Friday, June 29th - Saturday, June 30th
4th grade boys - Saturday, July 14th - Sunday, July 15th
5th grade girls -Friday, July 13th - Saturday, July 14th
5th grade boys - Friday, June 29th - Saturday, June 30th
6th grade girls - Friday, June 29th
6th grade boys - Saturday, July 14th - Sunday, July 15th
7th grade girls - Friday, July 13th - Saturday, July 14th
7th grade boys - Sunday, July 15th
8th grade girls - Saturday, June 30th
8th grade boys - Saturday, August 4th - Sunday, August 5th
9th grade girls - Friday, July 13th
9th grade boys - Saturday, August 4th - Sunday, August 5th

The Target Center was used as the Great State site from 2010-2016. In 2017, the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul hosted the Great Four-State Championships due to construction on the Target Center.