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

Teams must be from the same school or community and may enter regional playoffs at any of the eight regional sites across the state.

Minnesota Regional Playoff Dates

Registration Open!

Region 1 (RCTC/Rochester)
4G, 6G, 8G, 5B, 7B, 9B - Saturday, March 24
5G, 7G, 9G, 4B, 6B, 8B - Sunday, March 25

Region 2 (MN State-Mankato)
5G, 7G, 9G, 4B, 6B, 8B - Saturday, April 21
4G, 6G, 8G, 5B, 7B, 9B - Sunday, April 22

Region 3 (Redwood Falls)
5G, 7G, 9G, 4B, 6B, 8B - Saturday, March 24
4G, 6G, 8G, 5B, 7B, 9B - Sunday, March 25

Region 4 (Moose Lake)
4G 7B, 9B - Saturday, April 7
9G, 6B, 8B - Sunday, April 8
(Willow River)
6G, 8G, 5B - Saturday, April 7
5G, 7G, 4B - Sunday, April 8

Region 5 (Paynesville)
4B, 6B, 8B - Saturday, April 7
5B, 9B, 8G - Sunday, April 8
5G, 7G, 9G - Saturday, April 14
4G, 6G, 7B - Sunday, April 15

Region 6 (Moorhead)
5G, 7G, 9G, 4B, 6B, 8B - April 14
4G, 6G, 8G, 5B, 7B, 9B - April 15

Region 7 (Grand Rapids)
4G, 8G, 5B, 7B - Saturday, April 14
5G, 7G, 4B, 8B - Sunday, April 15
(Hibbing)
6G - Saturday, April 14
6B, 9B, 9G - Sunday, April 15

Region 8 (Bemidji)
4G, 6G, 8G, 5B, 7B, 9B - Saturday, April 21
5G, 7G, 9G, 4B, 6B, 8B - Sunday, April 22

“POST-SEASON” INVITATIONS

Minnesota region champions are invited to play in the over-all Minnesota Youth Basketball State Championship in Maple Grove, MN in June. 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 North Dakota, Iowa, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

Teams with only one loss are invited to play in the Minnesota Invitational Tournament in Maple Grove, MN.

Each of these post-season tournaments will be held in June of 2018. See 2018 dates below. Invitations will be issued at each qualifying tournament.

All post-season tournaments are listed below with basic information. Further information, guidelines, etc. for each tournament will be provided in the invitation packets and posted later on this website after all region qualifying has been completed April 22.

2018 Schedule will be listed below.
Pacesetter Minnesota Youth Basketball State Championships
Maple Grove, MN
4G, 6G, 5B, 8B - June 10
5G, 8G, 4B, 6B - June 17
7G, 9G, 7B, 9B - June 24
All teams play three games in one day in an eight-team format.

Pacesetter Minnesota Invitational Tournament • Maple Grove, MN
4G, 6G, 5B, 8B - June 9
5G, 8G, 4B, 6B - June 16
7G, 9G, 7B, 9B - June 23
All teams will play 3-4 games in one day in a bracket with 4-16 teams.
Teams must have played in a MN Regional Tournament and had only 1 loss.

Pacesetter Great Five-State Championships
Target Center • Minneapolis, MN
All teams will play three games in one/two days in an eight-team bracket.
4G, 6G, 5B, 8B - TBD
5G, 8G, 4B, 6B - TBD
7G, 9G, 7B, 9G - TBD

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.

In 2018, the newly renovated Target Center in Minneapolis will again host the Great Five-State Championships!

What Teams are registered?