All youth basketball teams in Minnesota in grades 4-9 are invited to play in the 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 Closed

Region 1 (RCTC/Rochester)
4G, 6G, 8G, 5B, 7B, 9B - Saturday, March 25
5G, 7G, 9G, 4B, 6B, 8B - Sunday, March 26

Region 2 (MN State-Mankato)
4G, 6G, 8G, 5B, 7B, 9B - Saturday, April 22
5G, 7G, 9G, 4B, 6B, 8B - Sunday, April 23

Region 3 (Redwood Falls)
5G, 7G, 9G, 4B, 6B, 8B - Saturday, March 25
4G, 6G, 8G, 5B, 7B, 9B - Sunday, March 26

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

Region 5 (Eden Valley-Watkins & Paynesville) LOCATION & DATE CHANGE!
5G, 7G, 9G, 4B, 6B, 8B - Saturday, April 8
4G, 6G, 8G, 5B, 7B, 9B - Sunday, April 9

Region 6 (Moorhead)
4G, 6G, 8G, 5B, 7B, 9B - Saturday, April 1
5G, 7G, 9G, 4B, 6B, 8B - Sunday,April 2

Region 7 (Hibbing)
5G, 8B - Saturday, April 1
8G, 5B - Sunday, April 2
(Grand Rapids)
7G, 9G, 4B, 6B - Saturday, April 1
4G, 6G, 7B, 9B - Sunday, April 2

Region 8 (Bemidji)
4G, 6G, 8G, 5B, 7B, 9B - Saturday, April 1
5G, 7G, 9G, 4B, 6B, 8B - Sunday,April 2

“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 Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, where they play in the Great Four-State Championships against the top two teams from North Dakota, Iowa, and South Dakota.

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 2017. See 2017 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 23.

2017 Schedule listed below.
Pacesetter Minnesota Youth Basketball State Championships
Maple Grove, MN
4G, 6G, 5B, 8B - Sunday, June 11
5G, 8G, 4B, 6B - Sunday, June 18
7G, 9G, 7B, 9B - Sunday, June 25
All teams play three games in one day in an eight-team format.

Pacesetter Minnesota Invitational Tournament • Maple Grove, MN
4G, 6G, 5B, 8B - Saturday, June 10
5G, 8G, 4B, 6B - Saturday, June 17
7G, 9G, 7B, 9B - Saturday, June 24
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 Four-State Championships
Xcel Energy Center • St. Paul, MN
All teams will play three games in two days in an eight-team bracket.
4G, 6G, 5B, 8B - June 23-24
5G, 8G, 4B, 6B - July 15-16
7G, 9G, 7B, 9G - July 29-30

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

What Teams are registered?

Region 1 Rochester (March 25-26)