Minnesota Youth Basketball State Championships

Locations being set for 2019!

All youth basketball teams in Minnesota in grades 4-9 are invited to play in the 2019 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. NO ALL-STAR TEAMS or AAU teams!

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Registration Deadlines: 10 days prior to each tournament!
If it is passed the deadline, please call our office to check for openings 320-243-7460.

Minnesota Regional Playoff Dates

$185/team
Pick the dates YOU want to play.


Region 1 (RCTC/Rochester/Stewartville) on March 30 & March 31

Region 2 (MN State-Mankato) on April 13 & April 14

Region 3 (Redwood Falls) on March 23 & March 24

Region 4 (TBA) Date Coming soon!!

Region 5 (Hutchinson) on April 13 & April 14

Region 6 (TBA) Date Coming Soon!

Region 7 (Mountain Iron-Buhl) on March 30 & March 31

Region 8 (TBA) Date Coming Soon!

“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 2019. 2019 dates will be listed 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 28.

2019 Schedule will be listed below.
Pacesetter Minnesota Youth Basketball State Championships
Maple Grove, MN
June 9, June 16, June 23

All teams play three games in one day in an eight-team format.

Pacesetter Minnesota Invitational Tournament • Maple Grove, MN
June 8, June 15, June 22

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.

Schedule will be posted as soon as the Minnesota Lynx schedule is out and dates are set.

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 again hosted the Great Five-State Championships!