All youth basketball teams in North Dakota in grades 4-9 are invited to play in the 2018 Pacesetter North Dakota Youth Basketball State Championship playoff system.
North Dakota will have two region playoff sites:
EAST REGION - Fargo Davies High School
WEST REGION - Mandan High School & Middle School
Teams may enter one or both regional playoffs.
Teams must be from the same school system or live in the same city, the same school district or the same tribal community.
The champion, and runner-up, from North Dakota will be invited to play in the 4-team Pacesetter State Championship in Jamestown on April 14-15.
North Dakota region champions and runners-up will be invited to play in the over-all North Dakota Youth Basketball State Championship in Jamestown April 14 & 15. The North Dakota State Champion, and runner-up will be invited to play in the 8-team Pacesetter Great Five-State Championship at the newly renovated Target Center in Minneapolis against teams from Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota and South Dakota. Over 1,000 teams will be participating from the five states.
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.
Pacesetter Great Five-State Championships
Target Center • Minneapolis, MN
All teams will play three games in one or two days in an eight-team bracket.
Dates will be posted as soon as they are available.
Individual tournament dates will be posted soon.
The newly renovated Target Center will be used as the Great State site this year as it was 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.
Pacesetter is a strong advocate for supporting “Hometown Teams” by providing instructional camps, tournaments and newsmagazines supporting high school basketball. In 38 years, Pacesetter has provided over 2,000 camps and 2,000 tournaments and published over 200 newsmagazines.
Pacesetter will provide North Dakota Basketball News monthly again this season on our website under NEWSMAGAZINES.