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All youth basketball teams in North Dakota in grades 4-9 are invited to play in the 2019 Pacesetter North Dakota Youth Basketball State Championship.
North Dakota State Championships location and dates will be posted soon.
Teams must be from the same school system or live in the same city, the same school district or the same tribal community. NO ALL-STAR TEAMS!
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, Wisconsin, 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 when the 2019 MN Lynx schedule is set.
2018 Dates are listed below.
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 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.