All youth basketball teams in Wisconsin in grades 4-9 are invited to play in the 2018 Pacesetter Wisconsin Youth Basketball State Championships!Teams must attend the same school, or live or attend school in the same city, the same school district, or the same tribal community. NO ALL STAR TEAMS.The champion, and possibly the runner-up, from Wisconsin 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.Pacesetter is a strong advocate for supporting “Hometown Teams” by providing instructional camps, tournaments and newsmagazines supporting high school basketball. In 39 years, Pacesetter has provided over 2,000 camps and 2,000 tournaments and published over 200 newsmagazines.
Pacesetter will provide Wisconsin Basketball News monthly this season here on our website. Check it out under "NEWSMAGAZINES and Wisconsin Basketball News.
The champion, and possibly the runner-up, from the Wisconsin State Tournament advance to the Target Center in Minneapolis, MN where they play in the Great Five-State Championships against the top teams from Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota and South Dakota.
Further information and guidelines will be provided in the invitation packets at the state tournament for each tournament and posted later on this website after all state 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 MN Lynx 2019 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 Target Center will again host the Great State Championships as it has 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.