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The State Basketball Championships have grown into the largest qualifier-based tournaments in their respective states with 600+ teams in some events. Our events are unique as detailed below!


  • SBC partners with independently run/pre-existing tournaments and leagues in each State for our qualifier tournaments. 
  • Teams earn their spot at State by placing 1st or 2nd in an official Qualifier Tournament or League*
  • State Reps attend Qualifier Events to award top teams with their golden ticket to State


  • Eligibility Committee pre-approves all team rosters
  • Ensures players are in the proper grade and, for school division teams, that players reside in the same area 


  • Teams representing all corners of the state
  • Exciting end of season 'getaway' for teams and families! 
  • Divisions for Club & School teams to promote balanced play, plus Gold & Silver brackets when size allows

* State Basketball Championship's Qualifier League and Tournament list boasts some of the largest youth operators in the country including, but not limited to!: ICBA (Pennsylvania), CNR Basketball and Agape Hoops (Missouri), CYBN (Illinois), HoopSource Basketball (Oregon and Washington), Mid America Youth Basketball (Kansas), and Eastside Travel League (Washington).  In addition, State Basketball Championship qualifies teams via hundreds of local high school fundraiser tourneys each winter.


In 2012, Bill Reinking founded the National Middle School Basketball Association (NMSBA) with the mission of producing state-wide competition for the best youth basketball teams per state. The resulting State Basketball Championships have since taken root as annual, season-ending events in states across the USA.  To achieve this, we partner with independent tournaments and leagues to create a network of Qualifier Events through which top teams earn their bid to State. Our unique qualifier model serves to promote 500 community-based sports organizations nationwide, while funneling the fiercest and most geographically diverse competition into each State tournament. 

The NMSBA established an Executive Board plus individual State Representatives to produce the many elements of each State Tournament. Together, we constitute a proud team that shares a passion for youth basketball, with decades of collective experience as coaches, players, and managers of tournaments and leagues.


The Executive Board manages all aspects of State Tournament planning, such as coordinating venues, hotels, referees, and schedules.


State Reps attend many of our Qualifier Tournaments to award top teams with their Gold Ticket invitation to State.