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About Us

OUR STATE TOURNAMENTS

The State Basketball Championships have grown into the largest qualifier-based tournaments in their respective states with 500+ teams in some events. Our events are unique as detailed below!


QUALIFIER-BASED

  • 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

PRE-APPROVED
PLAYERS

  • 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 

FRESH MATCH-UPS,
COMPETITIVE DIVISIONS

  • Teams representing all corners of the state
     
  • 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 (Missouri), CYBN (Illinois), HoopSource Basketball and OAB (Oregon), Mid America Youth Basketball (Kansas), Just For Hoopin (Arizona), Eastside Travel League and WA Youth Sports (Washington), and Gold Crown Basketball (Colorado).  In addition, State Basketball Championship qualifies teams via hundreds of local high school fundraiser tourneys each winter.


OUR TEAM & HISTORY

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 eight states across the USA. While our tournaments continue to expand across the nation, our mission to assemble the best youth teams remains the same wherever we go. 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.



EXECUTIVE BOARD

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



STATE REPRESENTATIVES

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