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HOW TO QUALIFY

Teams earn their spot at State by placing 1st or 2nd in an Official Qualifier Tournament or League (listed below.)

State Reps will attend many of our Qualifier Tournaments to award qualifying coaches with a golden ticket invitation to State.

All Qualifier Events are run by independent, community-based youth sports organizations. Register to support a local Qualifier near you!


Interested in becoming a State Qualifier Tournament or League?
Email Eric Stern to submit your event for consideration.

Can't make it to a Qualifier Tournament?
Click here to fill out an At-Large application. 

2019-20 State Qualifier Tournaments

Dates Qualifier Tournament Forms division qualification
at State
all tourneys are for boys & girls unless denoted qualifiers are 1st & 2nd place finishers per grade.
3rd place qualifies in divisions with 12+ teams
No teams will qualify in divisions with 3 or less teams
9/28-29 Southwest Showcase Fall Classic
American Sports Center
and local high schools
10/12-13 October Jam
American Sports Center
presented by Cinco de Mayo Basketball
10/12-13 520 Basketball
Tucson
10/25-26 Pumpkin Dunk
East Valley Gyms
presented by Just4Hoopin
11/1-3 Cougar Classic
Tucson
hosted by Desert Sky Middle School
Tourney Flyer
11/9-10 Fall Classic
American Sports Center
presented by Cinco de Mayo Basketball
11/9-10 Southwest Showcase Diamond Classic
11/15-17 520 Basketball
Tucson
Tourney Flyer
11/23-24 The Real Turkey Shootout
Session I

The Phhacility
presented by Just4Hoopin
Tourney Flyer
11/30-12/1 The Real Turkey Shootout
Session II

American Sports Center in Avondale
presented by Just4Hoopin
Tourney Flyer
12/5-7 Boys Middle School Holiday Tournament
presented by City of Tempe
12/6-8 Junior Hoophall West
Chaparral HS and area gyms
presented by Just4Hoopin
12/6-8 Holiday Classic
hosted by Arizona Basketball Events
Tucson
Tourney Flyer
12/7-8 Southwest Showcase Holiday Classic
American Sports Center and Kroc Center
12/13-15 Tucson Holiday Tip-Off
Sporting Chance Center
12/14-15 Santa Slam Tournament
Presented by Legacy Youth Sports
1/3-5 520 Basketball
Tucson
1/10-12 2020 New Year Tipoff
presented by Arizona Basketball Events
Tucson
1/18-19 Southwest Showcase Diamond Classic
1/18-19 M.L. King of the Court
Presented by Legacy Youth Sports
Registration Link
1/16-20 Arizona Junior High
Basketball Tournament

Phoenix
Tourney Flyer School Division at State:
top 2 finishers in "A" division
top 2 finishers in "B" division
1/18-20 The Real MLK Classic
Skylne High School in Mesa
presented by Just4Hoopin
2/6-8 5th Annual 4 Corners Championships
Chinle, Navajo Nation
FEB 36th Annual Roskruge Cougar Classic
Tucson
2/14-16 For the Love of the Game
presented by Arizona Basketball Events
Tucson
2/15-16 The Real Presidents Day Challenge
Gilbert/Mesa
2/15-17 Adidas Presidents Day Tournament of Champions
Portland
presented by HoopSource Basketball

2019-20 State Qualifier Leagues

Dates Qualifier League* Forms division qualification at State
Aug-Nov Tucson Unified School District School Division at State:
Boys & Girls; top 3 teams per division
Pantano, Rillito and Santa Cruz divisions
Aug-Sept Just4Hoopin Youth Basketball League
presented by Just4Hoopin
Sept-Oct Arizona Girls Youth Basketball League
presented by Mo Ballin
Sept-Oct Greater Phoenix Basketball League
ARCH, Shiloh Church and
Central and North Phoenix Locations
Boys 5th-8th grades & Girls 6th grade
1st & 2nd place finishers
Sept-Nov Boys & Girls Club of Greater Scottsdale
Fall Premier League
Scottsdale
top 2 finishers per division (Cadets and Suns)
Oct-Dec Desert Valley League
Southern Arizona
Email League Director Top 2 boys and girls teams
Nov-Feb Youth Basketball Winter League
presented by just4Hoopin
Nov-Feb Greater Phoenix Basketball League
Central and North Phoenix Locations
Boys 5th-8th grades & Girls tba
1st & 2nd place finishers
Dec-Feb Valley Athletic Conference
Teams from 14 Phoenix area
School Districts
School Division at State:
1st place finisher per division
(i.e. 5A South 8th Boys, West 7th Girls, etc)
Dec-Feb Boys & Girls Club of Greater Scottsdale
Winter League
Scottsdale
Jan-Mar Boys & Girls Club of Tucson
Winter League
Tucson

* Not all teams who qualify through league play will be contacted by the State Committee. Coaches of Qualified Teams must notify us via email if you intend to compete at State.