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HOW TO QUALIFY

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

States Reps will attend many of our Qualifier Tournaments to award qualifying coaches with a golden ticket invitation to the Great Lakes States.

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 Tournament Director Andy Siverly to submit your event for consideration.

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

2020-21 States Qualifier Tourneys - list still growing!

Dates Qualifier Tournament Forms/Notes
11/28, 11/29 Fall Premier League
Mid Season Tournament

Layfayette
hosted by Legacy Courts
12/19, 12/20 Fall Premier League
End of Season Tournament

Layfayette
hosted by Legacy Courts
1/2-3 Team Focus New Years Tournament
Plymouth, IN
1/2-3 FAAST New Year's Freeze Out Classic
Toledo, OH
1/9 FAAST New Year's Kickoff Classic
Toledo, OH
1/8-10 18th Annual Paris Junior High Tourney
Boys and Girls 7-8
Paris, MO
Flyer and Registration
1/9-10 FAAST New Year's Kickoff Classic
Sandusky, OH
1/9-10 Tri -Lakes Shootout
Springfield, MO
Tourney Flyer
1/15-17 MLK Classic Tournament
hosted by Nothin' but Net Sports Complex

Mount Carmel, OH
1/16 MSF Snowball Tourney
Jackson, MI
Tourney Info
1/16 FAAST Winter Slamfest
Temperance, MI
1/16-17 FAAST January Challenge
Toledo, OH
1/16, 1/17 FAAST January Challenge
Whitmore Lake, MI
1/23 FAAST Winter Thriller
Lapeer, MI
1/23 FAAST January Jam
Battle Creek, MI
1/23, 1/24 FAAST January Jam
Whitmore Lake, MI
1/23-24 Gibson Southern Hoopfest
Fort Branch, IN
1/23-24 Hocking Valley
End of Season Tournament

OH
1/23-24 FAAST January Jam Classic
Toledo, OH
1/30 Boomer City Tip Off
Portland
hosted by Jay Community Center
Portland, IN
1/30 FAAST January Jam
Lapeer, MI
1/30 FAAST January Jam
Temperance, MI
1/29-31 12th Annual Paris Basketball Tournament
Boys and Girls 5-6
Paris, MO
Flyer and Registration
1/30, 1/31 FAAST Winter Thriller
Whitmore Lake
1/30-31 FAAST Winter Thriller
Toledo, OH
2/6 FAAST February Bash
Lapeer, MI
2/6 FAAST February Bash
Battle Creek, MI
2/6 Michigan Warriors Jamfest Winter Session 1
Livonia, MI
Tourney Flyer
2/6, 2/7 FAAST February Bash
Whitmore Lake, MI
2/6-7 FAAST February Bash
Toledo, OH
2/4-9 CANCELLED -
Hallsville Optimist Basketball Tournament
Hallsville, MO
Flyer and Registration
2/13 BoomerVille Classic
Portland
hosted by Jay Community Center
Portland, IN
2/13 FAAST-Break Challenge
Lapeer, MI
2/13 Love The Game Basketball Tournament
Antwerp, OH
Flyer and Registration
2/13, 2/14 FAAST-Break Challenge
Whitmore Lake, MI
2/12-13 Husky Hardwood Classic (BOYS)
hosted by
Evansville North Feeder Basketball
Evansville, IN
2/11-14 GlenOak Boys
Youth Basketball Tournament
Canton, OH
Tourney Flyer 2021
2/11-14 Sweetheart Shootout
hosted by Dominators Basketball Club
2/12-14 President's Day Classic Tournament
hosted by Nothin' but Net Sports Complex

Mount Carmel, OH
2/13-14 Vincennes Shootout (GIRLS)
Vincennes, IN
2/13-14 FAAST-Break Challenge
Toledo, OH
2/13-14 Michigan Basketball Academy President's Day Tournament
Grand Rapids, MI
2/13, 2/14 Winter Premier League
Mid Season Tournament

Layfayette
hosted by Legacy Courts
2/19-21 GlenOak Girls
Youth Basketball Tournament
Canton, OH
Tourney Flyer 2021
2/20 6th Annual MOMO Girls Basketball Tournament
Van Wert, OH
Flyer and Registration
2/20 MSF Winter Classic
Jackson, MI
Tourney Info
2/20 FAAST Winter Thriller
Lapeer, MI
2/20, 2/21 FAAST Winter Thriller
Whitmore Lake, MI
2/19-21 18th Annual Paris Basketball Tournament
Boys and Girls 3-4
Paris, MO
Flyer and Registration
2/19-21 Centralia Panther Pride Tournament
Grades 5-6
Centrailia, MO
2019-20 Flyer
2/19-21 Missouri Crush Show Me Showdown
Springfield, MO
Tourney Flyer
2/20-21 Husky Hardwood Classic (GIRLS)
hosted by
Evansville North Feeder Basketball
2/20-21 North Oakland Wolfpack Ball with the Best
Clarkston, MI
Registration
2/20-21 FAAST February Challenge
Toledo, OH
2/20-21 Vincennes Shootout (BOYS)
Vincennes, IN
2/20-21 CANCELLED -
Paoli Shootout (Girls)
Paoli, IN
2/20-21 Gibson Southern Jamfest
Fort Branch, IN
2/20-21 Farmington Winter Classic
hosted by Mineral Area Sports Club
Farmington, MO
2019-20 Flyer
2/26-28 South Knox Boys Shootout
Vincennes, IN
2/26-28 Jammin' in Jasper
Jasper, IN
2/27 FAAST February Slam Jam
Battle Creek, MI
2/27 FAAST Winter Thriller
Temperance, MI
2/27, 2/28 FAAST February Slam Jam
Whitmore Lake, MI
2/27-28 Heritage Hills Boys 6th, 7th, and 8th
3-Point Club Tournament
Lincoln City, IN
Tourney Flyer
2/27-28 Forest Park Shootout Boys 3rd, 4th, 5th
hosted by Forest Park Basketball Club
Ferdinand, IN
2/27-28 Girls Bruin Classic
hosted by Blackford Basketball
Hartford City, IN
2/27-28 2nd Annual Lima YMCA Classic
OH
Tourney Flyer 2021
2/27-28 King of The Court
Van Wert, OH
Flyer and Registration
2/27-28 FAAST February Slam Jam
Toledo, OH
3/6 Boomertown Invite
Portland
hosted by Jay Community Center
Portland, IN
3/4-7 Massillon Youth Basketball Shootout
OH
3/6-7 Heritage Hills Boys 3rd, 4th, and 5th
3-Point Club Tournament
Lincoln City, IN
Tourney Flyer
3/6-7 Forest Park Shootout Boys 6th, 7th, 8th
hosted by Forest Park Basketball Club
Ferdinand, IN
3/6-7 CANCELLED -
Central Bears Jam in the Gym
Evansville
hosted by Central Junior Basketball
Evansville, IN
3/12-14 Hoopin in Jasper
Jasper, IN
Tourney Flyer

2020-21 States Qualifier Leagues

Dates Qualifier League Forms division qualification at State
OCT - NOV JCC Boomer Fall League
Portland, IN
OCT - DEC Fall Premier League
Lafayette, IN

Historically hosting
over 250+ Teams!

OCT - JAN The Courts of Northwest Indiana
Fall League

Valparaiso, IN
NOV - DEC The Zone Boys & Girls
Winter Basketball League

Plymouth, IN
Boys Flyer
Girls Flyer
DEC - JAN Hocking Valley Basketball League
OH
Registration Link
JAN - FEB Carver Community Center
Youth League

Youth Basketball League
Kokomo, IN
JAN - MAR Winter Premier League
Lafayette, IN

Historically hosting
over 250+ Teams!

top teams in regular season standings (Win %) as of 3/1/21
# of Qualifiers per division depends on # of teams
JAN - MAR Indy Hoops Boys League
Indianapolis, IN

Historically hosting
over 200+ Teams!

FEB - MAR JCC Boomer Spring League
Portland, IN