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EARN YOUR SPOT AT THE REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

March 10, 11, 12 | 2023
Sioux City, IA
Boys & Girls | Grades 3-8

The 3rd annual Heartland States Basketball Championship is a qualifier-based tournament with two divisions (Club and School) and features top competition from North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota, and Iowa.

WIDE GEOGRAPHIC DIVERSITY

The 2022 Championship featured teams from throughout the region offering fresh competition for all squads.   Players hailed from 215 zip codes and 176 different towns across five states. Check out the map above with all of the hometowns represented at States!


Upcoming Qualifiers

Teams earn their spot at State by placing 1st or 2nd in an official Qualifier Tournament or League.

2022-23 STATE QUALIFERS - COMING SOON!

Next Up (Dates) Tournament Name Flyer
10/29-30 Haunted Courts
Hiawatha, IA
hosted by Team Iowa
11/5 VCPR Youth Basketball Tournament
Valley City, ND
Tourney Flyer & Registration
11/5-6 King/Queen of Mountain
Hiawatha, IA
hosted by Team Iowa
11/5-6 Optimist Fall Basketball Tournament
Dickinson, ND
hosted by Dickinson Parks & Recreation
Tourney Registration
Tourney Rules

2023 Tournament Info

High Quality Venues

Qualified Teams

Hotels


Eligibility

All team rosters are verified by the State Eligibility Committee prior to tournament play. (Last season, we reviewed 15,730 Proof of Eligibility documents!)



MEET YOUR STATE REPS

State Reps serve as local connections between Qualifier Tournaments and States. You'll spot our orange-clad Reps at Qualifier Events throughout the season, awarding top teams with their Gold Ticket invitation to States and answering questions from parents and coaches. 



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