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HOW TO QUALIFY

Teams earn their spot at the Heartland States Basketball Championship 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 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 States 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
11/14 Panther Classic Tournament
Lakeville, MN
11/21 CANCELLED -
VCPR Youth Basketball Tournament
Valley City, ND
11/28 MAYB Sioux Falls, SD
12/5 CANCELLED -
Stillwater Boys Winter Classic
Stilllwater, MN
12/5 CANCELLED -
East Ridge Girls Raptor Classic
Woodbury, MN
12/5-6 CANCELLED -
Fire & Ice
Hiawatha, IA
hosted by Team Iowa
12/12 CANCELLED -
Hull Youth Boys Basketball Tournament
Hull, IA
12/12 CANCELLED -
VCPR Youth Basketball Tournament
Valley City, ND
12/12 CANCELLED -
East Ridge Boys Raptor Classic
Woodbury, MN
12/12 and 12/13 Cedar Rapids Invitationals
Cedar Rapids, IA
hosted by
Marshalltown BB Youth Basketball
12/12 and 12/13 Newtown Winter Shootout
Newton, IA
hosted by Redbird Basketball Club
12/12-13 Arena December Tournament
Sioux City, IA
hosted by Arena Sports Academy
12/18-19 Watertown Tournament
Watertown, SD
hosted by Sacred Hoops
12/19 MAYB Harrisburg, SD
12/19-20 Power to Play
Hiawatha, IA
hosted by Team Iowa
12/19-20 CANCELLED -
Chanhassen Storm Holiday Tournament
Victoria, MN
1/2 MAYB Harrisburg, SD
1/2-3 New Year's Hoop Jam
Hiawatha, IA
hosted by Team Iowa
1/9 Northwest Iowa Girls Classic
Hull, IA
1/9 MAYB Harrisburg, SD
1/8-10 TNE I Have a Dream Classic
Omaha, NE
hosted by TNE United Express
Tourney Flyer
1/8-10 Arena New Years Bash
Sioux City, IA
hosted by Arena Sports Academy
1/9 and 1/10 Cedar Rapids Invitationals
Cedar Rapids, IA
hosted by
Marshalltown BB Youth Basketball
1/9-10 Outlaws Winter Classic
Watford City, ND
Tourney Flyer
1/9-10 CANCELLED -
CGAA Girls Classic Tournament
Cottage Grove, MN
Tourney Flyer
1/9-10 One Shining Moment
Hiawatha, IA
hosted by Team Iowa
1/15-17 Bennington Badger Shootout
Bennington, NE
1/16 and 1/17 Monticello Boys
Winter Basketball Tournament
Monticello, MN
Tourney Flyer
1/16 and 1/17 Newtown Winter Shootout
Newton, IA
hosted by Redbird Basketball Club
1/16 and 1/17 Cougar Classic
Lakeville, MN
hosted by Lakeville South
Girls Basketball Association
1/23 Trailblazer Tip-off Tournament
Sioux Center, IA
hosted by PACE
Tourney Flyer
Registration Form
1/23-24 Battle of the Programs
Hiawatha, IA
hosted by Team Iowa
1/23 and 1/24 Ballard Girls
Booster Club Tournament

Huxley, IA
1/24 Orono Spartan Girls Classic
Long Lake, MN
1/29-30 Watertown Tournament
Watertown, SD
hosted by Sacred Hoops
1/29-31 No Zone Challenge for the Championship
Lincoln, NE
hosted by Nebraska Attack Girls Basketball
Tourney Flyer
Registration Link
1/30 CANCELLED
- Morningside Mustang Shootout
Sioux City, IA
hosted by Morningside College Baseball
Tourney Flyer & Registration
1/30 7th Annual Pizza Corner Classic
VCPR Youth Basketball Tournament
Valley City, ND
Tourney Flyer
1/30-31 Queen of the Court
Girls Basketball Tournament
Bismarck, ND
hosted by HerStory Basketball
Tourney Flyer
1/30-31 AC Patriot Classic
Hastings, NE
Tourney Flyer
1/30-31 Bloomington Jefferson Classic
Girls Basketball Tournament
Bloomington, MN
1/30 and 1/31 Apple Valley Classic - GIRLS
Apple Valley, MN
Tourney Flyer & Registration
2/6 MAYB Harrisburg, SD
2/6 Newtown Girls Jamboree
Newton, IA
hosted by Redbird Basketball Club
2/6 and 2/7 North Union Girls Basketball Tournament
Armstrong, IA
Tourney Flyer & Registration
Tourney Rules
2/6 and 2/7 Cougar Classic Basketball Tournament
Ada, MN
Tourney Flyer
2/6-7 For Love of the Game
Hiawatha, IA
hosted by Team Iowa
2/6-7 Stillwater Boys Super Bowl
Saturday Tournament
Stillwater, MN
FEB CANCELLED -
Spirit Lake Boys Youth Tournament
Spirit Lake, IA
2/13 Sheldon Kiwanis Boys Tournament
Sheldon, IA
Tourney Flyer
2/13 Creston Basketball Association
Girls Basketball Tournament
Creston, IA
Tourney Flyer
2/13 and 2/14 Cougar Classic Basketball Tournament
Ada, MN
Tourney Flyer
2/13-14 Blaine Girls Invitational
Blaine, MN
Tourney Flyer
2/20 Northwest Iowa Boys Classic
Grades 5-6
Hull, IA
2/20 33rd Annual Winter Shootout
VCPR Youth Basketball Tournament
Valley City, ND
Tourney Flyer
2/19-21 Arena February Tourney
Sioux City, IA
hosted by Arena Sports Academy
2/20-21 South Sioux City
Booster Club Basketball Tournament
South Sioux City, NE
Registration Form
2/20-21 Dominate the Paint
Hiawatha, IA
hosted by Team Iowa
2/20-21 Apple Valley Classic - BOYS
Apple Valley, MN
Tourney Flyer & Registration
2/20 and 2/21 Jordan Hubmen Classic
Boys Basketball Tournament
Jordan, MN
2/20 and 2/21 Midwinter Classic, Clash of the Plains
Wayne, NE
hosted by
Wayne Basketball Development Association
Tourney Flyer
FEB Amp it Up Basketball Tournament
hosted by SAVE Academic Mentoring Program
Omaha Area
2/27 Northwest Iowa Boys Classic
Grades 7-8
Hull, IA
2/27 MAYB Harrisburg, SD
2/27-28 Arena February Tourney
Sioux City, IA
hosted by Arena Sports Academy
2/27-28 Ballard Boys
Booster Club Tournament

Huxley, IA
3/5-6 Rock Valley Chamber
Youth Boys Basketball Tournament
Rock Valley, IA
Tourney Flyer
3/6 Dubuque Senior RUN & SLAM Classic
Dubuque, IA
Tourney Flyer & Registration
3/6 CANCELLED -
Underwood Optimist Club
Boys Basketball Tourney
Underwood, IA
Tourney Flyer & Registration
3/6 Creston Basketball Association
Boys Basketball Tournament
Creston, IA
Tourney Flyer
3/6-7 Ballin' in the Basin Basketball Tournament
Williston, ND
Tourney Flyer
Registration Form
3/6-7 Haley Sundsbak Memorial Tournament
Minot, ND

2020-21 States Qualifier Leagues - to be finalized DEC 2020

Dates Qualifier League Forms division qualification at State
JAN - FEB Dubuque Winter League
Basketball Extravaganza

Dubuque, IA