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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 Chase Gardiner to submit your event for consideration.

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

2022-23 States Qualifier Tourneys

Dates Qualifier Tournament Forms/Notes
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 Rules
11/11 MAYB Sioux Falls, SD
11/11-13 Ladycat Tournament
Omaha, NE
hosted by Millard West Lady Cats Basketball
Tourney Flyer
11/12 Mounds View Girls Fall Classic
Mounds View, MN
11/12-13 Panther Classic Tournament
Lakeville, MN
Tourney Flyer
11/12-13 Eastview Lightning Boys Classic
Apple Valley, MN
hosted by Eastview Athletic Association
Tourney Flyer & Registration
11/18-19 Kings of the Court
Sioux Falls, SD
hosted by Avera Sports
11/19 Rock Valley Chamber
Youth Girls Basketball Tournament
Rock Valley, IA
11/19-20 Devil's Lake Basketball Tournament
Devil's Lake, ND
11/19-20 Ballard Boys Booster Club Tournament
Huxley, IA
Tourney Rules
11/19-20 Jordan Hubmen Classic
Boys Basketball Tournament
Jordan, MN
Tourney Flyer
11/19-20 TAC Hoops Kickoff on Kinnick
Adel, IA
hosted by ADM Youth Girls Basketball
Tourney Registration
11/19-20 Boys Winter Warmup Tournament
Rogers, MN
hosted by Rogers Area Youth Basketball Association
Tourney Flyer
11/19-20 Turkey Delight
Hiawatha, IA
hosted by Team Iowa
11/19-20 Phenom Fall Frenzy
Bismarck/Mandan, ND
hosted by North Dakota Phenom
Tourney Flyer & Registration
11/26 MAYB Sioux Falls, SD
12/3 Play4Him Tournament
Scranton, IA
hosted by Play 4 Him Academy
Tourney Flyer
12/2-3 Queens of the Court
Sioux Falls, SD
hosted by Avera Sports
12/3-4 North Polars Boys Winter Classic
North St. Paul, MN
hosted by North St. Paul Basketball
12/3-4 Northfield Boys Shootout
Northfield, MN
hosted by Northfield Basketball Association
Tourney Flyer
12/3-4 East Ridge Girls Raptor Classic
Woodbury, MN
Tourney Flyer & Registration
12/3-4 Fire & Ice
Hiawatha, IA
hosted by Team Iowa
12/3-4 Monticello Boys Winter Basketball Tournament
Monticello, MN
12/3-5 Holiday Hoops Classic
Sioux City, IA
presented by Chick-fil-a
12/9-10 And One Tournament
Watertown, SD
hosted by Sacred Hoops
12/10 Jingle Jam
Clear Lake, IA
hosted by Clear Lake Booster Club
Tourney Flyer
Registration Form
12/10 Pizza Corner Classic
Valley City, ND
Tourney Flyer & Registration
12/10 Creston Basketball Association
Girls Basketball Tournament
Creston, IA
12/10-11 Play4Him Winter Jam
Graettinger, IA
hosted by Play 4 Him Academy
Tourney Flyer
12/10-11 East Ridge Boys Raptor Classic
Woodbury, MN
Tourney Flyer & Registration
12/10-11 Ballin' in the Basin Basketball Tournament
Williston, ND
Tourney Flyer
Registration Form
12/10-11 Newton Winter Shootout
Newton, IA
hosted by Redbird Basketball Club
12/17 Grinnell Booster Club Basketball Jam
Grinnell, IA
hosted by Grinnell Booster Club
Tourney Registration
12/17 Holiday Hoops
Sioux Falls, SD
hosted by Sanford Pentagon
12/17 MAYB Harrisburg, SD
12/17-18 CGAA Girls Classic Tournament
Cottage Grove, MN
Tourney Flyer
12/17-18 Power to Play
Hiawatha, IA
hosted by Team Iowa
12/17-18 Chanhassen Storm Holiday Tournament
Victoria, MN
DEC Holiday Hoopfest
Dubuque, IA
hosted by Future Stars
1/6-8 TNE I Have a Dream Classic
Omaha, NE
hosted by TNE United Express
1/6-8 Arena New Year's Bash
Sioux City, IA
presented by Chick-fil-a
1/7 Perry Parks & Recreation Department 3rd/4th Grade Girls Youth Basketball Tournament
Perry, IA
1/7 MAYB Harrisburg, SD
1/7 Hawley Hot Shot Tournament
Hawley, MN
1/7-8 Eastview Lightning Girls Classic
Apple Valley, MN
hosted by Eastview Athletic Association
Tourney Flyer & Registration
1/7-8 Outlaws Winter Classic
Watford City, ND
Tourney Flyer
1/7-8 Battle of the Schools
Hiawatha, IA
hosted by Team Iowa
1/7-8 Phenom Winter Jam
Bismarck/Mandan, ND
hosted by North Dakota Phenom
Tourney Flyer & Registration
1/7-8 Wayzata Girls Classic
Wayzata, MN
hosted by Wayzata Girls Basketball Association
1/8 Inspired Athletics Winter Travel Tournament
Horace, ND
Tourney Flyer
1/14 Pizza Corner Classic
Valley City, ND
Tourney Flyer & Registration
1/14-15 Bobber Town Classic
Pequot Lakes, MN
Tourney Flyer
1/14-15 Newton Blizzard Bash
Newton, IA
hosted by Redbird Basketball Club
1/21 Legends of the Court
Hull, IA
hosted by PACE
Tourney Flyer
1/21 Forest Lake Freeze Tournament (Boys)
Forest Lake, MN
hosted by Forest Lake Hoops Club
1/21 St. Mary's Booster Club Youth Girls Basketball Tournament
Bismarck, ND
hosted by St. Mary's Booster Club
1/21-22 Minden Optimist Club Youth Basketball Tournament
Minden, NE
Tourney Flyer
1/21-22 Foley Falcons Basketball Tournament (Grades 5-8)
Foley, MN
1/21-22 North Polars Girls Winter Classic
North St. Paul, MN
hosted by North St. Paul Basketball
1/21-22 Girls Blizzard Breaker Tournament
Rogers, MN
hosted by Rogers Area Youth Basketball Association
Tourney Flyer
1/22 Orono Spartan Girls Classic
Long Lake, MN
Tourney Flyer
1/22 Forest Lake Freeze Tournament (Girls)
Forest Lake, MN
hosted by Forest Lake Hoops Club
1/28 Inspired Athletics Winter Travel Tournament
Horace, ND
Tourney Flyer
1/28 Clinton Little Queens Basketball Tournament
Clinton, IA
hosted by Clinton Little Queens Basketball
Tourney Registration
Tourney Waiver
1/28-29 Bloomington Jefferson Girls Classic
Bloomington, MN
Tourney Flyer
1/28-29 Newton Jamboree
Newton, IA
hosted by Redbird Basketball Club
1/28-29 Ballard Girls
Booster Club Tournament

Huxley, IA
Tourney Rules
1/28-29 AC Patriot Classic
Hastings, NE
Tourney Registration
1/28-29 Battle of the Programs
Hiawatha, IA
hosted by Team Iowa
1/28-29 Apple Valley Classic - GIRLS
Apple Valley, MN
Tourney Flyer & Registration
JAN Watertown Youth Tournament
Watertown, SD
hosted by Sacred Hoops
2/3-5 Arena February Frenzy
Sioux City, IA
presented by Chick-fil-a
2/4 MAYB Harrisburg, SD
2/4 Cougar Classic Boys Basketball Tournament
Ada, MN
2/4-5 Winter Ice Storm Tournament
Fort Dodge, IA
hosted by Play 4 Him Academy
Tourney Flyer
2/4-5 For Love of the Game
Hiawatha, IA
hosted by Team Iowa
2/4-5 Jordan Jaguars Classic
Girls Basketball Tournament
Jordan, MN
Tourney Flyer
2/11 Cougar Classic Girls Basketball Tournament
Ada, MN
2/11 Austin Youth Basketball Girls Tournament
Austin, MN
Tourney Flyer & Registration
2/11 Hawley Hot Shot Tournament
Hawley, MN
2/11-12 Foley Falcons Basketball Tournament (Grades 3-6)
Foley, MN
2/11-12 New Ulm Boys Basketball Tournament
New Ulm, MN
hosted by New Ulm Basketball Association
Tourney Flyer & Registration
2/11-12 Heartbreak Shootout
Scranton, IA
hosted by Play 4 Him Academy
Tourney Flyer
2/17-18 Hansen-Haas Memorial Basketball Tournament
Yankton, SD
2/18 Inspired Athletics Winter Travel Tournament
Horace, ND
Tourney Flyer
2/18 New Ulm Girls Basketball Tournament
New Ulm, MN
hosted by New Ulm Basketball Association
Tourney Flyer & Registration
2/18 Sheldon Kiwanis Boys Tournament
Sheldon, IA
Tourney Flyer
2/18-19 Heat Up the Hardwood
Sioux Falls, SD
hosted by Sanford Pentagon
2/18-19 Mounds View Boys Spring Classic
Mounds View, MN
2/18-19 Blaine Girls Invitational
Blaine, MN
Tourney Flyer
2/18-19 Dominate the Paint
Hiawatha, IA
hosted by Team Iowa
2/18-19 Apple Valley Classic - BOYS
Apple Valley, MN
Tourney Flyer & Registration
2/18-19 Midwinter Classic, Clash of the Plains
Wayne, NE
hosted by
Wayne Basketball Development Association
Tourney Flyer
2/25 VCPR Winter Shootout
Valley City, ND
Tourney Flyer & Registration
2/25 MAYB Harrisburg, SD
FEB North Union Girls Basketball Tournament
Armstrong, IA
Tourney Flyer & Registration
Tourney Rules
FEB South Sioux City Booster Club Basketball Tournament
South Sioux City, NE
Registration Form
FEB Jr JHawk Westside Championship
Cedar Rapids, IA
TBD Hull Youth Boys Basketball Tournament
Hull, IA
TBD Northwest Iowa Girls Classic
Hull, IA
TBD Newton Girls Jamboree
Newton, IA
hosted by Redbird Basketball Club
TBD Spirit Lake Boys Youth Tournament
Spirit Lake, IA
TBD Northwest Iowa Boys Classic
Grades 5-6
Hull, IA
TBD Amp it Up Basketball Tournament
hosted by SAVE Academic Mentoring Program
Omaha Area
TBD Northwest Iowa Boys Classic
Grades 7-8
Hull, IA
TBD Underwood Optimist Club
Boys Basketball Tourney
Underwood, IA
Tourney Flyer & Registration

2022-23 States Qualifier Leagues

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

Dubuque, IA

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