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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 us to submit your event for consideration.

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

Chicagoland Youth Basketball Network Power Rankings

Dates Qualifier Tournament Forms division qualification at State
Jan-Feb CYBN Power Rankings top teams boys and girls 3rd-8th

2021-22 Qualifier Tourneys

Dates Qualifier Tournament Forms/Notes
11/13-11/14 Huntley Girls Tip-Off Classic
7th/8th Grade on 11/16
5th/6th Grade on 11/17
11/27 Carol Stream Annual Panthers Classic
Carol Stream
Presented by Carol Stream Youth Basketball
Boys
11/28 Carol Stream Annual Panthers Classic
Carol Stream
Presented by Carol Stream Youth Basketball
Girls
11/28 Midwest Winter Classic
Rockford
presented by Midwest Wildcats
boys and girls 3rd-8th
11/28 Thanksgiving Invitational
Naperville
presented by TTNL
boys and girls 3rd-8th
12/4 Southside Shooters Basketball Shootout
Palos Hills
presented by Southside Shooters
12/5 Next Level Shootout
Naperville
presented by TTNL
boys and girls 3rd-8th
12/12 Wheaton Park Winter Classic 2021 Flyer
TBD All Iowa Attack Chicago Classic
Supreme Courts
12/18-19 Rockets Holiday Classic
Aurora
presented by Illinois Rockets
12/19 Wheaton Park Kickoff Classic 2021 Flyer
1/2 Jamboree at the Nac
Naperville
presented by TTNL
boys and girls 3rd-8th
1/2 Elmhurst Airborne Roundball Winter Classic
presented by Elmhurst Airborne
1/8 Southside Shooters Basketball Shootout
Palos Hills
presented by Southside Shooters
1/9 Bluechip Invitational
Naperville
presented by TTNL
boys and girls 3rd-8th
TBD Christmas Classic
hosted by Stars of Tomorrow
Elgin
1/15-17 Naperville Jr Huskies
2nd Annual Roundball Classic
2022 Flyer
1/15-16 Belleville Shootout
presented by Premier Hoops
1/16 Next Level Shootout 2022
Naperville
presented by TTNL
boys and girls 3rd-8th
1/16 Wheaton North Shootout
1/16 Matto "B" Tourney
Libertyville
presented JCats Boy's Basketball
1/17 MLK King of the Court
Naperville
presented by TTNL
boys and girls 3rd-8th
1/20-30 40th Annual D92 Basketball Tournament
Homer Glen & Lockport
1/22 CYBN Southwest Classic boys and girls 3rd-8th
1/23 CYBN Southwest Classic boys and girls 3rd-8th
1/23 Ball Out Shootout
Naperville
presented by TTNL
boys and girls 3rd-8th
1/23 Feeder Frenzy "A" Tourney
Libertyville
presented by JCats Boy's Basketball
TBD New Year's Jamboree
hosted by Stars of Tomorrow
Elgin
1/29 CYBN Survivor Classic boys and girls 3rd-8th
1/29 Southside Shooters Basketball Shootout
Palos Hills
presented by Southside Shooters
1/29-30 Oswego East Winter Classic
Oswego
presented by Oswego East Wolfpack
2022 Flyer and Registration on page 2
1/30 CYBN Survivor Classic boys and girls 3rd-8th
1/30 Stay Ready Showdown
Naperville
presented by TTNL
boys and girls 3rd-8th
1/30 JWBA Classic
Sterling
2022 FlyerBoys 4th-8th
TBD Staunton Jr. Bulldogs
3rd Annual Hoops Classic
2019-20 Flyer
2/3-6 TLK Hustle & Heart Showdown
Troy
2/5-6 Galesburg Girls Basketball Tournament
Galesburg
girls 3rd-6th
2/5 CYBN Valentine's Classic boys and girls 3rd-8th
2/6 CYBN Valentine's Classic boys and girls 3rd-8th
2/6 NAC Jamfest
Naperville
presented by TTNL
boys and girls 3rd-8th
TBD Winter Shootout
hosted by Stars of Tomorrow
Elgin
2/12-13 Galesburg Boys Basketball Tournament
Galesburg
boys 3rd-6th
2/12 CYBN Superbowl Showdown boys and girls 3rd-8th
2/13 CYBN Superbowl Showdown
games done by 3:30pm
boys and girls 3rd-8th
2/13 For the Love of the Game Shootout
Naperville
presented by TTNL
boys and girls 3rd-8th
TBD Maine East Blue Demons MLK Tourney
presented by All In Athletics
2/19 CYBN Winter Championships boys and girls 3rd-8th
2/19-20 February Showdown
Carterville
boys 6th-8th, girls 7th-8th
2/20 CYBN Winter Championships boys and girls 3rd-8th
2/20 Winter Finale
Naperville
presented by TTNL
boys and girls 3rd-8th
2/21 President's Day Invitational
Naperville
presented by TTNL
boys and girls 3rd-8th
2/26 Midwest Hoop Fest
Rockford
presented by Midwest Wildcats
boys and girls 3rd-8th
2/26 CYBN Winter Finale boys and girls 3rd-8th
2/27 CYBN Winter Finale boys and girls 3rd-8th
3/5 CYBN March Madness Shootout boys and girls 3rd-8th
3/6 CYBN March Madness Shootout boys and girls 3rd-8th

Fall 2022

Future Pioneers
Girls Basketball Tourney

Rock Island
2019-20 Flyer
Grades 6-8

Fall 2022

Metro-East Classic (Boys) 2019-20 Flyer

Fall 2022

Metro-East Classic (Girls) 2019-20 Flyer

Fall 2022

Glen Ellyn New Year's Invitational
Glen Ellyn
presented by Glen Ellyn Titans Basketball

Winter 2023

Frankfort Invitational
Lincolnway East HS

Winter 2023

Barbs Blast Girls Feeder Tournament
Dekalb

Winter 2023

Storm Madness Tourney
South Elgin

2021-22 Qualifier Leagues

Dates Qualifier League Forms division qualification at State
TBD MNS Xpress Winter Games
TBD Oswego Girls League Road to Success
presented by Future Basketball
Jan-Mar Playmakers Winter League
Supreme Courts and local gyms
presented by Chicagoland Youth Basketball
boys and girls 3rd-8th
Jan-Mar Northside Basketball League
TBD Winter Travel League (boys)
Lemont
presented by Lemont Park District

* 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.



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