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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 Pauline Kibathi 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
Oct-Feb CYBN Power Rankings top teams boys and girls 3rd-8th

2022-23 Qualifier Tourneys

Dates Qualifier Tournament Forms/Notes
10/8 HYBT Fall Ball #3
Peoria
presented by HYBT
10/15-16 CYBN Nothing But Net
10/22 HYBT Fall Ball #4
Peoria
presented by HYBT
10/22-23 CYBN Dream Big
10/29-30 CYBN Pre Season Jamboree
11/5-6 CYBN Tip Off Classic
11/5-6 Love Strong Shootout
Mascoutah
Tournament Flyer
11/5 Southside Shooters Basketball Shootout
Palos Hills
presented by Southside Shooters
11/12 HYBT Winter Blast #1
Peoria
presented by HYBT
11/12-13 CYBN Chicagoland Showdown
11/12-13 Thanksgiving Shootout
11/13 Spartan Sports Veteran's Day Showdown
Elgin
boys and girls 3rd-8th
11/19 HYBT Winter Blast #2
Peoria
presented by HYBT
11/19-20 CYBN Run N Gun
11/19-20 Riverside Brookfield Basketball Boys 3-8
11/25 Black Friday Tournament
Rockford
boys and girls 6th-8th middle school teams only
11/25-27 DISC Thanksgiving Elementary Basketball Tournament
Decatur
boys and girls 3rd-6th
11/26-27 CYBN Thanksgiving Classic
November Huntley Girls Tip-Off Classic
7th/8th Grade on 11/16
5th/6th Grade on 11/17
11/26 Carol Stream Annual Panthers Classic
Carol Stream
Presented by Carol Stream Youth Basketball
Boys
11/26 Southside Shooters Basketball Shootout
Palos Hills
presented by Southside Shooters
11/27 Carol Stream Annual Panthers Classic
Carol Stream
Presented by Carol Stream Youth Basketball
Girls
11/27 Midwest Winter Classic
Rockford
presented by Midwest Wildcats
boys and girls 3rd-8th
November Thanksgiving Invitational
Naperville
presented by TTNL
boys and girls 3rd-8th
12/3 HYBT Winter Blast #3
Peoria
presented by HYBT
12/3-4 CYBN Refuse To Lose
12/10 Southside Shooters Basketball Shootout
Palos Hills
presented by Southside Shooters
12/10-11 CYBN Lake Effect Snodown
12/10-11 Belleville Shootout
presented by Premier Hoops
12/10-11 Frankfort Invitational
Lincolnway East HS
2022 Flyer
12/11 Spartan Sports Santa's Coming to Town Jam
Elgin
boys and girls 3rd-8th
December Next Level Shootout
Naperville
presented by TTNL
boys and girls 3rd-8th
December Wheaton Park Winter Classic 2021 Flyer
12/17-18 Rockets Holiday Classic
Aurora
presented by Illinois Rockets
2022 Flyer
12/17-18 CYBN Winter Hoops Classic
12/22-23 CYBN Holiday Breakaway
December Wheaton Park Kickoff Classic 2021 Flyer
December Jamboree at the Nac
Naperville
presented by TTNL
boys and girls 3rd-8th
December Elmhurst Airborne Roundball Winter Classic
presented by Elmhurst Airborne
December Bluechip Invitational
Naperville
presented by TTNL
boys and girls 3rd-8th
12/27-28 CYBN New Year's Battle
12/30-31 Glen Ellyn New Year's Invitational
Glen Ellyn
presented by Glen Ellyn Titans Basketball
12/30-1/1 DISC Holiday Hoops Basketball Tournament
Decatur
boys and girls 3rd-6th
1/6-8 Highland Lions Club Tournament
Highland
girls 4th-6th
1/7-8 CYBN Hardwood Classic
1/8 Spartan Sports Bubble Bath Day Shootout
Elgin
boys and girls 3rd-8th
1/14-16 3rd Annual Roundball Classic 2023 Flyer
1/14-15 CYBN Winter Madness
1/14-15 Geneva Feeder Basketball 2023 Invitational

Girls 4th-8th registration link
Boys 3rd-4th registration link
January Next Level Shootout 2022
Naperville
presented by TTNL
Boys and Girls 3rd-8th
January Wheaton North Shootout
January Evanston New Year's Tournament
1/22 Matto "B" Tourney
Libertyville
presented JCats Boy's Basketball
Boys 5th-8th
1/22 JWBA Classic
Sterling
January MLK King of the Court
Naperville
presented by TTNL
boys and girls 3rd-8th
1/21-22 CYBN Southwest Classic boys and girls 3rd-8th
January Ball Out Shootout
Naperville
presented by TTNL
boys and girls 3rd-8th
January Storm Madness Tourney
South Elgin
1/29 Feeder Frenzy "A" Tourney
Libertyville
presented by JCats Boy's Basketball
Boys 5th-8th
1/28-29 Geneva Feeder Basketball 2023 Invitational

Boys 5th-8th registration link
1/28-29 CYBN Survivor Classic boys and girls 3rd-8th
1/28-29 Oswego East Winter Classic
Oswego
presented by Oswego East Wolfpack
2022 Flyer and Registration on page 2
January Stay Ready Showdown
Naperville
presented by TTNL
boys and girls 3rd-8th
2/2-5 TLK Hustle & Heart Showdown
Troy
2/4-5 CYBN Superbowl Showdown
2/5 Vikings United Tournament
Flossmoor
2023 Flyer
Registration Link
2/11-12 CYBN Winter Championship
February Galesburg Girls Basketball Tournament
Galesburg
girls 3rd-6th
2/16-19 Hot Hoops Boys and Girls 3-8
2/18-19 CYBN Valentine's Classic boys and girls 3rd-8th
2/19 Midwest Hoop Fest
Rockford
presented by Midwest Wildcats
February NAC Jamfest
Naperville
presented by TTNL
boys and girls 3rd-8th
February Galesburg Boys Basketball Tournament
Galesburg
boys 3rd-6th
2/25-26 CYBN Winter Finale
February For the Love of the Game Shootout
Naperville
presented by TTNL
boys and girls 3rd-8th
February February Showdown
Carterville
boys 6th-8th, girls 7th-8th
March Winter Finale
Naperville
presented by TTNL
boys and girls 3rd-8th
March President's Day Invitational
Naperville
presented by TTNL
boys and girls 3rd-8th
3/4-5 CYBN March Madness Shootout boys and girls 3rd-8th

Fall 2022

Future Pioneers
Girls Basketball Tourney

Rock Island
2019-20 Flyer
Grades 6-8

Winter 2023

Barbs Blast Girls Feeder Tournament
Dekalb

Winter 2023

Staunton Jr. Bulldogs
3rd Annual Hoops Classic
2019-20 Flyer

2022-23 Qualifier Leagues

Dates Qualifier League Forms division qualification at State
Nov-Mar Play Hard Hoops League
Canlan Sportsplex - Libertyville - Lake Barrington
Nov 19 - Dec 04 USJN's Middle School League
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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