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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).

Is your team interested in earning an At Large Bid to State?  Click here to learn more and fill out an At-Large application. 

2023-24 STATE QUALIFIER TOURNEYS - Updated fall of 2023

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.

State Reps attend many of our Qualifier Tournaments to award qualifying coaches with a golden ticket invitation to State.

Dates *Mobile Users swipe left* Qualifier Tournament Forms/Notes
10/8 Play Hard Hoops One Day Jam Fest
Athletico Center - Northbrook
10/14 Play Hard Hoops Superstar Challenge
Athletico Center Northbrook & Berto Center Deerfield
10/15 Play Hard Hoops Fall Slam Fest
Canlan Sportsplex Lake Barrington
10/21-22 Play Hard Hoops End of Season
Athletico Center Northbrook, Berto Center Deerfield and Canlan Sportsplex Libertyville
11/04-05 CYBN Pre Season Jamboree
11/11-12 CYBN Chicagoland Showdown
11/11-12 Huntley Girls Tip Off Classic
presented by Huntley Park District
November 11 7th/8th Grade
November 12 5th/6th Grade
11/17-19 Love Strong Shootout
Tournament Flyer
11/18 2023 Thanksgiving Panther Classic
presented by Carol Stream Panthers
3rd Grade Boys, 4th Grade Boys & 4th Grade Girls
11/18-19 CYBN Run N Gun
11/18-19 Winter Classic Kickoff Girls 5-8
11/18-19 Riverside Brookfield Basketball SOLD OUT - Email reingruberm@rbhs208.net to join wait list
11/19 2023 Thanksgiving Panther Classic
presented by Carol Stream Panthers
5th Boys and 5th Girls
TBD Black Friday Tournament
boys and girls 6th-8th middle school teams only
11/26 2023 Thanksgiving Panther Classic
presented by Carol Stream Panthers
6th – 8th Boys & Girls
11/24-26 DISC Thanksgiving Elementary Basketball Tournament
boys and girls 3rd-6th
11/25-26 CYBN Thanksgiving Classic
12/2-3 CYBN Refuse To Lose
12/3 Stormin’ to the Hoop Girls 3-8
12/9-10 MAC Tipoff Classic
12/9-10 CYBN Lake Effect Snodown
12/9-10 Belleville Shootout
presented by Premier Hoops
12/9-10 Frankfort Invitational
Lincolnway East HS
12/10 Hawks Holiday Hoopla
Oregon J Hawks
12/16-17 Rockets Holiday Classic
presented by Illinois Rockets
2022 Flyer
12/16-17 CYBN Winter Hoops Classic
12/23-24 CYBN Holiday Breakaway
TBD Elmhurst Airborne Roundball Winter Classic
presented by Elmhurst Airborne
12/29 Woodridge Holiday Hoops Shootout
presented by Woodridge Park District
Boys 3-5
12/29-30 Glen Ellyn New Year's Invitational
Glen Ellyn
presented by Glen Ellyn Titans Basketball
12/30-31 CYBN New Year's Battle
TBD DISC Holiday Hoops Basketball Tournament
boys and girls 3rd-6th
TBD Highland Lions Club Tournament
girls 4th-6th
1/5-7 Westfield Eagles 2024 New Year Tournament
Feeder Teams Only
1/6-7 CYBN Hardwood Classic
1/8 Spartan Sports Bubble Bath Day Shootout
boys and girls 3rd-8th
1/13-15 4th Annual Roundball Classic
1/13-14 Winter Classic
Boys and Girls 4-8
1/13-14 CYBN Winter Madness
1/14 Stormin’ to the Hoop Boys 3-8
1/14 Midwest Winter Classic
presented by Midwest Wildcats
Boys and Girls 3rd-8th
1/15 Woodridge MLK Tournament
presented by Woodridge Park District
Boys 6-8
TBD Evanston New Year's Tournament
TBD Orange Effect Tournament
2023 Flyer
1/21 Matto “B” Tourney
presented by JCats Boy's Basketball
Boys 5th-8th
1/21 JWBA Classic
Boys 4-8
1/20-21 CYBN Southwest Classic boys and girls 3rd-8th
1/28 Feeder Frenzy "A" Tourney
presented by JCats Boy's Basketball
Boys 5th-8th
1/27-28 3rd Annual Winter Classic Girls 6-8
1/27-28 CYBN Survivor Classic boys and girls 3rd-8th
1/27-28 Oswego East Winter Classic
presented by Oswego East Wolfpack
2/1-4 TLK Hustle & Heart Showdown
2/3-4 Geneva Feeder Basketball 2024 Invitational

Girls and Boys 7-8
2/3-4 CYBN Superbowl Showdown
2/3-4 West Suburban Classic
2024 Flyer
2/4 Vikings United Tournament
2023 Flyer
Registration Link
2/4 Rolling Meadows Girls Feeder Tournament
Rolling Meadows
Girls 5-8
2/10-11 CYBN Valentine's Classic
2/17-18 CYBN Winter Championship Boys and Girls 3-8
2/18 Midwest Hoop Fest
presented by Midwest Wildcats
2/24-25 CYBN Winter Finale
3/2-3 CYBN March Madness Shootout boys and girls 3rd-8th


Dates *Mobile Users swipe left* Qualifier League Forms division qualification at State
Nov 4 - Feb 24 Playmakers Winter League
Supreme Courts and local gyms
presented by Chicagoland Youth Basketball
Nov 11 - Feb 17 Schaumburg Girls Feeder Basketball League
Nov 12 - March 10 Play Hard Hoops League
Canlan Sportsplex - Libertyville - Lake Barrington
Nov 18 - Dec 02 USJN's Middle School League
Jan 6 - March 3 Winter League at Wesclin
Jan 8-Mar31 Northside Basketball League

* 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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