BIG NEWS! The Illinois State Basketball Championship has been postponed to March, 2022. All Qualified and previously Registered teams are encouraged to join us for the regional Great Lakes States Basketball Championship on March 26-28, 2021 in Bloomington, IN. View Great Lakes States!
Note: Teams with registration fee credits from the canceled March 2020 State Tournament are automatically qualified for our 2021 Great Lakes States event and 2022 Illinois State tournament and all previously approved player eligibility documents will carry forward to 2021!
Updated October 1, 2020
The 4th annual Illinois State Youth Basketball Championship is scheduled for March 19-21, 2021. We are monitoring updates to local Rockford-area health restrictions and remain very optimistic about holding our State Tournament in March. Our staff will be in close contact with State Qualifier tournament directors regarding the status of youth basketball in their area, and we’ll update our How To Qualify page as we receive 2020-21 Qualifier dates.
Note: Teams with registration fee credits from the canceled March 2020 State Tournament are automatically qualified for our 2021 event and all previously approved player eligibility documents will carry forward to 2021! We will update this page as things develop.
March 19, 20, 21 | 2021
The 4th Annual State Championship is a qualifier-based tournament with two divisions (Club and School) and features top competition from all corners of the Illinois.
114 boys and girls teams registered for the 2020 State Championship. Players hailed from 251 zip codes and 176 different towns across Illinois.
COVID-19 put a halt to our tournament this year, but we have our sights set on the 2020-2021 season - and it's shaping up to be our biggest and best. We can't wait to welcome top teams from North, South, and Central Illinois next year!
All team rosters are verified by the State Eligibility Committee prior to tournament play. Last season, we reviewed 15,730 Proof of Eligibility documents!
State Reps attend many of our Qualifier Tournaments to award top teams with their Gold Ticket invitation to State.