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HOW TO QUALIFY

Teams earn their spot at the New England 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 Byron Jenson to submit your event for consideration.

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

2021-22 STATE QUALIFIER TOURNAMENTS (UPDATED LIST RELEASED IN FALL 2021)

Dates Qualifier Tournament Forms/Notes
11/6-7 Breakers Veterans Day Classic
Tiverton, RI
11/12-14 The Walter Lewis Invitational Tournament
Bellingham, MA
Tournament Flyer
11/12-21 Milford Knights Tip Off Tourney
11/26-28 CT NorthStars Thanksgiving Shootout (Boys & Girls)
Canton, CT
11/26-28 Connecticut Basketball Turkey Shoot Thanksgiving Tourney
12/2-5 West Side Tip Off Tournament
West Springfield, MA
Tournament Flyer
12/16-19 2021 Golden Bears Holiday Classic
Springfield, MA
Tournament Flyer
12/19-30 Danbury PAL Annual Holiday Hoops Basketball Tournament
Danbury, CT
Tournament Flyer
12/26-29 Connecticut Basketball Old School Holiday Tournament
12/27-29 Nutmeg Holiday Basketball Festival
Middletown, CT and Newington, CT
Tournament Flyer
12/27-30 Milford Knights Holiday Tournament
12/27-31 CT NorthStars Holiday Tournament (Boys & Girls)
Canton, CT
2/18-3/13 CT Hoopfest
2/19-20 Connecticut Basketball President's Day All Star Classic
2/19-20 Glenburn 5th & 6th Grade Girls Basketball Tournament
Glenburn, ME
Tournament Flyer
2/21-25 Mid Winter Classic Youth Basketball Tournament
Brunswick, ME
2/25-27 Maine Hoops Town Team Championship
Waterville, Augusta, Lewiston, ME
2/26-27 Glenburn 3rd & 4th Grade Girls Basketball Tournament
Glenburn, ME
Tournament Flyer
2/26-3/6 Bow Invitational Basketball Tournament
Bow, NH
3/5-6 Glenburn 3rd & 4th Grade Boys Basketball Tournament
Glenburn, ME
Tournament Flyer
3/5-13 Kittery Travel Basketball Tournament
Kittery, ME
Tournament Flyer
3/11-13 Barnstable Youth Basketball Tournament
Barnstable, MA
3/12-13 Glenburn 5th & 6th Grade Boys Basketball Tournament
Glenburn, ME
Tournament Flyer

2021-22 Qualifier Leagues - (UPDATED LIST RELEASED IN FALL 2021)

Dates Qualifier League Forms division qualification at State
NOV-FEB Connecticut Basketball Winter Season State invites are based upon standings after Feb. 25
NOV-FEB Milford Knigts Basketball League State invites are based upon standings after TBD
NOV-FEB CVU Mini Metro League State invites are based upon league playoffs ending Feb. 20
DEC-FEB Merrimack Basketball League State invites are based upon league playoffs ending Feb. 25
DEC-MAR Fairfield County Basketball League State invites are based upon standings after Feb. 13

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