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How to Qualify

IMPORTANT STATE COLLEGE HOTEL UPDATE (JAN 15, 2023). After establishing dates and securing courts for our championship weekends in State College, two major concert events were announced. Bruce Springsteen (Mar 18) and Kenny Chesney (Mar 25) will be playing in the Bryce Jordan Center which has cut deeply into the supply of local hotel rooms. As of January 15th, all rooms in State College have been sold. If your team and families are traveling to State and have not booked lodging, you are urged to do so NOW at a hotel in an outlying community (i.e. Altoona, Clearfield, Lock Haven, etc). Links to all available properties can be found here: Tourney Hotels and all rooms have been discounted for our tournament families.

Despite the hotel shortage, which is beyond our control, we are expecting the largest field of teams ever to compete in March. We hope to see you there!

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.

2022-23 STATE QUALIFER TOURNAMENTS

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 Bradley to submit your event for consideration.

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

Dates *Mobile Users swipe left* Qualifier Tournament Forms Notes
In most cases 1st & 2nd place teams
boys and girls, grades 4-8th
qualify for State
11/11-13 Lady Macs Travel Basketball Tournament
Canonsburg
2022 Registration Link girls 4th-8th
11/11-13 South Fayette Tip Off Tourney (boys)
McDonald
boys 5th-8th
11/19-20 New Castle Turkey Shootout
New Castle
2022 Flyer and Registration boys and girls 3rd-8th
11/25-27 Shoot 360 Thanksgiving Tournament
Pittsburgh
boys & girls 4th-8th
11/26-27 Competitive Edge Sports Turkey Jam
King of Prussia
PA school/township teams will be invited to the PA State Tournament and all NJ teams and PA Club teams will be invited to the NJ State Tournament boys and girls 3rd-8th
11/29-12/11 ICBA King of the Court
hosted by Inter-County Basketball Association
Greater Philly Metro

12/3-4 LH Mustang Winter Round Up
Uniontown
2022 Flyer and Registration boys 6th
12/16-18 Holiday Jam Fest
North Allegheny (Wexford, PA)
2022 Flyer boys 3rd-8th
12/17-18 Holiday Hoops Winter Classic
State College/Centre County
Registration Link boys and girls 4th-8th
12/17-18 Competitive Edge Sports Holiday Jam
King of Prussia
PA school/township teams will be invited to the PA State Tournament and all NJ teams and PA Club teams will be invited to the NJ State Tournament boys and girls 3rd-8th
12/26-29 Competitive Edge Sports Holiday Hoops Classic
King of Prussia
PA school/township teams will be invited to the PA State Tournament and all NJ teams and PA Club teams will be invited to the NJ State Tournament boys and girls 3rd-8th
12/26-30 Charger Nation Christmas Travel Tournament
Feasterville-Trevose
2022 Flyer boys & girls 3rd-8th
12/26-30 Shoot 360 Winter Classic Tournament
Pittsburgh
2022 Flyer boys and girls 4th-8th
12/26-31 Riverfront Sports Holiday Tournament
Scranton
2022 Registration Link boys and girls 4th-8th
12/27-30 Peters Township Christmas Classic
McMurray
2022 Flyer
Registration Link
boys & girls 3rd-8th
12/27-29 Back Mountain Holiday Shootout
Lehman
boys and girls 4th-8th
12/28-30 Bulldog Holiday Challenge
Allentown
girls 5th-8th
TBD Norwin Basketball Association Boys Tournament 2019-20 Flyer boys and girls 3rd-8th
1/7-8 Competitive Edge Sports New Years Buzzer Beater
King of Prussia
PA school/township teams will be invited to the PA State Tournament and all NJ teams and PA Club teams will be invited to the NJ State Tournament boys 3rd-8th
1/12-15 Chartiers Valley Girls Basketball Tournament 2023 Flyer
Registration Link
girls 3rd-8th
1/14-15 All American Winter Jam Tournament
Pittsburgh
2023 Flyer boys and girls 3rd-8th
TBD New Castle MLK Day Shootout 2022 Flyer boys and girls 3rd-6th
1/19-22 Chartiers Valley Boys Basketball Tournament 2023 Flyer
Registration Link
boys 3rd-8th
1/20-22 Homer City Basketball Tournament
Indiana County
2023 Flyer boys and girls 6th
1/20-22 The Best of the West Girls Tournament
Imperial
1/21-3/5 Armstrong Drugs Kill Dreams Tournament 2023 Flyer
Roster Form
boys 3rd-8th
1/27-29 The Best of the West Tournament
Imperial
boys 3rd-8th
1/27-29 Indiana Elementary Basketball Tournament
hosted by Indiana Elem. Basketball Boosters
2023 Flyer and Registration boys & girls 4th-6th
TBD Clearfield Invite
Clearfield
2022 Flyer and Registration boys 6th
2/10-12 North Allegheny Basketball Association Tournament
Pittsburgh
Boys Flyer
Girls Flyer
boys and girls 4th-6th
2/11-12 Competitive Edge Sports Winter Freeze
King of Prussia
PA school/township teams will be invited to the PA State Tournament and all NJ teams and PA Club teams will be invited to the NJ State Tournament boys and girls 3rd-8th
TBD Battle of the Border Presidents Weekend Shootout
New Castle and Youngstown
2021 Flyer boys & girls 3rd-8th
2/15-19 SAEBA Winter Jam
Glenshaw
2023 Flyer girls 3rd-6th
2/17-19 Presidents Day Basketball Tournament
Hosted by Spring-Ford Youth Basketball
Royersford
2023 Flyer boys 3rd-8th and girls 4th-8th
2/17-19 February Frenzy
Hosted by South Fayette Girls Basketball Association
2023 Flyer girls 3rd-8th
2/17-19 Franklin Regional Panther Hoops Classic (boys)
Murrysville
2023 Flyer boys 3rd-7th
2/18-19 Chocolatetown USA Boys Basketball Tournament 2023
Hershey
2023 Flyer and Registration boys 4th-9th
2/20 Competitive Edge Sports President's Day Shootout
King of Prussia
PA school/township teams will be invited to the PA State Tournament and all NJ teams and PA Club teams will be invited to the NJ State Tournament boys and girls 3rd-8th
2/22-3/20 Walter Najmola Tournament
Folsom
2023 Flyer boys and girls 3rd-8th. *based on dates only 4th-7th boys can qualify for PA State Tourney
2/24-26 Scott Lang Memorial February Finale
North Allegheny (Wexford, PA)
2023 Flyer boys 3rd-8th
3/1-3/5 Burgettstown Youth Boys Basketball Tournament 2023 Flyer boys 3rd-8th
3/4-5 Morrisons Cove Memorial Park March Madness Tournament 2023 Flyer boys 5th-6th
3/3-5 Franklin Regional Panther Hoops Classic (girls)
Murrysville
2023 Flyer girls 4th-7th
3/3-5 Back Mountain Shootout
Lehman
boys and girls 4th-8th
3/3-5 Rockets Spring Classic
Allison Park
boys and girls 2nd-6th
3/4-5 Competitive Edge Sports Spring Tip Off
King of Prussia
PA school/township teams will be invited to the PA State Tournament and all NJ teams and PA Club teams will be invited to the NJ State Tournament boys and girls 3rd-8th
3/4-5 Miller Center March Mania
Lewisburg
boys 3rd-8th
3/11-12 Competitive Edge Sports EC3 Kickoff
King of Prussia
PA boys school/township teams will be invited to the PA State Tournament and all NJ teams and PA Club teams will be invited to the NJ State Tournament boys and girls 3rd-8th

2022-23 State Qualifier Leagues

Dates *Mobile Users swipe left* Qualifier League Forms division qualification at State
Sept-Nov All Day Hoops Fall League
Altoona
boys and girls 7th and 8th grade
Oct-Dec MVP Hoops Fall League
presented by East Hills Recreation
boys and girls 3rd and 4th grade
Dec-Feb All Day Hoops Winter League
Altoona
League Flyer boys and girls 2nd-8th
Dec-Feb Pittsburgh Youth Basketball League
North Allegheny (Wexford, PA)
Registration Link boys 3rd-6th
Dec-Feb All American Travel Basketball League
Pittsburgh
League Flyer boys and girls 3rd-8th
Dec-Feb Coach Ron's Memorial Rebels League
Huntingdon
boys 3rd-6th
Dec-Feb Westmoreland County
Elementary School Basketball League
League Tourney Feb 9-12
Dec-Feb Westmoreland County
Westmoreland Girls Basketball League
State invites are based upon standings after Feb 19th, 2023
Dec-Feb Garver Memorial YMCA League
Roaring Spring
boys and girls 4th-6th
Dec-Mar Inter-County Basketball Association
Travel Basketball League
State invites are based upon standings after Feb 19th, 2023
Dec-Mar Chartiers Valley Basketball League State invites are based upon standings after Feb 19th, 2023
Dec-Mar Charger Nation Winter League
Feasterville-Trevose
2022-23 Flyer Boys 3rd-9th, Girls 4th-9th
Jan-Feb Sideling Hill League
Fulton County
girls 4th-6th
Jan-Mar Berks County Youth Basketball League
Berks County
Jan-Mar MVP Hoops Winter League
presented by East Hills Recreation
boys and girls 5th-8th
TBD Cove League/Jr. Cove League
Southern Huntingdon Area

* 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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