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!
Occasionally, the Eligibility Committee will grant an exception to the same school rules for a player who resides outside of the high school boundary in which his/her team represents in the School Division at the Championship. Coaches must submit a Request of Player Exception to the Eligibility Committee with pertinent details and receive approval for the exception before that player is eligible to compete in a State or Regional Championship.
All communication regarding rosters and exception rulings will made be to and through the coach of the team.
The approval process is conducted on a case by case basis and approval is not guaranteed.