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Welcome to the State Basketball Championship!

On the weekend of March 15-17 (Girls) and 22-24 (Boys), 2024, the top teams in the state will meet in State College to battle it out for the 6th Annual Pennsylvania Middle School Basketball Championship. After a long regular season playing against other teams in your area, the State Basketball Championship offers teams the shot to compete against fresh faces from all corners of the state. This is not your ordinary league tournament, but rather the chance of a lifetime for all kids... "Remember the time we went to State!?!"

Championship Overview

  • The Championship is for single school, community and township teams only, and offers exciting competition for Boys and Girls grades 4-8.
  • All teams play a minimum of 4 games. Some will play 5 games.
  • Play begins as early as 5pm Friday and the latest Sunday games will tip off by 4:30pm.
  • Entry fees are regularly $425 per team, however early sign up and multiple team discounts are available.
  • Awards for teams and for 1st and 2nd places in both divisions
  • Game results immediately posted to the website after completion
  • Live Streaming by BallerTV

There's more! Here's what you'll get when we See You at STATE!

  • Players and coaches will play  teams that they've never faced before.  We'll  have teams traveling from all over the state of Pennsylvania.
  • Partner hotels and resorts offering discounted rates.
  • Competition will be held at clean, multi-court facilities. Friday evening and Saturday will feature exciting pool play with Sunday bringing the magic of the semi-finals and Championship games.
  • PIAA certified referees from the local high school association.
  • Pre-determined scoreboard operators and scorebook keepers. No need for State coaches to pull visiting parent volunteers from the stands. So parents can sit back and relax (if watching your child compete in the Championship is relaxing?!)
  • All of the above while enjoying State College - one the most unique tourist destinations in Pennsylvania! "Play Hooky Monday" - stay Sunday night and enjoy a family day on Monday.

Questions about the Pennsylvania Middle School Basketball Championship?

Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page or contact our Pennsylvania Tournament Director, Bradley Laubacher, bradley@statebasketballchampionship.com


What They're Saying..
Feedback from recent State tourneys

We really enjoyed the tournament!  It will be memories that last a life time for all of us...We have some younger teams that have been influenced by the experience they had watching their brothers at the State Tournament and are looking forward to Seeing You at State for many years to come.

Coach Ricks
Aurora Central 8th grade boys

I wanted to thank you for putting together an amazing tournament this weekend.  It was well organized with extremely nice facilities.  State College was the perfect location to host this event.

Our girls had a blast and made memories that will last a life time.

We look forward to year two next year!  

Dave S
Thomas Jefferson 5th Grade Girls 

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