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Important Hotel Update - Girls Championship weekend

Attention all teams planning to compete at State on the Girls Championship weekend of March 17-19, 2023:

Due to a recently announced Bruce Springsteen concert at the Bryce Jordan Center on Saturday, March 18th, there will be limited hotel rooms available in State College.  Therefore, we strongly recommend that your team book its hotel rooms via our hotel provider, Event Connect, as soon as possible.

This season, all girls teams should book their rooms before officially qualifying for State.  If you book a room and your team does not qualify for State, then Event Connect will refund any room deposits paid on its website. 


March 17-19, 2023 Girls 
March 24-26, 2023 Boys
State College-Centre County
Boys & Girls | Grades 4-8

The 5th Annual State Championship is a school/township-only tournament featuring qualified teams from all corners of Pennsylvania.

Wide Geographic Diversity

The 2022 State tournament featured teams from throughout Pennsylvania offering fresh competition for all squads.  Players hailed from 298 zip codes and 234 different towns across the state. Check out the map above with all of the hometowns represented at State!

Upcoming Qualifiers

Teams earn their spot at State by placing 1st or 2nd in an official Qualifier Tournament or League.

Dates Qualifier Tournament Forms Notes
11/11-13 South Fayette Tip Off Tourney (boys)
boys 5th-8th
11/29-12/11 ICBA King of the Court
hosted by Inter-County Basketball Association
Greater Philly Metro

boys and girls 3rd-8th

2023 Tournament Info

Qualified Teams




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.

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2019 State Championship Recap

The 2019 State Championship was a record-smashing inaugural event featuring 123 school/township teams from all corners of the State. Teams made the trip to State College to face fresh competition and create lifelong memories with their teammates and families. Last year’s tourney crowned State Champs from Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, and many townships in between!

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