On the weekends of March 10-12 (Girls) & March 17-19 (Boys) 2023, the top teams in the state will again meet in the Spokane Valley to battle it out for the 10th annual Washington Middle School Basketball Championship presented by STCU. 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!?!"
♦ Two Championship divisions, School/Feeder and Club (non-school teams). Both divisions offer 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 4pm Friday and latest Sunday games tip off at 3:30pm.
♦ Entry fees are regularly $400 per team, however early sign up and multiple team discounts are available.
♦ Awards for teams and for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in both divisions
♦ Game results immediately posted to the website after completion
There's more! Here's what you'll get when we See You at STATE!
♦ Players and coaches will play middle school aged teams that they've never faced before. We have teams traveling from all over Washington: the Puget Sound area, Olympic Peninsula, Southwestern WA, Tri Cities, Yakima and Bellingham. Of course, there'll be some hometown teams representing Spokane also!
♦ Partner hotels and resorts offering discounted rates.
♦ Competition will be held at clean, multi-court venues. Friday and Saturday will feature exciting pool play with Sunday bringing the magic of the semi-finals and Championship games.
♦ Certified referees from the Spokane Basketball Officials Association and other associations throughout the state.
♦ 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 the Spokane Valley - one the top tourist destinations in Washington! "Play Hooky Monday" - stay Sunday night and enjoy a family day on Monday.
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.
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!
Thomas Jefferson 5th Grade Girls