YMCA Youth Sports

Boys Tri-State Tournament

Grades 3-8

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!!!  NOW taking 3rd Grade teams!

Join us in celebrating the 90th anniversary of our Boys Tri-State Basketball Tournament in 2019!  Each year, hundreds of boys, grades 3-8, come together for an amazing twenty-four hour mega-tournament.  Players come from all over the tri-state area and locations beyond.    

In 1930, A.S. Andy Anderson started the first tri-state tournament with 16 teams from Des Moines, Aberdeen, Plankinton and Sioux Falls playing in the Friendly Indian, Pioneer and Comrades divisions. There were 112 boys and young men playing in the 1-day tournament in one gym.

Today, the tournament has teams playing in gyms throughout Sioux Falls and the surrounding area.  The games are played in less than 24 hours with the boys participating in a tradition that has grown to the biggest and best basketball tournament in the world based upon Athletic Sportsmanship and Christian Fellowship.

Three Game Guarantee

Each team this year is guaranteed to play three games (forfeits or byes are considered a game). Brackets can be broken into several different formations to fit the number of teams registered and competition level.

Tournament Dates:  March 22-23, 2019  FREE Commemorative T-shirt for each player!

3 Point Competition in ALL 6th - 8th Grade Divisions!!!  2 players from each team can participate.  Additional fees apply.  Enter during the registration process.  For complete rules see the "Find It Fast" Column to the right.

REGISTRATION IS EXTENDED through March 6, 2019 (at midnight).  

If you have any questions about the tournament, please contact our tournament committee at tristate@siouxfallsymca.org or call (605) 336-3190.  

Enjoy Sioux Falls!

Sioux Falls is a fantastic destination!  While you are in town for the tournament weekend, be sure to check out all that we have to offer, including award-winning dining downtown, Falls Park and a wide variety of shopping destinations.  For more information on Sioux Falls, please visit the following websites:

Sioux Falls Visitors Bureau
Trip Advisor

Exclusive offer!  For those families that wish to stay in the downtown area, we have a special rate at the Holiday Inn City Centre located just blocks from the YMCA! 

To take advantage of this offer, please visit the Holiday Inn website by clicking here.  When making the reservation, please request the "Sioux Falls YMCA" rate.       


Summer Basketball Camp

We also provide an excellent SUMMER BASKETBALL CAMP at YMCA Camp Leif Ericson!  For more information about Basketball Camp or any of our other exciting summer camp programs, please visit our website at ymcacampleifericson.org. 

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