Tri State Basketball Tournament

Tournament Dates: March 26-27, 2021 

Join us in celebrating the 91st Boys Tri-State Basketball Tournament in 2020! Each year, hundreds of boys, grades 2-8, come together for an amazing twenty-four hour mega-tournament. Players come from all over the tri-state area and locations beyond. 


The History:

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.


More information:

  • 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.

  • 3 Point Competition in 4th-8th Grade Divisions! 2 players from each team can participate. Additional fees apply. Enter during the registration process.

    • Now accepting 2nd grade teams!

  • 2nd grade teams will play with 8ft. hoops and 27.5in basketballs


Registration opens December 1st, 2020  


If you have any questions about the tournament, please contact

Nicole Bissell at or call (605) 336-3190.  

  • YMCA Camp Leif Ericson
  • Sioux Falls YMCA
  • Sioux Falls YMCA

Contact Us

Downtown YMCA:

220 S. Minnesota Ave., Sioux Falls, SD  57104


Tel. 605.336.3190

Fax 605.336.3516

Youth Performance Center: 

2517 S Shirley Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57106


Tel. 605.274.9622

Camp Leif Ericson: 

2301 E 26th St, Sioux Falls, SD 57103


Tel. 605.336.2267

Youth Basketball:

220 S. Minnesota Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57104


Tel. 605.336.3190