Minnesota Lynx and Timberwolves invite youth basketball teams to enter Four-State Playoffs

Staff Writer
Nevada Journal

The WNBA champion Minnesota Lynx and Minnesota Timberwolves invite all Iowa youth basketball teams in grades four-nine to enter the Pacesetter Playoffs, which lead to the Great Four-State Championships at the Target Center in Minneapolis.

Over 800 teams annually enter this “hometown team” playoff system, featuring boys’ and girls’ teams from the same school, community or area. Smaller schools may combine. See www.pacesetternet.com for guidelines.

Iowa teams can enter in the North Region at UNI-Cedar Falls on Saturday-Sunday, Feb. 13-14, or the South Region at Central College in Pella on Saturday-Sunday, March 5-6. Each region playoff is a one-day tournament with a three-game guarantee. See website for specific dates for each grade/gender.

The top two teams from each region advance to the Final Four-style Iowa state championship Saturday-Sunday, March 19-20, in Ankeny. The top two teams from the championship then advance to play in Minneapolis at the Target Center against the top teams from Minnesota, South Dakota and North Dakota in a one-day, eight-team championship, held in conjunction with a Lynx home game. All players receive a free Timberwolves ticket offer for the 2016-2017 season.

Further information and registration are available at www.pacesetternet.com. Photos from 2015 are featured at Pacesetter Basketball on Facebook.