State Basketball Tournament

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2017 State Basketball Tournament:  November 9th, 10th, and 11th, Helena, MT!

Taking place in Helena, Clancy, and Montana City, the State Basketball Tournament will feature nearly 40 delegations from across Montana coming together to compete. It is a three day event, with November 9th featuring opening ceremonies, November 10th being a pool play day, and November 11th being bracketed tournament play in the pursuit of first place! For more information on everything basketball, take a look at the links, videos, and unified information below. Look forward to seeing everyone on the court!

Thanks to everyone who attended the recent State Basketball Tournament.  Games results are listed below!


Important Information for Local Program Coordinators and Coaches

Basketballs: Please plan to bring your own basketballs for warm-ups in Helena. Referees will ask for each team to present a possible game ball and will then choose one at competition.


Unified Play: This year’s games will be treated as Competitive Model games (where Unified teammates and athletes are expected to play at similar levels and abilities & no modifications to the rules are made.) We realize that many teams in Montana currently play with a Player Development model (where Unified teammates are often of higher ability and skill level but serve as on-court mentors & are limited in what they’re allowed to do) but we thought it unfair to impose new rules with only a month left before the competition and without having adequately trained all coaches on what these different models mean. Please review this fact sheet that explains the difference between the models. In the future, we hope to offer more in-depth training on the three Unified sports models: Competitive, Player Development, and Recreational. If you haven’t yet, please take the FREE online Unified Sports training offered through NFHS.